Rockford Scanner™: SWAT At A Local Park, Possible Fire Scene




Sources are reporting 2 scenes in the area this afternoon.

Source said “There is swat at schoonmaker park as of about 5 minutes ago here in Machesney Park. Not sure what is going on. Just drove by and was startled by swat officer in bushes just north of the park and the swat vehicles in the park.”

#1  Schoonmaker Park in Machesney Park is swarming with the SWAT team in the park and around the bushes of the park.  Unknown why.

#2 Numerous emergency personnel working a scene near Eisenhower School in Rockford.  We have been told this is a fire scene, but not confirmed yet.

UPDATE: Confirmed fire. 3200 block of Spring Creek.   An investigator is on scene to determine the cause of the fire. Fire is under control, no reports of injuries.

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Rockford Scanner™: 2 Possible Shooting Victims In Rockford, Still Developing




Sources are reporting at least 2 shooting victims.

Shots were fired near the Auburn Manor around 4:30 pm today.

Reports of at least 2 victims.  We been told one of them might be life threatening, but not yet confirmed.

No suspect information.  Still developing.

Update/Note: We been told the SWAT TEAM is on the scene. RPD told neighbors the SWAT TEAM was there for warrants. But can not confirm it.

NOTE: We have had several people saying shots were fired and 2 people were shot. RFD was on scene.   RPD is telling the neighbors there is no shooting, but a warrant service.

So at this time, all we can confirm is a scene and to tell everyone to avoid this area for a while, due to a possible dangerous situation





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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting over 20 Police Officers With Guns Drawn At A Local Business





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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.

Still developing

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







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Rockford Scanner™: Police Sniper And Numerous Police Working A Scene in Rockford, Avoid The Area





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Several sources are reporting numerous police officers, a police sniper, swat team are all working a scene in Rockford.

It happened this morning in the area of Montague and Rose.

Unknown what happened at this time.
Sources are saying this is a police standoff.

RPD has said no comment at this time.

Note:
Last time police had a standoff, they shot and killed Kerry Blake jr, on Green st.






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Rockford Scanner™: Barricaded Suspect, SWAT Team On Scene 


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Barricaded Suspect, SWAT Team On Scene

 

UPDATE: RPD said this is a warrant service.  No other information at this time.

 


 

Sources reporting a man has barricaded himself inside an apartment complex in Rockford.

It happened near Sage Drive.  That is off of E Riverside area.

Numerous police are on scene and a sniper and the SWAT team.

It is not yet known why the subject has barricaded themselves.

We were told by a source, the man did not actually barricade himself, but only simply refused to answer the door for the police over a warrant. And now police are saying he barricaded himself. So it is unknown if the suspect just simply did not answer the door for police, or if the man really did barricade himself.

Several officers are out with their rifles, a snip, and numerous police. This is a very dangerous situation and we recommend you avoiding the area.