Rockford Scanner™: 5 Business Sold Tobacco To Minors During A Sting

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The Janesville Police Department Street Crimes Unit working in cooperation with the Youth2Youth 4 Change program conducted compliance checks at businesses’ selling tobacco products within the City of Janesville.

The purposes of the checks is to determine customers are properly identified prior to the sale of tobacco products. 52 businesses were inspected, and 5 citations were issued for violation of 5.24.020, sale of tobacco to minor.

Violations were documented at the following locations:

600 W. Milwaukee St, 5 Points Grocery
2622 E Milwaukee, Smokers World
2811 Milton Ave, Xtreme Smoke
3359 Milton Ave, Kwik Trip
1951 Center Ave, BP


The following businesses were found to be compliant:

3123 S Hwy 51, Kwik Trip
1401 W Court St, J&R Liquor
1820 W Court, Family Dollar
1822 W Court, Xtreme Smoke
1933 W Court, Walgreens
2200 W Court St # 110, Dollar General
2518 W Court, Kwik Trip
2601 W Court, Casey’s General Store
2807 W Court, Cork and Bottle
2019 Center Ave, Dollar General
1905 Center Ave, Xtreme Smoke
1820 Center Ave, Family Dollar
1740 Center Ave, Walgreens
1747 Center Ave, Clark
1542 Center Ave, Casey’s General Store
1507 Center Ave, Badger Spirits
1445 Center Ave, Exxon
714 Center Ave, Stop N Go
108 Center Ave, Roman’s
1002 S Jackson, Citgo

1840 Beloit Ave, BP
104 E Racine, Lions Quick Mart1514 E Racine, Grain and Grape
1604 E Racine, Stop N Go
951 N Washington, BP
1804 E Milwaukee, Stop N Go
1905 E Milwaukee, Exxon
1924 E Milwaukee, Liquor Cabinet
3515 E Milwaukee, Stop N Go
5 S Harmony, Family Dollar
3439 Mt Zion, Vineyard
254 E Memorial, Kwik Trip
1418 W Memorial, Cork and Bottle
650 Midland, BP
3222 Humes Rd, TA Express
2233 Humes Rd, Festival Foods
404 N Parker Dr, C itgo
1501 Creston Park, Schnucks
1215 Milton Ave, Mobil
1527 Milton Ave, Cigarette Depot
1717 Milton Ave, Walgreens
2615 Milton Ave, Lions Quick Mart
3420 Milton Ave, Exxon
3961 Milton Ave, Mulligans Gas Station
2819 N Lexington Dr, Woodman’s Grocery
2915 N Lexington Dr, Woodman’s Gas
3800 Deerfield, Walmart
2519 Kettering, Walgreens

 







Rockford Scanner™: Look up as Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

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Look up as Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

(CNN)The night sky will showcase shooting stars this weekend, visible in all parts of the sky, around the world.

The Orionid meteor shower may not be the most spectacular of the year, but it delights in other ways. The Orionids appear each year between October 2 and November 7.
The peak occurs when the Earth passes through a debris stream left by the Comet Halley as we intersect it’s orbit each year at this time.

They radiate from the well-known Orion constellation, but you don’t have to look in the direction of the constellation to see them. In fact, you probably shouldn’t because those meteors will have short trails and be harder to see.
The best time to see this meteor shower, which could produce 10 to 20 meteors per hour during the peak window this weekend, is when the moon isn’t dominating the night sky. That’s because these meteors are more faint than the Perseid meteor shower.

While the meteor shower will peak in the overnight hours of early morning on October 21 and 22, the best view will be during a brief window between the setting of the moon and the beginning of morning twilight. Allow yourself an hour or two to observe. You can check timeanddate.com to see when the shower peaks in your area.
Orionids are also hard to see because they’re so fast. They zip into our atmosphere at 41 miles per second, vaporizing in our upper atmosphere about 60 miles above the Earth’s surface. Some have been clocked at 148,000 miles per hour. But there’s no danger of these bright meteors colliding with Earth. Some of the meteoroids are only the size of a grain of sand.
But they leave beautiful gas trails that can stretch out for seconds after the meteor itself is gone. Or they can break up into bright fragments.
Find an open area away from the city that will afford you a wide view of the sky, and don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair and dress for the weather. Allow yourself time for your eyes to adjust to the dark. And you won’t need binoculars or telescopes to enjoy the show.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Expect Traffic Delays During The Jaimie Cox Memorial Run 5K Run/Walk

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Jaimie Cox Memorial Run 5K Run/Walk

On 10/20/18 starting around 8am expect traffic delays in the area of Roscoe Middle School for Jaimie Cox Memorial 5K Run/Walk.

See attached link for times and a map of the event.

https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Roscoe/JAIMIECOXMEMORIAL5K


DESCRIPTION

Enjoy a 5K Jaimie’s way! Our nature based 5K will begin at Roscoe Middle School (RMS). The route proceeds west to the historic Stone Bridge Trail before turning north as you continue to pound the crushed limestone path. You will then head west onto Roscoe’s wooded recreation path that winds along the peaceful Kinnikinnick Creek. You will reach the halfway point, turn around and return to RMS.

*Please note that our course features a variety of running surfaces, including gravel.

ImageThe Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund is proudly partnered with the Rockton Police Association who hosts the Jaimie Cox Memorial Scholarship. The objective of this scholarship is to honor Jaimie’s memory by awarding an individual with a similar work ethic; one who is committed to the service of others as Jaimie was. This scholarship will be awarded to a HCHS senior student, interested in pursuing a career in emergency services in the following areas: Law Enforcement, Fire Sciences, Emergency Medical Technician, or Nursing.

Scholarship Application can be found HERE.

