Rockford Scanner™: Man Drives His Vehicle Into The Woods & Into Some Trees

Sources are reporting a man driving his vehicle into some woods and into some trees.   It happened around 8:40 pm tonight in the 5000 block of Linden.  A man in a Blue Mercedes Benz was under the influence and drove the vehicle into the wooded area near this location and into the trees. Possible extrication was needed. No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For OWI, Allegedly Under The influence Of Drugs


On 6-16-19 at 11:35 PM Janesville Police were sent to the Kwik Trip at 3359 Milton Av for a down subject.

Upon arrival officers had contact with a male subject in a vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect appeared to be impaired by drugs upon initial observation.

The suspect was put through standard field sobriety tests which confirmed impairment. The driver was arrested for OWI and submitted to an evidentiary blood test with results pending.

A department of transportation records check showed 3 prior convictions for OWI. Officers located drug evidence in plain view inside the vehicle. The suspect is being held at the Rock County Jail until his initial court appearance.

Arrested: Thompson, Aaron T. age 32 of Janesville
Charges: OWI 4th offense
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Probation Hold



Rockford Scanner™: Several Accidents, Vehicle Crashes Into A House & Driver Flees

UPDATE: Sources said the alleged suspect is Daniel Gonzalez.

Update: Witness told us: ”  I witnessed the  Jeep rear end the Kia on State, then I saw him wipe out the porch of the house off Prospect, before he sped off. The Jeep in the pictures is definitely the same vehicle. The driver was driving erratically, swerving side to side and at very high speeds. I called 911 then went back to the scene of the first accident and gave a statement.”

Sources are reporting a few accidents.

  • Charles and 20th. Vehicle crashed into a pole. Reports of a vehicle trying to flee and then crashed. Unconfirmed reports are saying the person smelled heavily of alcohol and may be DUI.
  • Prospect and 2nd, a vehicle crashed into a house and the driver fled the scene.
  • East State st and Easton Parkway, auto accident.

Note: We been told the scenes at Charles/20th and 2nd/Prospect,  might be related.  We been told the vehicle hit the house and Prospect and 2nd first, then fled. Then he crashed into the pole at Charles and 20th a short time later.


Rockford Scanner™: Man Crashes Into A Guardrail, Is Arrested

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Single Vehicle Crash

On 01/16/19 at 0015 hours Ogle County Sheriff Deputies come upon a single vehicle crash at Rt 2 and Mud Creek Rd.

Upon investigating the crash, Deputies determined Kendall Pelt age 46 of Mt Morris, failed to reduce speed to avoid and accident and struck the guardrail on Rt 2 east of Mud Creek Rd.

Ogle County Police said that Pelt was arrested for failure to reduce speed, DUI, no valid license, and operating uninsured motor vehicle.

Pelt was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he remained in lieu of bond.


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Rockford Scanner™: Woman Crashes While Avoiding A Deer, Arrested For DUI

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On 12/06/18 at 8:18 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Byron Fire/EMS were dispatched to IL Rt. 2 at Camling Rd. for a two vehicle crash. After an investigation, it was discovered that Andrea Arwood, age 29 of Rockford, had crossed over the center line while traveling northbound on Rt. 2 after swerving to miss a deer.

Arwood and the driver of the other vehicle were both transported to Rockford Memorial Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

Arwood was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and she was released on a $3,000 I-bond.



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Rockford Scanner™: One Person Arrested After A Serious Accident Near Byron




On October 6th, 2018, Deputies, along with Byron Fire/EMS personnel, responded to the 12000 block of Kennedy Hill Rd for a one vehicle accident.

Both occupants were transported by Byron Ambulance to RMH for treatment of serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

At the hospital, the driver of the vehicle, Mitchell A. Wessels, 33 of Sterling, was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving While License Suspended, and cited for Operating Uninsured Vehicle and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. He was released in IBond.

The passenger, Lucas W. Hopkins, 37, of Rockford, was cited for Failure to Wear Seatbelt and given a civil citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.



Rockford Scanner™: Police Officer Involved In An Accident

Police Officer Involved In An Accident


We wish one of our officers well as he is recovering from minor injuries after the squad car he was driving was t-boned at the intersection of Hackett and North streets around 6:30 p.m.  (Sunday).

Our officer was traveling northbound on Hackett Street when the accident occurred. Witnesses reported the driver of the other vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on North Street before the accident occurred.

The driver is in custody and is being evaluated for a possible operating while intoxicated charge; the Rock County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident.