Death Investigation in Machesney Park




Around 4 pm today emergency personnel were dispatched to an address on Wood ave in Machesney park.  Details are minimal, only saying there is a person that has passed away. Police did confirm 10-79.  The cause of death is under investigation




Want To Become A Firefighter? Now is your Chance



Have you considered becoming a firefighter? Do you want to serve the community you live or work in? The North Park Fire Protection District will be starting a recruit academy in early 2017. If you’re interested, please call the office at 815-636-3051 and provide us your mailing address and name so we can send you information regarding our upcoming open house/orientation on December 3rd detailing what it takes to wear the North Park name on your back as a firefighter on our department.

Keep in mind we don’t hire full time firefighters, but there are opportunities to work part-time weekday shifts once you’re experienced enough. We rely solely on our volunteer staffing to cover evenings and weekends. We require that you pass a drug test, Illinois State Police criminal background check, our version of the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test), a written exam and be willing to dedicate yourself to meeting our attendance requirements for training and responses. In return we’ll train you, give you some fantastic opportunities to better yourself and invite you to be a part of the North Park Fire brother and sisterhood.



Light Up The Parks Parade

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The Parks Chamber “Light Up the Parks” Holiday Parade
Sunday, Nov. 20th, 4:45 pm

The parade route will travel from Schneider Electric parking lot on Clifford Ave., turn north on Elm Ave., turn left onto Roosevelt Rd., cross N. 2nd St. & will disassemble in the south side parking lot of the Machesney Towne Center.


Fire In The Woods At Rock Cut State park

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Around 12:28 pm today the LPFD were dispatched to Rock Cut State Park in reference to a fire in the woods.

The caller said the fire is in the North West side of the park, near West ln.

LPFD is en route, dispatcher said District 16 does not have a controlled burn in the area.

Update: At 12:39 the LPFD is in the park, trying to locate the caller and fire.

Update: At 12:42 pm they located the fire on the side of the roadway in the park.  Chief Foley said to contact Rock Cut State Park, and said it is a part of a controlled burn.




Arrest made in the murder and decapitation of 2-year-old Kyrian Knox




CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday an arrest had been made in the murder and decapitation of 2-year-old Kyrian Knox, whose remains were found in the Garfield Park lagoon in 2015.

Guglielmi said police will hold a press conference to discuss the arrest at 5 p.m.

A year ago, the FBI positively matched Knox’s DNA with that of a dismembered body found in the lagoon in September 2015. Knox had been reported missing from Rockford, Ill., two months before the match was made. His mother said at the time he was staying with a family friend while she moved from Iowa to Chicago.

Suspect Arrested in Machesney park, Allegedly Stole $14,000 in Past

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Just before 2:30 PM, officers were dispatched to the Meijrs on 173. Scanner traffic is saying the security is reporting a subject that has previously stolen around $14,000 in merchandise in the past, is currently in the store. The subject took off running and the police were able to capture the suspect right away near Walgreens. They believe he stole razor blades today. Officers are investigating

UPDATE: He is currently wanted on a felony retail theft warrant. Extraditable in the USA


ATV Stolen In Machesney Park Overnight



UPDATE: They said the ATV has been returned

Rockford Scanner fan Ashley Nicole:
“Hi my name is Ashley. I was wondering if u could help me out and spred the word. I work up this morning to take my son to school and noticed my shed doors were wide opened only to realize some has stolen my 2006 suzuki quadsport 250ATV. Will you please share the picture to see if anyone has seen it. I live in Machesney park where the four wheeler was stolen last night”

Stolen near Harlem and N Second area. If found there is a $500 reward. Contact Ashley at 


Driver Injured After Hitting A Deer



Around 6:23 am this morning several units were dispatched to the area of the 4800 block of S Perryville. Scanner traffic is saying a subject driving a truck has hit a deer. The driver is injured and is bleeding from the neck. Several units are en route. No other information.




Fatal Accident in Rock County


UPDATE The victim has been identified as 37 year old Janesville resident Christopher Rabuck.

On November 10, 2016 at approximately 1:07 PM there was a traffic accident in Riverside Park located 2000 Riverside Drive. Michael Perry 71 struck a vehicle, a pedestrian, and a power pole. The pedestrian died at the scene.

Perry was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

This incident is still under investigation and no other information about the accident is being released at this time.

The victim’s name is not being release, at this time, to allow for family notifications.


Michael A. Perry
Male 71 years old
618 Sunset Dr., Janesville, WI


Death/Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle 940.09(1)(a)
Operating While Intoxicated 346.63(1)(a)/346.63(1)(b)

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3:6 Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Janesville’s Riverside Park, 2000 Parkside Dr., will be closed for several hours while the police department investigates a traffic crash involving a pedestrian fatality. In addition, the crash involved a power pole causing blockage to park access. Janesville Police Department, Janesville Fire Department, Janesville Public Works, and Alliant Energy are on scene. The investigation is on going and no other details are available at this time.


Armed Robbery To Business in Loves Park, Suspect Steals Vehicle Also


Around 11:40 pm tonight a broadcast came over the scanner in reference to an armed robbery and a stolen vehicle in Loves Park. It happened at a business on N Second st. Sounded like the business was Shamrock Slots at 4901 N 2nd St. The suspect was only described as a male wearing a mask. And he stole a gold 2000 van. Last seen southbound.

Update via the ISP: White male, 5’5, 150 lbs, black hoody and black pants with cargo pockets, blue bandanna over his face, armed with a black handgun.

Update: Around 3 am officers saw the suspect vehicle near E State st and Summit, near Swedish American Hospital. They lost sight of the suspect.

UPDATE: They located the suspect vehicle on 11/8/2016. the suspect commited another armed robbery to a business and lead police on a high speed chase. They lost the suspect, and then he dumped the vehicle at the Sportscore on Elmwood. Full details