Rockford Scanner™: Sources Said It Sounded Like A Shootout In Rockford




 

Sources are reporting a shooting incident that happened last night.  A couple of sources have said it sounded like a shootout near Harrison and Colorado just before 11 pm.  We have not heard of any injuries or property damage. Sources are reporting hearing approx. 25 gunshots. 

No other information at this time. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Possible Active Shooter Situation In A Local School




On Thursday, August 22, 2019, at approximately 8:30 am, the Boone County 911 Center received a 911 call from an individual who referenced a safety concern at Belvidere North High School. Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies along with School Administrators responded to the concern and the school was immediately placed on lockdown. The School District sent out information as soon as it was possible advising parents on the situation.

Note: We have been told the threat was a student who posted a threat on a social media platform threatening to shoot another student those around her. But police have yet to confirm this, but the video has been shared numerous times on social media sites.

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies secured the building as Sheriff’s Detectives began to investigation. Deputies along with several officers from Belvidere Police, Illinois State Police, Rockford Police, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and the Secretary of State assisted with various tasks. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the jurisdictions that assisted during this emergency.

Securing the school was done in a calm and orderly fashion. The students and staff at Belvidere North High School are to be commended on their patience, calmness and professionalism during this very stressful event. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the parents for being patient and understanding while law enforcement and school officials secured the school and create a safe environment. Lastly, the Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the media for getting the information out to the public as soon as possible.

These type of threats are taken very seriously by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Belvidere School District 100. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the case. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on this or any crime to call 815-544-2144 or Boone County Crime Stoppers at 815-544-7867.


The Boone County Sheriff wants to update you on a situation that is happening at Belvidere North High School. Boone County 911 received a call about a safety concern regarding the school. School administration partnered with local law enforcement to investigate the matter immediately. Currently schools in the area are on lockdown and surrounding roads have been closed until the investigation can be completed.
We will update parents as we have more information. Thank you for your patience and concern.

Initial reports were saying there was a fire alarm and an active shooter situation (2 shooters)  inside the school and teachers and students have barricaded themselves inside the school.  You can see chairs and other items blocking entrances to classrooms.

The police have the area blocked off, numerous police from several agencies on scene.

The police said everything is calm and no need to worry.

No reports of gunfire or injuries.

Everyone is asked to stage at the Shopko


Note: Years ago there was an active shooter incident where the students pulled the fire alarm to get the students to come outside, and then they shot the students as they exited for the fire alarm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Johnson_and_Andrew_Golden








 

Rockford Scanner™: Man Charged With Allegedly Killing A Man In Rockford, And Shooting A Woman




 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against a Rockford man for a shooting that left one man dead and a woman injured.

Nelson Brown Mug

On June 27th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers responded to a residence in the 3300 Block of California Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim, in the driveway of the residence. The victim, later identified as Vincent Holland, was transported to a Rockford hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A short time later a female victim, also suffering from a gunshot wound, was dropped off at a Rockford hospital. She was identified as Shanice Tolliver and was treated and released. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.

As a result, Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm charges were authorized against Nelson D. Brown(DOB: 8/15/1996).

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 31 years to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Brown is currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail on $1 million bond.  He is scheduled to appear in Courtroom B at the Winnebago County Justice Center today, August 20th, 2019 at 1:30pm.

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Man Wanted For Shooting A Woman In The Head At A Rockford Child Care Facility




 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against a man for a shooting that happened near a Rockford Child Care Facility in July.

Deondre Friar Mug

On July 17th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Broadway and 24th Street in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival, Officers met with witnesses who said several shots were fired from the inside of a dark colored vehicle that drove past the Tender Beginnings Learning Center in the 2700 Block of Broadway.

A woman, later identified at Brooke Brauer, was struck by the gunfire and transported to a Rockford hospital where she was treated and released. Rockford Police Violent Crimes Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.  As a result Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm charges have been authorized against Deondre N. Friar (DOB: 2/18/1995).

A $1 million warrant for has been issued for Friar’s arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact Rockford Police (779) 500-6551 or Crime Stoppers (815)-963-7867. Anyone with information is

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 31 years to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: 2 More Shootings in Rockford




Police are investigating 2 more shootings in Rockford.

#1  Near Paris.  Suspect vehicle is a dark colored vehicle with tinted windows.
#2 Near Courtland Terrace

We have been told one scene has injuries and unknown on the other scene.

Police have yet to confirm anything or release any information on either scene.

RS Source








 

Rockford Scanner™: Another Shooting In Rockford, Numerous Shots Fired




On August 18, 2019 at 10:00am members of the Rockford Police Department responded to a report of numerous gun shots in the 700 block of Bohm Court. Upon arrival officers located numerous spent bullet casings in the street and a house struck by the gunfire. The female occupant of the home was not injured during the incident. The suspect vehicle was a smaller black car with black cloth covering the front and rear license plates. The driver/suspect was a black male with his face covered. This investigation is still ongoing. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department if they have any information regarding this incident.


Sources are reporting another shooting in Rockford.

This one happened around 10 am near Bohm ct.

Numerous gunshots were fired.
We have conflicting reports on injuries. So it is unclear if there is a victim. There is property damage. Police have yet to confirm anything or release any information on the incident.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Shoot Man While Riding His Bicycle




 

On August 17th, 2019 at around 5:59 pm, Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 3800 block of 11th Street, reference an aggravated battery.

Upon arrival, a male victim was riding his bike south in the 3800 block of 11th St, when a silver 4 door sedan rode past him and fired several paintball pellets at him. The victim was struck one time in the face causing him to fall off his bicycle. Suspect vehicle fled west on Airport Drive.

Suspect Vehicle : silver 4 door sedan

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired in Rockford, Police Investigating




Sources were reporting numerous police officers in the area of Blackhawk Housing near Buckbee around 11 pm tonight.

Officers said there was a shot spotter alert of shots fired in the area.

Officers investigated the incident. No injuries or property damage.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Several Philadelphia police officers shot




Sources are reporting multiple officers shot in Philadelphia. Reports of at least 6 officers shot. A shooter is reported to be live streaming online.  This is developing.   You can find more info at  https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/philadelphia-shooting-08-14-19/index.html

Listen to it live at https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/4603

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Dead Body In Boone County




Update: Officials have identified the body that was found in Belvidere yesterday as 29-year-old Jory Jeff Ross Keller

Unknown if it is related to his death. But according to the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers, Keller was wanted for Burglary according to their website.


The chief has updated us and said the victim is a White male believed to be in his 20’s.  If you have a missing loved one that fits that description to call the police. The shots fired were unconfirmed.  Initial reports were saying there was gunfire and that is why the utility workers went to investigate, and found the body. But the chief did not confirm the gunfire. The cause of the death is under investigation, but they are treating it as a homicide at this time. They used a drone to assist in the investigation. The body was approx. 1/4 a mile off into a field/wood near Shaw rd, near Beaver Creek. Located East of Shaw rd, by the 2nd electrical pylon, approx. a 1/4 mile down the path along the trail. Close to the Beaver Creek. The area is thick with high grass and weeds approx. 6 feet high and the ground is like a swampy area, and kind of hard to navigate according to neighbors.


Sources are reporting a breaking news scene in Boone County.  It happened approx. 9:30 am this morning near Shaw and Williamsburg in Boone County

Reports are saying there was gunshots and now there is a person that is dead.

Utility employees found the body. 

Sounds like it was in the field/woods area between Shaw and Distillery rd near the Beaver Creek.

This is still developing.
No other information at this time.  

Check back later for possible updates.