Around 3 am this morning an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in Boone County. The vehicle did not stop for the officer and was fleeing. A short time later the vehicle crashed into a pole. The driver fled on foot. He fled in the Fairgrounds Park/Prairie Fields area. (Business 20/Fairgrounds area) Officers are searching the area. They have brought in a K-9 to assist in the search for the suspect.
Update: The vehicle is a rental car from Iowa. Sounds like the suspect in question wants to turn himself in now and is at Harlem and N Second st in Machesney park.
Around 3 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Business 20 and Distillery rd in Boone County. Scanner traffic is saying a vehicle crashed into a pole. Injuries were being reported.
Rockford Scanner fan Jennifer H: Be careful on 20 between Distillery and Olson Rd at least 2 car accident with multiple ambulances and first responders as one car is off the road by the creek and the other is on the shoulder. West bound is totally blocked
Around 8:20 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to N State st and 20 in Belvidere. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident and many people were reporting injuries. Multiple ambulances dispatched to the scene. Sounds like all the injuries are non life threatening via scanner traffic.