Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested After Rolling His Vehicle, Passenger Seriously Injured

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On September 23, 2018 at approximately 4:04 a.m., Rock County Sheriff’s Deputies, Town of Turtle Fire Personnel, Town of Beloit EMS and Beloit Paramedics responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic crash located in a cornfield off of CTH S at CTH BT. The driver, was a 35 year old man from Freeport, IL, passengers, 34 year old man from Freeport, IL and 27 year old man from Lena, IL.

The investigation revealed a black Lincoln MKX SUV was traveling eastbound on County Highway BT and failed to stop for the marked T-intersection with County Highway S. The MKX continued east through the intersection, impacted the ditch, rolled several times as it was airborne and came to rest on its roof facing west in a cornfield. The driver and front seat passenger were wearing seat belts.

The back seat passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained substantial injuries.

Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver, Cori Reed, for Causing Injury by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle, Causing Great Bodily Harm by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle and Operating While Intoxicated-1st.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Fire At A Business In Rock County

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Just before 9 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a fire at a business in Rock County. 

It happened at the Goodwill Industries on  Milton and Liberty. 

A compactor is on fire inside the business. 

Several emergency personnel are en route

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near South Beloit



 

 

Injury  traffic crash at Willowbrook and Technology Drive this afternoon.

A Toyota Corolla occupied by two females and an infant were struck broadside by Ford Taurus occupies by one female.

The driver of the Corolla had serious injuries, the female passenger had contusions caused by the seatbelt and the infant, who was secured in a car seat was uninjured.

The driver of the Ford was cited for a stop sign violation.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: BREAKING: Airplane Crashes Near Roscoe, Several Emergency Personnel En Route



UPDATE: The plane is a Piper aircraft that is registered to DBG AVIATION INC out of Roscoe, Illinois. 

Three people were injured. One male, One Female, and unknown on the 3rd victim.  (Possible juvenile female) 

At least one person was flown by helicopter to a local hospital. 

They took 2 victims from the plane via an ATV, and one victim from the plane straight to an ambulance and then to the emergency helicopter. 

Two of them were alive and conscious and had bandages around their heads. Two appeared to have head injuries. Unknown on the 3rd victim.  

The cause of the accident is under investigation.  Unconfirmed, but possible mechanical issue. Reports of the aircraft losing power, just prior to crashing.

The airplane had just taken off from the airport, just prior to the accident.  It crashed in the middle of the cornfield, just a few hundred yards from the IL/WI border.

The pilot, was one of the first people to call emergency personnel.   

Still developing. 

Several photos at https://wwightphotography.zenfolio.com/p216708275
Wight Photography: Small Plane Crash in South Beloit, IL - August 12, 2018 &emdash;

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Press Release:

On 08/12/18 at 0832 hour the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, South Beloit Police Department, and local Fire Departments were dispatched to a cornfield in the area of Manchester Rd. East of Gardner Rd. for a plane crash. The airplane was found in a cornfield several hundred yards south of the runway of the Beloit Airport. This cornfield was just into Illinois by a few hundred yards.

Shortly after 8:00 A.M. this morning the private airplane (A Piper Lance airplane), took off from the Beloit Airport enroute to the Wisconsin Dells Area. Shortly after takeoff witnesses saw the airplane crash into the field South of the Runway. The crash site was located by first responders. First responders rendered aid to the passengers on board the airplane.

There were 3 people on the plane. A Male adult Pilot, a female adult passenger, and a juvenile female passenger. The adult pilot and the juvenile passenger were transported to a local hospital and were treated and released from the hospital. The adult female passenger is being treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies have secured the scene and the investigation will be conducted by The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).

 


Specifications (1972 model PA-32-300)

Data from 1972 Piper Cherokee Six 300 “E” Owner’s Handbook

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: five passengers (or six with optional seat)
  • Length: 27.7 ft in (8.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 32.8 ft in (10.0 m)
  • Height: 7.9 ft in (2.4 m)
  • Wing area: 174.5 ft2 (16.5 m2)
  • Wing profile: NACA 65-415
  • Empty weight: 1788 lb (811 kg)
  • Gross weight: 3400 lb (1542 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-K1A5, 300 hp (225 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 174 mph (280 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 168 mph (272 km/h)
  • Range: 840 miles (1361 km)
  • Service ceiling: 16250 ft (4950 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1050 ft/min (5.3 m/s)

 

 


UPDATE: The plane crashed into a cornfield, near Beloit Airport area.

Around 8:38 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to a plane crash.

Update location: It happened in the area of Manchester and Gardiner near S Beloit

A plane has crashed near this location.

Harlem Roscoe FD and several other emergency personnel are e route.

This is breaking news and still developing.

We will post updates as they become available.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Identify Shooting Suspect, Need Publics Help Catching Suspect



 

 

 

We have identified a suspect in Wednesday afternoon’s shooting on Oak Street as Deangelo Thomas, 20, who has ties to the Rockford and Beloit area.

