Rockford Scanner™: Mercy Health Explains What MD-1 Is


From Mercy Health:
What is MD-1?
We get asked this a lot!

Mercyhealth MD-1 is 24/7/365 physician staffed prehospital response vehicle available to respond with EMS and assist with patients for 15 counties in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois (Rock County, Walworth County, Rockford area). The MD-1 program launched in 2013 has grown to four response vehicles staffed by an EMS medical director, Dr. Jay MacNeal, and seven associate medical directors: Drs. Chris Wistrom, Todd Daniello, Sean Marquis, John Pakiela, Matt Smetana, Jen Gibson-Chambers, and Mitch Sheley.

MD-1 physicians support EMS providers with bedside teaching, training and physician response to critical patients.

All MD-1 physicians have served in fire, EMS or law enforcement at some point during their careers. The physicians also staff our emergency departments to retain their skill set and work on the receiving end of our EMS system.

MD-1 carries equipment and medications not routinely carried or even allowed on paramedic ambulances. Ultrasound, chest tubes, central lines, an amputation kit and junctional tourniquets are just some of the extra equipment carried.

MD-1 does not bill the patient or EMS agency. It transports with EMS to the nearest appropriate destination, and when requested to respond, works with all EMS providers regardless of their medical direction.

Pictured below are MD-1 physicians, Drs. Marquis and Sheley at Country Thunder Music Festival Twin Lakes WI where they provided medical care alongside Medix Ambulance Service crews to festival goers, onsite. This onsite care helped reduce the burden on the local emergency departments where the majority of patients were treated and released, instead of transported to the emergency department.


Rockford Scanner™: One Person Taken To The Hospital After A Fire In Rockford


One Person Taken To The Hospital After A Fire In Rockford. 

Just before midnight a mattress was on fire inside a residence in the 1900 block of 16th ave.  A mattress caught on fire inside the residence. The mattress was taken outside into the yard. One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire was quickly under control.


Rockford Scanner™: Scene On The West Side


Sources are reporting a scene on the West side. 

It happened around 9:30 near Woodlawn and Maple.

We have been told there was a chase near this location.  Reports of medical on scene.  We can not confirm anything, other than several emergency personnel are on scene. No other information.



Rockford Scanner™: Small Child Drowned In A Pool, In South Beloit


Sources are reporting a small child has drowned in South Beloit over the weekend.  

It happened on Sunday around 2:15 pm in the 14100 block of Kirane ct in South Beloit.   

We have been told a small child approx. 4 years old has drowned in a swimming pool near this location. 

Police have yet to release information on this.



Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel Searching For A Missing Person At A Local Park

Update: Police have yet to release information or a photo. But we have been told he is a man in his 60’s with white hair.

Sources are reporting a lot of police working a scene in Rock Cut State Park. 

For the last few hours now, several emergency personnel including a police K-9 are assisting in searching for a missing man out at the park. 

Police have not released any info. on the missing man, or a photo.

The man is believed to be suffering from a medical condition.

No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Falls 3 Stories From A Roof in Roscoe, Medical Helicopter Dispatched

Sources are reporting a man has fallen at least 3 stories from a roof this morning in Roscoe while trying to install an exhaust fan on a roof.

Source said: “Male in his 30’s fell approximately 35 feet from the roof while installing an exhaust fan on the roof at American Aluminum in Roscoe at 8:30 this morning.

Fire Marshall’s were there for an inspection when it happened. He did not have a safety harness on. When paramedics came, he had an approximate 4′ pool of blood around his head. He’s in bad shape!

A medical helicopter went on standby and was en route to the scene, when they decided to cancel the helicopter and transport via an ambulance, because they needed to rush him to the emergency room because of the severity of the injuries.”


Rockford Scanner™: Infant Has Head Injuries After Landing on Concrete With Their Head, Medical Staff Needs Help With Combative Person At The Scene

Sources are reporting a scene near the 1400 block of Andrews st in Rockford.

It happened around 2 pm today in the 1400 block of Andrews.

A 1 year old baby fell out of a stroller and landed on their head on the concrete.  The 1 year old baby was injured. (Head injuries)

Medical was on scene a short time later, and was needing RPD to respond right away, because a party at the scene was combative with the medical staff. RFD was saying they needed RPD there right away.

No other information at the time of writing this.


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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Are Reporting Another Shooting Scene

Sources are reporting another shooting scene.

Reports of a possible shooting victim on 4th ave in Rockford around 10:30 pm.  Several officers and other emergency personnel are on scene and witnesses said  a person was transported on a stretcher to the ambulance.

RPD call log shows it to be a medical assist. 

Unrelated: But sources are reporting 9 other shooting incidents in the area.

Details at


Rockford Scanner™: Recent Crime Recap: Stabbings, Shots Fired, Plus More

Recent call logs from the local police.

Note:  Some violent crimes have been labeled as medical assist.  Many ask why we post them. The answer is simple, police label violent crimes as medical assist in their call logs, and as long as they continue to do so, we will continue to post them.

Also, the recent murder next to the Rockford Police Station District 1 was labeled as a service to other agency non specific. Instead of an aggravated battery. We might start to post those as well since they have begun labeling violent crimes under this topic as well.


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

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.