Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Near Roscoe, Medical Helicopter Requested To The Scene






Update: Winnebago County Coroner Office said Laura Kraman passed away from blunt force trauma to the chest and head.


UPDATE – 6/10/18: The Winnebago County Coroner has released the name of the 34 year-old female who passed away on June 6, 2018.  Here name is Laura Kraman, of Roscoe, was pronounced dead at 12:50 a.m. Saturday morning, after a head-on collision with another car.

Update:


On Friday, June 8th 2018 at approximately 10:45 P.m., the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash on Roscoe Rd just West of Gleasman Rd. The initial investigation revealed that one vehicle was Westbound on Roscoe Rd. Another vehicle was Eastbound on Roscoe Rd. just west of Gleasman Rd. The 2 vehicles (a silver 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe and an orange 2014 Dodge Journey) collided. There was significant damage to both vehicles. After this COLLISION, A second collision occurred before emergency personnel arrived on-scene. a third vehicle (Black 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer) struck the Dodge Journey that was in the middle of Roscoe Rd. There was minor damage to the Chevrolet Trailblazer. All vehicles were occupied by only the drivers. The driver of the Dodge Journey was a 27 Year Old Female from Roscoe, IL. The driver of the of the Hyundai Santa Fe was a 34 Year Old female from Roscoe, IL. The driver of the Chevrolet Trailblazer was a 44 year old female from Roscoe, IL Harlem Roscoe Fire Personnel and MD-1 Medical Personnel were on-scene. The driver of the Hyundai Santa Fe was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet Trailblazer refused medical treatment at the scene. The driver of the Dodge Journey had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital for serious injuries.

The identity of the deceased female will be released by the Winnebago County Coroner after they notify next of kin. alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing. Once the investigation is completed the States Attorney will review the case.


Update: This is a possible fatal accident. Not yet confirmed.  

Police have Roscoe rd blocked off at Gleasman. Westbound. And at Chicory Ridge eastbound.

Several emergency personnel are still on scene as of 1am.

This is still developing. Avoid the area.

We will be posting updates as they become available.


Around 11 pm tonight several personnel were on scene of a serious auto accident near Roscoe. 

It happened in the area of Bridge st and Gleasman, near Roscoe. (See map) 

Injuries were reported. Sounds like they requested a medical helicopter to the scene, but it was unable to lift off due to the weather. 

Extrication was also requested, via a source. 

Please avoid the area or expect delays. 

Still developing



 



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Flees From Police in Rockford, Gets Away




 

 

 

Sources are reporting a vehicle fled from officers in Rockford. 

A Gold vehicle fled from police in the area of 7th st and 5th ave. 

Last seen northbound. 

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Missing Kyacker. Several Emergency Personnel En Route To Search For The Victim

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UPDATE: Located alive and safe

 

Victim: White male in his 20’s, last seen in a white shirt and shorts.

Details are minimal right now.

Several emergency personnel are en route for a missing kyacker.

It happened at Levings Lake.

A male was kyacking, and the caller believes he may have went under. The victim does not know how to swim.

Several emergency personnel are en route.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Rockford




 

Update: Kishwaukee and 15th ave.

 

Around 9:40 pm tonight, emergency personnel were en route to  a traffic accident with injuries. 

It happened in the area of Broadway and 15th. 

Injuries were reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this. 

Avoid the area or expect delays

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Two Different House Fires In The Area Today

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Rockford Scanner™: Two ATV’s Stolen In Rockford

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Cody Gentry sent us the following information:

Two ATV’s were stolen in Rockford.

  • First ATV is a Honda trx250x it’s blue and white with an aftermarket headlight
  • Second ATV is an Yamaha yfz450 it’s white with a red frame it also has number 1 stickers on it for racing.

They were stolen from the area of west state and Springfield. They were chained down to a trailer.



Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident, Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle In The Same Area.




 

 

 

 Around 5 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a bad accident in Rockford. 

A motorcycle has crashed near this location. Also a pedestrian was hit.  

Sounds like this is two different accident scenes. 

It happened near Don Carter Lanes on E State st in Rockford. 

Avoid E State st 

The severity of the injuries are not yet known. 

Still developing

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Several Accidents Reported Today, Hit & Run’s, Cars Into Trees, Etc…




 

 

 

 

Several accidents have been reported to us today: 

  • Clifton & Montague – Car crashed into a tree
  • Newburg & Royal 
  • On Kishwaukee near Riverdahl School
  • State and Alpine
  • Alpine and Garden
  • 173 and N Second
  • 7700 block of Forest Hills – Hit & Run
  • 600 block of Harlem
  • Shaw Woods

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Massive Mars discovery: Organic molecules ‘fundamental to our search for life’ found by NASA rover

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Organic molecules are the molecules of life and are built around chains of carbon atoms that are often quite long. There are four main groups of organic molecules that combine to build cells and their parts: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.