Information indicates that Thomas and another suspect were attempting to rob the 15-year-old male victim. The 41-year-old male victim attempted to intervene on the 15-year-old’s behalf. The 41-year-old male is in stable but serious condition after being shot in the abdomen. The 15-year-old male is in stable condition after being shot in the legs.

The second suspect is described as a male black with a darker complexion between 5’8” and 5’9”, a thin to average build with a goatee wearing a white baseball hat, a baby blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants and baby blue retro Air Jordan shoes.

We are also looking for a newer model quad-cab full-size silver pickup truck that was used in this incident.

If you have information on either suspect or the pickup truck, please call 608-757-2244. If you spot either suspects, please call 911 immediately. The suspects are considered and dangerous, however this was not a random act and is considered an isolated incident.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: 5th Alarm MABAS, Several Area Fire Departments Assisting

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(AP) – Authorities say 15 people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia leak at a Birds Eye food plant in southeastern Wisconsin.

Multiple agencies responded early Sunday to the plant in the Village of Darien.

Authorities say 140 people were working overnight at the factory when alarms and sensors started going off. Ammonia is used at the facility for the freezing and cooling of food.

A hazardous materials team official says 15 people were taken to five area hospitals. New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods, which owns Birds Eye, said Sunday night that most have been released, while three people remain under observation.

Seventy-five workers were checked at the scene and released. The Janesville Gazette reports authorities suspect a “mechanical malfunction” led to the leak.

Officials say there is no threat to the community.

 


Details are minimal right now.

Around 6 am several area fire departments were responding  to a 5th alarm MABAS.

There is a HAZMAT situation at a business on Highway X, near Darien Wisconsin.

An ammonia leak at the business.

Local fire departments are responding to assist.

It is near Birds Eye Foods
W8880 Co Rd X, Darien, WI 53114

This is still developing.








Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Shooting Victims – South Beloit



 

 Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office have charged 18-year-old Logan Wunder of South Beloit with 1 Count First Degree Murder, 1 Count Attempted Murder, and 1 Count Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

A 17-year-old South Beloit boy was also charged with a pending criminal cased not related to this incident.

Further charges are pending until the investigation is complete.



UPDATE – 9 PM:  

22-year-old white male has died at a Rockford hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound to his head during a shooting Saturday afternoon just before 2 pm in the area of 100 S. Lincoln Street in South Beloit, IL.  The remaining two victims include; a 21-year-old man who is in critical condition at a Rockford hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and abdomen, and a 19-year-old man who is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper chest.  He was transported to a Janesville hospital and later transferred to a Madison hospital.

The two shooting victims have been able to provide police with a name and description of the individual who shot them.  While witnesses have provided police with a description and name of the second suspect who was with the shooter.  The two suspects are described as a white males, that fled the scene in a maroon colored Chrysler vehicle.

About an hour and a half later, the two suspects turned themselves into the South Beloit Police Department.  They have since been transported to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department for further questioning.  At this time, charges are pending for both suspects and more details won’t be available until after questioning has been finished and the Winnebago State’s Attorney can look over the evidence from the case.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is currently assisting the South Beloit Police Department with the investigation. The Beloit Police Department, the Rockton Police Department, and the Roscoe Police Departments all assisted at the scene of the shooting this afternoon.

UPDATE:  Around 2 pm Saturday afternoon, an altercation between 5 male individuals led to shots fired and three gun shot victims.  The suspects in this shooting are said to be around 18 years old and fled from the scene in a red car.

One victim was shot in the head and is in critical condition, while the other two victims are in serious condition.

Original Story:

Details are very minimal at this time, but just after 2 pm, a call went out for three shooting victims in the area of Center St and Lincoln St in South Beloit.  South Beloit Fire department has asked for mutual aid from Rockton Fire Department and Beloit Fire Department.  South Beloit Fire Department has also just requested for additional paramedics to respond to the scene.  This is still developing, so please check back for more details.








Rockford Scanner™: MABAS Toned Out For An Apartment Fire, Several FD En Route



 

 

 

Around 10:10 pm tonight several fire departments were en route to assist the Beloit  Fire Department. 

An apartment is on fire near 940 W Grand in Beloit. 

Sounds like everyone was able to evacuate. 

They have requested nearby fire departments to assist. 

Still developing 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: MABAS Toned Out For A Fully Engulfed House Fire

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LATEST UPDATE:  Just after 8 pm on July 27, 2018, a call came out for a house fire showing flames at 11102 Meadowlark Ln in Belvidere, IL.  A neighbor who was outside working on her car reported hearing a large explosion, which came from the tires of one of the vehicles exploding due to the heat of the fire.  She helped assist getting the family of four out of the house.  The fire appears to have started in the garage, spreading to the attic and eventually the rest of the house.  A neighboring house also sustained minor siding damage from the heat of the fire. The red cross is helping the family and no injuries are being reported at this time.  There is an unconfirmed report that one fireman might have been hurt, but we can’t confirm that at this time.  A few crews are still on the scene working hot spots at this time.  Fire crews from Capron, Belvidere, District 2, and South Beloit are a few of the departments that responded to the fire.

