Rockford Scanner™: Chemical Spill Near Rock County Courthouse




On Friday, July 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., Rock County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Janesville Police, and Janesville Fire Personnel were dispatched to the Rock County Courthouse at 51 S. Main St., Janesville, WI, for a report of a chemical incident in the Facilities Management Area of the Courthouse, where a Facilities Management worker was mixing chemicals to treat water for the Courthouse air cooling system.

The Courthouse fire alarm system was activated. Deputies stationed at the Courthouse began evacuating people from the immediate area of the chemical incident. The Facilities Management personnel closed the air handling system in an effort to contain the chemical cloud.

Janesville Fire Department HAZMAT Team was dispatched to the scene. All persons were evacuated from the Courthouse, and a perimeter was established. Joint Unified Command was implemented with Fire and Law Enforcement Personnel. Local media was contacted to notify the public to avoid the area of the Rock County Courthouse.

At 9:26 a.m., upon recommendation of public safety personnel and with the authorization of County Board Chair Russ Podzilni, the Courthouse was closed for the day.

A Rock County Facilities Management employee exposed to the chemical cloud was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A Rock County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was treated at the scene
and released.

The Town of Beloit Fire Department Rehab Unit, SWEPT, and City of Beloit Police Department Command Post responded to provide support to emergency services personnel.

At the time, units remain on the scene actively involved in the HAZMAT clean-up.


Please avoid the area of the Rock County Courthouse and Main Street in Janesville due to a chemical spill.

Law enforcement and other personnel are currently on scene

Unknown on what type of chemical








 

Rockford Scanner™: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING




 

Issued by the National Weather Service
For Winnebago County, Illinois

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING UNTIL 7PM CDT SAT …EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY.

THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * HIGH TEMPERATURES…94 TO 96 DEGREES TODAY AND SATURDAY. * MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES…110 DEGREES TODAY AND 105 TO 110 DEGREES SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS…THE CUMULATIVE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURES AND HEAT INDEX VALUES THIS HIGH COULD LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE.

THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING, ELDERLY, SMALL CHILDREN, AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE. PLAN AHEAD. HAVE A COOL PLACE TO SHELTER FROM THE HEAT. AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY, ESPECIALLY STRENUOUS ONES, DURING THE PEAK HEATING TIMES OF THE DAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…

CALL 9 1 1. AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…

STAY OUT OF THE SUN… AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Shooting Incident In Rockford Overnight




RPD is investigating a shooting incident. 

It happened overnight in 700 block of Bruce st.

Suspects are described as the following:

#1 Black male, approx. 28 years old, short hair, goatee, 150 lbs, 6 foot, wearing a white shirt, red pants, armed with a .22 gun.

#2 Black male, approx. 26 years old, shoulder length dreadlocks, 5’8, 145 lbs, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans.

 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police are investigating an armed robbery in Rockford




 

Police are investigating an armed robbery in Rockford. 

It happened overnight just after 3 am in the 5200 block of Linden rd.

Suspects are described as:
#1 White male, approx 16 years old, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
#2 Black male, approx. 15 years old, wearing ared shirt, blue jeans.
Last seen in a Silver vehicle towards Alpine.

 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Injuries At An Accident Scene




UPDATE:  Admin Will is at the scene. He is reporting 3 people in custody.    While police were working the scene, a vehicle hit a police vehicle and took off from the scene. Several officers were in pursuit of the vehicle. Vehicle is described as a White Kia 4 door, with drivers side damage. Still developing. 

The victim Ashley K. said she was on her way to work when they had a green light. They were going through the intersection when the vehicle that was fleeing from police crashed into them and spun them into a pole.
Scroll down to see their photos they sent us.


Around 10:15 pm tonight there was an auto accident on the East side. 

It happened near 9th and Harrison.

Multiple injuries are being reported.

This is still developing, avoid the area.

Check back later for possible updates.

Update: Police searching for a suspect in the area.
Possible police chase that ended up into an accident.


Photos below are from the victim Ashley

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Road Closure, Large Police Presence




MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT: On Thursday, July 18, 2019, shortly before 4:30 pm, Rockford Police officers responded to the area 1800 S. Mulford Road, in reference to a single motorcycle crash. Upon arrival, officers learned the 58-year-old male driver was traveling north bound on Mulford Road when he lost control. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. This is an on-going investigation. No further information is available at this time.


Avoid S. Mulford between Newburg and Charles due to a single-vehicle (motorcycle) crash. The area is shutdown due to the accident investigation. Driver transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.


Sources are reporting a large police presence and a road closure in Rockford. 

It is currently ongoing on Mulford between Newburg and Charles.

It is not clear exactly what happened.   Many have said there is a bad auto accident.  A vehicle and a motorcycle have collided.  Injuries were being reported.

Police have yet to release any information or confirm anything at this time.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Caught On Video, Burglary In Rockford. Recognize The Suspect?




Sources are reporting more burglaries. 

A RS Source had their window broken out during a burglary on Camlin ave around 2:30 am on Wednesday night.

The source sent us a video of the incident that has the alleged suspect breaking into the vehicle. You can see a suspect wearing a winter jacket and a backpack.

If you recognize the outfit, backpack, or person.

Call the RPD with the information.
Or you can contact RS and we can relay the information to them for you.

According to the RPD call logs there have been almost 20 burglaries/theft from vehicles in Rockford in the last 72 hours.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Home Invasion on The East Side




 

Sources are reporting a scene on the East side. 

It happened around 2 am this morning near the 4500 block of Sunderman rd.
That is located in the subdivision NE of Alpine and Spring Creek.

We have been told there was no injuries.

No suspect information.

RPD call log confirms a home invasion.


RPD has yet to release any information.

UPDATE: