Rockford Scanner™: Battery victim At The Cherryvale Mall



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Just before 2:30 pm today sources are reporting a fight at the mall.

Officials have confirmed a battery victim at Cherryvale Mall near the American Eagle Outfitters store.

The victim is reported to be an employee at a store in the mall.

No other information at this time.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Several Fire Dept. En ROute To Battle A Possible Apartment Fire



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Sources are reporting a possible apartment fire near 4869 Linden rd. Apartment 222, at the Beacon Hill Apartments.

There is reported to be an apartment on fire near this location.

A couple of local fire departments are en route to assist.

Still developing.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Several Emergency Personnel On Scene Of An Accident With Injuries



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Sources are reporting several emergency personnel on scene of an auto accident in Rockford.

It happened  the bypass, East of S Main.

A grey ford taurus is involved.

Injuries were being reported.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Avoid the area or expect delays.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


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Rockford Scanner™: Cherryvale Mall Being Evacuated, Still Developing



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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

UPDATE: Business is back to normal according to some sources.  Sounds like it was a false fire alarm that triggered the evacuation. Employees are saying the mall is now back open and wanted to thank 1st responders for doing an amazing job.


Sources are reporting the Cherryvale Mall has been evacuated.

Numerous emergency personnel are on scene.

Source that was at the mall said: “Everyone just evacuated from CherryVale Mall due to an Emergency. Unknown as to the incident. Lights flashing all over the mall and loudspeaker announcing “Attention an emergency has occured in the mall please find the nearest exit and evacuate the mall.” Stores are getting everyone out and closing their store gates and locking them. People made to leave the mall.”

Some have even reported the mall being on lockdown.

It is not yet clear exactly what happened. All we can confirm is numerous emergency personnel are working a scene at the mall.

Still developing


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Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries on I-39



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There is a accident on I-39 at MM99 in the Southbound lanes.

Injuries were report, unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Happened earlier today

The cause of the accident is under investigation


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Rockford Scanner™: Two More Bad Accidents In The Rockford Area Tonight



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Sources are reporting some more bad accidents in the area tonight.

  • There is a bad accident in the area of Kilburn and Springfield. One of the vehicles is reported to be in a nearby field. Injuries are being reported.
  • Accident on Harrison and South Mall drive. A car was turning and a truck allegedly ran a red light and hit the smaller car. Injuries are reported.


  • Alpine and Newberg
  • Here is an update from the RPD on a recent accident: On Wednesday December 19th, 2018 at 7:28pm, Rockford Officer’s responded to 3201 Gilbert Ave in reference to an attempted robbery. Through further investigation, they learned that the suspect called in a pizza delivery for that address and attempted to rob the pizza delivery person in the parking lot. The suspect held a loaded rifle magazine in his hand, pointed it at the delivery person, and demanded property from him. A struggle ensued between both individuals prior to the suspect fleeing on foot southbound. No property was taken and the victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 27-35 years of age, 5’08”, 155 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.


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Rockford Scanner™: Couple Of Bad Accidents With Injuries Being Reported



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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

Sources are reporting a couple of bad accidents in the area today.

The first one happened by CherryVale Mall. It appears a mail truck was possibly involved in the accident. But not yet confirmed. Injuries were reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Another accident happened on I 90 near mile marker 21 1/2 which is near Irene Road. A car and a semi have collided near this area. Injuries were reported. Heavy damage to the car is being reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Another accident is being reported near Latham and N Main

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Grinch Hits The Rockford Area Again, Package Thieves Hitting Hard Again



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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

Several sources are reporting several incidents of people “Grinch”  stealing packages from peoples porches.

Here are just a few locations that were hit recently:

  •  Around 3:30 pm today a skinny black male over 6 feet tall wearing a gray knit cap, dark jacket and pants, white athletic shoes stole a package in the 400 Block of Dawson Ave. right after UPS delivered it. After my neighbors saw him come through the alley and take the package, they yelled at him and when he ran they followed him, along with calling 911 and he got into a newer black Cadillac with chrome trim and lost the vehicle. We wanted people to be aware of these package thieves and if you see this vehicle, please get a license plate and call 911.
  • Shortly before 4pm today my wife caught a package thief dead to rights. It occurred in 2200 block of 22nd St. The guy is a white male between 18-20 yrs old skinny build light brown hair in a bun clean shaven wearing a hoodie. Driving a older red or burgundy mini van with faded paint.
  • N Central ave in Rockford
  • Old River rd  near Roscoe/Rockton
  • Limestone in Loves Park
  • Mcfarland rd in loves Park
  • Elm st in Durnad
  • Clark st in S Beloit
  • Hunter rd near Roscoe

All these locations we been told have had packages stolen from their porches.

