Rockford Scanner™: Water Rescue Near Rockton

WATER RESCUE: Rockton Firefighters and Dive Rescue Personnel were called to the Rock River for a subject that was in the water and in distress. The call was received shortly after 7:30 Wednesday evening. Passerby’s heard her screams for help and called 911. A female subject (who was alone) had just launched her kayak from Settlers Park when she capsized just east of the railroad bridge in Rockton. She was unable to get back into the kayak but was able to throw her anchor allowing the vessel to remain stationary. In heavy water currents, she was clinging to the kayak when rescue personnel arrived and successfully removed her from the water. The kayak was retrieved as well. Fortunately, she was wearing a personal flotation device and was uninjured. Chief Wilson would like to remind those seeking adventure on the water to never boat alone.


Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle, Possible Fatal


UPDATE: This is a confirmed fatal accident. The victim is a woman approx. 44 years old

Sources are reporting an accident.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the 1600 block of N Alpine around 9:45 am.

Injuries were being reported.

We have been told (not confirmed) the injuries may be life threatening/fatal.

It is unknown if the vehicle that hit the pedestrian stayed on the scene.
Update: Stayed on scene.

Still developing, avoid the area.

AVOID the area of N. Alpine and Highcrest Roads for a traffic accident. Alpine shutdown between Highcrest and Pinecrest. It is expected to be closed all day, expected time frame for it to reopen after the investigation is approx. 6 pm.

Carrie Lindhe
Carrie Lindhe

Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: BABY NOAH

On Friday July 13, 2012 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to One Source Recycle (Total Waste), 12125 N. 2nd Street in reference to a deceased infant.

Upon arrival it was determined that a newborn infant male had been found dead on a conveyor belt line by employees of the firm. The company employees immediately called 911 after finding the infant.

Garbage was recycled at the plant after having been brought there by multiple regional garbage companies.

The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office named the infant “Baby Noah”.

Source: WCSO


Rockford Scanner™: Cold Case: MICHAEL SCULLY


On December 11, 2011 at approximately 12:45 a.m. the body of Michael Scully, age 61, was found in his vehicle parked on the side of the road in the 7800 block of Clikeman Road in rural northwest Winnebago County. Mr. Scully had been shot to death.

Michael Scully had been the victim of two prior violent crimes.

On November 2, 2011 Mr. Scully was struck with a tire iron by two unknown suspects when he arrived home from work.

On November 9, 2011 Mr. Scully was shot in the arm, also outside his home in Machesney Park.

Source: WCSO



On Sunday January 7, 2007 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to Rawley Road, north of Yale Bridge Road regarding skeletal remains found in the wooded area. The remains were identified as being those of Sandra M. Daniels, 56 of Elm Grove Village, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Daniels had been reported missing by her husband June 8, 2000. Information developed by Wisconsin authorities is that Mrs. Daniels had left of her own free will.

Mrs. Daniels vehicle was located on June 29, 2000 in Bellwood, Illinois.

Find a grave

Source: WCSO


Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Running From Police


On 07/09/19 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a blue GMC truck traveling south at the 4000 block of North IL Rte. 2. the vehicle then continued to increase its speed in attempt to elude the Deputies.

After investigation, Danny Roos, age 63 of Oregon, was arrested for Fleeing/Attempt to Elude a Police Officer. Roos was also issued citations for a Non Functional Registration Light and Speeding 15-20 MPH Over the Speed Limit.

Roos was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into The Rear Of A Cement Truck


On July 10, 2019 AT 3:06 PM Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and Rochelle Fire and Ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Rt. 251 and Bethel Road.

A Kia Serento driven by Savanna M. Von Oepen, age 23 of Dekalb was Northbound on Rt 251 when it lost control crossing over the center line and striking the rear of a Southbound cement truck driven by Jordan J. Lumbreras, age 21 of Belvidere.

Both Von Oepen and Lumbreras refused medical treatment at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Bike accident in Machesney Park


Sources are reporting a bike accident in Machesney Park. 

It happened around 6 am this morning on the service drive near N Second and Wayne, in Machesney Park.

Reports of a bike accident near this location. A male was laying on the ground unconscious. When emergency personnel arrived, the victim had awakened.

No other information at this time



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A building, Alleged Police Chase

Around 10:30 pm tonight, sources are reporting an accident. It is alleged the people in the vehicle were fleeing from police just prior to crashing into a building near 7th st and 23rd ave.  

At least two ambulances were on scene. It is unknown on the severity of the injuries.  No other information at this time.