Multiple Vehicle Accident, Vehicle On Fire
It happened around 8 pm in the 2300 block of School st
Reports of a three vehicle accident near this location.
Unknown on injuries, Still developing
Sources reporting an armed robbery that happened near a Rockford School.
It happened around 8 am this morning, near Lincoln Middle School in the 1500 block of Charles st.
RPD confirms a robbery at this location.
No suspect information at this time.
Check back later, for possible updates
Winnebago County Jail confirms they have Matthew Milby in custody. He was booked in the Winnebago County Jail around 6:26 pm last night. He is currently held on no bond, hold for out of county.
There are 2 counts of Murder, unknown if this stems from the school shooting incident. Because he was charged with attempted murder in that case, and not actual murder. So it is not yet clear if the murder charges are new charges, or stemming from the school shooting in Dixon earlier this year.
All we can confirm right now, is that Matthew Milby is currently booked inside the Winnebago County Jail. And is held on no bail, held for out of county.
Note: He might have been transferred here from another location. They do fly prision “Con Air” flights out of the Rockford Airport. He might be getting ready to be transferred to a prison. Details are minimal right now. Like we said, all we can confirm is he is currently in the Winnebago County Jail.
Matthew Milby is alleged to have committed a school shooting in Dixon, IL earlier this year.
Authorities allege that on May 16, Milby entered the foyer of the gym, where members of the school’s senior class were gathered to rehearse for their upcoming graduation ceremony. He allegedly fired toward gym teacher Andrew McKay, who ducked into the gymnasium and told the students to flee.Within seconds, Dixon police Officer Mark Dallas, who works as a resource officer at the high school, ran to the scene and began chasing Milby as he fled toward his car. Authorities alleged Milby fired at Dallas, who returned fire, striking Milby several times. Milby was arrested at the scene and no one else was injured. Matthew Milby is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated discharge at a school employee and aggravated discharge at a school building.
President Donald Trump offered praise to an Illinois school resource officer who stopped a school shooting while addressing the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Monday.
Dixon Public Schools police Officer Mark Dallas, who in May confronted an alleged gunman who targeted Dixon High School, was named the IACP’s “Officer of the Year” for his quick work in stopping the potential school shooting.
Dallas chased the suspect, Matthew Milby, after he allegedly fired shots near the school’s gymnasium, where seniors were practicing for graduation. The Chicago Tribune reports Milby allegedly entered the gym’s foyer and fired toward a teacher. Dallas arrived at the scene “within seconds” and began chasing Milby. The two eventually exchanged gunfire, and Milby was injured. Dallas was unharmed.
Trump honored Dallas when he addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando.
“Mark Dallas was on duty at Dixon High School in Illinois when he heard gunshots. Within, listen to this, three seconds he was at the scene right outside the auditorium where the entire senior class was gathered and was in a lot of trouble. The shooter fled and fired shots at him but officer Dallas chased him down before a single student was injured,” Trump said. “Officer Dallas’s son, Joshua, was one of the seniors inside of that auditorium. Afterwards, Joshua said, ‘I wasn’t scared for my life at all because I knew my dad would protect us.’ How good is that?”
In May, Joshua Dallas told ABC 7 he knew his dad would “protect us all.”
“I never once feared for my life,” he said. “But it did scare me that he was the one going after the shooter.”
In accepting the honor on Monday, Mark Dallas said: “My son said he wasn’t scared because dad was out there. I was dad to 182 other kids in that gymnasium.”
Sources reporting a stabbing victim in Rockford.
Around 3:35 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a motorcycle accident.
It happened in the 3500 block of Kishwaukee. Near Riverdahl School
Reports of a motorcycle accident with injuries.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
Unknown if it happened at the school, or near the school.
This is a hit and run to the motorcyclist. No suspect information due to the encryption.
Avoid the area
Update: Cierra Smith Umm: “the person that fled didn’t hit the man on the bike the car in front of the man slammed they brakes n made him fall back on the car in the back of him, coming from someone who seen it”
Update: Not yet confirmed, but sources are reporting this is the alleged suspect in this robbery. The jail confirms that Nickolas Wright was arrested for armed robbery, but police have yet to confirm that it was for this incident.
Sources reporting another armed robbery in Rockford.
This robbery happened near 453 N Springfield ave around 10 pm.