 

Original Story:

Shortly after 8 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a house fire in Boone County

It happened in the 11000 block of Whip-Poor-Will Lane. The house is reported to be fully engulfed. All occupants are out.  

This is a MABAS box 10, several area fire departments are en route to assist. 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Several Units En Route To A House Near South Beloit

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Around 6:30 pm tonight, several local fire departments were responding to a possible house fire in the South Beloit area.

It happened in the area of  14089 Winnward Way in South Beloit

Several units from several fire departments are en route to the scene








Rockford Scanner™: Possible Hostage Situation Near S Beloit

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Sources reporting a possible hostage situation near S. Beloit.

Details are minimal due to the encryption.

There is a domestic situation with a person with a knife holding some people hostage near Cheney Drive in S. Beloit. 

Still developing

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Motorcyclist Killed In An Auto Accident



 

 

 

Update: Prairie Avenue is now open.

Officers from the Beloit Police Department are currently on the scene of a fatal traffic crash that occurred today at 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Robin Road in Beloit.

A motorcycle and minivan crashed, which resulted in the death of the operator of the motorcycle. The circumstances of this crash are being investigated by the Beloit Police Department with the assistance of the Rock County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Unit.

The identity of the deceased is not known at this time. We ask that citizens avoid this area for the next several hours.

-Capt. Thomas Stigler

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Shooting in Beloit, Alleged Suspect Arrested

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A 28-year-old Beloit man is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot in the shoulder during a disturbance in the 1100 block of Grand Avenue at 4:01 a.m. Saturday, July 7.

The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville after a witness called 911.

Beloit police officers set up a perimeter and cleared the home in the 1100 block of Grand Avenue. Additional information indicated that the suspect might be in the 200 block of Moore Avenue.

The suspect, Christopher A. Barker, 24, of Beloit, was arrested without incident in the 200 block of Moore Avenue for attempted homicide and for a substantial battery warrant out of Milwaukee County.

Barker and the victim were prior acquaintances; there is no danger to the community from this incident.

The Beloit Police Department will not release the victim’s name or any more information today. No one is available for media interviews this weekend.

The Beloit Police Department appreciates the help of officers from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Beloit Police, Janesville Police, South Beloit Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department in this incident

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Possible Fatal Motorcycle Accident



 

 

On July 1, 2018 at 8:59pm South Beloit and Beloit Police Departments were dispatched to Shirland Avenue and 8th Street for a traffic crash. Upon arrival Officers observed a black Chevrolet Silverado and a silver Honda motorcycle in the street. Citizens were performing CPR on a male who was identified as the driver of the motorcycle. Officers took over CPR until Beloit Fire Department personnel arrived on scene. The male was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital where he later died from injuries. The Rock County Medical Examiners Officer responded to the hospital.

A witness advised that the motorcycle was traveling east bound on Shirland Avenue at a high rate of speed and struck the Chevrolet Silverado in the rear. The female driver of the Silverado stated she was traveling east on Shirland Avenue after having completed a left hand turn from 8th Street. She then felt an impact from the rear and stopped.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit and the Illinois State Police are assisting with this investigation. Initial indications show that high speed caused this collision.

This case is still under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

 


Several sources reporting a very serious motorcycle accident. 

It happened in the area of 8th and Shirland near S. Beloit. 

A motorcycle crashed near this location around 9 PM.  

At least one person is critically injured, possible fatal. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, Man With Head Injury Laying On The Ground




 

 

 

Just after 7 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the East bound lanes of I-90 near mile marker 2. 

A truck has crashed into the median.  

At least one person was injured.

A male had a head injury and was laying on the ground when emergency personnel arrived on scene. 

Avoid I-90, or expect delays

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Local Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault To A Minor




UPDATE 8/22/2018:

U.S. Department of Justice announced this afternoon that Larry Woods, of Beloit, is being charged in federal court with two counts of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent that the minor engage in sexual activity.

Larry Woods, 62, Beloit, Wisconsin, is charged with two counts of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent that the minor engage in sexual activity.  The indictment alleges that he transported a minor from Wisconsin to Illinois on May 4 and 10, 2018.

Woods made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today.   His trial has been scheduled for February 4, 2019.

If convicted, Woods faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Beloit Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.   The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.

 


NEWS RELEASE:

The City of Beloit Police Department announces the arrest of Larry Woods, 62, of Beloit, for the sexual assault of a child. Woods was taken into custody on Saturday, June 9, as part of the investigation.

