Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Drugs After A Search Warrant

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On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant in the 200 block of North 5th Street in Capron, Illinois resulting in the arrest of a Capron man on felony drug charges.

During the search investigators seized cocaine, cannabis products, and over $8,000 in United States Currency.

Stephen P. Reising, age 40, was subsequently charged with possession of a controlled substance (class 4 felony). Reising was also charged with destroying evidence (obstructing justice) while investigators were entering the residence. Obstructing justice is a class 4 felony.

A class 4 felony is punishable by 1-4 years in the Department of Corrections.

The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit encourages anyone having additional information regarding narcotic trafficking or other criminal activity to call the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit at (815)544-2135 or Crimestoppers at (815)547-7867.

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™: HAZMAT Situation Near Rockton

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From: The Office of Fire Chief Kirk Wilson

On December 4, 2018 at 12:47 hours, the Rockton Fire Protection District along with the Winnebago County Sheriffs Office was called to 518 Willow Lane in South Beloit for a reported hazardous material incident. When the fire chief arrived, it was reported that a white powder substance was on the floor inside the residence. No one was living in the residence at the time of this incident. The individual who had lived in the residence had been moved to a medical facility and passed away two weeks prior to this incident. Two workers were on scene cleaning out belongings when they came across this substance.

The workers who entered the property stated the substance may have been Sodium Cyanide. First responders were ordered not to enter the property. A safety perimeter was established at that time. The fire chief activated the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System bringing in hazardous material specialists from the City of Rockford and surrounding areas. A medical doctor from Mercy Rockford responded to the scene as well. Cyanide antidote kits from around the region were requested to the scene.

As a precautionary measure, the two workers who may have been exposed to this material were decontaminated at the scene and transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Both subjects were cleared medically and released from the hospital.

The fire chief and his command staff implemented an action plan to secure the property and contact a hazardous material clean up agency. The hazardous material clean up agency retrieved a sample of the substance for analysis and identification.

Due to the extreme poor living conditions of the property and no working utilities, the Winnebago County Health Department was notified and the property was condemned and secured.

The State of Illinois EPA was notified of the incident. US EPA, from the Chicago Office, tested the substance and it was negative for Cyanide. The substance identified was dry mix Plaster of Paris.

At this time, there is nothing further to report.

Update: They found a powdery substance they thought was possible cyanide

Details are minimal right now.

Rockton Fire Department has pulled a MABAS 14 to the box level for a Hazmat situation.  It happened near Willow Lane near Rockton

Unknown what happened at this time.

Hazmat responds to all types of calls that involve hazardous materials.

Last time Hazmat was dispatched, was for a bomb threat situation at the airport a week ago.  It is not yet clear if this is the situation for this call.

Still developing, check back later for possible updates



Rockford Scanner™: Stabbing Victim In Rockford, Possibly Two Victims

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Stabbing Victim in Rockford

Sources are reporting at least one person was stabbed. Possibly two stabbing victims.

It happened just before 10 am this morning in the 900 block of Ridge in Rockford.

No suspect information, due to the police encryption. Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Cameras Catch Burglary Suspect in Rockford

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On Sunday, December 2, 2018 at approximately 6:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 600 block of Hartford Avenue in reference to a burglary alarm at a residence. Officers learned the suspect gained entry to the 42-year-old woman’s home and took electronics. Surveillance video was obtained from the incident, and a photo is attached. No one was hurt.



Rockford Scanner™: Restaurant Robbed in Rockford

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ARMED ROBBERY: On Monday, December 3, 2018, shortly before 6:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Burger King (2334 11th Street) for an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found out that an armed suspect held up three employees at the restaurant. The suspect took cellphones and money from the safe that he forced an employee to open. No one was hurt. The suspect is described as a black male between 25-30 years old, about 6’0” tall, last seen wearing a black ski mask, brown coat and black pants. The suspect fled the area in a silver car with tinted windows.

Anyone with information on either incident should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

Sources are reporting that the Burger King on 11th st was robbed yesterday (Monday) morning.

A black male approx. 25 years old wearing dark clothing, had robbed the Burger King.

Suspect fled in a Silver vehicle with tinted windows.




Rockford Scanner™: Fight And Shots Fired, Man taking his dog outside when a walking by got upset that the dog was barking.

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On 12-02-18 at 1:41 a.m. a Janesville Police Officer heard a gunshot in the area of N. Atwood Ave. and E. Wall St. Additional officers responded to the area and located 2 subjects by the names of Matthew Burr and Eugene Harp fighting in the area of that intersection. Both subjects were detained while the matter was investigated. Both subjects were uncooperative and denied hearing any gunshots.

Further investigation revealed that Eugene was taking his dog outside when Matthew, who was walking by, got upset that Eugene’s dog was barking.

Eugene and Matthew ended up in a physical altercation. At some point during the altercation Eugene displayed a firearm and shot off one round. No one was struck by the gunshot. Eugene suffered injuries that did not need immediate medical attention. The 9mm handgun that was fired was later located in a nearby residence and seized as evidence.

Matthew was charged with Substantial Battery. A criminal history check revealed Eugene was a convicted felon. Eugene was charged with Intoxicated use of a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Both subjects were held at the Rock County Jail pending their initial court appearance.


Matthew A. Burr
M/W 33 yrs. old
Resident of Janesville, WI

Charge: Substantial Battery


Eugene D. Harp
M/W 49 yrs. old
Resident of Janesville, WI

Charges: Intoxicated Use of a Firearm
Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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 .




Rockford Scanner™: Man viciously beats a woman with a bat in Rockford. 

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Around 12:30 am this morning, sources were reporting a man viciously beat a woman with a bat in Rockford. 

It happened near Brewington Oaks at 505 Seminary

A man viciously beat a woman with a baseball bat. The woman was injured and unconscious. The male suspect fled the scene.  No detailed suspect information, due to the encryption.

Still developing