On Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 10:33 pm Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to 400 Stanley St. to meet with a pizza delivery driver who was just robbed.
The victim advised as he was delivering a pizza 3-5 black males robbed him at gunpoint. Officers arrived in the area quickly and located the suspects near Green St. and Stanley St. The suspects fled on foot.
3 juvenile suspects were apprehended after a foot chase. 4 BB guns were discarded and located in the area of the suspects’ flight. The victim sustained minor injuries and did not seek medical attention.
The Winnebago State’s Attorney’s Office was consulted and authorized the charges of Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Battery, and Resisting a Police Officer for each of the juveniles.
All of the juveniles were lodged in the Winnebago County Detention Center. The charges against the suspects are merely accusations. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
There is no further description on any outstanding other suspects.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department, or CrimeStoppers at 815 963 STOP (7867)
Delivery Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Rockford.
A delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint at Green and Stanley in Rockford.
5 black males in their teens robbed a delivery driver. They were armed with a gun (possibly a bb gun) they fled on foot.
Police have a large perimeter setup searching for the suspects.
UPDATE: Public records show Stanley Turner, the man who allegedly robbed the Dollar Tree last night and had a several hour standoff, has a long criminal history including 2nd degree murder. Turner pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Murder in 2014
From RPD: On Sunday, shortly after 9 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Dollar Tree (6340 E. State St.) for a possible robbery in progress. Everyone inside the store made it out, but officers learned the male suspect was still inside with what appeared to be a firearm. Officers are working to make contact with the suspect at this time. The incident is ongoing and more information will be released when possible. Please avoid the area.
RPD, SWAT, RFD and many other officers are on scene. The SWAT team is trying to communicate with someone inside the Dollar Tree.
The business is surrounded by many officers.
Police said there is an armed man inside the business, armed with a handgun. This was originally called in as a robbery in progress around 9 pm.
Officers saw the armed man running inside the store with a gun.
No other details at this time.
Sources are reporting approx. 20 police officers with their guns drawn at a business on the East side.
It happened at the Dollar Tree/Pet Smart area on E State.
Sources said there is 20 + police officers on scene and they all have their guns drawn.
It is not yet clear what is going on. But it is obviously a dangerous situation. So please avoid the area.
Update from source: They brought in some big swat tank and multiple squads from different areas with many of them outside the doors between petsmart and dollar tree
Officials have said that Sgt. Matt Kranz, a 17 year veteran of the Rockford Police Department, as the officer who killed Kerry Blake. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome
Rockford Police said after several hours of negotiations with an alleged suspect, they tossed in some tear gas a few times, then the SWAT team went inside the residence and tried to arrest the alleged suspect. Police say the suspect then assaulted the officers that went inside to arrest him and then one of the officers fired his gun, killing the mentally ill suspect. An officer was also injured, unknown on the severity of the injuries. (RPD)
Update: RPD said via their call log there was an Aggravated Battery at 1126 Green st, same area as this incident. Possibly related.
Shots were confirmed fired at the scene, unknown at this time who fired the shots. Neighbors said police fired the shots and killed a person inside the residence. Neighbors said the victim was mentally ill.
RPD has not released any information on this, and are very quiet on this situation.
Several sources are reporting a large police presence on the west side of Rockford, working a scene.
They said it appears to be a police standoff, possible hostage situation near Green st. near Stanley area
Numerous police officers, Chief OShea, SWAT, Swat vehicles and a sniper are all on scene.
We have someone from RS en route to the scene to get more information
Check back later for updates.
RPD has yet to confirm this, but neighbors said the alleged suspect might have committed a carjacking this afternoon that involved children. That is why the RPD was first went to the residence, while investigating the carjacking at Stanley and Green