Rockford Scanner™: Officer Involved Accident in Rockford



Around 2 am this morning, there was an officer involved accident scene. 

An officer was traveling westbound on Mulberry when the officer hit a parked vehicle on Mulberry between Alliance and Soper. 

There was a lot of damage to the parked vehicle. The vehicle was parked on the curb. When the officer hit the parked vehicle, the vehicle was pushed up into the yard. 

The officers front bumper was under the trunk of the parked vehicle. 

It did not appear there were any injuries. 








Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Accident Involving A Local Police Officer



 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. 








Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene in Loves Park




 

 

 

Around 2:20 am this morning, several sources are reporting a scene in Loves Park. 

As you know details are minimal right now, due to the encryption. 

Sources are reporting, Several police officers are in the 300 block of Hosmer in Loves Park. 

Also many officers at the nearby intersections. 

Sounds like this is currently a police perimeter. Unknown what the original call was or any suspect information. 

We will update this, as the updates become available


Andrea Arteaga: I saw the cops drive by and went and sat on my porch. A minimum of four police cars were within my view. After about 10 minutes on my porch three officers with a k-9 started up and down my street. Once they were in my front yard they asked If I had seen a black male in a hoodie running around. I said no and they just kept searching onto the next block. From what I could tell they never caught anyone.

 



Rockford Scanner™: Three Ambulances Dispatched To A Serious Accident Scene




 

 

 

UPDATE: Sources reporting this was a police chase, that resulted in the auto accident. 

 

 

 

 


Around 10:30 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Ridge and Whitman.

There is an auto accident near this intersection.

Injuries were being reported. At least three ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

Avoid the area. Still developing

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Police arrest Student Mentor for Sexual Assault




 

 

DeKalb Police arrest Student Mentor for Sexual Assault

On May 14th, 2018, the DeKalb Police Department was notified of a sexual assault that occurred on May 12th, in the 800 block of Edgebrook. The victim, who resides in another city, reported that he was sexually assaulted by a 25-year-old male by the name of “Cesar Leanos.” The minor child, who is under 17 years of age, met the suspect on a social media application called GRINDR. The suspect picked up the minor child from his residence in the evening hours of May 12th. The suspect drove the minor child to the suspect’s apartment on Edgebrook. Once inside the suspect apartment, the minor child was sexually assaulted. The victim reported that he was driven home by the suspect the following day.

On May 15th, investigators located video surveillance of the suspect arriving and leaving his residence with the minor child. On May 24th, investigators overheard and recorded conversations between the suspect and the minor child. The suspect was identified as Flavio C. Leanos-Macias.

On May 29th, investigator spoke with Flavio C. Leanos-Macias and learned of more victims. Through the course of the interview it was also learned that Flavio Leanos-Macias mentors students at DeKalb High School as part of the Kishwaukee College Upward Bound Program.

On May 29th and 30th, DeKalb Police worked with DeKalb School District 428 to ensure the safety of their students. Through conversations with District 428, it was learned that Flavio Leanos-Macias is not mentoring students at this time.

On May 29th, DeKalb Police spoke with another minor under the age of 16 who reported that he has had contact with Flavio C. Leanos-Macias. The minor child reported that he met Flavio-Macias on a social media application called HORNET. Over the last 10 days, conversations took place between the minor child and suspect by phone and in person. These conversations attempted to entice the minor to engage in sexual activity.

On May 30th, an arrest warrant was issued for Flavio C. Leanos-Macias, 25 years of age. Bond was set at $100,000 for the offenses of: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Criminal Sexual Assault, Traveling to Meet a Minor Child, and Unlawful Grooming. He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody without incident.

DeKalb Police Investigators have reason to believe that there may be more victims. If you have any information regarding this investigation or information regarding other potential victims, please contact the DeKalb Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

This investigation was worked in conjunction with the DeKalb County States Attorney’s Office and DeKalb School District 428.

The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near Loves Park




 

From a source who was involved: 
-Location: E. Riverside & N. Alpine intersection.
-Approx. 5:15pm.
-What Happened: We were driving in the far right lane on E. Riverside east bound when were struck head on by a lady making a left hand turn on a red turn light. We didn’t have time to stop, because we were already half way through the green light. She didn’t exchange a name nor insurance information with us.. It happened so fast. Our airbags deployed right when we got struck. Hers deployed after she was out of her car. Fire personnel showed up to the scene first and then RPD and ambulance showed up shortly after. Our car took a lot of damage. My husband was the driver and came out with hip and back injuries. Myself, I came out with an injured knee, bruised tailbone, really bad bruise to my underarm and scraped my neck and stomach. I am also 18 weeks pregnant, luckily no injuries or death of the unborn.. Pretty badly shaken up as this is my husband’s and I first car accident.

 


Around 5:15 PM today several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the area of E Riverside and Alpine. 

Injuries are being reported. 

Traffic is backed up, so please avoid the area. 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Funnel Clouds Possible This Afternoon In The Area, Heads Up




 

 

Conditions are favorable for the development of isolated funnel clouds, associated with the shower and thunderstorm activity over northern and central Illinois and northwest Indiana. These funnel clouds normally protrude a few hundred feet downward from the parent cloud, rotate or spin like a top, and last a few minutes before dissipating. These funnel clouds rarely touch the ground and typically do not pose any sort of hazard.

The atmospheric conditions these funnels are developing in do not support strong, damaging tornadoes. However, on extremely rare occasions these funnels can briefly touch the ground and produce very minimal, if any damage.

