Suspect Arrested In Several Retirement Home Burglaries



On September 29, 2016 the Rockford Police Department asked the community for their assistance in identifying a white male who was the suspect in several burglaries that occurred at area retirement homes between September 15, 2016 and September 27, 2016.

Rockford Police Detectives developed 45 year old Rockford resident Jerry White as a suspect in these crimes. The investigative details were reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and a warrant for burglary was issued for White with a bond of $100,000.00.

On October 5, 2016 Rockford Police Officers located and arrested White on the warrant.

White is currently on Mandatory Supervised Release by the Illinois Department of Corrections for a prior burglary conviction.

White was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. A photo of White is attached.

No further information is available for release at this time



Child hit by a vehicle in Rockford, Injuries reported



Around 11 o’clock. Several emergency personnel were dispatched to Mulberry and Central/ scanner traffic is saying a child has been hit by a vehicle.  These are being reported.  It is not yet known and the severity of the injuries.  Several emergency personnel are en route


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14 Different Weapons Violations in Rockford

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Between midnight and 3 am this morning the Rockford police were dispatched to 4 different weapons violations calls.  As we previously stated the Rockford police label a person being shot, shots fired, etc… as “Weapons violations”

In the last 72 hours (at the time of writing this, 7am 10/1/16)  they responded to 14 different weapons violation calls in the city of Rockford



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

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,

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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Shots Fired at Cherryvale Mall

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UPDATE: There was an argument between 2 groups of people. Shots rang out. Police originally said noone was hit by the gunfire, but now are saying they believe there is at least one victim. Police are searching for the suspects. Bullets hit JC Penny, Bergners’s and Granite City.  The mall will be open tomm. at normal business hours.

MANY MANY fans are reporting that there has been a shooting / shots fired at the mall Cherryvale Mall, this is still developing and details are VERY limited right now, the mall is on lockdown. I will update as information becomes available, check back for updates.









Reports Of Shots Fired in Loves Park, Many Officers En Route

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Around 1:38 pm today several officers were dispatched to the area of Denise drive in Loves Park. Scanner traffic is saying a caller is reporting they witnessed two black males wearing hoodies and were armed with guns. The caller said shots were fired as well. Several officers en route

UPDATE: Officers investigated, it was unfounded. Sounds like it may have been a prank call to the police.



Rockford Fire Department Responding To A Fire Call At An Apartment Complex



Around 1:34 pm today the RFD were dispatched to the area of 208 Flintridge. Scanner traffic is saying there is a kitchen fire inside one of the apartments. Several units are en route




Vehicle Flees From Police near Rockton


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.


Violent Suspect Wanted By Rockford police


WANTED: Robby Franklin,  for the charges below

Know his whereabouts, call the police

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Rockford fire Department. Responding to a vehicle on fire

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Around 1:23 PM, Rockford fire department were dispatched to Harrison and 20th.  Details are minimal at the time of writing this, there is a vehicle on fire near this location.  No other information is available