Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Accident Near Rock County

On Tuesday, 04/16/19 at approximately 1341 hours, Deputies from the Rock & Walworth County Sheriff’s Offices responded to a report of a 2 vehicle crash on E. USH 11/14 at S. CTH C in Bradford Township. Fire and EMS Personnel from Clinton and Darien also responded along with MD-1, a first response medical doctor from Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center in Janesville, WI.

The investigation shows a 2007 Mercury Milan, driven by an 85 year old male from Fontana, WI was traveling northbound on S. CTH C when he failed to stop for the stop sign at E. USH 11/14. The Milan entered the intersection and was struck broad side (T-Bone) by an eastbound 2018 Chrysler Pacifica operated by a 76 year old male from Delavan, WI. The impact of the collision pushed both vehicles onto a vacant business lot to the northeast of the intersection.

The 85 year old male was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center where he was pronounced deceased at 1510 hours. The 76 year old male and his 70 year old wife were also transported to Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center where they were treated and released with minor injuries. All three individuals had been wearing seat-belts prior to the crash.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to reconstruct the crash, which remains under investigation. E. USH 11/14 remained open during the on scene investigation. No citations or arrests are anticipated at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Man Shot During An Armed Robbery, Police Investigating

On 4-17-19 at 1:03AM Janesville Police were sent to the 400 block of N. Terrace for a subject with a gunshot wound.

Upon investigation officers found a 48 yr old male resident at 441 N. Terrace St. with a gunshot wound to his hand.

The victim stated a person tried to rob him at gunpoint. The victim and suspect struggled over the gun resulting in the gun being discharged into the victim’s hand. The victim claims the suspect fled the area on foot.

Officers set up a perimeter and conducted a K9 track with no find on the suspect. The victim appears to have been targeted and there is no danger to the public.

The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital where he was treated and released. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call Rock County Dispatch at 757-2244


Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Scene Near S. Beloit, Avoid The Area

Sources are reporting a serious accident scene near S. Beloit

It happened around 2:05 am near Willowbrook and Stateline.

Reports of a serious accident near this location and injuries were being reported.  Reports of multiple people are unconscious.

This sounds like a pretty bad accident, so you want to avoid the area for several hours.

This is still developing.

Check back later for possible updates.


Rockford Scanner™: Victim Shot 3 Times In A Bar, Still Developing

Update from BPD:

We are announcing the arrest of Daniel T. Blackshear, 26, of Indianapolis, on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in connection to the April 14 shooting at Rooney’s Pub, 65 Portland Ave.

We appreciate the assistance of the U.S. Marshals who took Blackshear into custody yesterday in Indiana.

Our investigation identified Blackshear as the individual who shot a  Beloit man just after 1 a.m. April 14.

A 36-year-old Beloit man is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot several times inside of Rooney’s Pub, 65 Portland Ave., at 1:02 a.m. today.

We are actively investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting. Detectives are working to identify the shooter, who fled the area in a dark-colored SUV.

We believe the shooter was acquainted with the victim and is not an ongoing risk to the community. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information about suspects or the SUV should call us at 608-757-2244

Shooting victim at a Beloit Bar

Around 1 am several emergency personnel were dispatched to Rooney’s Pub & Grub at 65 Portland Ave, Beloit, Wi, for a shooting victim.

The victim was reportedly shot inside the bar. The victim was shot 3 times. Unknown on the victims condition.

Suspect is a black male, 25-30, 5’7″-5’8″, thin build,  dark blue zipped up hoodie, skinny jeans.

No other information at this time.

Source: Beloit Scanner

There was a show there tonight, see below


Rockford Scanner™: Felony Suspect Taken Into Custody With Assist of Drone

On 04-08-19 at approximately 8:27pm a Janesville officer responded to 303 S. Ringold to speak with Ryan Weaver regarding a retail theft incident. Unbeknownst to the officer, Weaver was wanted for a probation violation. Weaver exited the house through a back door of his home to avoid being taken into custody.

Officers set up a perimeter around the area and deployed the departments UAV/Drone to search for Weaver. The UAV picked up an unusual heat signature between a nearby house and shed. Officers responded to the location and found Weaver hiding. Weaver was taken into custody for the felony probation violation without incident and held at the Rock County Jail. Weaver is on probation for delivery of narcotics.

Arrested: Ryan C. Weaver 30yrs old
Charge: Probation Violation

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Due to the potential for severe weather on Thursday, the Wisconsin Statewide Tornado Drill has been postponed until Friday, April 12th. Citizens should note that any warnings issued Thursday are not part of a drill, and are real warnings of severe weather.

On Friday, a mock tornado watch will be issued at 1:00 p.m. followed by a statewide mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m.

Many radio and TV stations across the state will issue the test tornado warnings. In addition, mock alerts will be issued on NOAA Weather Radios and many communities will sound their tornado sirens to test their emergency severe weather plans.

Later, a mock tornado warning will be issued at 6:45 p.m. to give families and second shift workers a chance to practice their emergency plans.

The Rock County Outdoor Warning Sirens will be activated at 1:45 pm and 6:45 pm for the drill. The National Weather Service indicated that there is no threat of severe weather on Friday therefore the testing will go on as planned for Friday.


Rockford Scanner™: 5 Year old Boy Shot In Beloit

BPD: We are investigating the circumstances that led to a 5-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself in the hand with a small caliber handgun in the 500 block of Highland Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The boy was transported to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. He has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injury.

The incident remains under investigation. We are also working with Child Protective Services in regard to this investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: 5 Injured After A School Bus Hits A Tree In The Parking Lot Of A Local Police Department

This morning  6:55 am, units were dispatched to the parking lot of the Beloit PD for a bus that had hit a fire hydrant and a tree.

Police officers and FD Chief Wright were first on scene and found approximately 20 kids and the driver still on the bus.

Triage was completed and injuries were tended to. Four students and the driver were transported to the hospital.

We would like to thank the Turner School District employees for their rapid response and professionalism to this incident.



Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Crashes As He Flees Police

On 04-02-19 at 3:34 a.m., a Janesville Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle at N. Franklin and Centerway, for an equipment violation. The vehicle fled from the officer at a high rate of speed and crashed into a group of trees at Franklin/Mineral Pt. after traveling only 0.1 mile. The driver fled on foot from the vehicle and was apprehended in the 400 block of N. Jackson.

The driver was identified as Reginald Cole. Cole was treated and released from a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries that he sustained in the accident. Cole was arrested for Fleeing an Officer, OWI 1st Offense, Obstructing, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and several traffic charges. Cole was held at the Rock County Jail pending his initial court appearance.


Reginald T. Cole
50 year old male
Janesville resident


Fleeing an Officer
OWI 1st Offense
Possession of Drug Pa raphernalia
Reckless Driving
Hit and Run


Rockford Scanner™: Pregnant Female injured During An Accident in Beloit

From our friends at Beloit Scanner: Beloit police witnessed a bad accident on the Hendricks Memorial Bridge around 11:30 pm.

A pregnant female is injured. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Numerous emergency personnel are on scene and have the area blocked off.

Please avoid the area.