Rockford Scanner™: Amber Alert For Missing Girl, Parents Killed

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Jayme Closs (13 years)
Last seen Oct 15, 2018 in Barron, WI

On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12:53AM, a 911 call was received from Barron, WI. Upon arrival law enforcement found 2 adults deceased, and their 13 year old daughter, Jayme Closs, missing, and is considered endangered. Anyone with information about her whereabouts or anyone that has contact with her is asked to contact the tipline at 1-855-744-3879.

 







Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Murder, Victim Stabbed To Death



 

 

 

 Sources are reporting a murder near the Janesville area. 

The victim was at the Mercy Hospital and was being treated when he passed away from his injuries. 

The victim was stabbed in the chest area. 

The victim Robert Thomas jr approx. 26 years old from Janesville. 

The suspect Sarina Stone (Sp?) approx. 20 years old from Janesville was arrested for 1st degree murder. 

The suspect and the victim got into an argument in the 2700 block of Wall st, then she stabbed him in the chest. After stabbing him in the chest she drove him to the emergency room. 

This is the 1st homicide in 2018 in Janesville. 

Still developing. 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Small Aircraft Crashes Into A Nearby Bridge, Pilot In Critical Condition



 

 

 

On 08/18/2018 at 9:31 am Janesville Police and Fire responded to an ultralight aircraft (single man aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute) crash at the Memorial Bridge.

The pilot was traveling from north to south and collided with the Memorial Bridge. The forty-eight year old pilot sustained non-life threatening, but critical injuries.

He was the only person injured and was transported to a local medical center by Janesville Fire for treatment.

The investigation of the accident is still on-going and will be done jointly between the Janesville Police Department and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: BREAKING: Airplane Crashes Near Roscoe, Several Emergency Personnel En Route



UPDATE: The plane is a Piper aircraft that is registered to DBG AVIATION INC out of Roscoe, Illinois. 

Three people were injured. One male, One Female, and unknown on the 3rd victim.  (Possible juvenile female) 

At least one person was flown by helicopter to a local hospital. 

They took 2 victims from the plane via an ATV, and one victim from the plane straight to an ambulance and then to the emergency helicopter. 

Two of them were alive and conscious and had bandages around their heads. Two appeared to have head injuries. Unknown on the 3rd victim.  

The cause of the accident is under investigation.  Unconfirmed, but possible mechanical issue. Reports of the aircraft losing power, just prior to crashing.

The airplane had just taken off from the airport, just prior to the accident.  It crashed in the middle of the cornfield, just a few hundred yards from the IL/WI border.

The pilot, was one of the first people to call emergency personnel.   

Still developing. 

Several photos at https://wwightphotography.zenfolio.com/p216708275
Wight Photography: Small Plane Crash in South Beloit, IL - August 12, 2018 &emdash;

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Press Release:

On 08/12/18 at 0832 hour the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, South Beloit Police Department, and local Fire Departments were dispatched to a cornfield in the area of Manchester Rd. East of Gardner Rd. for a plane crash. The airplane was found in a cornfield several hundred yards south of the runway of the Beloit Airport. This cornfield was just into Illinois by a few hundred yards.

Shortly after 8:00 A.M. this morning the private airplane (A Piper Lance airplane), took off from the Beloit Airport enroute to the Wisconsin Dells Area. Shortly after takeoff witnesses saw the airplane crash into the field South of the Runway. The crash site was located by first responders. First responders rendered aid to the passengers on board the airplane.

There were 3 people on the plane. A Male adult Pilot, a female adult passenger, and a juvenile female passenger. The adult pilot and the juvenile passenger were transported to a local hospital and were treated and released from the hospital. The adult female passenger is being treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies have secured the scene and the investigation will be conducted by The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).

