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Suspect arrested for multiple burglaries

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The DeKalb Police Department had seen an increase in car burglaries over the last several months. A public service announcement was sent out on June 30, 2016 notifying residents to be aware of their surroundings, to keep car doors locked and to place valuables in the trunk of the car. We also reached out to CrimeStoppers and the community for their help in solving the car burglaries. Several proactive measures were made in attempts to identify and arrest those responsible for breaking into our residents’ cars.
On July 25th, at approximately 1:30 a.m., while officers were patrolling for car burglars, an alert officer observed a male walking near Meridian Court and Cutler Drive. As the officer approached the male, he ran from the officer and was not located. Several car burglaries were discovered on Meridian Court. Detectives were called out to process the vehicles that were burglarized.
Several hours later, a male was observed walking southbound on Annie Glidden Road from the area of Meridian Court. This male was found to be in possession of stolen items from one of the car burglaries on Meridian Court. The male subject was arrested and transported to the DeKalb Police Department.
The male was identified as a 17 year old juvenile from DeKalb. The juvenile was charged with one count of residential burglary and burglary to vehicle. It is believed that this juvenile is responsible for approximately 60 separate car burglaries over the last several months. Additional burglary charges will be forthcoming. The juvenile was detained at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.
The DeKalb Police Department would like to take thank the community for their vigilance in attempting to help identify those responsible for committing these car burglaries.
The investigation into these car burglaries continue. Please contact the DeKalb Police Department, Crime Stoppers or iWatch if you have information in regards to anyone committing crimes in DeKalb.
Contact: Commander Redel
The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in Court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Accident With Injuries in Rockford

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Around 4:38 pm tonight the Rockford PD and FD were dispatched to the area of School st and Avon in reference to an automobile accident. Scanner traffic is saying one of the vehicles involved is resting up against a cement wall nearby. Injuries were reported, unknown on the severity of the injuries. Avoid the area. 



Accident with injuries in Roscoe

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From the HRFD:  Around 12:24 Two car accident at Hwy 251 & Bridge St. with lane blockage.

Suspects Crash Stolen Vehicle Into Home On 7th Street

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In the area of 7th street and 17th ave. A fan notified RS about a stolen vehicle that crashed into a relatives property with a stolen vehicle, 3 suspects were in the vehicle 2 (driver and one passenger) were reportedly apprehended by police immediately. One suspect is still on the loose, described as a white woman with red hair, short shorts, and a black and white T-shirt.

Update The suspects robbed a nearby store at the Lucky Mart at 425 15th Ave just prior to the chase/accident.. A citizen monitoring their police scanner heard the  description of the suspects  and  saw them and called the police 






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Police need your help identifying a suspect

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying the suspect in these photos. The suspect is described as being approximately 5’7″ tall, thin build, short dark brown hair, and was wearing a blue t-shirt, blue shorts, possibly jean shorts, with white tennis shoes and black socks. The suspect in these pictures is wanted for questioning regarding several vehicle burglaries in the Garden Prairie area during the early morning hours of July 23rd.
If you have any information call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-9322 or Boone County Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

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MABAS Toned Out For A Structure Fire, Several Units En Route To Assist

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Around 11:20 am this morning a MABAS (Mutual Aid) was tone out for the local fire departments to assist the Beloit FD with a structure fire. Sounds like the structure fire might be on Prairie ave but not yet confirmed. Several units are headed up that way to assist. 

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Traffic alert at one of Rockford’s busiest intersections


While the Rockford fire Department was dispatched to a house fire, the dispatcher told the responding units that the intersection of 11th St. and Harrison is completely blocked off. They did not say why. So if you are traveling in this area you may want to avoid this intersection. Once we find out what is going on we will post an update

Update via Rockford Scanner fan Danielle Vice:This intersection is under construction for the next month or so. Completely inconvenient”


Nik Morrow “Yeah 11th street and Harrison is closed. Sandy hollow from 11th street to alpine is now one lane. And to boot the off ramp to get onto alpine from 39 is closed. It’s a mess.”

House fire

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Rockford fire Department battling a house fire


Around 5:30 AM this morning the Rockford fire Department were dispatched to the 3000 block of Marshall. Scanner traffic is saying there is a house on fire near this location. The Rockford fire department arrived on scene they confirmed a fully engulfed house fire. The house is believed to be vacant. They went into defense mode because of holes in the floor. The cause of the fire is under investigation

Subject Setting Things on Fire Inside An Apartment Complex



Around 5:33 pm today the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of 327 N Church st. Scanner traffic is saying there is a fire inside an apartment complex. Sounds like it stemmed from a domestic situation and a subject is setting things on fire inside the apartment. Several units are en route. 


Extrication Needed At Auto Accident In Rockford

Around 2:09 pm today the Rockford police and fire department were dispatched to the area of Kilburn and Arline. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident near this location. Injuries were being reported. Extrication is needed. Sounds pretty bad via scanner traffic, please avoid the area or expect delays.