Rockford Scanner™: More Vehicles Being Stolen In The Rockford Area




Source wants to warn other citizens about recent vehicle thefts

“Just wanted to let everyone know there has been multiple car thefts in the area. Doors are being pride open to access cars for theft and to steal the actual car if they can. Two young thin black males, 13- 18, were seen exiting one of the stolen vehicles tonight (Friday) around 8 p.m. at Hershey Manor. They police officer recovered another Toyotas stolen plates, Honda civic keys, and other keys. Please lock your car doors and keep your cars in well lite areas.”

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Source Reporting Another Possible Scam Artist




Brian Leggero sent us the following:
” This guy tried to scam me out of money at Starbucks on bell school then I caught him at Walmart on Walton.  He acts like you both know each other.  I’ve met so many when running for office I thought I knew him.  He says he locked his keys in his car and needs just 20 bucks more to pay the locksmith.  We need to get the word out about this guy before he scams more people.  Luckily he didnt get anything from me. But he must have from others.  Brian  ”

As you all  know there are many people who go around asking for money or walk up to your vehicle at the stop lights. Police have warned the citizens about these types of people and said they are scam artists and to not give them any money. Police said if you see anyone doing this, to call the police.

They go around saying they need money for gas, food, locksmith, etc… when in reality, they are just scam artists.


Editorial by Tanker:

A good way to deal with the parking-lot
beggars is to tell them “No problem! I will get store
security to assist you.” They will leave.

But the best way to deal with them is
to become situationally aware,
see them before they see you,
and keep your distance, lock your
car door with windows up.

Tanker





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Rockford Scanner™: Kidnapping In Rockton, Police Chasing The Suspect. Lack Of Police Transparency




On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at approximately 0630 hours, the Rockton Police Department observed a female in need of assistance in downtown Rockton. The female reported that she had been taken by force from a retail establishment in Rockford by her ex-boyfriend on Tuesday evening. She reported that she was taken to the Sugar River Forest Preserve in rural Winnebago County where she was beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted. The female victim was able to escape from the suspect at a local gas station in Rockton.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted Rockton Police and Roscoe Police in taking the suspect into custody after a short pursuit along IL Route 2 and IL Route 75. The suspect fought with Deputies and Officers who were able to safely take him into custody.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives took over the investigation and after speaking with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, charges were authorized and the suspect was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The follow person was charged:

~Charles E. Swift Dob: 11/22/69 of Rockford

-Aggravated Domestic Battery (3 Counts)
-Aggravated Battery

Rockton Police charged Swift with the following charges:

-Aggravated Fleeing to Elude
-Driving After Revocation

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives will continue the investigation and further charges are pending.

The charges against Swift are merely accusations and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

CHARGES:

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.2-A-1 DOM BTRY/BOD HARM/4+ PRI CONV

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.3-A AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BATTERY

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.3-A-5 AGG DOMESTIC BATTERY/STRANGLE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-C AGG BATTERY/PUBLIC PLACE

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/11-204.1-A-1 AGG FLEEING POLICE/21 MPH OVER

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/6-303-A DRIVING RVK/SUSP DUI/SSS 3RD

No bond, court date 5/16/2019 at 13:30

 


Sources are reporting a battery/kidnapping in Rockton this morning.

We sat on this story to see if police would release information on it.

Police have yet to release any information on it, so we are posting it.

It happened just before 7 am in Rockton, near Blackhawk and Main.

Sources said a suspect brutally beat and kidnapped a victim in Rockton.  Unknown on the victims status at the time of writing this.

Suspect was last seen near the library in Rockton.  Police located the suspect and the suspect fled from police. Police chased the suspect.

Sources said the police were chasing the suspect on Rt 2 southbound, around 90 MPH. But were able to capture him on RT 2 near Blackhawk.  (See photos) The police broke out the windows of the vehicle and detained the suspect in the middle of RT 2.


This brings up the next topic: 
Local police said they were going to be transparent, when encrypting. We feel the police should have at least released some kind of information on this very DANGEROUS incident. But they have yet to do so…

How transparent do you think the local police have become since encrypting?

Update: Police have confirmed the kidnapping call but have downplayed it and said it was a “Simple Kidnapping”  and that one person was in custody.  No other information was released.





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Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery In Rockford, Victim possibly Injured




Sources are reporting an armed robbery in Rockford.

It happened on Sunday around 5:30 am near Alton and Bildahl.