 


Specifications (1972 model PA-32-300)

Data from 1972 Piper Cherokee Six 300 “E” Owner’s Handbook

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: five passengers (or six with optional seat)
  • Length: 27.7 ft in (8.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 32.8 ft in (10.0 m)
  • Height: 7.9 ft in (2.4 m)
  • Wing area: 174.5 ft2 (16.5 m2)
  • Wing profile: NACA 65-415
  • Empty weight: 1788 lb (811 kg)
  • Gross weight: 3400 lb (1542 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-K1A5, 300 hp (225 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 174 mph (280 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 168 mph (272 km/h)
  • Range: 840 miles (1361 km)
  • Service ceiling: 16250 ft (4950 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1050 ft/min (5.3 m/s)

 

 


UPDATE: The plane crashed into a cornfield, near Beloit Airport area.

Around 8:38 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to a plane crash.

Update location: It happened in the area of Manchester and Gardiner near S Beloit

A plane has crashed near this location.

Harlem Roscoe FD and several other emergency personnel are e route.

This is breaking news and still developing.

We will post updates as they become available.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Body Recovered From The Rock River

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Around 2 pm today emergency personnel were responding to a body in the Rock River. 

A body was approx. 20 feet from the shoreline in the area of Centerway st bridge in Janesville. 

The victim is an older male, approx. 65 years old or older. 

Autopsy is scheduled for tomm.  


 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: 5th Alarm MABAS, Several Area Fire Departments Assisting

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(AP) – Authorities say 15 people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia leak at a Birds Eye food plant in southeastern Wisconsin.

Multiple agencies responded early Sunday to the plant in the Village of Darien.

Authorities say 140 people were working overnight at the factory when alarms and sensors started going off. Ammonia is used at the facility for the freezing and cooling of food.

A hazardous materials team official says 15 people were taken to five area hospitals. New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods, which owns Birds Eye, said Sunday night that most have been released, while three people remain under observation.

Seventy-five workers were checked at the scene and released. The Janesville Gazette reports authorities suspect a “mechanical malfunction” led to the leak.

Officials say there is no threat to the community.

 


Details are minimal right now.

Around 6 am several area fire departments were responding  to a 5th alarm MABAS.

There is a HAZMAT situation at a business on Highway X, near Darien Wisconsin.

An ammonia leak at the business.

Local fire departments are responding to assist.

It is near Birds Eye Foods
W8880 Co Rd X, Darien, WI 53114

This is still developing.








Rockford Scanner™: HAZMAT Situation On I-90



 

 

 

Sources reporting earlier today there was a HAZMAT situation on I-90. 

It happened in the Eastbound lanes on I-90 near MM 187 

Large gas spill is being reported and the HAZMAT team has been dispatched. 

Traffic has been blocked up for several miles. Avoid the area

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Asking The Public For Help To Identify a Suspect in recent Sexual Assault

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JPD Seeks Identity of Suspect in recent Sexual Assault

The suspect in the attached flyer is believed to be responsible for a sexual assault on the southside of Janesville. Additional details are not being released at this time given the sensitive nature of the incident.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
• 5’7 – 5’8
• Late 20’s/early 30’s
• 170lbs
• Brown hair
• Brown eyes
• Dark complexion
• Hispanic accent
• Wore a sweatshirt with Red/White/Green emblem or logo

Suspects often attempt to change their appearance after a police sketch is released. Citizens are asked to be aware of anyone who suddenly attempts to change their appearance in any way.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CASE OR SUSPECT IS URGED TO CALL:
JANESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (608)755-3100








Rockford Scanner™: Motorcyclist Killed In An Auto Accident



 

 

 

Update: Prairie Avenue is now open.

Officers from the Beloit Police Department are currently on the scene of a fatal traffic crash that occurred today at 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Robin Road in Beloit.

A motorcycle and minivan crashed, which resulted in the death of the operator of the motorcycle. The circumstances of this crash are being investigated by the Beloit Police Department with the assistance of the Rock County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Unit.

The identity of the deceased is not known at this time. We ask that citizens avoid this area for the next several hours.

