Rockford Scanner™: Automobile accident with injuries near South Beloit



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Around 3:10 AM this morning emergency personnel were responding to an automobile accident with injuries near South Beloit.

It happened in the area of Blackhawk and  Gardiner.

There’s an automobile accident near this intersection and at least one person is reported to be injured. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Please avoid the area or expect delays

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Several Burglaries in Rural Winnebago County & Shirland Area.



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Source sent us the following:

Friends in the Shirland area of Sharp Rd, Pomeroy Rd., Yale Bridge, Boswell…Happened at 3am this morning on Sharp (the vineyard house).

The owners were home and have cameras all around the house.

Two men with ski masks walked up their driveway, looked in their windows, checked the doors and then broke into their shed that had an alarm and ran.

They also broke into their neighbors shed and stole tools.

3 break in’ s on yale bridge last week.

Pass this on to friends and let’s keep on eye out for each other and be safe!!

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Battery Near Lake Summerset



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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 numerous emergency personnel working a scene in the 1200 block of Lake Summerset rd.

It is not yet clear what happened.  All we can confirm via sources right now, is numerous emergency personnel working a scene near this location.

UPDATE: Police confirmed an Aggravated Battery,
but no other details at this time.


(720 ILCS 5/12-3.05) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-4)
Sec. 12-3.05. Aggravated battery.
(a) Offense based on injury. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
(1) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement.
(2) Causes severe and permanent disability, great

bodily harm, or disfigurement by means of a caustic or flammable substance, a poisonous gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant or agent, a radioactive substance, or a bomb or explosive compound.
(3) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(4) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to an individual 60 years of age or older.
(5) Strangles another individual.
(b) Offense based on injury to a child or person with an intellectual disability. A person who is at least 18 years of age commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly and without legal justification by any means:
(1) causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to any child under the age of 13 years, or to any person with a severe or profound intellectual disability; or
(2) causes bodily harm or disability or disfigurement

to any child under the age of 13 years or to any person with a severe or profound intellectual disability.
(c) Offense based on location of conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she is or the person battered is on or about a public way, public property, a public place of accommodation or amusement, a sports venue, or a domestic violence shelter.
(d) Offense based on status of victim. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she knows the individual battered to be any of the following:
(1) A person 60 years of age or older.
(2) A person who is pregnant or has a physical

disability.
(3) A teacher or school employee upon school grounds

or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(4) A peace officer, community policing volunteer,

fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(5) A judge, emergency management worker, emergency

medical services personnel, or utility worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(6) An officer or employee of the State of Illinois,

a unit of local government, or a school district, while performing his or her official duties.
(7) A transit employee performing his or her official

duties, or a transit passenger.
(8) A taxi driver on duty.
(9) A merchant who detains the person for an alleged

commission of retail theft under Section 16-26 of this Code and the person without legal justification by any means causes bodily harm to the merchant.
(10) A person authorized to serve process under

Section 2-202 of the Code of Civil Procedure or a special process server appointed by the circuit court while that individual is in the performance of his or her duties as a process server.
(11) A nurse while in the performance of his or her

duties as a nurse.
(e) Offense based on use of a firearm. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
(1) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
(2) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or emergency management worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(3) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be emergency medical services personnel:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(4) Discharges a firearm and causes any injury to a

person he or she knows to be a teacher, a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(5) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
(6) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee or emergency management worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(7) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be emergency medical services personnel:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(8) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a teacher, or a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(f) Offense based on use of a weapon or device. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she does any of the following:
(1) Uses a deadly weapon other than by discharge of a

firearm, or uses an air rifle as defined in Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
(2) Wears a hood, robe, or mask to conceal his or her

identity.
(3) Knowingly and without lawful justification shines

or flashes a laser gunsight or other laser device attached to a firearm, or used in concert with a firearm, so that the laser beam strikes upon or against the person of another.
(4) Knowingly video or audio records the offense with

the intent to disseminate the recording.
(g) Offense based on certain conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she does any of the following:
(1) Violates Section 401 of the Illinois Controlled

Substances Act by unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to another and any user experiences great bodily harm or permanent disability as a result of the injection, inhalation, or ingestion of any amount of the controlled substance.
(2) Knowingly administers to an individual or causes

him or her to take, without his or her consent or by threat or deception, and for other than medical purposes, any intoxicating, poisonous, stupefying, narcotic, anesthetic, or controlled substance, or gives to another person any food containing any substance or object intended to cause physical injury if eaten.
(3) Knowingly causes or attempts to cause a

correctional institution employee or Department of Human Services employee to come into contact with blood, seminal fluid, urine, or feces by throwing, tossing, or expelling the fluid or material, and the person is an inmate of a penal institution or is a sexually dangerous person or sexually violent person in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
(h) Sentence. Unless otherwise provided, aggravated battery is a Class 3 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(4), (d)(4), or (g)(3) is a Class 2 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(3) or (g)(1) is a Class 1 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(1) is a Class 1 felony when the aggravated battery was intentional and involved the infliction of torture, as defined in paragraph (14) of subsection (b) of Section 9-1 of this Code, as the infliction of or subjection to extreme physical pain, motivated by an intent to increase or prolong the pain, suffering, or agony of the victim.
Aggravated battery under subdivision (a)(5) is a Class 1 felony if:
(A) the person used or attempted to use a dangerous

