Roscoe Snowmobile Ordinance




It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile upon any place, street, highway or private property within the Village limits at the following times:
(A) Saturday and Sunday: between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.; and
(B) Sunday through Thursday, inclusive: 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the following day.

§ 73.02 SPEED.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile anywhere in the Village limits at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour, except on private property owned or in control of the operator, or unless permission is granted by the property owner to operators of snowmobiles to operate upon the land at a higher rate of speed.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile as follows:
(A) Upon or along either side of Main Street from a point bordered on the south by Grove Street and bordered on the north by the name of Reimer Drive, except to cross Main Street and except upon the far right of the road right-of-way; and
(B) Upon any public playground and school grounds.

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a snowmobile:
(1) In the opposite direction of the normal traffic flow;
(2) Upon any sidewalk or paved bike path in the Village limits;
(3) Equipped or designated to perform in international or national competition circuits; and
(4) With any firearm in his or her possession, unless it is unloaded and in a carrying case or the person is permitted to do so by law.
(B) No person shall deposit from a snowmobile or the snow, ice or ground surface, trash, glass, garbage, insoluble material, or other offensive matter.

The operators of any snowmobiles involved in a collision, accident, or other casualty shall notify the Police Department immediately for a proper investigation report.




Multiple injuries being reported at an accident scene



Around 7:10 PM several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Appleton near the grain bin. There is an accident near this location and multiple injuries are being reported. Several emergency personnel are en route.

Earlier was another accident near this location.

Multiple accidents being reported on the scanner all around the area. Please do not travel unless you need to





One Person Stabbed in Rockford



Officers responded to 2626 Hanson St in reference to two males roommates fighting. Upon arrival Officers learned a fight ensued between the males over one wanting twenty dollars from the other. During the altercation one of the subjects obtained a large kitchen knife and stabbed the other. The victim grabbed the knife and broke it. The suspect then obtained a second and continued to try and stab the victim. The victim defended himself by hitting the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment and charged with Aggravated Battery and Domestic Battery. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.




Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow



Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to
midnight CST Sunday night... 

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow... which is in effect from 3 PM this
afternoon to midnight CST Sunday night. The Winter Weather
Advisory is no longer in effect.

* Timing... expect snow to develop this afternoon and then 
  diminish by Sunday evening. 

* Snow accumulations... the heaviest totals are expected north of
  Interstate 88 where storm totals of 7 to 11 inches are likely by
  Sunday evening. South of Interstate 88 to the I-80 corridor
  totals of 5 to 9 inches are expected by Sunday evening. Snow
  amounts should tapper off south of Interstate 80 into the 3 to 6
  inch range across far southern sections of the warning
  area... where the snow could mix with rain later Sunday.

* Visibilities... look for reduced visibilities during the 
  heavier snowfall... likely below a mile at times. 

* Impacts... plan on difficult driving conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring.  Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight... 
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.




Suspect Crashes Into A Pole After Fleeing From police


Around 3 am this morning an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in Boone County. The vehicle did not stop for the officer and was fleeing. A short time later the vehicle crashed into a pole. The driver fled on foot. He fled in the Fairgrounds Park/Prairie Fields area. (Business 20/Fairgrounds area) Officers are searching the area. They have brought in a K-9 to assist in the search for the suspect.

Update: The vehicle is a rental car from Iowa. Sounds like the suspect in question wants to turn himself in now and is at Harlem and N Second st in Machesney park.


NWS Releases Detailed Weather Forecast

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Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through late Sunday night...

* timing...snow will develop over the area by mid to late 
  Saturday afternoon and continue through Sunday evening. 

* Snow excess of 6 inches possible.

* Main impact...the potential of snow covered roads and low 
  visibilities may make travel hazardous. 

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville, IL
331 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

331 AM CST

Through Sunday night…

Challenging forecast tonight through Sunday evening with potential
for a long duration snow event with significant totals, especially
northern half of the CWA. Questions remain about how much precip
will fall and potential for mixed precip and much lower snow:liquid
ratios (SLRs) Sunday into Sunday night. This event absolutely does
not fit the conceptual model of a warning worthy snowfall event
locally, so given the expected very long duration of the event and
primarily light to moderate snowfall accumulation rates, we’re
opting to upgrade the winter storm watch to a winter weather
advisory. Since we are teetering along the edge of warning
criteria over northern most CWA, it is possible that some areas
may need to be upgraded to a warning, but after collaboration
internally and with DVN felt this was the best course of action.

Meteorologically, a fairly strong Pacific jet stream will
translate eastward into the the Great Lakes region later today
and through Sunday. Height falls in advance of a fairly low
amplitude short wave will result in back low/mid level flow across
the area today, tightening up the thermal gradient with
strengthening isentropic ascent/warm air advection likely to
result in a swath of snow developing east into northern IL late
this afternoon and into northwest Indiana by early evening.