The Mobil gas station was robbed at gunpoint.
Suspect came in and demanded money, then fled.
Suspect is a black male wearing a dark hoody and a white halloween mask armed with a small semi automatic handgun.
Fled northbound from the scene. Police setup a perimeter and used a K-9 to track the suspect, which was unsuccessful.
The suspect is still loose.
No other information at this time
Credit: Paul Schumacher & RS fan
(AP) — The judge is rebuffing claims that a youth football coach brandished a gun during a fight with parents, and he agreed to set lower bonds for both men arrested during the melee.
Forty-three-year-old Terrance Morris of Valparaiso, Indiana, and 39-year-old Devorah Clark of Merrillville, Indiana, are facing felony charges stemming from the Saturday fight in Rockford.
They were coaches for the Calumet City Thunderbolts when a postgame fight broke out with Rockford Renegades coaches and parents.
The Rockford Register Star reports three witnesses told police they saw Clark with a gun, but Judge Francis Martinez said during a hearing Tuesday that the weapon was found in Clark’s car.
A prosecutor sought $50,000 bonds for both men. Martinez set a $25,000 bond for Clark and $5,000 for Morris.
COACHES ARRESTED: On Saturday, October 6, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to reports of a large fight at Rockford Lutheran High School (3411 N. Alpine Road) with at least one armed suspect on scene. Officers learned that at the conclusion of a football game, Calumet City Thunderbolts coaches were involved in an argument with Rockford Renegades coaches and parents. It escalated to one parent striking a coach. No students were involved in the argument.
A Calumet City coach, identified as Terrance Morris, displayed a firearm which sent crowds of people running. No shots were fired. Officers subsequently took Morris and another coach, Devorah Clark, into custody. During the course of the investigation, officers recovered a firearm.
The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation. Anyone with information should call 815-966-2900.
Upon further review, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below listed charges against the suspects.
Terrance Morris, 43, Indiana. – Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action
Devorah Clark, 39, Indiana. – Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action, Obstructing Identification, Resisting Arrest
Morris and Clark were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against the men are merely accusations. Morris and Clark are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court of law. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time
Several sources are reporting a very large police presence, working a scene on the East side.
Video by Gerri Pavone
Around 1:20 pm today, several emergency personnel were responding to a man with a gun, near a local school.
UPDATE: A person had an umbrella, and someone thought it was a gun.
So they treated the scene as an active shooter scene.
The situation is wrapping up. Everyone is SAFE.
Police have reviewed the cameras and also cleared the school several times. Situation is clear and everyone is safe. They treated this as an active shooter scene, to be safe.
The school released this:
Our school has been secured by the Rockford law enforcement agencies due to a report they received. There are no reported injuries from any student or staff member. Every student has been accounted for and has been transported to a secure location. At this time we are cooperating with law enforcement to ensure a safe and proper procedure.
Parents, we will keep you posted as to when we will dismiss
UPDATE from the police: Berean Baptist Christian School has been evacuated after reports of a possible armed suspect, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Treating the scene as an active shooter scene.
No injuries, police are accounting for all the students right now. And they are bringing the students over at Anna Page School, where they are releasing the students to the parents there.
Update from a source: “A woman in the parking lot around pick up time thought she saw a man go in the building with a rifle. It was a person with an umbrella with a strap on it, and after that a man ran in the building with a hammer apparently to catch the man with the rifle that was never there. Everyone is safe. The police are doing a second sweep of the school just to be sure. But false alarm. Better to be safe than sorry. And the school is always locked no matter what time it is and everyone has to be buzzed in so they would have recognized the parent with the umbrella coming in to pick up their child.”
Several sources are reporting a major scene in Rockford
Approximately 30 police officers from numerous jurisdictions are at a school, Berean Baptist school. And more police are still arriving on scene.
They have a command center and numerous officers, k-9’s, and ambulances are all on scene
It is not yet known what is going on, they are staging over at Anna |Page. They said they are going to be meeting parents of the students there
It is highly recommended to avoid this area
Students were scene crouching down and hiding behind objects. Police are setting up a perimeter in the area around the school.
it is not yet known exactly what is going on, due to the police encryption.
As soon as we know more information we will update this
Live video from our friends at WTVO
Around 9 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to an auto accident that involved a school bus with children on it.