Rockford Scanner™: 2 Arrested For Drugs, After Spiking The Drink Of A Illinois State Trooper




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

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Rockford Scanner™: Scene in Loves Park



 

Sources are reporting several officers and medical are working a scene in Loves Park.

It happened this evening on Timberleaf ct.

Police confirmed a medical assist call.

Update: Neighbors said it was an Over Dose call.

Note: Sources originally said it appeared to be a possible shooting scene and thought they heard some gunshots just prior to the emergency personnel arriving.





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Rockford Scanner™: Victim seriously injured after a loose dog that bit the victim




Sources are reporting a serious dog bite in Rockford.

It happened just before 2 PM today near Longwood.

A person was bitten by a loose dog in the area of Longwood  in Rockford.

The injuries were reported to be serious. It is not yet known if they are life-threatening. The dog was still loose in the area. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Two police officers injured during a police chase in Rockford




Rockford police just release information on an incident that happened over the weekend that injured two police officers.

It happened Saturday night just before 7 PM, Rockford police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper lane usage and speeding near N. Central Ave. and W. Jefferson St.

A Rockford police K-9 unit then conducted a check of the vehicle, which alerted officers to possible narcotics. The suspect was later identified as 32-year-old Deangelo Statam who fled on foot.

After a brief foot chase and a scuffle with the Rockford Police Department, he was taken into custody in the 200 block of N. Central Ave.

During the foot chase he discarded an item,  and the Rockford police were able to recover it and contain a substance believed to be crack cocaine.

During the incident two officers were injured and treated at a local hospital.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Scene Near Roscoe, Crime Scene Unit On Scene




Sources are reporting a scene ner Roscoe.

It happened yesterday around 5:30 pm.

Sources said officers along with the crime scene unit were on the scene.

Police said it is a “Medical Assist” at 7700 block of Chantelle at 5:26 pm

Police wouldn’t say specifics. But in the past they have labeled the following violent crimes as “Medical Assists”;

  • Murders
  • Shootings
  • Stabbing
  • Kidnappings
  • Overdoses

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Person Breaking Up A Dog Fight, Bitten Multiple Times




Sources are reporting a person bitten by a dog in Loves Park.

It happened just before noon today on Evans ave in Loves Park.

There was a dog fight and a person was trying to break the dog fight up. In the process of breaking up the dog fight, they were bitten multiple times.

The victim was transported to a local ER. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.  No other information at this time.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Scene Involving The US Marshalls in Rockford, Possible Shooting




RS Source

UPDATE:

(AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said.

Floyd E. Brown, 39, was arrested hours after the crash in central Illinois, State Trooper Sean Ramsey said. Officers employed flash grenades to disable Brown after trying for hours to negotiate with him to surrender, police said.

Brown, of Springfield, was taken to a hospital to be treated for several injuries. It wasn’t immediately known what caused the injuries, Ramsey said.

Brown is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old Deputy Jacob Keltner, a 12 ½-year veteran of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in northern Illinois. Keltner was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours after he was shot, spokesman David Dezane said.

Police said a 25-year-old woman described as an acquaintance of Brown suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening after being hit with one of Brown’s rounds. She was treated at a hospital and released.

No shots were fired by law enforcement during the incident, authorities said.

The shootings happened Thursday morning at a hotel as a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force tried to serve Brown with an arrest warrant for burglary and parole violation charges. Brown fled the hotel in Rockford in Winnebago County, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Chicago, and traveled about 170 miles (274 kilometers) to Logan County in central Illinois, police said.

Prosecutors in Winnebago County in northern Illinois initially issued a warrant with $5 million bond against Brown for attempted murder. State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross said the charge was upgraded to first-degree murder after Keltner died. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office said Brown also will face a federal murder charge in the death of the deputy, who was assisting federal law enforcement when he was shot.

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim called Keltner a “great guy” whose father and brother serve in law enforcement in suburban Chicago.

“Jake was a fine young man who leaves a wife and two young children,” Prim said. “We are going to miss him.”

Keltner was the first officer in the department to die in the line of duty in three years, Prim said.

From 2009 to 2019, 73 officers were killed nationwide while attempting to serve warrants, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a nonprofit group that keeps track of officer fatalities nationwide.


