Possible Serial Rapist In Rockford

Rockford Scanner fan Jaimie S.:

Just kinda wondering if you can warn people about walking alone on 11th st. It happened near 11th and Harrison ave.

A friend of mine was raped 2 nights ago.

Suspect attacked her from behind.

She said the cops told her she was the 3rd rape victim in that area with in a week or so.

Not only was she raped she was beaten up pretty bad. He kept bashing her head into the ground and she was injured pretty bad.

Rockford police are encrypted and they have not released any information. 

After we posted this, Rockford Scanner fan Lilly Vittetow said she heard about a couple around E State st also. 

Note: The RPD never releases any information on these kind of cases, until the suspect is caught. They never warn the community.  The last couple times we posted about a serial rapist, the RPD only released information on it after they caught the suspect. So don’t expect any information to be released from the RPD until the suspect is caught.

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Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Arrest

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Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Arrest

On 12/3/16 at 6:00 P.M., Ogle County Detectives, with the assistance of the Rockford Police Department, arrested Faustino Ramirez, age 30 of Rochelle, for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 Felony. The arrest stems from an investigation reported on 12/2/16 in which Ramirez had sexual contact with a female juvenile in rural Rochelle. Ramirez was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was without bond. On 12/4/16 Ramirez’s bond was set at $250,000, 10% applies, and he remains in custody.


Armed Robbery To A Citizen In Rockford



Around 3 am this morning a broadcast came over the un-encrypted airwaves of the Illinois State police in reference to an armed robbery in Rockford.

It happened on Ridge ave in Rockford around 2 am.

The suspects fled in a Dark Blue Chevy Lumina 2 door.

#1 Male black around 6’2, wearing a black jacket or hooded sweatshirt. Armed with a gun.

#2 Male black, 5’6 wearing a White jumpsuit and armed with a gun

Last seen on Auburn st headed westbound


Male Pulls A Gun On A Female In Rockford



Around 11:54 pm tonight several officers were dispatched to the gas station on Linden rd and Alpine.

Scanner traffic is saying a male pulled a gun on a female at this intersection. The female is hysterical, so the call taker is not able to get much information.

The suspect was last seen southbound on Alpine. The vehicle is a gray truck with the word “RAM” on the front. White male wearing a hoody, armed with a gun.


UPDATE: After police investigated, they believe the female had called 911 and made a false claim. They said that she was trying to get her boyfriend in trouble again.  Officers are thinking about arresting her for misuse of the 911 and maybe more, via scanner traffic.



Suspects Wanted on Multiple Burglaries in Rockford

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This afternoon police were searching for a Red or Maroon HHR with Gold wheels. The vehicle is occupied by 2 black male suspects. They are in the early 20’s wearing dark clothing.

They are wanted in several burglaries.

If you see a Red/Maroon HHR with gold wheels, call the police.




Hononegah School Goes On Soft Lockdown


Just before noon today officers spotted a stolen vehicle. The suspects fled on foot. Hononegah went on soft lock-down to be safe. Officers took the suspects into custody at gunpoint near E Franklin and the school lifted the lock-down. No other information.



Another Citizen Robbed At Gunpoint in Rockford


At 8:30 p.m. on November 16, 2016 Rockford Police were called to the 700 block of N. 1st Street reference an armed robbery to citizen report. The female victim advised that as she arrived home and parked her vehicle she was approached by an unknown Asian male 5’4, 150 pounds, dressed in all black clothing wearing a bandana with a skull design covering his face. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded her purse. She complied and the suspect was last seen running Northbound from the scene on foot.


Arrest made in the murder and decapitation of 2-year-old Kyrian Knox




CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday an arrest had been made in the murder and decapitation of 2-year-old Kyrian Knox, whose remains were found in the Garfield Park lagoon in 2015.

Guglielmi said police will hold a press conference to discuss the arrest at 5 p.m.

A year ago, the FBI positively matched Knox’s DNA with that of a dismembered body found in the lagoon in September 2015. Knox had been reported missing from Rockford, Ill., two months before the match was made. His mother said at the time he was staying with a family friend while she moved from Iowa to Chicago.

Shots Fired in Rockford, police Arrest Alleged Suspect



On Monday November 14th, 2016, at about 1:10 a.m., Rockford Officers were dispatched to the area of 16th Street and Pershing Avenue in response to several citizens’ calls of gunshots being fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers learned from a witness that the shots were fired from a silver Cadillac travelling in the area. Officers searched and, only a few blocks away, located a silver Cadillac occupied by a female driver and male passenger parked in a driveway in the 2300 block of Reed Avenue. Officers conducted an investigative stop of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle first revealed spent cartridge casings. After further searching, officers located a partially loaded revolver. The male fled on foot, but was caught after only a short chase on foot. Information was developed that identified the male occupant of the Cadillac as the person who had possessed the revolver and fired it from the moving car. It is believed he was firing into the air and no persons or things were found to have been shot after officers checked the area.

On 11/14/16 at around 1:10 AM Rockford Police responded to the 2300 block of Pershing Ave in reference to gunshots that were fired from a car.  Officers checked the area and located a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the 2300 block of Reed Ave.  The car was occupied.  During the course of the investigation officers located spent shell casings and a gun in the car.

Albert Dowthard was subsequently arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, resisting arrest and several weapons offenses.

At the time of this post it should be noted that the charges are merely accusations and Dowthard is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Possible Shooting Victim In Rockford



Around 6:31 AM this morning. The Rockford fire department were dispatched to the 2000 block of S. 5th St. scanner traffic is saying that there is a shooting victim at a nearby apartment.  Rockford police are encrypted so no suspect information is available at this time.  Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time the dispatch.  This is still developing.

Update: Several shots were reported in the area. It was originally dispatched as a shooting victim, but they said it may be a “cut arm from the shooting incident”