 


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.

Scientists reported Thursday that NASA’s Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life in an ancient Martian lakebed. Hints have been found before, but this is the best evidence yet.

The organic molecules preserved in 3.5 billion-year-old bedrock in Gale Crater – believed to once contain a shallow lake the size of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee – suggest conditions back then may have been conducive to life. That leaves open the possibility that microorganisms once populated our planetary neighbor and might still exist there.

“The chances of being able to find signs of ancient life with future missions, if life ever was present, just went up,” said Curiosity’s project scientist, Ashwin Vasavada of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Curiosity also has confirmed sharp seasonal increases of methane in the Martian atmosphere. Researchers said they can’t rule out a biological source. Most of Earth’s atmospheric methane comes from animal and plant life, and the environment itself.

The two studies appear in the journal Science . In a companion article, an outside expert describes the findings as “breakthroughs in astrobiology.”

“The question of whether life might have originated or existed on Mars is a lot more opportune now that we know that organic molecules were present on its surface at the time,” wrote Utrecht University astrobiologist Inge Loes ten Kate of the Netherlands.

Kirsten Siebach, a Rice University geologist who also was not involved in the studies, is equally excited. She said the discoveries break down some of the strongest arguments put forward by life-on-Mars skeptics, herself included.

“The big takeaway is that we can find evidence. We can find organic matter preserved in mudstones that are more than 3 billion years old,” Siebach said. “And we see releases of gas today that could be related to life in the subsurface or at the very least are probably related to warm water or environments where Earth life would be happy living.”

The methane observations provide “one of the most compelling” cases for present-day life, she said.

Scientists agree more powerful spacecraft – and, ideally, rocks returned to Earth from Mars – are needed to prove whether tiny organisms like bacteria ever existed on the red planet.

Curiosity’s methane measurements occurred over 4 ½ Earth years, covering parts of three Martian years. Seasonal peaks were detected in late summer in the northern hemisphere and late winter in the southern hemisphere.

JPL’s Christopher Webster, lead author on the study, said it’s the first time Martian methane has shown a repeated pattern. The magnitude of these seasonal peaks – by a factor of three – was far more than scientists expected. “We were just blown away,” he said. “It’s tripling … that’s a huge, huge difference.”

Webster theorizes the methane created either now or long ago is seeping from deep underground reservoirs up through cracks and fissures in the crust. Once at the surface, the methane sticks to dirt and rocks, with more released into the atmosphere when it’s hotter.

“We have no proof that the methane is formed biologically, but we cannot rule it out, even with this new data set,” Webster said.

Scientists have been seeking organic molecules on Mars ever since the 1976 Viking landers. The twin Vikings came up pretty much empty.

Arriving at Mars in 2012 with a drill and its own onboard labs, Curiosity confirmed the presence of organics in rocks in 2013, but the molecules weren’t exactly what scientists expected. So they looked elsewhere. The key samples in the latest findings came from a spot 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) away.

As with methane, there could well be non-biological explanations for the presence of carbon-containing molecules on Mars, such as geologic processes or impacts by asteroids, comet, meteors and interplanetary dust.

Jennifer Eigenbrode, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland who led the organics study, said she’s intrigued by the possibility that life might have existed and adapted on Mars.

“I’m equally as fascinated by the idea that life never got started on Mars in the first place. That’s a harder question to address scientifically, but I think that we need to give the search for life on Mars due diligence. We need to go to places that we think are the most likely places to find it.”

 

 

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired And Victim Beaten, During A Violent Home Invasion in Rockford




 

 

 

HOME INVASION
On 6-7-18 at approximately 1711 hours officers responded to a local hospital where they met with a male victim who stated he was the victim of a home invasion.

The victim stated he was home alone at 1221 12th St when two subjects entered his home and began beating him with a handgun. Due to a language barrier the victim was unable to understand the suspects’ demands.

One suspect pointed a handgun at the victim at which point he pushed the gun away and shot was fired. The suspects then fled the residence on foot at which time the victim called for help. The victim was not struck by gunfire and his injuries were non life-threatening.

Suspect #1 is a black male, 25-30 years old, 5’11” tall, 150 pounds, braided hair, armed with a handgun

Suspect #2 is a black male, 25-30 years old, 5’11” tall, 150 pounds, armed with a knife

Anyone with information is asked to contact Winnebago County Crime Stoppers or the Rockford Police Department.