ILLINOIS STATE POLICE PURSUE AND ARREST WANTED SUSPECT

After a Multi-County Pursuit and a Six- Hour Standoff Wanted Suspect is now in ISP Custody

Springfield, IL- On March 7, 2019, at approximately 9:15 a.m. Illinois State Police (ISP) officials responded to the Extended Stay America Hotel in Rockford, Illinois to assist with reports of an Active Shooter.

At some point during the ongoing incident at the hotel, the suspect fled the area in his vehicle. At approximately, 10:45 a.m., ISP District 6 Troopers spotted the suspect traveling on Interstate 39 at Milepost 8, and a pursuit ensued; during the pursuit, the suspect displayed a rifle. The pursuit lasted approximately thirty minutes at speeds well in excess of 100 mph in inclement weather and adverse road conditions. The pursuit came to an end on Interstate 55 at Milepost 132.5, after which ISP officers on scene struck the suspect’s vehicle in an attempt to terminate the pursuit for the safety of the public.

After the suspect’s vehicle was struck, the vehicle came to a rest in a ditch. The suspect exited and re-entered the vehicle, before proceeding to barricade himself inside of the vehicle for approximately 6 hours. Additional ISP officers, including ISP SWAT personnel and ISP crisis negotiators, as well as various other law enforcement agencies assisted in various aspects of the incident including the following: Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshal Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, McLean County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Department, Bloomington Police Department, and the Lincoln Police Department.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect is being transported to a local area hospital for non-life threatening injuries he sustained during the crash. The suspect is currently in ISP custody, and will eventually be turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“First and foremost, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the family of Deputy Keltner,” stated ISP Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly. “The men and women of the Illinois State Police, including responding Troopers from District 16, District 1, District 15, District 6, District 8, and District 9, all responded with seamless professionalism alongside the law enforcement of this state. ISP’s SWAT team in particular showed incredible tactical restraint, bravery and boldness today. This dark day has come to an end, and this defendant can now be brought to justice,” concluded Acting Director Kelly.


Police did a press conference around 6:30 pm

UPDATE: Suspect is now in custody. (Unknown on his status)

The officer has passed away. Officer Jacob Keltner.  The sheriff’s deputy was critically wounded and later died. He had been with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years and had been part of the United States Marshal Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force since 2014


Video by Verna Santiago


Two confirmed victims.  One police officer and also a female.  Suspect is now wanted for an attempted murder on a police officer and is now wanted on a $5 million dollar bond.  He is still currently held up in his crashed vehicle in Logan County. Swat has surrounded the vehicle and are negotiating with the alleged suspect. He is reportedly waving a white towel, which means surrender. But is not yet in custody.


ISP is Assisting with Active Shooter Incident which began in Rockford, IL. ISP officers engaged in a pursuit with the suspect. The suspect is currently stationary inside of his vehicle on I-55 SB at MP 133 in Logan County. I-55 NB and SB at this location are temporarily shut down. Route 66 is also temporarily shut down. ISP SWAT is on scene and crisis negotiation officers are en route.

Reports from troopers involved in the chase, which reached speeds over 100 mph, said the suspect crashed his car near Lincoln around 11:30 a.m. but was refusing to leave his car. One report said he was pointing a rifle out the car.

A SWAT team has been called in, and all lanes of I-55 have been shut down.

“The suspect is currently stationary inside of his vehicle on I-55 southbound at mile post 133 in Logan County,” the state police said in a statement. “SWAT is on scene and crisis negotiation officers are en route.”

Reports are saying the officer is a  McHenry County sheriff’s officer that is a part of the US Marshal task force and is in serious condition at the new hospital on E Riverside.


Suspect crashed into a ravine. Police have the suspect surrounded. They are trying to negotiate with the suspect. He is reported to be waving a white towel in the air. Still developing.

Sources are reporting: State police have shut down interstate 55 outside of Lincoln Illinois at mile marker 132 currently a negotiating team


Attempted murder on a police officer in Rockford. Suspect is Floyd Brown and in a Silver vehicle with a plate of or similar to BF13112 or a temp plate of 485U256 . He is the alleged shooter at the hotel on N Bell School, for the active shooter scene. Armed with a rifle. This is the suspect info, please share.  Police have confirmed this is the suspect and who they are currently searching for.