The National Weather Service will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please forward reports of funnel sightings to the nearest law enforcement agency for relay to the National Weather Service. If threatening weather approaches, move indoors to a place of safety.

 



Rockford Scanner™: Emergency personnel Responding To 2 Different Accident Scenes, Injuries Reported At Both Scenes




 

 

Around 3 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to two different accidents.

Both accident scenes were reporting injuries. 

  1. Jefferson and N Church st
  2. E Riverside and Renn Hart Hills. 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Several Accident Scenes In The Area Today




 

Today emergency personnel have been busy working several accident scenes in the area. 

Below are just a few locations that have had accidents. 

  • Windsor and Nimtz 
  • Madison and Market, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle
  • Charles and Mulford
  • E State st and 2nd 
  • Broadway and Eastmoreland
  • S Main and Chestnut 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Shootout In Rockford




 

Several sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford. 

It happened around 8:30 pm tonight. 

Sounds like there was a shootout that lasted several blocks. 

Sources say a residence and a vehicle were struck by the gunfire near Ashland and Ridge. 

Reports of shots fired in the areas of Ashland, Ridge, Auburn, Latham, North ave, Napoleon, Church. 

Unknown if anyone has been struck by the gunfire. 

Still developing 

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Very Serious Accident, Two Victims Hurt. Medical Helicopter On Standby.




 

Around 8:30 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a very serious accident.

It happened on I-90 near mile marker 13. 

Reports of an auto accident with two people injured. 

Reports of the two victims are barely alive and and unconscious. 

They have put the helicopter on standby. 

Still developing. 

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident Scene Near S Beloit




 

 

 

Sources are reporting a scene near S. Bluff and Prairie. 

There was an auto accident near this location. 

Reports of one of the people involved, is allegedly under the influence. 

A driver involved, tried to fight someone at the scene. 

Then they fled the scene, but officers were able to capture the man. 

Still developing
Video Credit: Arthur Passialis

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Fight & Accident With Injuries in Rockford, Still Developing




 

 

Just before 8 pm tonight emergency personnel were on scene of an accident with injuries.

It happened in the area of Brown and Freemont

Reports of a fight and an accident with injuries near this location. 

A white pickup truck has fled the scene. 

Still developing

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested After Hearing A Noise And Firing A Shot Inside His Apartment




 

 

On Friday, May 25, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m. officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to an apartment building in the 900 block of McKnight Circle for a gunshot complaint.

Upon arrival officers spoke with neighbors who described hearing what was believed to be a single gunshot fired from inside an apartment. Officers went to the specified apartment and spoke to the resident, Daniel Gonzalez. Gonzalez told officers he was home alone and believed he heard a noise inside one of the apartment’s bedrooms. After hearing the noise, he fired once through the closed bedroom door.

The Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office reviewed the incident and authorized the following charges.  

ARRESTED: Daniel Gonzalez 30-years-old Rockford
CHARGES: Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Disorderly Conduct
BOND: $ 5,000 10% applies

The charges against Gonzalez are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Several sources are once again reporting several vehicles being broken into at local parks





 

Several sources are once again reporting several vehicles being broken into at local parks

(Hopefully someone will setup a bait car and catch these criminals)

 

If you recall awhile back ago, we covered the story about this same topic that plagued local parks for several months.

The suspects were never caught. And now they are back to breaking into vehicles again.

We received several reports of numerous vehicles being broken into at the local parks recently again

Parks effected: Rock Cut, Sinnissippi, Shorewood, Sportscore, Keiselberg, Atwood, etc…

At one time Rock Cut State Park had a sign posted about locking your doors because of the burglaries.

But once we posted  the story, they removed the sign.

How to prevent your vehicle from being broken into: 

  • LOCK your doors!
  • Do NOT put anything of value in sight.
  • Before going to the park, leave any valuables at home.
  • If you have to bring a purse or any valuables, put it in the trunk BEFORE you go to the park.
  • Invest into a hidden camera and stick it in your vehicle. More info at Superior Spy – CLICK HERE

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Officer Involved In An Accident in Winnebago County, Chain Of Events Leads To the Accident





Around 9 PM tonight a citizen was driving down N Second st, southbound from 173 in a Red Impala when he struck a deer.  The citizen pulled over to the side of the road because of the accident and it may have caught on fire.  Another citizen stopped to help.  They got the vehicle on a tow truck.

While they were on the side of the roadway one of the vehicles batteries dies (hazard lights drained the battery)  so they turned their vehicle around to jump start it, an officer was assisting.

The officer was out of their squad car talking to the people involved, standing in between the two vehicles that were jump starting.

Around that same time, A motorcyclist was traveling southbound on N Second from 173.

The motorcyclist lost control of their motorcycle and dumped it. The motorcycle and rider slid approx. 70 feet.

The motorcycle slid into the back of the car.  The car lunged forward striking the police officers legs and pinned the officer between the two vehicles that were jump starting.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local ER. Unknown if the officer was reporting injuries.

Crime scene unit and several emergency personnel were on scene.

 





Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Officers At A Scene In Rockford





 

Around 11:30 pm last night several Rockford Police and WCSO officers were at a scene near the intersection of School st and Central ave in Rockford.

At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what happened due to the police encryption.  Sources have said that a vehicle may have fled from police, but not confirmed. We will update this as more information becomes available.