Rockford Scanner™: New Paramedic For Harlem Roscoe Fire Department


HRFD: Congratulation to our newest Paramedic. Firefighter Taylor Larson has worked hard to earn her license and title of paramedic. I have the utmost confidence in her skills, knowledge, and know that her commitment to patient care and those she comes in contact with, will meet if not exceed the standards of what I and the public expect from Harlem Roscoe Fire.
Congrats Taylor,
Chief Shoevlin

Rockford Scanner Note: We also want to congratulate her as well, Congratulations!

Rockford Scanner™: Rockford man arrested on multiple sex assault charges

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a Rockford man on multiple sex assault charges.

Douglas Valentine, 39 years old of Rockford, was charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 1 Felony), one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felony) and one count of Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class A Misdemeanor). Valentine was release from the Boone County Jail after posting a $150,000.00 (10%) bond.

The arrest of Valentine came after it was reported he had sexually assaulted a child under the age of 17.

On Thursday evening, October 11, 2018, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 1200 block of Blue Ridge Avenue, Rockford. Detectives seized several items, including electronic equipment and computers.

The investigation continues and additional charges are possible. A class 1 felony is punishable by four (4) to fifteen (15) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 2 felony is punishable by three (3) to seven (7) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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.



Rockford Scanner™: Bank Robbed in Rockford, Suspect Gets Away

Sources Reporting A Local Bank Has Been Robbed

UPDATE:  Police locate 32 year old Dion Dixon near Broadway and 11th st, on a bicycle carrying a cash bag.  That is very close to the District 2 HQ.  Police took him into custody and recovered evidence. He has been charged with Aggravated robbery and also Robbery, he is currently held on no bond in the Winnebago County Jail, the court date is set 10/15/2018 at 1:30 pm according to the Winnebago County Jail.

Around 9:15 am this morning, sources were reporting the Associated bank on 11th st was robbed.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Safe to assume the suspect got away and is still roaming the streets of Rockford.

No other details at this time

UPDATE: Sources reporting police located a bicycle and a cash bag near 11th and Broadway.