UPDATE:  Suspect vehicle wrecked and is in a ravine. Unknown on the status of the suspect.

Sources said US Marshall service fugitive taskforce officer was shot.
He was serving a warrant to a fugitive.


A source told us the alleged suspect may have gotten away in a  gray or silver mercury. Possible plate number of BF13112.  2006 mercury 4 door. Suspect is a black male named Floyd Brown and is wanted for attempted murder on a police officer.
(Police have yet to confirm this)


Police confirmed an “Active Shooter” situation. And advised the public to avoid the area.  One confirmed victim, Possible multiple victims. Sources said an officer may be one of the victims, but police have yet to confirm this.  Numerous police, Fire, Medical, SWAT, etc… are on scene.


Sources are reporting numerous police including the US Marshalls.

It happened in the 700 block of N Bell School, on the 3rd floor of the Extended Stay Hotel.

Sources said there are numerous police, US Marshalls, and also medical on scene. Including three ambulances.

We have unconfirmed reports saying this is a possible shooting scene.
Again, not confirmed yet.

Confirmed “Officers in Distress”   via sources, unknown what exactly what that means. But sources said at least one officer is injured.

Sources are reporting this is an active shooter scene.
Again, not yet confirmed.

All we can confirm is a major scene at the hotel and pretty much the whole police force is on scene, from several jurisdictions.

Still developing.

UPDATE: We been told the new hospital on E Riverside is on lockdown, one of the victims has been transported to this location.  Several emergency personnel are on scene.

Video via RS Source





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Sources: ABC7Chicago, Governor Pritzker, RPD, ISP, Fox32, WGN, Winnebago COunty States Attorney Office, Witnesses at the scene, AP, Sources, and police scanner.

Rockford Scanner™:”Medical Assist” At A Local Walmart





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Sources reporting a scene at the Walmart near Roscoe/Rockton.

It happened around 5 pm today.

Police have only said this is a “Medical Assist” call and as you know they are encrypted and have not released any information.

Sources at the store said there was an altercation and a person was stabbed. As you know, we can not yet confirm this, due to the lack of police transparency and encryption.

Another source said it was an ill person.

Check back later for possible updates.

As you know since encrypting, the local police have labeled many violent crimes, as medical assists. Including murders.
(Police say it is the way the dispatchers add it to their system)

Rockford Scanner has reached out to the police several hours ago, for more information. They still have yet to contact us or give us any information.

Ashley Burtman

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Medical Marijuana: Enrollment in the state’s Opioid Alternative Pilot Program began Thursday





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(AP) — Illinois dispensaries have begun to process applications for medical marijuana through a state pilot program that offers patients access to the drug as an alternative to opioids.

Enrollment in the state’s Opioid Alternative Pilot Program began Thursday, The State Journal-Register reported.

The state Department of Public Health’s program will allow medical marijuana to be used in place of prescription painkillers. Patients previously had to have one of about 40 conditions, such as cancer or AIDS, to qualify for medical marijuana.

State officials hope the program will reduce opioid overdoses deaths. There were more than 2,000 opioid overdose deaths in Illinois in 2017, according to a report from the state Department of Public Health. The number of deaths has steadily increased from about 1,200 in 2014, the report said.

The expanded medical marijuana access is expected to double the number of medical marijuana users over the next year, said Dan Linn, the executive director of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws. The increased availability could help patients manage their pain more safely, he said.

“We think that this could save people’s lives, and we’re not exaggerating,” Linn said.

To qualify for the pilot program, patients must be certified by a doctor. Patients can then register for the program at a dispensary or the local health department for a $10 fee. People who qualify for the program must visit a doctor every 90 days in order to renew the certification.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com






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Rockford Scanner™: One Person Shot In Pecatonica, Police Investigating





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Sources are reporting a victim was shot this afternoon.

Sources said a person was shot in the hand in the 7400 block of  Best rd.
That is in Pecatonica.

Unknown if it is self inflicted, or suspect information.

Update: After we posted this. Someone said he was not shot, but the gun somehow exploded in his hand.  Unconfirmed.

Police said this was a medical assist call.

No other details at this time.


 

 






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