There have been numerous Over Doses in the area recently.
The most recent is in the 200 block of Northway Park rd in Machesney Park.
Emergency personnel use narcan to revive the subjects. Many of the subjects who are revived then refuse medical treatment and leave the scene without getting any help to do it again.
Sources said users have said “We can Over Dose and be brought back, so why limit ourselves to what we can do”
Last year an average of 3 people passed away every week in Winnebago County, due to Over Doses.
Fatal Overdoes in Winnebago County
(AP) — Winnebago County in northern Illinois experienced a 28 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in 2018.
Coroner Bill Hintz says 159 people died of overdoses, averaging three such deaths per week last year. In 2017, 124 people died of drug overdoses in the county of about 295,000 people, up from 96 overdose deaths in 2016.
Hintz on Tuesday said fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the three most common drugs found in people who died from a drug overdose. Coroner’s records show fentanyl, an opioid, was found in 102 bodies, heroin in 64 and cocaine in 50.
Hintz estimates about 30 people have died of overdoses in Winnebago County so far this year. He projects if that pace continues the number of fatal overdoses in 2019 might surpass 200.
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Rockford woman has been indicted by a Grand Jury for a stabbing last month in Rockford.
On April 6th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers were called to the 1400 Block of Chestnut Street for a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers learned that a female had been stabbed, and transported to a Rockford hospital. The victim was subsequently treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Rockford Police Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized against the defendant, Lsean R. Gilmore (D.O.B. 6/14/1976). Gilmore was recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury on Aggravated Battery charges.
Aggravated Battery is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Gilmore is scheduled to be arraigned at 9:00am on May 16th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt in Courtroom B of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.
The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Another morning, another round of rain across the area. Periods of moderate rain are expected through much of the morning. Some thunder is also possible, mainly south of I-80. Because of the recent heavy rain across the area, increased runoff may result in localized flooding of roadways. Use extra caution if driving this morning and never drive or walk across flooded roads