Rockford Scanner™: Stephenson County Tornado Warning Update

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Evening everyone, we just wanted to give you all a quick update and round up of the facts.  The Tornado Warning for Stephenson County was allowed to expire around 8:45 pm as the storm quickly showed signs of weakening.  The initial warning came out around 8:27 pm.  According to the NWS in Quad Cities, the warning was issued solely based on the sheriff report of a tornado near Elroy, IL.  At this time there have been no confirmed reports of damage, but if that does change we will be sure to update this post.

It is hard to confirm if there was, in fact, a tornado there or not at this time.  Radar scans from the NWS Quad Cities would be scanning around 5,100 ft with the cloud ceiling in Freeport around that time being down around 1,500 ft.  Meaning the radar was not scanning the lowest elevations and would not be able to see any low-level rotation if it were there.  If we get any updates, we will be sure to update this post!

 








Tornado Warning For Stephenson County

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SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR OGLE…WESTERN LEE AND WESTERN
WINNEBAGO COUNTIES UNTIL 915 PM CDT…

At 840 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Pecatonica to near Rock Falls to near
Tampico. Movement was northeast at 25 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Dixon, Oregon, Mount Morris, Walton, Byron, Winnebago, Polo,
Pecatonica, Forreston, Durand, Franklin Grove, Lake Summerset, Leaf
River, Nelson, Harmon and Adeline.

Including the following interstate…
I-88 between mile markers 45 and 63.

This includes… Castle Rock State Park, Lowden State Park, Ogle
County Fairgrounds, Sauk Valley College, White Pines State Park, and
Winnebago County Fairgrounds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

 


UPDATE:     NWS has let the warning expire.

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado. Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire. However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm.

Stockton FD: If any of you are getting tornado warnings on your cell, this is due to a funnel cloud being spotted near Lena heading east. To our knowledge our district is in no danger at this time.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL
827 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Central Stephenson County in northwestern Illinois...

* Until 845 PM CDT.

* At 826 PM CDT, a confirmed tornado was located near Lena, or near
  Freeport, moving northeast at 15 mph.

  HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

  SOURCE...Law enforcement confirmed tornado.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.

* The tornado will be near...
  Freeport around 835 PM CDT.
  Cedarville around 845 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Eleroy, Scioto Mills, Red Oak, Dakota Dornink Airport, Damascus,
Buena Vista, Mc Connell and Bolton.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a
basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy
building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in
a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect
yourself from flying debris.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Semi Rolls Over Near S Beloit

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SBPD: South Beloit Police are on the scene of a semi tractor trailer rollover on Gardner Street at I-90. A semi was turning west bound onto Gardner from the I-90 off ramp when it’s load shifted causing the trailer and tractor to tip over. There were no injuries.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: RFD Responding To A Possible Apartment Fire

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Just before 7 pm tonight, the RFD were responding to a possible apartment fire.

It happened in the area of the 2900 block of Park Terrace Drive. 

There is reports of a fire inside a kitchen area of an apartment. 

Rockford Fire Department is en route.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: One Person Just Shot in Rockford, Still Developing



 

On Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5:28 PM members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Chatham Ln in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival officers located a 31 year old male who sustained a gunshot wound to the knee.

The victim indicated he had no idea he was even injured but heard the sound of gunfire prior to discovering he was struck..

Preliminary investigations has develop no leads as to the cause of this incident.

Injuries sustained by the victim are not life threatening.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Rockford Police Department or Crimestoppers

 


Around 5:30 pm several emergency personnel were responding for a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened in the area of the 2900 block of Chatham

At least one person has been shot near this location.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries or suspect information at this time.

Still developing

UPDATE: Non life threatening injuries.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Loves Park Police Equip All Their Squads With Cameras

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All of the Loves Park Police Department squad fleet is now equipped with in-car video cameras! Citizen and officer safety is a top priority for us and the squad cameras will help to ensure the integrity of our citizens, as well as our police officers.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Bicyclist Hit By A Vehicle In Loves Park

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Around 7:50 am this morning, emergency personnel were responding to an accident in Loves Park. 

A bicyclist has been hit by a vehicle in the 5800 block of N Second st. 

Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Avoid the area. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near Machesney Park



 

 

Around 7 am this morning, emergency personnel were responding to an auto accident in Machesney Park

It happened in the 900 block of Alpha Drive

Reports of an auto accident near this location. 

Injuries were being reported. 
Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

Please avoid the area or expect delays. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Dense Fog
Advisory, which is in effect until 9 AM CDT this morning.

* VISIBILITY…Less than a quarter mile.

* TIMING…Through the morning commute.

* IMPACTS…Low visibilities will create hazardous travel
conditions. Visibility may change suddenly over very short
distances.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving…slow down…
use your headlights…and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Shots Fired Near Rockton/S Beloit



 

 

 

Sources are reporting shots were fired near Rockton/S Beloit. 

It happened around 2 am in the 14000 block of S Bluff. 

Shots were fired in the area. No reports of injuries at this time. 

Police do confirm a weapons violation. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Shots Fired, Sources Said Suspects Were Shooting At Juveniles



 

 

 

Sources reporting shots were fired in Rockford. 

It happened around 6:45 pm in the 4900 block of Linden rd. 

Police have yet to release information. 

Sources said the suspects were shooting at some juveniles in the area. 

No reports of injuries.  No other information is available 

 








Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating A Shooting Victim Call



 

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm:
At approximately 10:45 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 900 block of N. Main Street for a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers found a 25-year-old male suffering from a bullet graze wound. He advised that the incident had occurred at his home in the 1700 block of Van Wie Avenue when the victim’s female friend tried to buy marijuana from a vehicle occupied by three males. The front seat passenger then fired off a handgun at the victim, grazing his elbow. No arrests have been made.


Sources are reporting a shooting victim on the West Side. 

It happened around 900 block of N Main just before 11 pm. 

Details are minimal due to the encryption.

RPD has yet to release information on this. 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Investigating Another Armed Robbery

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Robbery:
Shortly after 11 p.m., Rockford Police officers were called to the Dominos in the 2900 block of N. Main Street for a female driver who’d been beaten and robbed. The victim was making a delivery in the 500 block of N. Day Avenue. One suspect met the driver and led her to a different house where another male suspect opened the door and punched her in the face. The victim’s phone, cash, and pizzas were taken. She was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. One suspect is described as a white male, approximately 20 years old, wearing all dark clothing and a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up. The other suspect is described as a black male with a thin build, 5’6, approximately 20 years old, short afro, wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

 


Sources reporting an armed robbery in Rockford. 

It happened around 11 pm in the 500 block of N Day. 

Unconfirmed reports are saying the suspects may have hit the victim during the robbery. 

RPD is investigating. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired On The West Side, Police Investigating

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Sources are reporting shots were fired on the west side of Rockford. 

It happened around 8 pm last night in the 2900 block of Halsted. 

No injuries were reported. But unconfirmed reports of property damage. 

No suspect information at this time. 

RPD did confirm a weapons violation