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RS Source reporting:
” 5 or more police cars at the Target on 173 in Machesney park right now. Searching a car on the side of Target”
Unknown what happened at the time of posting this.
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Just before 8 am this morning, emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries.
Initial reports are saying a pedestrian was hit by a semi tractor trailer in Machesney Park.
It happened in the back parking lot of a business in the 9800 block of N Alpine.
Injuries were being reported, unknown on the severity of the injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Check back later for possible updates
Sources reporting a scene at the Target on E State st around 3 pm today.
A lot of police officers at the scene.
Unknown what happened, due to the encryption.
Call log shows it to be “Other Disorderly Conduct”
Note: In the past, RPD has labeled shooting victim calls as this.
Unknown what happened, other than there was a lot of police officers at the Target and their call log shows “Other Disorderly Conduct”
Update: There was a disorderly customer who was suspected to have mental health issues who was very upset and disgruntled with other customers and store employees.
RS fan Crystal sent us the following video and information.
Her husband and her rescued some baby ducks from the drainage ditch near the Target on 173 yesterday. After rescuing the baby ducks, the Winnebago County Sheriff office arrived on scene and transported the baby ducks to their mother.
She sent us the following: “My husband and I crawled down in the sewer at the Target on 173 in Machesney Park and rescued baby ducks! We saw a duck frantically running around and we got out and heard the little chirps down in the sewer! My girls were so proud of us! Some of the shoppers thought we were committing a crime and next thing we knew the Winnebago Sheriffs were watching us as we climbed out of the sewer. We explained and showed them the ducks we put in a box that we rescued. The Sheriffs helped us locate the Mama duck and reunite the little adorable duck family!”
On Friday July 6th, 2018, at 1:16 pm, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Village of Machesney Park, Il. Responded to the Target Store located at 9833 N Alpine Rd, in Machesney Park.
A call was received in regards to a Retail Theft in Progress from the store. A suspect description was broadcast to responding deputies. The initial responding Deputy located the suspect matching the description in the parking lot of the business and attempted to detain the suspect for further investigation.
The suspect resisted the deputy, broke free and began running through the parking lot to a vehicle in the lot. The suspect got into a vehicle and was actively fighting with the initial Deputy and responding back up Officer who had arrived to assist.
Officer deployed a Taser on the suspect but he continued to struggle with Deputies attempting remove the wire from the Taser. The suspect was able to start the vehicle at which time it began moving forward. Deputies continued struggling with the suspect and were eventually able to remove him from the vehicle to the ground.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody after a prolonged struggle.
The initial responding Deputy was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries sustained in the arrest and was treated and released; the second Deputy was treated at a local clinic for injuries and released.
The suspect was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for injuries he received while fighting with Deputies and released from the hospital after treatment and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.
The suspect was identified as Evan M. Christo M/H 21 years of age. Christo listed a home address in Rockford, Il.
Evan M Christo has been charged with:
Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer
Possession of a Hypodermic Needle
The charges against Christo are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law,