Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Has Driven Off Of A Local Bridge, Injuries Reported

Several sources are reporting a vehicle has drove off of a local bridge. 

A vehicle was traveling on 20, when it drove off the bridge and landed onto Kishwaukee

At least one person is injured, unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

Police have the roadway blocked off, please avoid the area. 


Rockford Scanner™: Missing Teen, Have You Seen Sydney Weber


Her name is Sydney Weber who is 15 years old, from Fox Lake. 


The parents of a Fox Lake teen who has been missing since Sunday are asking people who may have seen the girl to call police.

Sydney Weber, 15, took a ride-share to a Dunkin’ Donuts in Gurnee, where the teen met up with another vehicle and drove off, said her father, David Weber.

Weber said a friend of the teen received a text at 8 a.m. the next day saying she was fine and “living life.”

“The phone has been off ever since,” Weber said. “We have been texting her but have not received anything back.”

Fox Lake Police Chief Jimmy Lee said officers are investigating.

Sydney is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 110 pounds, has black and purple hair and blue eyes. She wears braces and is seen often carrying a large backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fox Lake Police Department at (847) 587-3100


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.


Rockford Scanner™: Alien Comes Up Missing In Winnebago County, Have You Seen Him?



I would like your help in finding my green cement alien… he is about 3 feet tall, seated in lotus position, with arms outstretched and hands together as if he is waiting to receive a gift. Unfortunately his gift was him leaving my front step at the hands of some miscreants. I desperately want him back. There’s a $50 reward for his return or information regarding his current location. I can’t imagine anyone could love him more than I do — you’ll see he is very cute in a couple of his costumes (Halloween and what he thought was appropriate while waiting to see an eclipse). He was last seen wearing winter clothing. Note: a great deal of paint is gone from his hands. Won’t you please help me find him? Share this information, forward, do whatever you can. I really want him back. Or if it was you, just return him, no questions asked and no prosecution.
Thanks much — Jan at



Rockford Scanner™: Severe Weather Possible Today

There is a Marginal Risk (1 out of 5) for Severe Weather across our area this afternoon and evening, with the main threats being damaging wind and hail.


The line of showers and storms that  moved this morning were associated with the passing of the warm front that will set up to our north in Southern Wisconsin.  Putting us in what we like to call the “warm sector” of the low pressure system center over Northern Iowa.  Our threat for severe weather this afternoon and evening will come with the passing of a cold front as the low pressure tracks to the northeast across Southern and Central Wisconsin.

The latest model runs have isolated thunderstorms developing around 2 pm across North Central Illinois along and just ahead of the previously mentioned cold front (pictured below).



By 5 pm, a broken line of storms will develop to the east of the Rockford area along that cold front and progress to the east across far Eastern Illinois and Northern Indiana into the evening and overnight hours where the greater threat for damaging winds, hail, and even an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out (pictured below).  The threat for severe weather ending by around 6pm for the Rockford area.


Overall the severe threat this afternoon and evening should be

Rockford Scanner™: One Person Dead, Another In Critical Condition After A Serious Accident


Fatal Accident

On Tuesday morning, May 8th, 2018 at approximately 0507 hours, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Leaf River and Mt. Morris EMS/Fire responded to the 6200 block of N. Mt. Morris Road (Leaf River) for a reported two vehicle crash with injuries.

At the location, it was determined that a northbound vehicle driven by Richard Boyden (M/W age 45 of Oregon) collided with a southbound vehicle driven by Nancy Plemmons (F/W age 81 of Leaf River).

Initial investigation revealed Plemmons vehicle crossed over the center line into the northbound lane where it struck Boydens vehicle head on. Boyden was extricated from his vehicle and flown to the Rockford Memorial Hospital by React Helicopter for critical injuries.

Plemmons was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ogle County Coroner’s Office. Mt. Morris road was blocked for several hours while the crash was investigated. Mt. Morris Police assisted the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation


Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department En Route for a Possible fire at a local hospital


Around 3:30 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a fire alarm at St Anthony Hospital. When they arrived on scene there was smoke near the lab area. Sprinkler heads were going off. Sounds like it may have started with an air conditioning unit. Still developing.

Update: broken Steam Pipe in the basement area


Rockford Scanner™: Happy Nurses Week!

Happy Nurses Week!

Rockford Scanner wants to send a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all the nurses out there!



National Nurses Week honors nurses everywhere during the week of May 6th and ends on May 12th, the day of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Promoted by the American Nurses Association, National Nurses Week encourages organizations across the country to celebrate the dedication and outstanding contributions nurses make to healthcare every day.


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