The 2017-2018 Scholarship Flyer can be found HERE.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Loves Park Police Department will be participating in the 2018 Red Ribbon Program Drug Prevention & Wellness fun fair

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The Loves Park Police Department will be participating in the 2018 Red Ribbon Program Drug Prevention & Wellness fun fair. This event is free to the community and will be hosted at Boylan Catholic High School, this Saturday 10/20/2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Red Ribbon Drug Prevention and Wellness fun fair is designed to present healthy lifestyle messages to our youth.There will be exhibits from local business, churches, and civil organizations. As well as stage entertainment, food, and games. If you aren’t busy, stop on by to see us!

 







Rockford Scanner™: Another Vehicle Stolen, Police Investigating

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RS Fan Melissa Sturtevant

Car was stolen  from right in front of their house on Vineyard on the Northeast side of Rockford. It is a black 2014 Lincoln MKT SUV

 

 

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries in Rockford, Possible Extrication

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Around 9 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a rollover accident with injuries in Rockford.

It happened near W State and Springfield.

A vehicle has rolled over during the accident. Extrication was initially dispatched, but once units arrived on scene they canceled the extrication.

Injuries were reported, but it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries

Still developing.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Assault With A Gun At A Rockford gas Station

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Sources reporting an Aggravated Assault with a Gun

It happened around  1030 E State st at the Circle K

Suspect is in a black jeep, White male, 56 years old, gray shirt

Suspect #2 is a white male, black hair

No other information is available

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery Just Happened, Police Investigating

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Just before 6 pm tonight, sources reporting another armed robbery in Rockford.  This robbery happened in the area of 9th and Reed.

Suspect is a white male around 39 years old, face mask, brown shirt.

Fled in a black GMC

Still developing

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: The North Park Fire Protection District has added a rescue tax to the upcoming ballot. If passed, the additional dollars would help support equipment maintenance and provide volunteers with on-call pay.

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More info at  https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofNPFire/

The North Park Fire Protection District has added a rescue tax to the upcoming ballot. If passed, the additional dollars would help support equipment maintenance and provide volunteers with on-call pay.

Despite what many think – we receive our funding only from property taxes from residents, billing of non-residents, through the Illinois Tollway billing contract and a relatively small amount comes from the state in the form of Foreign Fire Tax (projected at $44,400 for this fiscal year).

We receive no funds from the county’s public safety tax, from sales tax in any of the areas we serve, etc.

And in no way, shape or form is our referendum a veiled attempt to provide a fire district tax funded ambulance service.

Our ambulance service will continue to remain provided by a private contractor at no cost to taxpayers unless utilized, which will result in direct billing for their services.

Voting yes on our referendum would allow us to continue to be able to insure we have top notch equipment and vehicles, pay our volunteers as true paid on call firefighters and save for future large capital expenses.

 







Rockford Scanner™: Two Garbage Trucks On Fire In The Area

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There are reports of two different garbage trucks that are on fire in the area around 2:30 pm today.

  • The first one was at Kegals on Harrison ave and the other one is near N Second and Otto.
  • Theres arcing wires near Cumberland and Auburn

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: AMBER ALERT In ILLINOIS

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UPDATE: They have canceled the Amber Alert. Child has been located!

There is a helicopter near I-90 and Riverside,  appears to be possibly a police helicopter.


Last seen on I-90, westbound from Irene rd in Boone County.

The man, whose nickname is “Boopa,” was driving with the child’s mother to Madison, Wisconsin, police said. When authorities pulled over the vehicle on westbound Interstate 90 milepost 21.25 near Belvidere in DeKalb County, “Boopa” refused to exit the car, jumped into the drivers seat and fled, police said. The woman’s child was still in the car.

Kylee Jones (7 months)

Last seen Oct 18, 2018 in Chicago, IL

Vehicle:

  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, Silver, Sedan
    Illinois license plate #AV65043

Male, black passenger, nicknamed “Boopa” refused to exit the vehicle during a traffic stop. Jumped in to the drivers seat and fled. Female driver’s 1 yr old was still in the vehicle. Female driver stated she picked up Boopa this morning and were driving to Madison WI. Boopa does not have any rights to the child. Troopers were unable to locate the vehicle.

If you have information, contact:

Illinois State Police

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Several arrested for attempting to buy sex from an undercover Rockford police officer

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UNDER ARREST: On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Rockford Police District 2 patrol officers and SCOPE officers conducted an undercover operation targeting people attempting to purchase sex, commonly referred to as “Johns” on the city’s southeast side. The operation is part of the department’s “end demand” approach to combatting street-level commercial sex trade. As a result, six men were charged and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.

Christopher Leeser, 57, Loves Park: Solicitation of a Sex Act

Joseph Guerin, 32, Rockford: Solicitation of a Sex Act

James Gray, 69, Amboy: Solicitation of a Sex Act

Francis Healy, 79, Rockford: Solicitation of a Sex Act

Chuyen Nguyen, 58, Rockford: Solicitation of a Sex Act

Don Lyons, 61, Rockford: Solicitation of a Sex Act

The charges against the men are merely accusations. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Flees From Police, Driver Gets Away On Foot

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Sources reporting a police chase that started near Forest Hills

A Silver vehicle with plates that come back to a blue honda, fled from police. The police chased the suspect, but the suspect got out on foot and was able to escape near Irving in Rockford.

Suspect is a black male, 5’7, last seen eastbound on foot near Irving ave

 







Rockford Scanner™: Emergency personnel On Scene of An Accident With Injuries

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Emergency personnel On Scene of An Accident With Injuries

It happened in the area of College and S 3rd

There is an auto accident near this location, with injuries.

There is also a medical related call, near this same location.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Bad Accident in Ogle County

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IL Rt 72 is currently closed between 251 and Junction Rd due to a truck/combine accident. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA

Ogle County Sheriff