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Rockford Scanner has been bringing our fans breaking news as it happens, since 2009. We are one of Rockford area leading places for news sources. #1 goal though, is to bring the scanner hobby back. We want to bring back the scanner listening hobby and help those who have any questions.

We have a very large and loyal fan base that visits our website daily. We listen to our police scanner and post the information we hear that comes across it. You can submit your stories and photos, submit tips, read breaking news, listen to the police scanner, visit our resources page, plus much more!

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Missing Child In Beloit



Beloit police are trying to locate Lazaria Williams.

Missing from her house in the 800 blk of Central since late last night

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Rockford Fire Department Dispatched To Residential Fire


Around 4 am this morning the Rockford fire department were dispatched to the area of Brooke and Lapay. Scanner traffic is saying there was a possible structure fire on the south side of the roadway. The fire department arrived on scene quickly and confirmed the porch was on fire and they were laying a booster line to battle the fire. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire. An investigator was dispatched to the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation 


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Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm into a Residence


On 10-03-15 at 1945 hours, Officers responded to 600 Alliance Ave in reference to an Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm complaint.  Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the victim a 48 year old female who was occupying a residence in the area.  The victim advised there was several people within the residence when they heard multiple gun shots within the immediate area.  The victim saw a white unknown make or model vehicle traveling westbound on Fairview Ave at a high rate of speed.  It was later determined this residence was struck multiple times by gun fire.


Witnesses in the area observed a black male wearing a black jacket with fur on the hood, and black pants running east bound on Fairview Ave.  The unknown suspect then got into a white unknown make or model 4 door vehicle on the passenger side and fled west bound on Fairview Ave.  During the investigation a second residence was also found to be struck by gunfire.


Officer located multiple shell casings in the 600 block of Alliance Ave on the sidewalk.


No victims were injured during the incident.  This incident is still under investigation.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Rockford Police Department at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at 963-STOP (7867)



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Citizens Detain Robbery Suspect, Police Arrest Suspect


On Saturday, October 03, 2015, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Officers responded to 1600 block of S. 5th St. in reference to an Armed Robbery suspect being detained.  Upon arrival, Officers found that numerous individuals were detaining a 21 year old Hispanic male who was at this location.

During the investigation Officers were advised that there was a 31 year old victim and a 32 year old female were talking behind a truck parked in the 600 block of 15th Ave.  During this time, Officers learned that the suspect walked up to the victim and the female.  The suspect was holding an object which appeared to be that of a handgun.  The suspect pointed the object into the chest of the victim and demanded the male victim’s property.  The female went over to the back yard of the house within the area and summoned additional family and friends to assist.

A struggle happened between the suspect and the numerous individuals who came over to assist.  During the struggle the weapon was taken away from the suspect and the suspect was restrained until police arrived.  It was later determined that the object which was pointed at the suspect was not a handgun; however, appeared similar to a handgun.  No one was injured during this incident.  Information in reference to the suspect will be released at a later time, as this incident is still currently under investigation.

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Police Stop A Reckless Driver In Rockford


Around 1:50 am this morning an officer saw a Black Pacifica driving recklessly and without any headlights on, on Bavarian. The officer was able to stop the vehicle in the 3900 block of Jacqueline lane.  While on the traffic stop, the officer heard a gunshot in the area. Officers are investigating

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