Information on the sexual assault was brought forward by the child’s mother on Saturday. Detectives and officers immediately gathered information in order to make a swift arrest in this case. This is an active, ongoing investigation.

Woods retired as a patrol officer from the City of Beloit Police Department in 2007.

He has most recently been working as a security guard with the School District of Beloit and the Beloit Public Library. He has been placed on administrative leave from the Beloit Public Library.

“The allegations against a former officer are abhorrent and tarnish the badge that so many men and women are proud to wear,” said Police Chief David B. Zibolski. “Woods’ actions with this child betray the community that he swore to protect. We appreciate the community’s support as we further investigate Woods’ actions.”

If you have additional information regarding Woods, please contact the City of Beloit Police Department at (608) 757-2244.

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: South Beloit Murder Suicide, Man Kills A Person Near Some Children Then Kills Himself




 


Death Investigation- South Beloit

SOUTH BELOIT, IL – On June 10, 2018 at 12:13 am South Beloit Police Officers were sent to a residence in the 2200 block of Blackhawk Blvd. regarding a man with a gun. The female caller stated her husband had a gun, fired a shot and was threatening. The woman also advised that her father-in-law and her small children were in a tent in the back yard. As officers arrived they made contact with the 38 year old male in the front yard who possessed a handgun. The officers retreated to cover and called for assistance from the Rockton and Roscoe Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Officers began a dialogue with the male but he retreated into the residence. A short time later the male exited the rear of the home and walked to the side yard with the gun pointed to his head. He walked to a wooded area and discharged two shots, came back out into the open and fired one round into his head. South Beloit Fire Department personnel were on scene and immediately began attending to the male. He was later transported to a local hospital but died from his injury.

Officers checked the rear yard and located tents, one of which was occupied by two young female children and one deceased 64 year old male. The children were uninjured and were reunited with their mother.. The deceased 64 year old male had apparent gunshot wounds to his upper body.

This is considered a domestic violence incident and no other persons are sought in connection to the incident. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and Coroner’s Office are assisting the South Beloit Police Department and this case is still under investigation. Names of the two males will not be released until next of kin are notified

 


Just after midnight on Sunday the South Beloit police responded to the 2200 block of Blackhawk Road near S. Beloit

Police arrived on scene and negotiations were taken place between a man and the police. 

During the negotiations, the man walked out to the backyard where some tents were with children in them and an older gentleman. 

Police heard some gunshots, during the negotiations. They later found out the man shot and killed a 64-year-old man in the upper body. 

Then the man shot himself in the head. 

The children were not injured. 

Police are investigating.  Still developing 

 

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Police Warn Citizens Of More Fake Money Circulating The Area, Be Careful

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Good morning Beloit! We hope you are able to enjoy this beautiful day.

We are in need of your help, and we have some info to pass along. The subject seen in the below photo has passed counterfeit bills at a couple of different stores around the city. The bills are marked “For Motion Picture Use Only.” The bills do look somewhat similar to real currency, but do not feel the same, and obviously the words on the bill are clear indicators of the bills being fake.

If you are a cashier, always take one extra second to look for those indications that the bill may not be legitimate. This subject has been rejected by some very astute clerks, but he has been able to use a couple of them. Please be careful.

Thanks for your help. If you know who the suspect is please refer to BE1820607. Thanks.

Sergeant Flanagan

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Fire Departments Responding To A Commercial Fire, One Person Injured. 600,000 gallons of Nitrogen inside the building




 

 


Around 9 pm tonight a MABAS was toned out by the Beloit FB. At least 15 area fire departments were dispatched to assist the Beloit FD for a structure fire, which started on the Northeast side of the building where the electrical room is housed. When crews arrived a large fire and heavy smoke was reported from the exterior of that part of the building. Crews were able to quickly put it out, but continued to be on scene for a few more hours after they extinguished the fire while employees of the plant worked to cut power to plant so fire crews could safely inspect the interior of the building to ensure the fire was completely out.

It is suspected the fire was electrical, but the cause is still under investigation.

One person was injured in the fire, receiving burns, and was transported via ambulance to a UW hospital. No fire fighters or civilians were hurt.

The fire was at 4220 S Walters Rd, at the Linde North America Inc plant. 

Beloit Scanner is reporting there is 600,000 gallons of Nitrogen inside the building. 

Nitrogen: the chemical element of atomic number 7, a colorless, odorless unreactive gas that forms about 78 percent of the earth’s atmosphere. Liquid nitrogen (made by distilling liquid air) boils at 77.4 kelvins (-195.8°C) and is used as a coolant.


Update from Beloit Scanner: They have requested the medical helicopter to the scene.  One person is suffering burns.  Still developing.

Genie Mitok Hollenbeck: The explosion sounded like a jet plane & then a huge cloud of black smoke.