Scanner Audio Of The Rockford Fire DepartmentDuring The Major Flooding in Rockford, IL June 18th 2018
I want to first begin this with thanking the first responders. Also the citizens who also risked their lives to save others that were trapped in the flooded waters in Winnebago County.
As you know some storms rolled through the area of Winnebago County on Monday June 18th 2018. The area received up to 5 inches of rainfall in some areas. Most ares received around 2.5 inches in a short amount of time.
This caused the NWS to issue a Flash Flood Warning for Winnebago County
Mercy Health Hospital had approx. 5 feet of water in the lowest level. And their phones went down. They went of full diversion. Unknown on injuries. Officials have confirmed this.
Numerous water rescues were performed by emergency personnel and citizens.
Several vehicles were under water and people stranded in the flooded waters, all over the city.
Neighborhoods were under water near Charles st.
Citizens made a daring rescue to save the life of a gentleman, in the Schnucks on Charles st.
Reports of a vehicle that rolled over and possibly had juveniles in it, near the same location.
Unknown if it was the same vehicle, or two separate water rescue incidents. Unknown on injuries.
We have heard foundations of some residences have collapsed, near Welty ave.
You can hear the RFD dispatcher doing an amazing job at keeping their cool, while being overwhelmed with numerous calls. They did a professional job at keeping their cool and dispatched units where they were needed.
Police had officers on foot going house to house and making sure everyone was OK.
Rockford Fire Department had the banana boat dispatched. Also rescue divers. Several investigators.
Emergency personnel did an amazing job at rescuing those people trapped in the flooded waters.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Warning for…
Northern Ogle County in north central Illinois…
Winnebago County in north central Illinois…
Boone County in north central Illinois…
* Until noon CDT Tuesday
* At 1158 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms continuing
to produce rainfall across portions of the area. Rainfall amounts
of 3 to 5 inches have fallen across the area this evening. Runoff
from this activity will continue to result in flooding, especially
in and around the Rockford area through the night. Additional
isolated rainfall amounts of an inch or two are possible across
portions of the warned area overnight.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Rockford, Belvidere, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit,
Rockton, Rockford Airport, Roscoe, Poplar Grove, Byron, Cherry
Valley, Winnebago, Pecatonica, Forreston, Durand, Capron, Stillman
Valley, Timberlane, Caledonia and Lake Summerset.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
On May 27, 2018 at 10:50 a.m. a female victim came to the District One Police Headquarters. She reported her ex-boyfriend, Zachery Laster, had shot at her while she was in the 1100 block of Blake St, Rockford, IL. She said the shooting just happened and she drove to the police station to report it. She was not injured and nothing appeared to have been struck by bullets. Rockford Police Patrol officers and detectives investigated the incident.
The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and the following charges were authorized:
ZACHERY LASTER B/M 28 years of age ROCKFORD RESIDENT
UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON NO F.O.I.D RECKLESS DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
The Rockford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau (779-500-6551) or Crime Stoppers (815-963-7867).
The charges against the suspect are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
RS Fan Louveanger Dishman “Why the neighbors didn’t hear any shots why the police didn’t come that morning she need to move around and just accept he don’t want her why lie and play with somebody lively hood just bitter, did she tell she threw his clothes in the middle of the street and then went to the police station.
It’s a shame somebody can say you did something to them and you got a warrant without proof”
Over the last several weeks, Rockford Police SCOPE officers have been receiving complaints from concerned citizens regarding the sale of narcotics occurring in the 2000 block of South Fourth Street. As a result of these complaints, Rockford SCOPE officers conducted an investigation.
On May 25th, 2018, shortly after 7 pm, Rockford SCOPE officers were on patrol in the 2000 block of South Fourth Street when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. They identified the driver as 58-year-old Rockford resident, Rickey Pulliam. Investigation revealed that Pulliam was in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine and cash. He was taken into custody.
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office was contacted. They authorized charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine 10-30 grams and Failure to Signal. Pulliam was transported to the Winnebago County Jail and lodged. A photo is attached. This is an on-going investigation. No further information is available at this time.
The charges against Pulliam are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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.