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Police make another arrest in a vehicle that fled from them

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On Monday February 8, 2016 at about 2:20 a.m., Rockford Police M3 Streets Team officers stopped a 2007 Ford Edge for a registration violation at 15th Avenue and 10th Street. The driver was 38-year-old parolee Leroy McFadden of Rockford, and his passenger was 27-year-old James Horton of Rockford. The officers summoned a Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department K-9 to the scene and the police dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. The officers searched the vehicle and located a loaded Taurus .44 Special handgun, 35 grams of cannabis, a digital scale, and a significant amount of currency.

James Horton was arrested for:
Armed Violence
Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons
Violation of the Cannabis Control Act – Possession with Intent to Deliver

Leroy McFadden was issued citations for:
Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
Expired Registration

Horton was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail and McFadden was released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded.

Both suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law





Rockford Fire Department en route to a fire call at a local school


Around 6:14 pm tonight the Rockford fire department were dispatched to Summerdale and Kilburn at Summerdale School.  Scanner traffic is saying there is something on fire at the school. At the time of dispatch, it was not yet known exactly what was on fire. The Rockford Fire Department is en route



Emergency personnel dispatched to an accident with injuries on Alpine


Around 4:11 PM several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Alpine and the bypass in reference to an automobile accident. Initial scanner traffic is saying there is an accident near this location,  and the southbound lanes. At the time and dispatch injuries were being reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Please avoid the area or expect delays.


5 Dead From Suspected Heroin Overdoses


Wisconsin Hunter Education Course

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Feb 5th, 2016 Hunter Education Course

Sheriff Spoden is pleased to announce that the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Edgerton Conservation Club, is offering two spring D.N.R. Hunter Safety Education Courses starting in April of 2016. It is recommended that participants be at least 12 years of age, or turn 12 shortly following completion of the class.

There is a class fee of $10.00 per student, which will be collected at the time of registration. A parent/guardian signature is required for all persons under the age of 18 and the underage student must be present with an adult parent or guardian at time of registration.

Class size is limited to thirty (30) students and registration is available online. After completing the online registration, you will receive an email with confirmation and mandatory in person registration information.

Register online at

This Hunter Safety Education Courses will be held on the following dates:

Class #1:
Mandatory Registration: April 4th, at 6:00 p.m. @ Rock County Sheriff’s Office
Class: April 16th and 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club

Class #2:
Mandatory Registration: April 18th, at 6:00 p.m. @ Rock County Sheriff’s Office
Class: April 30th and May 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club

Any questions concerning registration, or the course itself, should be directed to Deputy Krahn at 608-757-7932.


One Arrested After Head On Collision



On Sunday, February 7, 2016, at 11:03 p.m., Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an injury accident at the intersection of E. County Highway N and N. Bryant Road in Milton Township. Fire and EMS from the City of Milton and the City of Janesville responded along with a first response medical doctor (MD-1) from Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville.

Upon arrival Deputies located 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the westbound lane of County N and a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo in a field just northeast of the intersection. Both vehicles sustained heavy front end damage.

Investigation shows that the Grand Cherokee, operated by Brandon J. Radar, 23 years of age from Ft. Atkinson, was turning north onto N. Bryant Rd. and crossed into the path of the westbound Chevrolet Aveo, operated by Christopher S. Ward, 21 years of age of Madison, causing a head-on collision. Ward was pinned in his vehicle and needed to be extricated by EMS. Ward was transported to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Radar was also transported to Mercy Hospital and was subsequently treated and released.

Radar was arrested for Causing Injury by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle – Causing Great Bodily Harm and traffic citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way. Radar was transported to the Rock County Jail and will appear in court on 02-08-16 at 3:00 p.m.

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

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Three Alleged Gang Members Shoot A Citizen



On Wednesday, 02/03/16 at 1914 hours, Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Paramedics from the Janesville Fire Department were dispatched to the area of E. USH 11/14 near E. CTH MM for a report of a male victim in a vehicle with a gunshot wound.

On arrival, Deputies found a red Chevy Cobalt occupied by a 32 year-old male from Marshfield, WI. The victim was bleeding from the left leg and trying to drive himself to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The victim told Deputies he was traveling east/south on I-39/90 enroute to Illinois to visit his girlfriend, when he exited at mile marker 185 in the City of Beloit. Somewhere close to the Interstate, possibly in the area of Milwaukee/Branigan Roads, the victim encountered three Hispanic males, possibly in their 20’s, in a blue Chrysler Pacifica flashing gang symbols.

The victim then began taking evasive action to avoid a confrontation, making a bunch of turns to try to lose the subjects in the Pacifica. At some point, the victim stopped in an unknown location, exited his vehicle and a physical altercation ensued with the three men. During the altercation, the victim was struck in the face and thought he heard a single gunshot. The victim was able to escape the men, got back in his vehicle and began driving once again.

After some time, the victim began experiencing pain in his left leg, at which point he looked down and realized he’d been shot. He then dialed 911 as he drove indicating he needed help. The victim was treated and released at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, WI.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the blue Chrysler Pacifica or any of the three Hispanic males. If anyone has information regarding this investigation they can call the Rock County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 608-757-7911, the Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers at 608-362-7463 or the Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636. Tips can also be submitted online by using the Crime Stoppers Online Tip form. All callers can remain anonymous

Subject Reported To Be Involved In Over 20 Robberies In Rockford, Is Arrested

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From the Associated Press:  (AP) –

Authorities say three teenagers were arrested after leading Winnebago County deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle.

The Rockford Register Star reports that Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies pursued the teens after the vehicle they were riding in ran a stop sign around 11 p.m. Saturday in Rockford. The teens eventually exited the vehicle, fled on foot and were arrested.

Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana says the teens are “strongly suspected” to be members of the “Get Money Team.” Officials say the gang is made up of about 30 to 35 juveniles and is believed to be behind a series of armed robberies in Rockford.

Caruana says one of the teens admitted to being involved in 21 armed robberies.

The teens are being held at the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center


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Vehicle Runs Off The Roadway


Around 12:00 P.M.  today  Rockford Scanner Fan Sue Darnell sent us a picture of a vehicle that apparently ran off the road at Rockton And Custer , On the northwest side of Rockford, unknown on injuries
It was reported that the road was blocked in one or more directions, Please Avoid The Area.

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Vehicle flees from police, crashes into another vehicle and kills at least one person





Around 8 AM this morning a vehicle was fleeing from police. Officer said they did not pursue the vehicle. The fleeing vehicle ended up crashing into another vehicle and killing at least one woman. The accident happened near Springfield and Cunningham. One of the vehicles was destroyed beyond recognition and the other vehicle was down in the ditch on fire, according to Rockford Scanner fans. Police have the area blocked off. The Winnebago County coroner’s office is not releasing name of the victim, pending family notification. This is still developing