Kewanee Police are investigating an incident that occurred in the 100 Blk of East Third St. at around 1:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
Kewanee Police initially received a report of a disturbance with multiple subjects in the 100 Blk. of East Third Street. Before officers arrived on the scene the disturbance had escalated and two victims had received stab wounds.
Both victims were taken to Kewanee Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Witnesses reported that the suspects had fled the area on foot.
The suspects were described as Hispanic males, and police have one in custody. Roberto C. Guerrero, 28, of McAllen, Texas is in the Henry County Jail on charges of Aggravated Battery.
Kewanee Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything that may assist in the investigation to call the Kewanee Police Department at (309) 853-1911 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.
Your phone rings and when you answer it the caller claims to be a police officer from a nearby community who is calling to inform you that you have an overdue traffic fine from a stop light camera. The “officer” demands that you pay the fine now, over the phone, or face jail time. Do not give the caller any information, as this is a complete scam and is being used across the country to not only steal money but complete identities as well.
We can’t say this enough: Never, ever provide personal or financial information over the phone, by e-mail, text, or mail when a stranger asks for this information.
For a more detailed look at the Traffic Light scam, check out this story on Yahoo: