Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle On Fire in Machesney Park, Several Units En Route



 

 

Around 4:20 pm today the NPFD were responding to a vehicle on fire.

It happened in the area of Zenith Parkway and Autumn Wood in Machesney Park.

Reports of a vehicle on fire near this location.

Unknown on injuries or the cause of the fire.

At the time of writing this, the NPFD were en route to the scene. And the HRFD were responding as mutual aid.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Possible Structure Fire On The East Side



 

Just before 8 pm tonight, several units from the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a possible structure fire. 

Details are minimal right now. 

There is a reported structure on fire near Church Hill Park area, near 7th ave. 

Still developing, check back later for possible updates

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Serious Motorcycle Accident In Rockford, Avoid The Area

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UPDATE: Sources say the motorcyclists is in stable condition.


Around 1 am this morning, several emergency personnel were dispatched for a serious motorcycle accident in Rockford. 

It happened on N Second st, south of Spring Creek in the southbound lanes. 

Police have the roadway blocked off southbound. 

Injuries were being reported.  Sounds like the injuries might be serious , but not confirmed. 

Still developing. Avoid the area

Check back later for updates

Dash Camera Video by RS FAN

 








Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Loves Park, Avoid The Area



 

 

UPDATE:

 



Winnebago County Coroner office has confirmed the victim as 58-year-old Mary Wymore of Machesney Park


Several sources reporting a bad accident in Loves Park. 

Sources reporting a bad accident in the area of Perryville and Mulford. 

Injuries were reported. Sources reporting they might be life threatening injuries.

Possibly fatal. Not yet confirmed.  

Several vehicles are reported to be in the accident.

Up to 5 vehicles are reported to be involved in this accident. 

Please avoid the area or expect traffic delays. 


UPDATE: Police are working the scene and were not available to provide any information. 

What I can confirm from what I saw on scene, numerous police officers on scene, NPFD, County Highway, Rock Valley PD, WCSO, Crime Scene unit, etc…

One vehicle has a tarp on it. Safe to assume that is the vehicle that has the fatality in it.  Witnesses said the White SUV/Truck ran the red light and T-Boned the other vehicle. 

Their were reports of up to 5 vehicles involved, but I only saw only 2 vehicles when I was a t the scene.

The driver of the truck got out and tried to flee the scene on foot but a bystander tackled the man. He told the other male in the truck to run. That is believed to be a boy around 12 years old, possibly the drivers son.

I can confirm police are searching the area for someone. So it is safe to assume it is the 12 year old boy, the father told to run from the scene.   Witnesses said that driver smelled of alcohol. 

Reports of the victim that passed away is possibly female.

We will post updates if the police release an official statement. In the meantime, avoid the area.  

Viewer discretion advised on the video below


Photos and video credit: RS fans

Credit: Heather Tewell









Rockford Scanner™: Several Emergency Personnel Responding to A Very Serious Auto Accident

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Around 5:35 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a serious accident scene. 

It happened in the area of Meridian and 20, near the Roy Gayle Park. 

Reports of a serious accident. 

At least 4 people injured, several ambulances en route. 

One is a trauma code. 

This is still developing, avoid the area

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Homicide Investigation In Boone County



UPDATE:

Follow-Up Press Release

On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:20 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 500 block of Main Street, Capron, Illinois. Upon arrival and after receiving no response, deputies forcibly entered the residence with the assistance of Capron Fire Department personnel. Deputies discovered a decease female, a male in critical condition and three small children unharmed.

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, the male subject was released from St. Anthony’s Hospital and transported to the Boone County Jail.

Juan Cerda, 44 years old of Capron, was charged with one count of First Degree Murder (Class M Felony). Cerda remains in the Boone County Jail on a $5,000,000.00 (10%) bond.

The female victim is identified as Kenia Acosta, 26 years old of Capron. It is believed Kenia Acosta died of multiple stab wounds. The exact cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy and is being investigated by the Boone County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely. The exact relationship of Cerda and Acosta is unknown, although the two lived together and had three children together. The three children were turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and are currently staying with family members.

