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RS Source reporting:
” 5 or more police cars at the Target on 173 in Machesney park right now. Searching a car on the side of Target”
Unknown what happened at the time of posting this.
Sources are reporting a Rockford Starbucks was scammed out of approx. $2,000.00 dollars last night.
The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit concludes a six month drug investigation with the arrest of a Poplar Grove resident on felony drug charges.
Cesar E. Fournier, age 23 of Poplar Grove, was charged with three counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony).
On Thursday, September 27th, the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit was assisted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office with a traffic stop during which Cesar E. Fournier was arrested on a Boone County warrant for three counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony).
After the arrest of Fournier, Metro Narcotics Investigators, members of the Rockford DEA Task Force, and Boone County deputies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 100 block of Cornwall Circle in Poplar Grove.
During the investigation cocaine, a firearm, a vehicle, and United States currency was seized. Fournier is being held in the Boone County Jail in lieu of $150,000 10% bond.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. 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.
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.
UPDATE: Man ran from police. He hid in the rafters in the garage of the business. Unknown why the man ran from police. Police and the police K-9 were able to take the man into custody.
Sources are reporting a police chase in Loves Park around 2:30 pm today.
Details are minimal due to the encryption.
Several officers are chasing a suspect in the area of E Riverside, just East of N Second st.
Suspect was last seen northbound.
Loves Park Police and Winnebago County Sheriff are on scene chasing the suspect. They have their guns drawn and a police k-9 assisting
Still developing, avoid the area. Check back later for updates
On 08/18/2018 at 9:31 am Janesville Police and Fire responded to an ultralight aircraft (single man aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute) crash at the Memorial Bridge.
The pilot was traveling from north to south and collided with the Memorial Bridge. The forty-eight year old pilot sustained non-life threatening, but critical injuries.
He was the only person injured and was transported to a local medical center by Janesville Fire for treatment.
The investigation of the accident is still on-going and will be done jointly between the Janesville Police Department and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Just before 11 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were on scene of a fatal accident that involved a local police officer.
A motorcyclist and a local police officer were involved in an accident near W State and Pierpont.
Officers are reporting the motorcyclist ran into the back of an officers vehicle.
The motorcyclist passed away on the scene.
Winnebago County Coroner was dispatched to the scene.
Officer is reported to be not injured.
This is still developing. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Please avoid the area for the next several hours.
As of 9:15 pm, COMED is reporting a large power outage in the area.
Winnebago County has almost 700 customers without power.
Stephenson County has almost 500 customers without power.
The cause of the power outages are under investigation. Majority of them are believed to be storm related.
Estimated restore time frames, vary on each scene.
Some reports of numerous trees down in the Freeport area.
Also a tree down across RT 75 by Wheeler rd near Durand.
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
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!”