Two Structure Fires In Rockford in Same Area. Serial Arsonist On Loose?

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Around 3:06 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Kilburn and Maple. Initial reports are saying there are two structures on fire near this location. Unknown on injuries.  They confirmed two structures are on fire.

At 3:32 am they cleared the west house on the 2nd floor of life. At 3:28 am they cleared the west house of life.

They are moving fire trucks from other stations to cover the area.

The Salvation Army was dispatched. Sounds like at least one of the houses involved was occupied.

BREAKING: ANOTHER FIRE at 919 Acorn, there is another house fire. This was believed to be arson, someone lit the porch on fire. But was extinguished, but is flaring back up again.  


UPDATE Rockford Fire Department Battling a 4th structure fire 
http://rockfordscanner.com/2016/10/rockford-fire-department-battling-4th-structure-fire/

Note: Sounds like there is a serial arsonist on the loose in the Rockford area. Many structures have been set ablaze recently.

Most recent double fires were on Charles st, http://rockfordscanner.com/2016/09/rockford-fire-department-battling-two-house-fires-on-rockford-eastside/

There have been MANY arsons in the Rockford area over the last year or so with vacant houses. They will only say the fires are being investigated and can not rule out a serial arsonist.

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Arrest Made in Child Pornography Investigation

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Arrest Made in Child Pornography Investigation

Arrest Made in Child Pornography Investigation
On September 29, 2016, at 7:45 am the Janesville Police Department served a search warrant in the 300 Block of N. Washington St. Detective Tom Bechen received information that Larry D. Johnson was downloading/uploading child pornography from the internet.

The search yielded numerous images and videos of child pornography.

Mr. Johnson was taken into custody and held at the Rock County Jail pending his court appearance.

Arrested:
Larry D. Johnson
326 N. Washington St.
Janesville, WI
Age 44

Charge:
Possession of Child Pornography ss. 948.12(1m)
10 counts

 







 

 

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Vehicle Flees From Police near Rockton

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Around 3 am this morning an officer attempted to stop a Silver Ford Focus near Rt 2 and Wagon Wheel. The vehicle fled from the officer headed southbound doing about 90 MPH. They said the person is all over the roadway and believe they are under the influence. Officers terminated the chase. Around 3 or 4 people inside the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen near Rockvalle Childrens Home headed south.




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Violent Suspect Wanted By Rockford police








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WANTED: Robby Franklin,  for the charges below

Know his whereabouts, call the police

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Vehicle Crashes Into Three Poles In Machesney Park

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Around 2:30 am this morning officers were dispatched to the area of 4 Gilbert Terrace in Machesney park. Scanner traffic is saying a vehicle has crashed into three poles near this location. Several poles are down and are sparking. The people inside the vehicle fled on foot. The registered owner does not have a valid license. No reports of injuries since they fled the scene. They do have NPFD en route because of the poles/wires sparking.

 







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House Hit By Gunfire in Rockford

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On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 1200 block of 6th Avenue in reference to a call for shots fired. When they arrived officers learned that the residence had been struck by gunfire. The multi-family residence was occupied by several adults and children, none of whom were injured during the incident.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department Gang Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident.

 







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One Person Fighting For Their Life After Being Shot in Rockford








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On September 27, 2016, 22-year-old Lanair Jones-Sullivan was shot and killed in the 1400 block of Birch Court. Rockford Police Department detectives conducted a follow-up investigation into the murder and the results were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized and a warrant was obtained for the suspect, Demario Thompson.

ARRESTED: Demario Thompson 23-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGE: First Degree Murder
BOND: $1,500,000

On October 21, 2016, Rockford Police detectives determined that Thompson was inside an apartment in the 2900 block of Conklin Drive. Numerous officers and investigators, including the Rockford Police Department SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiators, responded to the scene. Thompson subsequently surrendered without further incident.

Thompson was later lodged in the Winnebago County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond. A photo of Thompson is attached.

This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.

All charges are merely allegations and parties are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 


On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at about 7:45 p.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Birch Court in reference to a shooting incident. When they arrived officers located a 22 year old male victim who had been shot in the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The name of the victim is not being released at this time.


On September 27th., 2016 at 7:45 PM., the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Meadow Ct. for a shooting. Upon arrival officers located a male gunshot victim who was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. No suspect was present at the scene but he is described as a black male wearing a white t-shirt, fitted black pants, and a hat. A possible suspect vehicle is a maroon Chevrolet Impala or Malibu, silver stripe on the bottom trim, sunroof, and tinted back windows. The vehicle was last seen heading west on Buckbee Street.
There is no further details at the time of this post.

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Automobile Accident With Injuries in Rockford

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Rockford Scanner fan is reporting a three vehicle accident on Charles st between Eastgate Parkway and 31st St. in the East bound lanes. Injuries were being reported. The accident is blocking traffic, avoid the area. 

 







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Accident With Injuries In Rockford

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Around 10:36 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Rockford and E State st in reference to an automobile accident. At the time of dispatch, injuries were being reported. Please avoid the area or expect delays.








 

 

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Man Arrested For 5th OWI & Making Threats Towards Officer








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OWI-5th Offense Arrest

On 09/24/16 at 9:05 P.M., an officer of the Janesville Police Department observed a vehicle violate a traffic control signal at the intersection of US Highway 51 and W. Delavan Dr. almost causing a collision. The officer later stopped the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Rockport Rd. and Linn St. The officer had contact with the driver, Edward A. Strzyzykowski, who smelled of the odor of intoxicants and displayed other signs of impairment by alcohol.

Strzyzykowski refused to perform standardized field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test. Strzyzykowski was arrested for OWI-5th offense. A check of his driver’s license showed 4 prior convictions for alcohol related incidents and a revoked driving status.

Once in custody, Strzyzykowski became uncooperative and made threats to harm the arresting officer. He was transported directly to the Rock County Jail. At the jail, Strzyzykowski continued to be uncooperative and refused to provide a sample of his blood for evidentiary testing. A search warrant was drafted by the officer and the blood sample was eventually obtained. The results of the blood sample are currently pending.

Strzyzykowski remains at the Rock County Jail awaiting an initial court appearance.

Suspect
Edward A. Strzyzykowski M/W 55 years old 2130 S. Palm St. Janesville, WI

Charges
346.63(1)(A) OWI- 5th Offense
346.62(2) Reckless Driving- Endanger Safety
343.44(1)(B) Operating Motor Vehicle After Revocation
344.62(1) Operate Motor Vehicle without Insurance
940.203(2) Battery/Threats to Law Enforcement

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3:6 Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 







 

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