We been told the victim was injured during the robbery, but again we can not confirm this due to the police being encrypted and have yet to release any information on the incident.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Home Invasion in Rockford, Victims Reportedly To be Viciously Beaten By the Suspects




We been sitting on this story to see if the local police would release any information.  At the time of writing this, police still have yet to release information. So we are just going to post this.

On Saturday May 11th around 4:20 pm there was a violent home invasion in Rockford.  Sources said 3 suspects wearing hoodies committed a home invasion in the 2100 block of Douglas.

That is NE of Main and Auburn.

We were told the suspects viciously beat the victims during the home invasion. But as you know, we can not yet confirm this, due to the RPD not releasing any information on the incident.

Suspects are 3 males. 2 White and 1 Hispanic, all wearing hoodies.





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Rockford Scanner™: Man Found Dead, Murder Investigation




 

MURDER INVESTIGATION:

UPDATE: 64 Year Old Samuel Randolph was beaten to death and died from blunt force trauma to the body. If you have any information,please call the RPD

 



Detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a Rockford man in the 600 block of Alliance Avenue. All information is preliminary.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Man Burglarizes A Rockford Church, RPD Searching For The Suspect




KNOW HIM? On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Washington Park Christian Church (801 Concord Avenue) in reference to a possible burglary. Upon arrival, officers saw damage to the front door where the suspect gained entry. Inside the church, officers located several electronic items strewn around, damage to instruments and church furniture.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department recovered surveillance video of the incident involving a black male suspect, medium build, between 20-25 years old. Anyone with information on the suspect should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area CrimeStoppers at 815-968-7867.





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Rockford Scanner™: Nipsey Hussle Has Been Shot & Killed in California




Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles Sunday, while two other people were also injured, NBC News reported.

The shooting occurred at approximate 3:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of Slauson Avenue, Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department said. Lopez said that it was an ongoing investigation, no one had been detained and the suspect or suspects remained at large.

The shooting took place outside The Marathon Clothing Company, a clothing store owned by Hussle. The rapper was one of the three people shot, and Nipsey Hussle was pronounced dead at the hospital, sources told NBC4

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Rockford Scanner™: Two police officers injured during a police chase in Rockford




Rockford police just release information on an incident that happened over the weekend that injured two police officers.

It happened Saturday night just before 7 PM, Rockford police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper lane usage and speeding near N. Central Ave. and W. Jefferson St.

A Rockford police K-9 unit then conducted a check of the vehicle, which alerted officers to possible narcotics. The suspect was later identified as 32-year-old Deangelo Statam who fled on foot.

After a brief foot chase and a scuffle with the Rockford Police Department, he was taken into custody in the 200 block of N. Central Ave.

During the foot chase he discarded an item,  and the Rockford police were able to recover it and contain a substance believed to be crack cocaine.

During the incident two officers were injured and treated at a local hospital.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired & High Speed Police Chase




From BPD:

We are investigating a report of shots fired that occurred during a disturbance in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue at 1:54 a.m. Monday. An individual in a vehicle fired several rounds, striking a vehicle and a house, following the disturbance that involved acquaintances.

Officers nearby observed the suspect vehicle and pursued it as it fled the area going southbound on Interstate 90. The South Beloit Police Department placed stop sticks on the interstate and the vehicle was stopped shortly after crossing the state line.

The vehicle went into the ditch and two males fled from the vehicle on foot. The driver, Emily A. Morris, 26, of Darien, stayed in the vehicle and was taken into custody for felony fleeing. One of the males who fled from the vehicle, Jared D. Johnson, 27, of Janesville, was arrested for recklessly endangering safety and felony bail jumping.

We are still investigating the involvement of the second male who fled from the vehicle. If anyone has information about the disturbance on Wisconsin Avenue or about the three individuals who were in the vehicle pursued by our department, please contact us at 608-757-2244

 


Overnight several area police departments were involved in a high speed chase.  It stemmed from a shooting incident in Beloit bear Wisconsin and Bayliss. Several shots were fired.

Police located the suspect vehicle a short time later. The suspect vehicle fled from police. Speeds were well over 100 MPH at times during the chase.

During the chase, the suspect went off road.

They fled into Illinois. South Beloit Police threw out stop sticks to stop the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle hit the stop sticks.  The suspect vehicle pulled over and they fled on foot.

One was held at gunpoint.  They got another suspect a short time later.  One is still at large.  The suspects were last seen westbound jumping a fence from I-90 going into the  area near of the S Beloit ramp.

Numerous police officers from several departments are assisting with the search of the suspects.

Info and audio from our friends at Beloit Scanner





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