Guidance is in pretty good agreement with QPF through 12z Sunday,
with maybe up to an inch or so of snow possible between 2-6pm
western CWA. Tonight (00z-12z Sunday) guidance paints a swath of
QPF over northern half of the CWA in the neighborhood of 0.25″,
which given fairly efficient ratios should fluff up to 2 to
perhaps 5 inches of snow. Time-height cross sections suggest that
while the dendritic growth zone will be deep, especially the first
half of the night, ascent within that layer is not expected to be
particularly strong and progged RH wrt to ice is not super
saturated, so extremely efficient dendrites appear unlikely to be
the primary/dominant crystal type, none the less it should be a
dry snow that should fluff up to 15 to perhaps 20:1 ratio.

GFS and NAM both show transient waves of modest f-gen, but
neither model suggests that a deep sustained frontogenetic
circulation will become established and park overhead like last
weekend. In addition, atmosphere looks to be largely pretty stable
tonight with only a shallow layer of weakly negative EPV
developing for a short time late tonight into early Sunday
morning, which could correspond to timing-wise to some stronger
transient snow bands. Given the largely stable conditions tonight,
the potential for narrow intense banded snowfall looks low.
Again support the notion that this event tonight has the look of
a steady light to occasionally moderate snowfall event.

QPF from the various models varies more substantially heading
into Sunday. Warm air advection is expected to begin to result in
steady warming of the low to mid levels of the column Sunday. At a
minimum, this should result in a gradually wetter and less
efficient snowfall with time Sunday. In addition, the persistent
WAA should begin to push temps above freezing in the afternoon,
especially southeast of I-55 corridor and into downtown Chicago.
While forecast soundings generally keep the column cold enough for
all snow, the surface low track into southern WI conceptually
would support the potential for some mixed of precip as far north
as Chicago. Some guidance also suggests mid level drying, which
could result in the loss of ice nuclei and a transition to drizzle
Sunday, this is mainly over southern CWA. Have gone with fairly
low SLRs over southern half of the CWA in the afternoon Sunday
due to the potential for mixed precip and above freezing temps,
which does lead to a sharp southern cut off to the heavier snow
accumulations, which is pretty typical in these type of events and
being depicted pretty nicely by some of the higher resolution

Generally looking for snowfall totals in the 6 to locally 10″
range along and north of the I-88/I-290 corridor, but the snowfall
rates look to generally remain below the 6″/12 hour and 8″ in 24
hour warning criteria. Also, hitting on a weekend and likely
peaking in the middle of the night tonight could lessen the
impacts some, which given the borderline warning criteria supports
starting with an advisory and upgrading when/if it becomes clear
heavy snow will materialize. In the heavier accumulating snow
swath (generally along north of I-80) expecting up to an inch of
so through 6pm this evening, 2-5″ tonight, an additional 1-4″
Sunday. Snow or mix should end from west to east by late
afternoon west and during the evening Sunday over NW IN.



314 AM CST

Long Term…

Monday Through Saturday…

Main concern for the long term forecast period will be temperature
trends with the coldest air of the season expected.

Monday will be a transitional day as the system bringing the pcpn
lifts through the eastern Great Lakes and continental polar area of
high pressure builds across the middle Mississippi Valley and into
the Ohio Valley. This will not be a particularly cold air mass and
max temperatures for Monday will be in the 20s, though this will be
8 to 10 degrees lower than the warm sector airmass ahead of the
passing cold front. With the cold front passing across the region
Sunday night and modest cold advection setting up following the
fropa, temperature trends will likely be very flat through the day.

The surge of arctic air will begin to push into the region
following the passage of a secondary cold front Monday night.
This will be a true arctic airmass and the cold advection behind
this front will be quite strong. Max temps for the calender day
for Tuesday will likely occur during the late night hours and then
steadily drop through the day and Tuesday night. By sunset
Tuesday afternoon, temps should drop into the single digits over
the nwrn portions of the CWA, including the rockford area. There
is a chance for some light snow or flurries with the fropa, but
the system will generally be moisture starved and little
additional snow accumulation is likely. Strong high pressure will
build through the cntrl plains, and across the middle Mississippi
Valley, and become centered over nrn IL Tuesday night. By
Wednesday morning, temps will drop into the lower single digits
above zero west of the fox Valley with lows arnd 10 F east of the
I-55 corridor. A weak, sheared out shortwave crossing the midwest
will bring another chance for some light snow and the associated
cloud cover will allow for much in the way of diurnal warming. The
mid level system will move across the area relatively quickly
and bring another inch or 2 of snow on Wednesday. The coldest day
of the period will be Thursday. Temps thursday morning are
expected to range from around -5 F over ncntrl IL to +5 F over
ecntrl IL/wcntrl IN. There is some concern that even these low
temps may be a bit conservative, with some of the longer range
guidance, in particular the raw model output of the GFS and ECMWF
suggesting that sub-zero temperatures could overspread the entire
CWA, with MOS influenced guidance bringing a little too much
climatology to the mix, which would suggest the slightly higher
temperatures. Given some uncertainty, particularly in how much sky
clearing can occur overnight and into Thursday morning, have opted
not to go too extreme with min temps, but there is a chance that
temps could be a bit lower than currently forecast. The same logic
applies to Thursday and Thursday night into Friday morning. max
temps across the area should remain in the single digits on
Thursday with lows ranging from arnd -5 F to +5 F again Friday
morning. Wind Chill readings will also be a factor for Wednesday
night and Thursday night. The longer term models are indicating
enough breeziness these nights to generate wind chill readings of
-10 to -20 F. Temps should remain well below normal for Friday and
into next weekend, with a slight warming trend bringing temps back
into the upper teens to lower 20s by next Saturday.


