Rockford Scanner™: Local School On Lock Down, Man possibly With A Gun On The Grounds

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Reports of a helicopter hovering over the area

Video by Gerri Pavone

Around 1:20 pm today, several emergency personnel were responding to a man with a gun, near a local school.

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Rockford Scanner™: Serious Rollover Accident, Vehicle On Fire And A Person Trapped Inside

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Around 6:40 PM several emergency personnel were responding to a serious rollover accident in Boone County.

There is a rollover accident near the Belvidere North High School, Near Beloit Rd.

A vehicle has rolled over and at least one person is trapped inside the vehicle and the vehicle is reported to be on fire.

Several emergency personnel are in route to the scene.

This is still developing

Update:  Initial reports are saying the driver of the vehicle attempted to pass another vehicle when it lost control and crashed.  Emergency personnel were performing life saving measures on the victim.

Update 2 pm 9/17/2018: We have received several reports that the victim has passed away. We have yet to confirm this.

 

Earlier update: The victims were able to escape the vehicle. It was originally reported as the vehicle was on fire but when emergency personnel arrived on scene the fire was either extinguished or it was not on fire at all. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Please avoid the area or expect traffic delays.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Arrest A Man For Drugs in Boone County

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ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, THE BELVIDERE/BOONE COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT AND BELVIDERE PATROL OFFICERS ARRESTED JONATHAN R. WHITE ON A WARRANT FOR TWO COUNTS OF UNLAWFUL DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN 500 FEET OF A SENIOR CITIZEN RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX (CLASS X FELONY) AND ONE COUNT OF UNLAWFUL DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (CLASS 1 FELONY). WHITE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY LODGED INTO THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF $150,000 10% BOND.

THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE POSSIBLE. A CLASS X FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY 6-30 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. A CLASS 1 FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY 4-15 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 815-547-6433 OR BOONE COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS AT 815-544-7867 (815-547-STOP) AND WWW.BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. PERSONS WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST CAN BE PROVIDED WITH A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00.
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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.
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.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene At A Local Walmart

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Several sources were reporting a scene at a local Walmart.

It happened around 3 pm today at the Walmart in Belvidere.

Reports of a gas leak at the Walmart, and everyone inside the store including the employees had to evacuate the building.

No reports of injuries at the time of writing this.

The cause of the leak, is under investigation.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Several Emergency personnel Responding To A House Fire in Boone County



 

Sources are reporting a possible house fire in Boone County.

Around 12:45 pm, several emergency personnel were responding to a possible house fire in the 4200 block of Hearthstone ln

Reports are saying smoke and flames are coming from the garage area. 

Unknown if the house is occupied. 

A MABAS has been toned out for this fire.

Check back later for updates

Note: If you know the street name, please post it in the comments area below

 








Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Involving Several Children, Still Developing

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Sources are reporting a serious accident in Boone County.

It happened around 1 pm today in the area of Newburg and Ispen.

Reports of a vehicle that had several children in it, was involved in the accident.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of posting this.

Several emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Accidental Stabbing In Boone County



 

 

Sources are reporting an accidental stabbing in Boone County. 

It happened around 1 pm today on Spring Circle in the 4 Seasons Trailer Park. 

A woman approx 60 years old has fallen. When she fell, a knife impaled her chest. 

The knife was still in her chest, when emergency personnel were contacted. 

 No other information at the time of writing this 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident, Possible Head On With A Semi Involved

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Several sources are reporting a very serious accident in Boone County. 

It happened in the area of Genoa and bypass 20. 

Reports of a head on collision near this intersection. 

A semi is involved, along with up to 3 other vehicles. 

Injuries were reported.  Unconfirmed but some may be life threatening. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation

Credit: Brian M.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle In The River, Emergency Personnel On Scene



 

 

 

Sources are reporting a vehicle in the river. 

It happened in Belvidere, at the Kishwaukee River by Appleton. 

Unknown if it is occupied. 

Details are still preliminary

UPDATE: Sources are reporting the vehicle was at  the nearby gas station and the brakes released and it rolled across and into the river, unoccupied.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Two Missing Kids At The Boone County Fair



 

 

 

There are reports of two missing kids at the Boone County Fair. 

The two kids are reported to be black males around 9 years old. 

Last seen near a horse farm. 

Several officers are searching for the two missing kids. 

Still developing 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Victim Stabbed in Boone County, Still Developing



 

 

UPDATE:  Belvidere police say there was an argument between two people. One person was stabbed during the argument. Unknown what the argument was about. The injuries are believed to be non life threatening. They said no charges have been filed as of right now, Police are investigating. Suspect is  a black male, 5’9, thin build.

 


Just before 11 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a stabbing in Boone County. 

A subject is at the fire station in belvidere, and needs medical help because he was stabbed. 

353 E 6th st at the fire station. Then were updated with the location of Main and 6th.

No suspect information at this time. 

Still developing

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: 2 Arrested For Meth, After A Traffic Stop Near The Belvidere Oasis



 

 

 

On Friday, August 3, 2018, a Boone County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the Belvidere Oasis, 2500 Pearl Street, resulting in the arrest of two men on felony drug charges.

Investigators with the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit were called to assist. During the investigation approximately 18 grams of methamphetamine was seized.

Shaun F. Scardina, age 42, of Rockford, Illinois was charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (class X felony), and one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine (Class 1 felony). Scardina remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with no bond.

Joshua D. Hobson, age 31, of Peru, Illinois was charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine (Class 1 felony). Hobson remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with no bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. A class X felony is punishable by 6-30 years in the Department of Corrections. A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections.

The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit encourages anyone having additional information regarding narcotic trafficking or other criminal activity to call the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit at (815)544-2135 or Crimestoppers 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.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Two More Bad Accidents in The Area

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UPDATE: Officials confirm 78-year-old Lavon H. Eytalis of Byron, was taken to Mercyhealth where she passed away.

In reference to the Route 2 accident scene. 


Several sources reporting two more bad accidents in the area. 

  • Bad accident on Route 2 near Kennedy Hill 
  • Multiple vehicle accident On Bypass 20 near Irene

Both accident scenes reporting injuries.


Other accidents in the area 

Rockford Scanner™: Couple Of Bad Accidents Today in Rockford








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™: Sources Reporting A Homicide Investigation In Boone County



UPDATE:

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.








Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel Working An Accident Scene.



 

Credit: Jen N Calkins

This afternoon several emergency personnel were working a rollover accident scene near I-39 and Baxter rd.

Reports of a tour bus may have been involved in the accident. Also a camping trailer.  

Injuries were being reported.  Unknown on the severity at this time. 

Northbound lanes are shut off, southbound lanes are backed up for many miles. 

Still developing.  Traffic is backed up all they way to 72, so expect delays. 

Unknown if it is related, but there is an accident on I-90 at mile marker 27 1/2 westbound.  

Credit: Sergio Lozano

 

 


Credit Jeff Culp








Rockford Scanner™: Four ambulances and two medical helicopters dispatched to a very serious accident scene



 

 

Around 3 PM several emergency personnel responding to a very serious accident that  included a semi.

Multiple vehicles are reported to be involved in the accident.

It had been in the area of Marengo Road and business 20. 

Four ambulances and two medical helicopters had been dispatched to the scene.

At least one person has to be cut out of the vehicle and extrication is being requested.

This sounds like a very serious accident scene. Police have closed down the area to traffic.

This is still developing, the cause of the accident is under investigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Very Serious Accident, Several People Injured & Extrication Needed



 

 

 

Several sources were reporting a very serious accident this afternoon. 

It happened around 1:20 pm near Hammertime, 

near Business 20 and Andersen.  

Several people were reported to be injured and several ambulances were dispatched to the scene. 

Extrication crew was also requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation