Rockford Scanner™: Standoff Near Poplar Grove




 

I first want to say thank you to Sheriff Dave Ernest.

UPDATE:

 

On September 7, 2019, at approximately 2:50 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of West Edson Street, Poplar Grove, for a possible suicidal subject. Deputies arrived and began speaking with the subject who was very uncooperative. The subject threatened and pointed a rifle at deputies multiple times during the incident. Deputies secured the area and a team of negotiators from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Belvidere Police Department began to negotiate with the subject.

The team of negotiators continued to speak with the subject for over 7 ½ hours. At one point in the negotiations, the subject did fire one shot. At approximately 10:45 pm, the subject surrendered and was taken into custody by the Belvidere SWAT team, which is made up of Belvidere Police Officers and Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies. The subject was later transported to Mercy Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives executed a search warrant at the subject’s residence. Detectives recovered two rifles and a handgun. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the case. There were no injuries during this incident.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Belvidere Police Department and Capron Rescue Squad for their assistance during the standoff. The Sheriff’s office would also like to thank the citizen of this neighborhood for their patience and generosity during this very stressful event.


Around 3:30 pm the police were dispatched to a possible barricaded suicidal subject on W Edson st in Poplar Grove.

The Boone County deputies, Belvidere Police, Capron Rescue squad all assisted. They secured the scene.

The police negotiators peacefully negotiated with the subject for approx. 6 hours, and were able to take the subject into custody.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Closes Down A Major Road





Sources are reporting a very serious accident near Belvidere. 

It happened on 20 near Belvidere. 

Sources are reporting a very serious accident. 

Police have shut down 20 between Belvidere and Garden Prairie, going both directions. 

AVOID the area for awhile. 

Still developing

UPDATE:   Sources have told us there was a Chevy Blazer and a Kia that were involved in the accident. Extrication was needed.  One of the vehicles involved, reported crossed the yellow line, then the accident occurred. Reports of a female that has life threatening injuries. A child was also in one of the vehicles involved. Unknown if the child was injured, but the child was transported to a local hospital. Another person involved was reporting no injuries, but was transported for precautionary measures.


We have tried  to get info. from the police, but they have not released any info. on this accident.  Officers at the scene told us to call the non emergency line. We called the non emergency line, they said they can’t release info. and they would call us back. We still have yet to hear from them as of 4:10  am.  If they do respond back to us, we will update this.

But in the meantime: What we can confirm is there was a serious accident on 20, West of Garden Prairie.  Both lanes of traffic were shut down and traffic was detoured.

What we have been told via sources that is not confirmed yet, is that the injuries were believed to be life threatening and someone had to be extricated from a vehicle and a medical helicopter was used to transport at least one victim.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident in Belvidere, Possible Child Involved




 

Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Belvidere. 

It happened around 3:40 am near State and Fairgrounds.

Reports of a 1 vehicle rollover accident.

Unknown on injuries.

There are reports that a child may have been in the vehicle.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Avoid the area.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Mountain Lion Sighting In The Area




 

Sources are reporting a possible cougar (Mountain Lion) sighting in the area. 

We have gotten several reports saying 97 ZOK posted about a cougar that was spotted near Beaver Valley and Squaw Prairie.

They had a photo on their site, but it has since been removed.

You can read about it at https://97zokonline.com/cougar-spotted-roaming-in-belvidere-rockford-backyards/ 

Side note:  There have been unconfirmed of reports of a mountain lion at Rock Cut for awhile now.  The most recent was about 2 weeks ago on the East side of the park. A man was walking along a trail on the East side of the park and he came across it. The man said the mountain lion came out of the brush and onto the trail he was on.  He said that it posed no harm to him. The man and the mountain lion were both startled and the mountain lion took off in one direction while he fled in the other direction.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Bank Robbery, Still Developing




 

Sources are reporting a bank robbery.

It happened at the First National Bank near 1725 S State in Belvidere around 1 pm. 

Suspect fled in a Black SUV

Suspect is described as a dark skinned male, Thin build, 6’0, dark clothing.

Unconfirmed reports are saying there is a suspicious package inside the bank, and it was evacuated.  A perimeter was setup.  Rockford Bomb Squad is en route along with the Hazmat. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Possible Active Shooter Situation In A Local School




On Thursday, August 22, 2019, at approximately 8:30 am, the Boone County 911 Center received a 911 call from an individual who referenced a safety concern at Belvidere North High School. Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies along with School Administrators responded to the concern and the school was immediately placed on lockdown. The School District sent out information as soon as it was possible advising parents on the situation.

Note: We have been told the threat was a student who posted a threat on a social media platform threatening to shoot another student those around her. But police have yet to confirm this, but the video has been shared numerous times on social media sites.