If you see someone stealing, get their description and also their license plates.

Head sup, some been using stolen license plates, so follow them while calling 911.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Areas of dense freezing fog have formed in our area



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Areas of dense freezing fog will persist over portions of northern and central Illinois through mid to late this morning before likely dissipating. Be alert for rapidly changing visibility and possible slick/icy conditions on some roadways. Reduce speed, increase following distance, and use low beams when driving in dense fog. Check road conditions and allow extra travel time for your commute.


Areas of dense freezing fog have formed between Chicago and Rockford. This area of dense freezing fog is forecast to expand in coverage over the next several hours.

Those traveling tonight, should be prepared to encounter drastically reduced visibilities. In addition, temperatures are well below freezing, which will result in patchy icy spots forming, mainly on bridges and overpasses.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Another Wolf Sighting in Winnebago County


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Another Wolf Sighting in Winnebago County

Sources are reporting another wolf has been sighted in Winnebago County a short time ago.

It happened near Trainer rd and Fincham in Rockford.   Sources reporting they saw a wolf run in front of them and into the nearby wooded area.

IDNR and a local group have been monitoring the wolf pack movements in the Winnebago and Boone Counties recently.

Several reports of wolves have been sighted.

There are 3 confirmed wolf packs in our area.  In the Beloit area, By Distillery rd, and another pack near Cherry Valley according to the IDNR and sources that monitor the wolves and their packs.

The wolves have not hurt any humans in our area.

If you see a wolf, you are supposed to report it to the DNR at
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SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) remind the public that the Service�s recent action removing federal Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in portions of the Midwest has changed the status of wolves in Illinois north of Interstate 80. While wolves dispersing from northern states into Illinois are rare, any gray wolves in Illinois found north of I-80 are listed as threatened under state law, while those south of the interstate remain federally endangered. The change becomes effective January 27, 2012.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed ESA protection for the gray wolf in portions of the western Great Lakes because wolves in the core recovery states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have exceeded recovery goals and no longer need the protection of the Act to survive. In areas where wolves were delisted, which includes parts of adjoining states like northern Illinois where wolves may possibly disperse, states and tribes are now responsible for wolf management. The Service will oversee wolf population monitoring efforts for at least five years to ensure wolves continue to thrive.

Despite the upcoming January 27, 2012 Federal Status change of wolves within the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment [includes all counties north of I-80 in Illinois], wolves remain a protected species throughout the entire State of Illinois. Gray wolves continue to be listed as state-threatened throughout Illinois [by law, specimens listed as state-threatened receive the full protection of the State of Illinois� Endangered Species Protection Act], which means it is unlawful for hunters or others to take or possess wolves anywhere in the State. In addition, wolves shall remain protected as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act in Illinois south of I-80 [outside of the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment] for the foreseeable future. See www.fws.gov/midwest/wolf for further details on the status of gray wolves in Illinois and other areas in the Midwest.

In the past 10 years, Illinois hunters and others have encountered wolves in the state on various occasions, including a wolf struck by a car in McHenry County near Chain O�Lakes State Park in 2005. The potential for range expansion will continue as long as habitat and food sources are available.

While it is unlikely that Illinois citizens will encounter a wolf in the wild, they are encouraged to contact the Illinois DNR at 217-782-6302 if they suspect they have seen one.

Wolves resemble coyotes but are taller, heavier, and have other characteristics that set them apart (go to http://www.fws.gov/midwest/wolf/aboutwolves/index.htm#biology for more information on wolf biology and identification).

Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes were once nearly gone, with wolves surviving only in Minnesota. Under ESA protection and recovery programs, gray wolves have expanded into Michigan and Wisconsin, and the region�s population has rebounded. There are an estimated 2,921 wolves in Minnesota, 782 in Wisconsin, and 687 in Michigan. Wolves occasionally disperse into adjoining states but no packs have been established in the Midwest outside the core recovery states.

During the time wolves in the western Great Lakes were delisted (from March 12, 2007, to September 29, 2008, and from May 4, 2009, to July 1, 2009) the wolf population remained stable under state management; illegal killing of wolves dropped in Wisconsin and remained the same in Michigan (no data are available for Minnesota).

For more information on gray wolves in the Midwest, go to www.fws.gov/midwest/wolf. For information on Illinois� state and threatened wildlife, go to http://dnr.state.il.us/espb.