Sources are reporting a dead body was just located in Machesney Park.
Sources are reporting a dead body was just located in Machesney Park.
Just before 4 pm today, several emergency personnel were on scene of a rollover accident scene.
The rollover accident happened on I-90 near mile marker 11 1/2. That is North of E Riverside. In the Northbound lanes of traffic.
There is a truck that has rolled over onto it’s side.
Injuries were reported. We do not yet know on the severity of the injuries.
Traffic is backed up in the area. Expect long traffic delays.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Several sources are reporting a couple of bad accidents in the area earlier today
Follow-Up Press Release
On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:20 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 500 block of Main Street, Capron, Illinois. Upon arrival and after receiving no response, deputies forcibly entered the residence with the assistance of Capron Fire Department personnel. Deputies discovered a decease female, a male in critical condition and three small children unharmed.
On Sunday, July 15, 2018, the male subject was released from St. Anthony’s Hospital and transported to the Boone County Jail.
Juan Cerda, 44 years old of Capron, was charged with one count of First Degree Murder (Class M Felony). Cerda remains in the Boone County Jail on a $5,000,000.00 (10%) bond.
The female victim is identified as Kenia Acosta, 26 years old of Capron. It is believed Kenia Acosta died of multiple stab wounds. The exact cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy and is being investigated by the Boone County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely. The exact relationship of Cerda and Acosta is unknown, although the two lived together and had three children together. The three children were turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and are currently staying with family members.
A class m felony is punishable by twenty (20) to sixty (60) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. If convicted of a class m felony, Cerda will have to serve 100% of the sentence.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144, or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.
Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:20 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 500 block of Main Street, Capron, Illinois.
Upon arrival and after receiving no response, deputies forcibly entered the residence with the assistance of Capron Fire Department personnel. Deputies discovered a decease female, a male in critical condition and three small children unharmed. The male was transported by Capron Rescue Squad to a Rockford hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. The three children were turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene as well as Illinois State Police Crime Scene Technicians. The preliminary investigation indicates the death may have been the result a domestic violence incident.
The investigation is ongoing and no names are being released at this time. There is no known danger to the community as a result of this incident.
One person confirmed dead. One person in the hospital, the person the police think is responsible for the death of the other person. Two children were also placed with the relatives. Possibly domestic related. Several emergency personnel been on scene since 6:30 am. The cause of the death is under investigation. Still developing, check back later for updates
We are getting reports of a homicide investigation near Capron.
Sources reporting a person has been killed near the trailer park on 173, near Capron.
Many emergency personnel are on scene.
No other details at this time.
RS fan Crystal sent us the following video and information.
Her husband and her rescued some baby ducks from the drainage ditch near the Target on 173 yesterday. After rescuing the baby ducks, the Winnebago County Sheriff office arrived on scene and transported the baby ducks to their mother.
She sent us the following: “My husband and I crawled down in the sewer at the Target on 173 in Machesney Park and rescued baby ducks! We saw a duck frantically running around and we got out and heard the little chirps down in the sewer! My girls were so proud of us! Some of the shoppers thought we were committing a crime and next thing we knew the Winnebago Sheriffs were watching us as we climbed out of the sewer. We explained and showed them the ducks we put in a box that we rescued. The Sheriffs helped us locate the Mama duck and reunite the little adorable duck family!”
Around 5:30 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were en route to an accident with multiple people injured.
It happened in the area of 173 and Caledonia rd, in Boone County
There is an auto accident near this location. At least 2 people were reporting injuries.
One was bleeding a lot. One of the vehicles is leaking a lot of fluids.
Avoid the area.
Around 9 PM tonight a citizen was driving down N Second st, southbound from 173 in a Red Impala when he struck a deer. The citizen pulled over to the side of the road because of the accident and it may have caught on fire. Another citizen stopped to help. They got the vehicle on a tow truck.
While they were on the side of the roadway one of the vehicles batteries dies (hazard lights drained the battery) so they turned their vehicle around to jump start it, an officer was assisting.
The officer was out of their squad car talking to the people involved, standing in between the two vehicles that were jump starting.
Around that same time, A motorcyclist was traveling southbound on N Second from 173.
The motorcyclist lost control of their motorcycle and dumped it. The motorcycle and rider slid approx. 70 feet.
The motorcycle slid into the back of the car. The car lunged forward striking the police officers legs and pinned the officer between the two vehicles that were jump starting.
The motorcyclist was transported to a local ER. Unknown if the officer was reporting injuries.
Crime scene unit and several emergency personnel were on scene.
Update: Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says Dale Watkins, 58-year-old of Machesney Park, died from blunt trauma to his chest
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Update: The motorcyclist has passed away. He is reported to be around 58-years-old. The name of the victim has not yet been officially released. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Preliminary reports are saying the car pulled out onto the roadway, and the motorcyclist was unable to avoid colliding with the vehicle. Police are investigating the accident. Winnebago County Coroner will be releasing more information later on.
Several sources are reporting a very serious accident in Machesney Park.
A motorcycle and a car are both involved in the accident.
It happened in the 9900 block of N Alpine.
Injuries are being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
Police and crime scene units are on scene. The roadway is blocked off, avoid the area
HRFD: Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters and EMS responded to a car vs motorcycle accident around 11 am today (May 10) in the 9900 block of N. Alpine Rd. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Ambulance