-Capt. Thomas Stigler

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Jam on I-90 Northbound

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UPDATE: The multi vehicle crash has since been cleared but heavy traffic jams are still on going. Please find alternative routes until further notice.

RS fans are reporting a major traffic jam going on I-90/39 between South Beloit and Janesville due to a major crash. We are working on the details, but it sounds like the southbound lanes are closed and the northbound lanes are at a stand still. We will have an update soon!



Rockford Scanner™: Police Warn Citizens Of More Fake Money Circulating The Area, Be Careful

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Good morning Beloit! We hope you are able to enjoy this beautiful day.

We are in need of your help, and we have some info to pass along. The subject seen in the below photo has passed counterfeit bills at a couple of different stores around the city. The bills are marked “For Motion Picture Use Only.” The bills do look somewhat similar to real currency, but do not feel the same, and obviously the words on the bill are clear indicators of the bills being fake.

If you are a cashier, always take one extra second to look for those indications that the bill may not be legitimate. This subject has been rejected by some very astute clerks, but he has been able to use a couple of them. Please be careful.

Thanks for your help. If you know who the suspect is please refer to BE1820607. Thanks.

Sergeant Flanagan

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Fire Departments Responding To A Commercial Fire, One Person Injured. 600,000 gallons of Nitrogen inside the building




 

 


Around 9 pm tonight a MABAS was toned out by the Beloit FB. At least 15 area fire departments were dispatched to assist the Beloit FD for a structure fire, which started on the Northeast side of the building where the electrical room is housed. When crews arrived a large fire and heavy smoke was reported from the exterior of that part of the building. Crews were able to quickly put it out, but continued to be on scene for a few more hours after they extinguished the fire while employees of the plant worked to cut power to plant so fire crews could safely inspect the interior of the building to ensure the fire was completely out.

It is suspected the fire was electrical, but the cause is still under investigation.

One person was injured in the fire, receiving burns, and was transported via ambulance to a UW hospital. No fire fighters or civilians were hurt.

The fire was at 4220 S Walters Rd, at the Linde North America Inc plant. 

Beloit Scanner is reporting there is 600,000 gallons of Nitrogen inside the building. 

Nitrogen: the chemical element of atomic number 7, a colorless, odorless unreactive gas that forms about 78 percent of the earth’s atmosphere. Liquid nitrogen (made by distilling liquid air) boils at 77.4 kelvins (-195.8°C) and is used as a coolant.


Update from Beloit Scanner: They have requested the medical helicopter to the scene.  One person is suffering burns.  Still developing.

Genie Mitok Hollenbeck: The explosion sounded like a jet plane & then a huge cloud of black smoke.

 



Rockford Scanner™: DRUG BUST: Approximately 190 grams of cocaine, approximately 45 grams of heroin, and United States Currency was seized




 

 

 

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, a Boone County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the Belvidere Oasis, 2500 Pearl Street, resulting in the arrest of a Wisconsin man on felony drug charges.

Investigators with the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit were called to assist. During the investigation approximately 190 grams of cocaine, approximately 45 grams of heroin, and United States Currency was seized.

Dajuan M. Nason , age 38, of Madison, Wisconsin was charged with two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (class X felony). Two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled substance (Class 1 felony). Nason remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with no bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. A class X felony is punishable by 6-30 years in the Department of Corrections. A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections.

The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit encourages anyone having additional information regarding narcotic trafficking or other criminal activity to call the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit at (815)544-2135 or Crimestoppers at (815)547-7867.

This press release, any additional information, and any associated photos will be posted on the Belvidere Police Department and Boone County Sheriff’s Facebook pages.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Driving into the Rock River leads to OWI Arrest

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On 06-04-18 at 12:38 a.m., the Janesville Police and Fire Departments responded to River’s Edge Bowl for a water rescue. When officers arrived they found citizens trying to pull a man out of the river by using jumper cables. Officers were able to help the citizens get the man out safely.

