Pittsfield, IL – On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m., an Illinois State Police (ISP) District 20 Trooper conducted a traffic stop on US 67 just north of Illinois Route 100 in Schuyler County.
During the stop, indications of criminal activity were observed and the occupants of the vehicle were separated for further investigation.
Methamphetamine was located during the search of the individuals. Valeria Martinez and Kevin Weinmann were arrested and transported to the Schuyler County Jail for processing. Martinez and Weinmann were charged with various narcotic offenses and were lodged at the Schuyler County Jail.
Agents from ISP Zone 4 Investigations and the West Central Illinois Task Force (WCITF) responded to conduct an investigation.
After further investigation, it was discovered that a substance was placed in a sports drink bottle the Trooper had in his squad car. After consulting with the Schuyler County State’s Attorney, the following charges were approved:
Valeria Martinez, F/H, 45 of Beardstown, IL:
Unlawful Delivery of Substance Containing Methamphetamine over 100 grams – a Class X Felony
Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer – a Class 2 Felony
Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer – a Class 3 Felony
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine under 5 grams – a Class 3 Felony
Obstructing Justice – a Class 4 Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – a Class A Misdemeanor
Possession of Cannabis 10-30 grams – a Class B Misdemeanor
No Valid Driver’s license
Operating Uninsured vehicle
Martinez: Bond set at $250,000.00
Kevin D. Weinmann, M/W, 27 of Beardstown, Illinois:
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine less than 5 grams – a Class 3 Felony
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver less than 5 grams – a Class 2 Felony
Weinmann: Bond set at $100,000.00
The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Mikhaele Jaquet HowellIt was my son and so just imagine if it was yours! You can hold the dumb a** comments to your selves, it’s not cool. He was driving and had a guy swerve in his lane, he tried to miss him and then hit the curb and flipped his car, he could be dead but thanks for your well wishes! #nocompassion WOW!!!
MrsJanette SmithI was there and I called 911
There were no injuries. The boy was 19 years old & he crawled out his car with just a bruise on his hand. He was upset for what happened to his car & I told him cars can be replaced but your life couldn’t so understand today you are blessed to be alive.
Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Loves Park.
It happened around 6:15 pm on N Second, near Renrose.
A vehicle has rolled over near this location. Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.
The cause of the accident is being investigated by the LPPD.
Photos and videos provided by various Rockford Scanner sources. Keep up the good work sending in your content! Much appreciated!
It happened around 1:30 pm today in the 500 block of N Pierpont.
We were told a person was stabbed near this location.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this.
No suspect information at this time.
RPD has confirmed a scene there, but has yet to release information
Las Fuentes están reportando una escena en rockford. Sucedió alrededor de las 1:30 pm hoy en el bloque 500 de n pierpont. Nos dijeron que una persona fue apuñalada cerca de esta ubicación. Desconocido sobre la gravedad de las lesiones en el momento de escribir esto. No hay información sospechosa en este momento. Rpd ha confirmado una escena allí, pero aún tiene que liberar información
Several sources are reporting a large evacuation in Belvidere.
Reports of a truck driver who hit a gas line near the shopping center on State st in Belvidere.
Emergency personnel have evacuated the area.
The shopping center near State and Fairgrounds.
No reports of injuries that we have heard.
Sandra Ostrega Leato sent us the following video
Varias Fuentes estáninformando de una gran evacuación en belvidere. Informes de un conductor de camión que golpeó una línea de gas cerca del centrocomercial en el estado st en belvidere. El personal de emergencia ha evacuado la zona No hay informes de lesiones que hemosoído. Sandra ostregaleato nos envió el siguiente video
Sources are reporting numerous officers working a scene on the East side.
It happened around 12:30 am near Horton and Reed.
Reports of numerous police working a scene.
At the time of writing this, we have heard conflicting reports on what may have happened. So to be safe, all we will say right now is to avoid the area because several officers are working a scene. We will try to update this, as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Sources said it originated as a traffic stop and then a suspect fled from police.