Structure Fire Call in Candlewick Lake


Around 8 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched for a structure fire in the Candlewick Lake.

Initial reports are saying there is a chimney on fire at a residence in the 200 block of Briar Cliff

Several units were en route.



Accident With Multiple Injuries, Possible Extrication Needed



Around 3:52 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to RT 76 and 173 in Boone County.

Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident that involves 3 vehicles.

Multiple injuries were being reported.

Possible extrication needed

They have the OSF helicopter on standby

Still developing. Avoid the area.




Commercial structure fire in Poplar Grove, MABAS Toned Out


Just after 12 p.m. today. Several fire departments were dispatched to the area of 100 East in Poplar Grove. (see map below)

A MABAS was toned out for a commercial structure fire.  Initial reports were saying there was heavy black smoke coming from the windows of the business.

Boone County district 3 pulled a MABAS and multiple area fire departments are en route to assist.

The cause of the fire is under investigation

Note: Forest Pallet Services was the other business name mentioned. MABAS means Mutual Aid from area fire departments
UPDATE: MABAS Box 11 to box alarm. Flames are visible.





See it Send it

Serious accident in Boone County

See it Send it


Just before 11 AM this morning, several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of  Route 76 and 173 in Boone County.

Initial scanner traffic is saying that there is an automobile accident with injuries near this location

Extrication was also being requested for two people trapped inside the vehicle

Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing

A semi and box truck are reported to be involved



4 People Arrested For Aggravated Battery, One Person In Critical Condition


SAMUEL E VALADEZ, 24 years old of Harvard, Illinois was charged with Aggravated Battery, great bodily harm, (class 3 felony). Valadez remains in the Boone County Jail with no bond. A class 3 felony is punishable by two (2) to five (5) years in the Department of Corrections.

3 – 17 year old males of Belvidere, Harvard, and Poplar Grove, Illinois were also arrested and lodged into the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center.

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at approximately 5:15 pm Belvidere Patrol Officers, and Boone County Deputies responded to the 300 block of W. Lincoln Ave. for a fight in progress. Officers arrived on scene with Lifeline Ambulance, and Belvidere Fire Department personnel and began performing first aid on a 19 year old male who had been the victim of an Aggravated Battery. Lifeline Ambulance transported the victim to St. Anthony Hospital where his condition was stabilized but critical.

Belvidere Police Officers and Detectives began a preliminary investigation and identified several witnesses who provided suspect information. Boone County Deputies located several subjects in the area of W. Jackson St. and Garden Drive. After conducting suspect and witness interviews, the Boone County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized Aggravated Battery charges against Valadez. Two of the four individuals who were arrested had a gang affiliation but it is unknown at this time if the reason for this senseless crime was motivated by those gang ties.

The Belvidere Police have reason to believe there were additional witnesses with the victim just prior to these events that have not come forward. The Belvidere Police Department encourages those persons and anyone having information pertaining to this or any other crimes to call the Belvidere Police Department at 815-544-2135