Rockford Scanner™: Robbery Spree, Suspects Going On A Robbery Spree Tonight, Another Robbery Just Happened. They Get Away To Rob Another Person, Police Investigating

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Sources reporting yet another armed robbery in Rockford

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Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel Closed Down S Main, Avoid Area

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Around 9 PM the Rockford fire department word shutting down both northbound and southbound lanes on South Main

It is not yet known if there shutting it down because of flooding or because wires are down (Update: Live downed power lines)

We do know they are shutting down South Main neared the Black Hawk fire station, both north and southbound



Rockford Scanner™: Automobile accident involving a semi, Emergency personnel in route to the scene

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Around 8:40 PM several emergency personnel were responding to an automobile accident that involved a semi tractor trailer and a smaller vehicle

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Rockford Scanner™: Hit & Run At The Wreck It Round A Bout

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Another Hit & Run In Rockford


Alleged suspect vehicle

Source Lindsey G, sent us the following:
”  This morning about 8:15 I was going through the Auburn round about and the person in front of me pulled too far out into oncoming traffic and instead of going he backed up quickly into my car. After we went through the round about I thought he would pull over, instead he took off fast. He hit my red Cadillac CTS”


Rockford Scanner™: Drug Bust In Poplar Grove, One Arrested

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The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit concludes a six month drug investigation with the arrest of a Poplar Grove resident on felony drug charges.

Cesar E. Fournier, age 23 of Poplar Grove, was charged with three counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony).

On Thursday, September 27th, the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit was assisted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office with a traffic stop during which Cesar E. Fournier was arrested on a Boone County warrant for three counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony).

After the arrest of Fournier, Metro Narcotics Investigators, members of the Rockford DEA Task Force, and Boone County deputies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 100 block of Cornwall Circle in Poplar Grove.

During the investigation cocaine, a firearm, a vehicle, and United States currency was seized. Fournier is being held in the Boone County Jail in lieu of $150,000 10% bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information regarding suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-547-6433 or Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867 (815-547-stop) and Persons with information leading to an arrest can be provided with a cash reward of up to $1000.00.

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.




Rockford Scanner™: Janesville Police Department Hosts Snipercraft’s Basic Sniper School

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Today at 8:00 AM our second Basic Sniper Class started. The class will be at the Janesville Police Department Range from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.

We have 19 students registered for the class however, one had to withdraw because of a concussion sustained prior to class. The students come from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin along with two instructors from Florida.

Since we are the hosting agency we were given a free spot in the class to train one of our SWAT members as a sniper

This class along with others we have hosted support our local businesses with students staying at our hotels and eating in our restaurants. We also get free training for our officers



Rockford Scanner™: Possible structure fire at a popular local restaurant

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Credit: Angelica Vargas Guzman
Credit: RFD

Just before 4 PM the Rockford fire department were responding to a possible structure fire at a local restaurant in Rockford

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Rockford Scanner™: Chance For Severe Weather Later Today

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If any watches are put out, be sure to listen to the Northern Illinois SKYWARN Net on 147.195 

Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook-
La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-Livingston-Iroquois-Ford-
Lake IN-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-
256 PM CDT Mon Oct 1 2018 /356 PM EDT Mon Oct 1 2018/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Central
Illinois…Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

.DAY ONE…Tonight.

Weather hazards expected…

Significant Thunderstorm Risk…with an associated:
Elevated Tornado risk.
Elevated hail risk…up to quarter size.
Elevated damaging wind risk…up to 70 mph.
Elevated Flooding Risk.


Widely scattered thunderstorms may form along a warm front south
of Interstate 88 late this afternoon or early evening. These
storms may produce large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.
Additional thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front will
enter north-central Illinois mid to late this evening. These
storms will be capable of producing damaging winds. In addition,
multiple rounds of storms could result in localized flooding.

A cluster of severe storms capable of all hazards may occur between
about 4 to 10 PM CDT across eastern Iowa into northern Illinois.

No changes were made to the severe aspect of the outlook at 20Z.

Elevated thunderstorms currently persist from northern IA into WI,
with the warm front situated from south-central IA into northern IL
as of 20Z. This boundary may shift slightly north toward the WI
border later today, as heating and mixing of the boundary layer
persist upstream. With time, storms are expected to become more
surface based over eastern IA, with strong westerly winds aloft
aiding wind gusts. Veering of the winds with height may also support
a corridor of supercell potential. Relatively weak instability will
remain a mitigating factor, but a brief tornado and hail will also
be possible.

..Jewell.. 10/01/2018

.PREV DISCUSSION… /ISSUED 1126 AM CDT Mon Oct 01 2018/

…Midwest including eastern Iowa/northern Illinois…
A relatively confined regional corridor of severe potential is
expected later this afternoon and evening. A warm front will
continue to make a slow northward shift across southern/eastern IA
and northern IL, but perhaps not reach quite as far north as
previously thought owing to persistent low clouds and scattered
precipitation to the north of the boundary. Regardless, a shortwave
trough over SD at mid-morning will continue eastward and modestly
amplify, which will influence weak surface wave development along
the front from northeast KS toward the IA/IL Quad Cities and
eventually Chicagoland tonight.

Strengthening southwesterly winds just above the surface will
continue to transport a relatively moist air mass northeastward,
with low to middle 60s F surface dewpoints becoming increasingly
common by evening within the slow-northward-developing warm sector.
While mid-level lapse rates will not be particularly steep, a plume
of somewhat steeper mid-level lapse rates noted in the 12Z Omaha
observed sounding will advect east-northeastward and coincide with
Midwest areas along/just north of the surface front.

Given some residual capping and limited forcing into the warm
sector, the main severe risk should be focused relatively close to
the advancing surface wave and front late this afternoon and
evening, with near-surface-based storm intensification most likely
to initially occur across east-central IA. Relatively strong
deep-layer/low-level shear and modest buoyancy (1000 J/kg MLCAPE or
less) will support the possibility of both supercells and bowing
segments. Severe hail may occur initially and the potential for a
tornado or two will exist given the increasingly enlarged low-level
hodographs. Ultimately, damaging winds could become the most common
hazard as bow development occurs this evening.



Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident & Vehicle Fully Engulfed. Driver Arrested

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Single Vehicle Rollover Accident

On 09/30/18 at 1454 hours Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Chana Rd and Flagg Rd reference a single vehicle rollover accident with the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

During the course of the crash investigation, it was determined that Matthew C. Mancillas age 31 of Sycamore, ran off the roadway traveling over 600 feet before crashing into a tree causing the vehicle to catch fire.

Manciallas was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital where he was treated for non life threatening injuries and cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage.

Mancillas posted bond at the hospital and was released.