After further investigation it was discovered that Jesus Herrera was driving east on W. Holmes at S. River. Jesus failed to stop at the stop sign and continued straight through the River’s Edge Bowl’s south parking lot. Jesus drove through the 2 foot wall along the river and into the river. He was transported to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Jesus showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for 2nd offense OWI. Jesus was also cited for Operating after Revocation due to OWI and failure to have control. Jesus was later released to a responsible party.

Arrested: Jesus Iban Herrera 32 years old
Charges: OWI 2nd offense
Operating after Revocation due to OWI
Failure to Have Control

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.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: 3rd Alarm Commercial Structure Fire, Several Area Fire Departments On Scene




 

 

From the BFD: 

Updated at 2 a.m. Tuesday, May 29

We want to say thank you to our mutual aid partners who filled our stations and helped fight the fire at Beloit Box Board. Our media release has more information below:

A three-alarm fire was extinguished around 1 a.m. Tuesday after crews from southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois battled a fire that was reported around 10 p.m. Monday at Beloit Box Board, 801 Second St.

One employee was in the building at the time; that employee safely evacuated without injury. There were no injuries reported to any civilian or firefighter.

Flames were visible from the roof of the building upon City of Beloit Fire Department arrival. Due to the space constraints in the building, equipment in the building, and the level of the fire, a three-alarm response was needed to safely extinguish the fire.

Thirty-three units from other area departments responded to the three-alarm fire in addition to crews from the City of Beloit Fire Department. Five additional units responded to back-fill City of Beloit fire stations. The City of Beloit Fire Department wants to thank the following departments for responding: Town of Beloit, South Beloit, Janesville, Town of Turtle, North Park, Harlem Roscoe, Rockton, Edgerton, Milton, Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Boone County District 2, Boone County District 3, Delavan, Elkhorn, Clinton, Sharon, Monroe, Rockford, Capron, Pecatonica, Belvidere, and Win Bur Sew.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate is unavailable at this time.


Around 10 pm tonight several area fire departments were responding to a commercial structure fire. 

A MABAS to the 3rd alarm was toned out for a fire in the 800 block of 2nd st in Beloit. 

That is at Beloit Box Board at 801 2nd st

There was a confirmed fire in the roof area of the business. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

 


 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Pileup Accident With Injuries. Traffic Backed Up For Several Miles. Approx. 15 Vehicles Involved

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Several sources are reporting a pileup accident. Reports of up to 15 vehicles might be involved in the accident. Injuries are being reported. This is on I-90 in the Janesville area. Traffic is backed up for several miles. Avoid I-90. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a recent retail theft

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The Janesville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a recent retail theft from Walmart in the city of Janesville. Location: 3800 Deerfield Dr.

Anyone having information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to contact:
-Janesville Police Department at 755-3100,
-Call Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 756-3636 24 hours a day, or

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.

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Attempted Sexual Assault Just Happened, Police Searching For The Suspect





Beloit Scanner:  Around 4:15 pm today, the BPD were en route to the area of Butlin and Virginia.

They are  looking for someone that just attempted a sexual assault against a victim. 

Suspect left running on foot. Maybe somewhere near the school (Aldrich).

No description is available yet. Still developing 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Photos: Police Searching For A Robbery Suspect, Asking For The Public’s Assistance





 

 

Janesville Police Seek Robbery Suspect

The Janesville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an early morning robbery at Walmart in the city of Janesville. Early this morning on May 9, 2018 at 12:12 a.m. the suspect had been in the store trying to return an item. As he exited, he grabbed a wallet out of the hand of an exiting female customer. The suspect fled on foot and jumped into a silver vehicle with a possible partial license plate containing the letters ACJ, which was occupied by at least one other person.

Anyone having information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to contact:
-Janesville Police Department at 755-3100
-Call Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 756-3636 24 hours a day
-Download the FREE “P3 tips” app at the Apple store or Google play store to give crime tips ANONYMOUSLY

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.