Sources are reporting a very serious accident near Belvidere.
It happened on 20 near Belvidere.
Sources are reporting a very serious accident.
Police have shut down 20 between Belvidere and Garden Prairie, going both directions.
AVOID the area for awhile.
UPDATE: Sources have told us there was a Chevy Blazer and a Kia that were involved in the accident. Extrication was needed. One of the vehicles involved, reported crossed the yellow line, then the accident occurred. Reports of a female that has life threatening injuries. A child was also in one of the vehicles involved. Unknown if the child was injured, but the child was transported to a local hospital. Another person involved was reporting no injuries, but was transported for precautionary measures.
We have tried to get info. from the police, but they have not released any info. on this accident. Officers at the scene told us to call the non emergency line. We called the non emergency line, they said they can’t release info. and they would call us back. We still have yet to hear from them as of 4:10 am. If they do respond back to us, we will update this.
But in the meantime: What we can confirm is there was a serious accident on 20, West of Garden Prairie. Both lanes of traffic were shut down and traffic was detoured.
What we have been told via sources that is not confirmed yet, is that the injuries were believed to be life threatening and someone had to be extricated from a vehicle and a medical helicopter was used to transport at least one victim.
A man was pulled over on Harlem just East of Alpine around 2:30 pm today.
Police had the man sitting on the curb while they searched his vehicle.
4 police squads were on scene. At the time I was there, he was not in cuffs.
It is unknown why the man was pulled over, and his vehicle searched.
Police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend.
SCOTTS LAW = MOVE OVER
DO NOT drink and drive!
Police have been promoting they were going to be out in full force this weekend. So I worked this scene to promote their campaign and show that police will be out and about all weekend and will pull you over, as they been promoting. And to also bring awareness to the Scotts Law.
As for this scene, I only stopped to take photos of the scene to promote the Labor Day weekend campaign. It appeared to be just a routine traffic stop, and the man was not in cuffs. So, I did not bother asking the officers any information about the scene, and wasting their time and mine. I was told not long after I left the scene, they let the man go.
From our friends at Q98.5:
The ISP released a statement stating troopers will be concentrating on drivers that are under the influence, distracted, speeding, or not wearing their seatbelts.
On Friday, August 30, 2019 the Boone County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 15 year old juvenile on Felony Disorderly Conduct charges after the juvenile was identified as a person who created fear on social media by threatening violence at a Belvidere School.
On August 29, 2019, at approximately 5:30 pm, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office received information on a possible school threat to a Belvidere school. Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives along with School Officials worked through the night investigating the threat. Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to identify the juvenile offender and determine that at no time was any student and/or school in danger.
These type of threats are taken very seriously by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Belvidere School District 100. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the threat. The juvenile offender was arrested and charged with the severest charge available under state law.
Parents, as well as students, are encouraged to report any information on these types of cases as soon as possible. It is important that parents talk with their children of the severity of these types of threats. Offenders who threaten and cause havoc to the children of Boone County will be held accountable for their actions. These offenders will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on this or any crime to call 815-544-2144 or Boone County Crime Stoppers at 815-544-7867.
On August 29, 2019, at approximately 5:30 pm, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office received information on a possible school threat to a Belvidere School. Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives along with School Officials worked through the night investigating the threat. At this time, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office can release that the offender has been identified and there is no danger related to this threat. Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate the case at this time, therefore Information is limited
Two females sustained non-life-threatening injuries during a shooting at Auburn Manor early this morning. Anyone with information on the incident should call RPD at 815-966-2900
A little after 1 am this morning I was working a scene near Preston ~ (Click Here) When I heard several gunshots to my North.
A short time later I was told there was a shooting victim at the Auburn Manor on Auburn st. The victim was reported to be on the 1st floor of the building.
I was told there was 1 confirmed victim, possibly 2 victims. While at the scene I saw emergency personnel tending to a female victim. She was reportedly shot in the leg.
I did not see a 2nd victim. I only saw the 1 victim. So I can only confirm the 1 victim at this time.
It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.
Police have yet to release any suspect information, or any info. on the shooting.
I did see police searching the area to the North of Auburn Manor. So it is safe to assume the suspect may have fled to that neighborhood. Because police were searching that neighborhood. But not yet confirmed.
20th ave – Several officers on scene, and medical. Officer at the scene said it was a medical call. Unknown what kind of medical call.
We were told about a scene that had numerous police officers. When I arrived on scene 2 officers and Comed were on scene near Anderson and Foster. I was told it was a police chase and a vehicle crashed into a pole. I can not confirm this. I can confirm officers and Comed were looking at a pole when i was on scene. I did not see any vehicles or accidents. Only officers and Comed looking at a pole near this intersection.