Via Scanner Traffic:
A caller is reporting they have a 7 foot sinkhole in their backyard in the 300 block of Winona Drive in Machesney Park. The caller said the hole is growing bigger.
Around 5 pm today the HRFD were dispatched to the KFC on 173.
Scanner traffic said there was a fully engulfed vehicle at the KFC
When the HRFD arrived on scene they confirmed a fully engulfed vehicle that was close to the building. Unknown if the building sustained any damage.
At 5:14 pm they said they are 10-74
Around 11 PM several officers were dispatched to an address on Langley in Machesney Park.
Scanner traffic said a subject was attempting to break into a garage. The homeowners were able to briefly detain the alleged suspect in the backyard and wrestled with the suspect and trying to detain them, until police arrived. The suspect took off on foot and was captured after a brief chase in the 9500 block of Gary.
Tina Swain Paris : “Suspect broke into my van and my neighbors garage. Husband caught him in my van and chased him and tackled him to the ground. I feel violated. Cant feel safe anywhere.”
Several Rockford Scanner fans said there are multiple officers, crime scene unit, and crime scene tape in the area of Elm and Maple in Machesney Park.
At the time of writing this, it was not yet known what is going on.
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Around 5 pm today officers were dispatched for an accident that happened near N Alpine and Polaris. A boat trailer slid off the vehicle and crashed into a yard on the east side of the roadway. Sounds like it may have hit a house also, but not confirmed. The Red boat did crash into a pole. No injuries were reported.
Have you considered becoming a firefighter? Do you want to serve the community you live or work in? The North Park Fire Protection District will be starting a recruit academy in early 2017. If you’re interested, please call the office at 815-636-3051 and provide us your mailing address and name so we can send you information regarding our upcoming open house/orientation on December 3rd detailing what it takes to wear the North Park name on your back as a firefighter on our department.
Keep in mind we don’t hire full time firefighters, but there are opportunities to work part-time weekday shifts once you’re experienced enough. We rely solely on our volunteer staffing to cover evenings and weekends. We require that you pass a drug test, Illinois State Police criminal background check, our version of the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test), a written exam and be willing to dedicate yourself to meeting our attendance requirements for training and responses. In return we’ll train you, give you some fantastic opportunities to better yourself and invite you to be a part of the North Park Fire brother and sisterhood.
The Parks Chamber “Light Up the Parks” Holiday Parade
Sunday, Nov. 20th, 4:45 pm
The parade route will travel from Schneider Electric parking lot on Clifford Ave., turn north on Elm Ave., turn left onto Roosevelt Rd., cross N. 2nd St. & will disassemble in the south side parking lot of the Machesney Towne Center.