Just before 3 PM, several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of School Street and Avon. Scanner traffic is saying a vehicle has crashed into a pole. Injuries were being reported. A person involved in the accident fled from the scene, the police were able to quickly capture them.. There is a power outage in the area
Note: Original scanner traffic said it was a school bus full of children.
Update: Company bus, the driver of the bus was allegedly of their cell phone when the accident happened. More than 20 people were reporting injuries and taken to a local hospital.
Around 1:51 pm today several units were dispatched to the area of Main and Springfield. Scanner traffic is saying there is an accident near this intersection. Injuries are being reported. A school bus is involved. The people in the car are trapped and need extrication. Many units are en route to the scene. There are children on the bus, approx. 30 children on the bus. Still developing. Please avoid the area.
Update: They are requesting more units to the scene. They said the school bus is full. A city bus has came to the scene to transport the students. A few Rockford Scanner fans said they witnessed the school bus run the red light at the intersection.
Juli BartaI saw this happen, the bus driver was speeding severely threw the light and bounced off the top of the Car! Thank god the driver of the car survived!
Around 11:40 am this morning an officer crashed his squad car in the area of Warren and State. Scanner traffic is saying an officer crashed into someone near this intersection. The other party involved was requesting medical. The officer was OK. The cause of the accident is under investigation
Rockford Scanner fan said the officer rear ended the other vehicle
Around 10:50 am this morning an officer has a Silver 1996 Saturn, 4 door with tinted windows flee from them in the area of Rockton and Bruce. The driver is described as a white male wearing a baseball hat
Around 10:30 a broadcast came over the airwaves in reference to a vehicle that fled from police.
It happened in the area of Vernon and Carney. The vehicle is described as a Black Pontiac Grand Prix with a plate # of Q134327. Last seen on Rockton. Suspect is described as a black female driver wearing a white hat. Officers did not chase the vehicle
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.
On 11-21-16 at approximately 6:00 a.m. the Janesville Police Department was dispatched to a Hit and Run Accident in the area of Beloit Avenue/Freedom Lane. The victim of the accident was riding his bicycle south on Beloit Avenue when he was struck by a pickup truck. The operator of the vehicle did not stop, and fled southbound on Beloit Avenue. The bicyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.
The Janesville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the driver of the pickup truck.
Rockford Scanner Fan:
“A lady tried to scam her on Saturday. This lady knocked on her door and told her that the lady that lived next door had tire trouble and when she got it fixed her card was declined and they wouldn’t take a check. Just then the neighbor they were talking about pulled out of her garage. Mom said “Oh look there she is now”. The lady mumbled something about she must have got it fixed and ran off. This happened in Nothingham Manor just north of Rockford off Owen Center road.”
4 cops shot in 24 hours in 4 cities, 2 shootings called targeted
Last Updated Nov 21, 2016 6:58 AM EST
Two police officers have been shot in separate incidents in what authorities are calling targeted attacks. One died; the other was shot twice in the face but was expected to survive.
They were two of four officers shot Sunday in four incidents.
A San Antonio detective writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car late Sunday morning outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said.
San Antonio police Chief William McManus identified the officer as Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the force.
“Ben was a great guy. People loved him, and certainly, he had an aura about him,” Helle said. “You had to go out of your way to not like him. So he’s that good of a guy.”
Police said the search for a male suspect was still underway early Monday and that no arrest had been made. McManus said he doesn’t believe the suspect has any relationship to the original motorist who was pulled over, and no motive has been identified.
In St. Louis, a police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot twice in the face Sunday night in what the police chief called an “ambush.” Police reported early Monday that the suspect was later killed in a shootout with police.
Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 46-year-old officer was shot twice in the face.
“Fortunately for the blessing of God the officer’s going to survive,” Dotson said during a brief news conference after the shooting. He declined to name the officer but said he is a married father of three who has been with the department for about 20 years.
The officer was not involved in a call or a traffic stop but was sitting in traffic about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when another car pulled up alongside his marked police vehicle. The officer told police he heard at least two shots.
“This officer was driving down the road and was ambushed by an individual who pointed a gun at him from inside of his car and shot out the police officer’s window,” Dotson said.
Police reported that officers later pulled up behind the suspect’s vehicle and that he fled on foot. Police said the man fired shots at the officers, who returned fire, killing him. No officers were shot.
Police said the suspect was wanted for violent crimes and likely feared being recognized.
Two other police officers were also shot Sunday night, but it wasn’t clear whether the incidents were targeted attacks.
An officer with the Gladstone, Missouri, police department near Kansas City was shot, along with a suspect. A Sanibel, Florida, officer was shot in the shoulder during a traffic stop Sunday night, and was treated for his injuries and released.