A class m felony is punishable by twenty (20) to sixty (60) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. If convicted of a class m felony, Cerda will have to serve 100% of the sentence.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144, or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

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.

 


On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:20 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 500 block of Main Street, Capron, Illinois.

Upon arrival and after receiving no response, deputies forcibly entered the residence with the assistance of Capron Fire Department personnel. Deputies discovered a decease female, a male in critical condition and three small children unharmed. The male was transported by Capron Rescue Squad to a Rockford hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. The three children were turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene as well as Illinois State Police Crime Scene Technicians. The preliminary investigation indicates the death may have been the result a domestic violence incident.

The investigation is ongoing and no names are being released at this time. There is no known danger to the community as a result of this incident.


One person confirmed dead. One person in the hospital, the person the police think is responsible for the death of the other person.  Two children were also placed with the relatives. Possibly domestic related. Several emergency personnel been on scene since 6:30 am.  The cause of the death is under investigation. Still developing, check back later for updates

 


We are getting reports of a homicide investigation near Capron.

Sources reporting a person has been killed near the trailer park on 173, near Capron.

Many emergency personnel are on scene.

No other details at this time.








Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Body Located Near A Local Creek, Still Developing

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Several sources reporting a body has been found. 

It happened today near Krape Park in Freeport. 

In the area of Park and Demeter.

The body was found near the Yellow Creek. 

An adult white male is the victim. 

Still developing

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Motorcyclist Hits A Deer, Injuries Reported



 

 

 

Around 5 am this morning several emergency personnel were responding to a motorcycle accident with injuries. 

It happened on N Second st, near the cloverleaf. 

A motorcyclist hit a deer and went over the handlebars of the motorcycle. 

The motorcyclist was injured and transported to a local ER. 

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Another Dead Body Found Near A Local Park



 

 

UPDATE: RPD said “No Comment” 

Their call log shows a “Back up assist” call 

 


Just before 9 am this morning, several sources were reporting several police officers working a crime scene near the Auburn st bridge. 

It happened along the bike path near Sinnissippi Park, near Auburn st bridge.  Several police officers are on scene. 

As you know, the RPD and park district are encrypted and have yet to release information. 

Sources have told us this is possibly a death investigation and a body was found. We can not yet confirm this. 

Please avoid the area for awhile. Check back later for updates

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Happy 4th of July!



 

 


Happy 4th of July! 

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! 

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Send us your 4th off July celebration or firework videos, to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

It is going to be a beautiful day out there, High of 90 degrees.  There is a slight chance of storms between 3pm and 6 pm. But that should not effect the fireworks displays.  

I plan on attending the Downtown or Shorewood Park fire works.  I have yet to make up my mind. Both are good.  So if you see me, feel free to stop and say hi! 🙂 

I will probably be streaming LIVE, the fireworks display on our Facebook page at  Rockford Scanner Facebook Page

If you fly your quad-copter (AKA: Drones)  I would love to see those videos!  
Note: Just be sure to call the RFD tower to request flight clearance if you are within 5 miles of the airport. They do grant clearance all the time to quad-copter pilots.
The RFD tower number is: 815-484-5312

Remember, if you are lighting off fireworks, the police plan on cracking down on that again this year.  So do so at your own discretion. 

I hate to be the Debbie Downer and tell you that, because I love fireworks. But the law is the law.  

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  ~ Rickie Traeger


(WIFR) – The Fourth of July means family time, cookouts and most notably, fireworks.

Here is a list of fireworks happening around the stateline. All shows are on the Fourth of July unless otherwise noted. Some events may come with a fee.

– Rockford at Davis Park, 211 N. Main Street.

– ComEd Independence Day Spectacular at the Starlight Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford Road. The show starts at 8 p.m. on July 3. Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 815-921-2160.