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies secured the building as Sheriff’s Detectives began to investigation. Deputies along with several officers from Belvidere Police, Illinois State Police, Rockford Police, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and the Secretary of State assisted with various tasks. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the jurisdictions that assisted during this emergency.

Securing the school was done in a calm and orderly fashion. The students and staff at Belvidere North High School are to be commended on their patience, calmness and professionalism during this very stressful event. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the parents for being patient and understanding while law enforcement and school officials secured the school and create a safe environment. Lastly, the Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the media for getting the information out to the public as soon as possible.

These type of threats are taken very seriously by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Belvidere School District 100. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the case. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on this or any crime to call 815-544-2144 or Boone County Crime Stoppers at 815-544-7867.


The Boone County Sheriff wants to update you on a situation that is happening at Belvidere North High School. Boone County 911 received a call about a safety concern regarding the school. School administration partnered with local law enforcement to investigate the matter immediately. Currently schools in the area are on lockdown and surrounding roads have been closed until the investigation can be completed.
We will update parents as we have more information. Thank you for your patience and concern.

Initial reports were saying there was a fire alarm and an active shooter situation (2 shooters)  inside the school and teachers and students have barricaded themselves inside the school.  You can see chairs and other items blocking entrances to classrooms.

The police have the area blocked off, numerous police from several agencies on scene.

The police said everything is calm and no need to worry.

No reports of gunfire or injuries.

Everyone is asked to stage at the Shopko


Note: Years ago there was an active shooter incident where the students pulled the fire alarm to get the students to come outside, and then they shot the students as they exited for the fire alarm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Johnson_and_Andrew_Golden








 

Rockford Scanner™: Stabbing in Belvidere





Sources told us a little after 9 pm tonight there was a stabbing in Belvidere. It happened on Logan ave.  Reports of a Hispanic male that was stabbed in the back. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. Unknown on suspect information. 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Dead Body In Boone County




Update: Officials have identified the body that was found in Belvidere yesterday as 29-year-old Jory Jeff Ross Keller

Unknown if it is related to his death. But according to the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers, Keller was wanted for Burglary according to their website.


The chief has updated us and said the victim is a White male believed to be in his 20’s.  If you have a missing loved one that fits that description to call the police. The shots fired were unconfirmed.  Initial reports were saying there was gunfire and that is why the utility workers went to investigate, and found the body. But the chief did not confirm the gunfire. The cause of the death is under investigation, but they are treating it as a homicide at this time. They used a drone to assist in the investigation. The body was approx. 1/4 a mile off into a field/wood near Shaw rd, near Beaver Creek. Located East of Shaw rd, by the 2nd electrical pylon, approx. a 1/4 mile down the path along the trail. Close to the Beaver Creek. The area is thick with high grass and weeds approx. 6 feet high and the ground is like a swampy area, and kind of hard to navigate according to neighbors.


Sources are reporting a breaking news scene in Boone County.  It happened approx. 9:30 am this morning near Shaw and Williamsburg in Boone County

Reports are saying there was gunshots and now there is a person that is dead.

Utility employees found the body. 

Sounds like it was in the field/woods area between Shaw and Distillery rd near the Beaver Creek.

This is still developing.
No other information at this time.  

Check back later for possible updates. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: We Want To Hear About Your Paranormal Experience!




 

I am wanting to do some stories on local paranormal encounters in and around the Winnebago County areas. 

If you had an experience with a possible ghost, bigfoot, ufo, or anything else strange in or around the Winnebago County area.
I would like to hear from you!

Is your house haunted?  Are you a 1st responder who saw or experienced a paranormal encounter?  Saw a ghost?  Been to Bloods Point?
We want to hear about your experience!

We will definitely keep everyone anonymous.  Privacy is our number one key. We know coming forward and telling your story my be hard for some. There is no worries, we will keep you ANONYMOUS. 

Please email us at RockfordScanner@gmail.com
with your experience. 

#1 Your expereince 
#2 Location
#3 Date/Time
#4 Your name or anonymous








 

Rockford Scanner™: Local Emergency Personnel Do A Special Escort For Isaac, Make A Wish Foundation




 

On Sunday July 21st, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, along with Belvidere Police Department had the privilege to escort Isaac to the Rockford Airport. Isaac is off to a special vacation from Make a Wish Foundation.

Isaac is a 4 year old boy with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, and Septo Optic Dysplasia. His prognoses was that he would be in a vegetative state his entire life.

He is a bright, energetic, happy, and imaginative little boy who loves to be outside and play.

He has endured 22 surgeries in his short life and each day is not a guarantee.

It was an honor to be part of this special event!!!!