instrument while committing the offense; or
(B) the person caused great bodily harm or permanent

disability or disfigurement to the other person while committing the offense; or
(C) the person has been previously convicted of a

violation of subdivision (a)(5) under the laws of this State or laws similar to subdivision (a)(5) of any other state.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(1) is a Class X felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(2) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 6 years and a maximum of 45 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(5) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 45 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(6), (e)(7), or (e)(8) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (b)(1) is a Class X felony, except that:
(1) if the person committed the offense while armed

with a firearm, 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
(2) if, during the commission of the offense, the

person personally discharged a firearm, 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
(3) if, during the commission of the offense, the

person personally discharged a firearm that proximately caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person, 25 years or up to a term of natural life shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
(i) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
“Building or other structure used to provide shelter” has the meaning ascribed to “shelter” in Section 1 of the Domestic Violence Shelters Act.
“Domestic violence” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
“Domestic violence shelter” means any building or other structure used to provide shelter or other services to victims or to the dependent children of victims of domestic violence pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 or the Domestic Violence Shelters Act, or any place within 500 feet of such a building or other structure in the case of a person who is going to or from such a building or other structure.
“Firearm” has the meaning provided under Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, and does not include an air rifle as defined by Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
“Machine gun” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 24-1 of this Code.
“Merchant” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 16-0.1 of this Code.
“Strangle” means intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of an individual by applying pressure on the throat or neck of that individual or by blocking the nose or mouth of that individual.
(Source: P.A. 98-369, eff. 1-1-14; 98-385, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-816, eff. 8-15-16.)

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=072000050K12-3.05


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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™: HAZMAT Situation Near Rockton


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From: The Office of Fire Chief Kirk Wilson

On December 4, 2018 at 12:47 hours, the Rockton Fire Protection District along with the Winnebago County Sheriffs Office was called to 518 Willow Lane in South Beloit for a reported hazardous material incident. When the fire chief arrived, it was reported that a white powder substance was on the floor inside the residence. No one was living in the residence at the time of this incident. The individual who had lived in the residence had been moved to a medical facility and passed away two weeks prior to this incident. Two workers were on scene cleaning out belongings when they came across this substance.

The workers who entered the property stated the substance may have been Sodium Cyanide. First responders were ordered not to enter the property. A safety perimeter was established at that time. The fire chief activated the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System bringing in hazardous material specialists from the City of Rockford and surrounding areas. A medical doctor from Mercy Rockford responded to the scene as well. Cyanide antidote kits from around the region were requested to the scene.

As a precautionary measure, the two workers who may have been exposed to this material were decontaminated at the scene and transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Both subjects were cleared medically and released from the hospital.

The fire chief and his command staff implemented an action plan to secure the property and contact a hazardous material clean up agency. The hazardous material clean up agency retrieved a sample of the substance for analysis and identification.

Due to the extreme poor living conditions of the property and no working utilities, the Winnebago County Health Department was notified and the property was condemned and secured.

The State of Illinois EPA was notified of the incident. US EPA, from the Chicago Office, tested the substance and it was negative for Cyanide. The substance identified was dry mix Plaster of Paris.

At this time, there is nothing further to report.


Update: They found a powdery substance they thought was possible cyanide


Details are minimal right now.

Rockton Fire Department has pulled a MABAS 14 to the box level for a Hazmat situation.  It happened near Willow Lane near Rockton

Unknown what happened at this time.

Hazmat responds to all types of calls that involve hazardous materials.

Last time Hazmat was dispatched, was for a bomb threat situation at the airport a week ago.  It is not yet clear if this is the situation for this call.

Still developing, check back later for possible updates

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Cold Case: CONSTANCE HOUNSELL


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Mrs. Hounsell, age 65, was found murdered in her home at 6441 Alice Lane in Rockton, Illinois on December 27, 2008. She was found in the basement with a stab wound to the neck.

The home is in a rural area and there was no sign of forced entry. Mrs. Hounsell was a widow and lived alone in the home.

Family members described Mrs. Hounsell as a very likable person with a generous spirit.

If you have any information regarding this case or any others please call
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau (815-319-6400) or email ColdCases@wcso-il.us

 

 






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Rockford Scanner™: Here  is a list of the violent calls in the last 72 hours


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Here  is a list of the violent calls in the last 72 hours. 

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Rockford Scanner®: Head on Collision in Winnebago County






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Just before 1 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a head on collision in Winnebago County

Multiple injuries are being reported at the head on collision scene.

It happened near N Main and Gleasman in Winnebago County

Sounds like the injuries are pretty serious via sources.

Avoid the area or expect delays

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Boaters Need Rescuing On The Rock River






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Sources are reporting a water rescue near the Roscoe area.

Details are minimal right now.

There are boaters that were in need of rescuing on the river.

They were able to get ashore onto an island in the river.

Now they need rescuing from the island. No injuries were reported.

 

 

 

 







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