– Fireworks Extravaganza at Rockford Speedway, 1601 West Lane Road. The show starts at 7:05 p.m. on July 4. Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 815-633-1500.

– Cherry Valley at Baumann Park

– DeKalb at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road

– Freeport at Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut Road on July 7

– Kirkland at Hiawatha High School, 410 First Street

– Winnebago at Winnebago High School, 200 E. McNair Road

– Mount Morris at David L. Rahn Jr. High School, 105 W. Brayton Road

– Byron at the Byron Dragway, 7287 River Road

– Dixon at the Petunia Festival in downtown Dixon

– Janesville at Traxler Park

– Beloit at Riverside Park, 1340 Riverside Drive

– Sharon, Wis. at Goodland Park

– Stockton at Stockton Memorial Park on Highway 20

If you are not able to attend the fireworks tonight, our good friends at WTVO is also going to be doing their thing on TV.

 

 








Winnebago County K9 Officer Locates Missing Woman Having a Seizure While out on a Walk

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On Saturday June 23, 2018 around 11 pm officers were called to the 2600 block of Bilbury Drive on a missing person’s call. The caller told officers his 21-year-old girlfriend, left their house at 6 p.m. to go for a walk and never returned. The caller reported that the missing female has a medical history of seizures. Deputy Warmoth and his K9 Ares conducted a search of the area and located in Atwood park 2 miles away alive and semi conscious and having a medical episode. She was transported to Swedish American Hospital by New Milford ambulance and was treated for a undisclosed condition.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: POSITIVE NEWS: Ham Radio Field Day




  1. Locations:
    Northern Illinois ARES/SKYWARN 
    Laona Heights Forest Preserve 
    15402 Anderson Road, Durand, IL
  2. Rockford Amateur Radio Association 
    VFW in Roscoe
    11385 2nd St, Roscoe, IL

Everyone is welcome to attend


Field Day is ham radio’s open house.

Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation.

It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in
the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than
35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to
operate from remote locations.

Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest
and, most of all, FUN!

It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat
it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent
opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.

The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in
abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons;celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned,non-emergency activities.

But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so
complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really
matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster
and post-disaster situations.

What is the ARRL?
The American Radio Relay League is the national association for Amateur Radio in the USA, representing over
170,000 FCC-licensed Amateurs. The ARRL is the primary source of information about what is going on in ham
radio. It provides books, news, support and information for individuals and clubs, special events, continuing education classes and other benefits for its members.

What is Amateur Radio
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it’s grown into a
worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications
technology. Its people range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two
are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are just normal folks like you and me who enjoy learning and being able to
transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on
commercial systems.

The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment, but can create whole new ways to do things.
For More Information visit: www.arrl.org



Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel battle A Fire In Machesney Park Overnight




 

 

 

Around 4:30 am this morning emergency personnel were battling a fire in Machesney Park. 

Emergency personnel were dispatched for a fire in the 400 block of Greenview in Machesney Park. 

A vehicle was fully engulfed and was close to a residence. 

North Park Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after being dispatched and was able to quickly get the situation under control. 

It is not yet known if the fire spread to the residence or not. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

 

 



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™: RS Fans Reporting Police Scene At Belvidere Park, Still Developing





 

UPDATE: Around 7 PM a person located a body near the dam and called emergency personnel.  Police have not identified the body or the cause of death at this time. Police do plan on releasing more info later on


 

Several sources are reporting there is a very large police presence at a scene in Boone County. 

Police have crime scene tape up in the area of the dam at Belvidere Park. 

Unconfirmed reports are saying a body may have been recovered. 

We will post updates as they become available





Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene By A Local Grade School





 

 

Several sources have told us there is a scene in Machesney Park.

It happened near Marquette School.

Numerous police officers and a police K-9 unit are on scene.

Sources say that it appears they are searching for a suspect in the area.

Unknown on suspect information, due to the encryption.

We will update this, when information becomes available