For the 06Z TAFs…

Main forecast concern remains snow developing Saturday afternoon
and continuing through Sunday evening…along with associated

Overall…no significant changes from the 00Z tafs. Light snow is
expected to develop over northwest IL by mid afternoon and spread
across the Chicago area terminals by late afternoon. The snow may
become moderate enough to allow visibilities to drop below 1sm for
a few hours Saturday evening. While light snow would likely
continue into the late evening…models are in reasonable
agreement of a period of lighter precip and this will likely allow
vis to improve above 1sm and possibly above 2sm. Confidence is
medium to high during this period…but trends will need to be
monitored and some timing differences/tweaks can be expected.

By early Sunday morning…during the 24-30hr period of the ord
taf…appears moderate snow will become prevailing prior to
sunrise Sunday morning and may eventually become heavy. Despite
being at the end of the period…confidence also medium/high with
visibilities dropping to 1/2-3/4sm and this will likely
continue…at least at times…through much of Sunday. There may
be a sharp cutoff to the heaviest snow…so confidence in these
conditions at mdw/gyy is currently somewhat lower…but this time
period is also beyond the 24hr period of this forecast at mdw/gyy.

Westerly winds mainly under 10kts tonight will turn more to the
southwest Saturday mid/late morning…turning southerly by late
Saturday afternoon and then southeasterly Saturday evening. Speeds
will eventually increase to 10kts Saturday evening and then likely
to 10-15kts early Sunday morning. cms/bmd


325 PM CST

Low pressure is expected to develop over the Central Plains
Saturday night into Sunday turning winds southerly across Lake
Michigan, then the low is expected to lift across southern Lake
Michigan Sunday night with north to northwest flow overspreading
the lake behind the low Monday. A stronger arctic cold front is
then expected to move over the lakes region late Tuesday. This
will result in a period of impactful west-northwesterly winds
over the lake Wednesday into Thursday as an arctic cold front
moves over the lake. Gales will be a good possibly, along with the
threat of freezing spray during this period.



IL…Winter Weather Advisory…ILZ003-ILZ004-ILZ005-ILZ008-ILZ010-
ILZ011-ILZ012-ILZ019-ILZ020-ILZ021…3 PM Saturday TO 6 PM

Winter Weather Advisory…ILZ006-ILZ013-ILZ014-ILZ022…6 PM
Saturday TO 10 PM Sunday.

IN…Winter Weather Advisory…INZ001-INZ002…6 PM Saturday TO 10 PM


Horse Stuck In A Feeder, FD En Route



Around 9 am this morning District 2 fire department in Boone County were dispatched to assist in removing a horse that was stuck in a feeder, in the 10800 block of Shaw rd. While en route, they were cancelled. The horse was able to get free



Gas Leak At A Local Medical Facility

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Around 8:30 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched to the Swedish American Medical Group in Boone County. Scanner traffic is saying there is a possible gas leak at this location. The fire department is en route to investigate



Another Home Invasion in Rockford


Around 3 am this morning a broadcast came over the scanner in reference to a home invasion that happened near 317 Underwood in Rockford.
Suspect vehicle is described as a Maroon Saturn. Last seen westbound on Crosby from Daisy

Suspects: #1 Black male wearing dark clothing and a stocking cap
#2 Black male, thin build, dark clothing.


Taxi Driver With Pants Down And Laying Down in The Front Seat of The Taxi

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Around 2:55 am this morning we heard on the Boone County freq. a welfare check call on a taxi driver. We didn’t hear the exact location, but scanner traffic is saying a caller is reporting a taxi vehicle is sitting at an intersection and the male driver has his pants down and laying in the front seat. Sounds like he is alone. Officers are en route to investigate.