Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Woman Sentenced For 2 Counts Of Drug Induced Homicide




 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that on October 9th, 2019, Karen E. Hernandez (DOB: 7/6/1965) was sentenced to a total of 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt. The defendant will also be on Mandatory Supervised Release for three years after she is released from prison.

Hernandez pled guilty to two counts of Drug Induced Homicide and was sentenced to 15 years on each count. The sentences will be served at 75% and will run concurrent.

Karen Hernandez Mug

On March 16th, 2018, around 4:15am, Rockford Police were called to 1300 Block of Blake Street for a possible overdose. Officers found three victims who were transported to local hospitals.  One woman, later identified as Justine Wentz, was pronounced deceased. An autopsy conducted by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office determined that Wentz died as a result of a controlled substance overdose.

Also on March 16th, 2018, at approximately 6:30am, Rockford Police were called to the 3200 Block of Westgate Parkway for an unresponsive male.

The victim, who was later identified as Brock Palchik was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased three days later. The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office found that the victim died as a result of a drug overdose.

Rockford Police Narcotics and Violent Crime Detectives conducted a follow up investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.  As a result, Karen Hernandez was charged and subsequently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury.

 

Drug Induced Homicide is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Several Kilos Of Cocaine & Large Amount Of Cash & Firearms Recovered In A Large Drug Bust in Rockford




Rockford Scanner™: Several Kilos Of Cocaine & Large Amount Of Cash & Firearms Recovered In A Large Drug Bust in Rockford

For the past 6 months, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit, and the Drug Enforcement Administration Rockford Task Force, have been conducting a narcotics investigation involving several people selling large amount of narcotics in the northern Illinois region.

On Monday, October 7, 2019, at approximately 6:45 p.m. a traffic stop was conducted in the area of North Second Street and Y Boulevard. During the course of this traffic stop, approximately 1 ½ kilograms of cocaine were located.

The investigation led officers to a residence in the 5700 block of Pepper Drive. A search of the residence located 5 ½ kilograms of cocaine and a handgun. Police seized over $105,000 USC from the residence.

The investigation continued to a residence in the 700 block of Aura where they located another 5 ½ ounces of cocaine and 2 firearms. Police seized over $14,000 USC and 2 vehicles.

The following individuals were arrested and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail:

~Jose L. Guzman (d.o.b. 01/06/78) of Rockford, Illinois.
-Possession with intent to deliver cocaine over 900 grams
-Possession with intent to deliver cocaine 100-400 grams

~Maria C. Robles (d.o.b. 11/30/80) of Rockford, Illinois.
-Possession with intent to deliver cocaine over 900 grams

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges and/or arrests are possible. The charges against Jose L. Guzman and Maria C. Robles are merely accusations and they presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Dangerous Situation In Rockford, Several Officers & SWAT On Scene





Videos by RS source Robert Blum

Update: Rockford Police just released the following information: 

 


Rockford Police released the following statement: Earlier this afternoon, detectives and members of the RPD SWAT team conducted a warrant service in the 200 block of Euclid as part of ongoing investigation. More details will be released when available.


Sources are reporting a dangerous scene. It happened this afternoon near the 200 block Euclid Ave. (Far west)

Several police officers, including the SWAT team are on scene.

Reports of 2 people detained, and a standoff with a 3rd subject.

Officers have their guns drawn, and are trying to peacefully negotiate with the subject.

It is unknown why the police went there originally.

Police have yet to release information








 

Rockford Scanner™: HAZMAT Situation In Rockford, Still Developing




Sources are reporting a lot of emergency personnel working a scene in Rockford.

It happened around 4 pm today in the 4400 block of 11th st, at the Airport Inn.

HAZMAT team and the bomb squad are on scene.

Reports of it possibly being drug related.

Officials have yet to confirm this.

Definition of hazmat
: a material (such as flammable or poisonous material) that would be a danger to life or to the environment if released without precautions



Sources sent us the following 2 videos







 

Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Marijuana & A Gun, In Machesney Park




 

ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019, AT APPROXIMATELY 4:00 P.M., THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT NARCOTICS UNIT EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT IN THE 7800 BLOCK OF WESLEY ROAD IN MACHESNEY PARK.

A SEARCH OF THE RESIDENCE WAS CONDUCTED AND AN AMOUNT OF COCAINE AND UNITED STATES CURRENCY WERE LOCATED.

FURTHER INVESTIGATION WAS CONDUCTED AT A STORAGE FACILITY IN THE 7300 BLOCK OF NORTH ALPINE ROAD IN LOVES PARK WHERE A HANDGUN AND AN AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA WERE LOCATED.

IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE HANDGUN WAS STOLEN OUT OF ROCKFORD. THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL WAS ARRESTED AND LODGED IN THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY JAIL:

~TODD M. ANDERSON (12/2/82) OF MACHESNEY PARK.
-POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM
-UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON BY A FELON
-POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
-POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER CANNABIS 500-2,000 GRAMS

THE CHARGES AGAINST TODD M. ANDERSON ARE MERELY ACCUSATIONS AND HE IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Police Working A Scene, Possible Raid




 


Several sources are reporting a scene that involves numerous police from several agencies. It happened this afternoon near Mulberry ad Forest.

Several officers are on scene.  We have been told it was a possible raid.  We have been told it was for an alleged murder suspect. But again, police have yet to confirm anything.

Several officers with their guns drawn, is all we can confirm.

Police rarely ever releases information since encrypting, so do not expect any updates. If the police release info on this, we will post the update.

Video below by T.H. Viewer discretion advised (Language)