Rockford Scanner™: Skid Loader Stolen From Byron


From RS Source Kraig Lindquist  :
“Reward to anyone who can lead me in the direction of a thief who stole my father’s skid loader yesterday Monday between 2:20pm an 3:50 pm I have 2000 cash, 100 dollar bills that leads me to this pos punk!!!!

Its a 2010 262c Caterpillar rubber tire with forks onto as attachment right now 505hrs thanks. Stolen from byron…  It was taken out of our yard between 2 20 and 310. It was seen on a flat bed truck heading east on Oak grove rd. Cameras may help us, if anyone can check theirs. If its brought back, no questions.”



Rockford Scanner™: Ogle County Board Chairman has been found dead in his home


Sources are reporting an Ogle County Board Chairman has been found dead in his home.

Reports are saying 66-year-old Kim Gouker,   was found dead in his home.

No other information at this time. 



Rockford Scanner™: Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County

Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County. 

In the past police have labeled the following crimes under “In Progress”: Murders, Shootings, Stabbings, Robberies, Home Invasions, Death Investigations, Etc… 



Rockford Scanner™: Skydiving Accident, 1 Victim Flown From The Scene By Emergency Helicopter

Details are still minimal.

We have been told about a skydiving accident that happened yesterday near Rochelle.

Reports of a veteran skydiver that had a student attached.

The chute malfunctioned.  The 2 victims spiraled down to the ground.

1 Person was reported to have been flown by an emergency helicopter from the scene.   No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: We Want To Hear About Your Paranormal Experience!


I am wanting to do some stories on local paranormal encounters in and around the Winnebago County areas. 

If you had an experience with a possible ghost, bigfoot, ufo, or anything else strange in or around the Winnebago County area.
I would like to hear from you!

Is your house haunted?  Are you a 1st responder who saw or experienced a paranormal encounter?  Saw a ghost?  Been to Bloods Point?
We want to hear about your experience!

We will definitely keep everyone anonymous.  Privacy is our number one key. We know coming forward and telling your story my be hard for some. There is no worries, we will keep you ANONYMOUS. 

Please email us at
with your experience. 

#1 Your expereince 
#2 Location
#3 Date/Time
#4 Your name or anonymous


Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Running From Police


On 07/09/19 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a blue GMC truck traveling south at the 4000 block of North IL Rte. 2. the vehicle then continued to increase its speed in attempt to elude the Deputies.

After investigation, Danny Roos, age 63 of Oregon, was arrested for Fleeing/Attempt to Elude a Police Officer. Roos was also issued citations for a Non Functional Registration Light and Speeding 15-20 MPH Over the Speed Limit.

Roos was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into The Rear Of A Cement Truck


On July 10, 2019 AT 3:06 PM Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and Rochelle Fire and Ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Rt. 251 and Bethel Road.

A Kia Serento driven by Savanna M. Von Oepen, age 23 of Dekalb was Northbound on Rt 251 when it lost control crossing over the center line and striking the rear of a Southbound cement truck driven by Jordan J. Lumbreras, age 21 of Belvidere.

Both Von Oepen and Lumbreras refused medical treatment at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Motorcyclist Crashes Into A Tree


Sources are reporting a bad motorcycle accident. 

It happened around 1 pm today in the 10500 block of Route 2.

Reports of a motorcycle that had crashed head on into a tree near this location.  A person was reported to be injured and laying in the nearby ditch. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.  Police had the road shut down. It is unknown if the road is still shut down or if it has reopened yet. The cause of the accident is under investigation.




Rockford Scanner™: Three People Injured After A Stabbing At Grubsteakers


On 06/18/19 at 2043 hours Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at Grubsteakers, Rt. 251 and Rt 64.

Responding deputy located a male who bleeding profusely from a stab wound to the leg and immediately provided medical attention to him.

A second male, identified as William Shively age 36 of Ocala, FL, was also on scene and had minor injuries was taken into custody.

A female on scene had minor injuries from an altercation with Shively.

All three subjects were transported to Rochelle Community Hospital and treated for their injuries.

After further investigation, Shively was charged with aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, and battery. Shively was transported to Ogle County Jail where he remained in lieu of bond.



Rockford Scanner™: Several Arrested/Ticketed For Traffic in Ogle County

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

On 05-23-2019 at 10:20 p.m., Deputies conducted a traffic stop at IL 251 and Mowers Rd, on a blue Ford Explorer.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Steve B. Harris, age 51 of Rochelle, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Reckless Driving.  Harris also received citations for Speeding, No Insurance, No Seat Belt, Failure to Notify SOS of Address Change, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, No Headlights When Required, and  Improper Lane Usage.  Harris was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

No Valid Drivers License

On 05-25-19 at approximately 0043 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 6000 block of East Illinois Rt 64. After further investigation Arturo Quiroz-Salinas, age 67 of Mount Morris was placed under arrest for No Valid Drivers License. Quiroz-Salinas was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.


On 05/25/19 at 0030 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2009 Subaru for failure to signal  at the intersection of 8th Ave and 1st street in Rochelle.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Chad Wilcox 37 of Franklin Grove for DUI and violation of the Illinois concealed carry law.  Wilcox also received citations for illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to signal.  Wilcox was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Driving While License Suspended

On 05-24-19, while patrolling the 8000 block of N Freeport road, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a silver Dodge Grand Caravan.  After conducting an investigation, Nicholas Davis, age 35 of Freeport, was placed into custody for Driving While License Suspended. Davis was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was issued an additional citation for improper lane usage and held in lieu of bond. 


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