Kansas City police issued a statement Monday morning saying that late Sunday night, Gladstone PD stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation. Someone ran from the vehicle, and Gladstone police chased the person on foot. Officers tried to take the suspect into custody and a struggle ensued during which the suspect produced a handgun. Shots were fired and the suspect was fatally wounded. A Gladstone PD officer was also shot, suffering non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken into custody but was later questioned and released.
Sunday’s fatal shooting in San Antonio came less than five months after a gunman killed five officers in Dallas who were working a protest about the fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. It was the deadliest day for American law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001.
Ten days after the Dallas attack, a man wearing a ski mask and armed with two rifles and a pistol killed three officers near a gas station and convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And earlier this month, two Des Moines, Iowa-area police officers were fatally shot in separate ambush-style attacks while sitting in their patrol cars.
“It’s always difficult, especially in this this day and age, where police are being targeted across the country,” McManus said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the slaying of Marconi a “horrific act of violence.” Abbott said in a statement that “attacks against law enforcement officers will not be tolerated in Texas and must be met with swift justice.
A Cause to Celebrate: Rockford Systems Makes Generous Donation to Local Homeless Center
ROCKFORD, IL, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 — Rockford Systems, a member of the local business community since 1975, has teamed with Carpenter’s Place to help previously homeless men and women celebrate Thanksgiving by hosting a charity presentation scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, November 21 at the homeless center’s 1149 Railroad Avenue location in Rockford.
Rockford Systems will be donating food, clothing and living supplies generously collected by its employees, along with presenting Carpenter’s Place with a $1,000 check to help facilitate its mission. Rockford Systems President Joe Nitiss will make the donation.
“Carpenter’s Place is changing the lives of Rockford citizens in amazing ways,” said Nitiss. “We know that our employees’ donations will go a long way to help the caring professionals at Carpenter’s Place accomplish their important goals, and that every dollar will be spent to help those in need.”
Carpenter’s Place was born 16 years ago out of the idea that individuals emerging from homelessness in the Rockford area deserve a supportive atmosphere as they battle addiction and rebuild their lives. Carpenter’s Place offers an array of practical and essential life services that center around professional, holistic, and goal-oriented case management for those caught in the downward spiral that has led to their living on the street. Guests of Carpenter’s Place work to develop a personal Life Recovery Plan that addresses key areas of life and maps a direction to a brighter future.
With the support of countless private donors, charitable groups, and the Rockford business community, Carpenter’s Place is today recognized as an innovative leader in the development of effective methods for addressing the core life issues of the chronically homeless. Its Rockford location features a home-style atmosphere, case management area, bathrooms, showers, storage for personal belongings, kitchen, classrooms, art room, laundry facility, donation room, and office space.
On November 20th, 2016 at approximately 6:01 PM., the Rockford Police Department responded to 206 Franklin Place for an Attempted Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking that had just occurred. Preliminary investigations revealed the male victim had just parked his vehicle in his garage and noticed two subjects next to his vehicle and one suspect was armed with an unknown type handgun. The suspect with the gun jumped into the front passenger seat and ordered the victim to get out of his vehicle. The other suspect was standing at the driver’s side of the vehicle. While exiting his vehicle the victim was able to grab his keys and took off running. The suspects both ran from the area in a different direction. The victim was not injured and nothing was taken.
The armed suspect is described as a black male 16 years old, 5’-9” to 6’-0”, wearing yellow coat.
The second suspect is described as a black male 16 years old, 5’-9” to 6’-0”, wearing green coat.
At the time of this post no additional details were available.
On November 20th, at 6:37pm, the Rockford Police Department responded to 126 Miriam Ave in reference to a Home Invasion. Preliminary investigations revealed that after a knock on the front door the 14 year old victim opened the door to find two armed suspects. The suspects pushed their way into the residence and then confronted the adult female victim in the house. The suspects demanded cash and drugs. The victim did not have any narcotics but did hand over an undisclosed small amount of cash. The suspects then left the area. No one was injured during the incident.
The suspects were described as follows:
Black male, 6’-3”, 300 lbs., wearing blue jeans and hoodie armed with unknown type handgun
White male, 5’-11”, 160 lbs., gray sweat pants and black hoodie armed with an unknown type handgun.
At the time of this post no additional details were available
Just after 4 PM Rockford fire department were dispatched to an address on 18th Ave. Initial scanner traffic is saying there is a burn victim near this location. While en route to the scene, The dispatcher said the person has possibly passed away. They requested a fire investigator to the scene. It is not yet known the cause. This is still developing
UPDATE: Confirmed fatal. RS Fan said the victim was found by his grandson in or near the yard. Officials said the man was burning leaves in the yard and it got out of control, when the victim caught on fire.
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.
Around 3 PM today, several emergency personnel were dispatched to a rollover accident near Hunter and Route 76 in Boone County. Scanner traffic is saying there is a one vehicle rollover accident just east of the intersection. One person is trapped inside the vehicle. Injuries are being reported.