Rockford Scanner™: Possible Tornado Siren Malfunction in Roscoe

We are not sure at this time why they are going off, but are digging more into that issue and will post updates as we find out more.

The threat for severe weather doesn’t come back into the picture for the area until Saturday.
So hopefully this will get resolved before then, but until then please have alternative ways of receiving weather updates just in case!


Rockford Scanner™: High Speed Police Chase in Rockford, Possible Shots Fired During The Chase

 Several Sources Reporting A Police Chase, With Possible Shots Fired

UPDATE:  Parents of a missing teen contacted us earlier in reference to making a post to help locate their son. Rockford Scanner was awaiting to hear back from the Rockford Police Department on the case, before we posted it. During that time, that missing teen came home and stole weapons and cash from the residence. Later on, the parents of the teen saw him and called the police.  The police chased the suspect and later caught him in the area of the Rockford Airport. 

Several sources have said they heard what sounded like shots fired during the chase. But we can not confirm this.


Details are minimal right now due to the encryption. We are getting reports of a high speed police chase on the East side.  Reports of a vehicle fleeing from police in the area between 20th ave, 11th st, over to Kishwaukee and out by the airport. All over this area.

Numerous police officers are reported to be chasing this vehicle.

Unconfirmed reports are reporting shots have been fired during this police chase, but we can not yet confirm this due to the police encryption.

Check back later for updates 



Rockford Scanner™: Medical Helicopter En Route For A Multiple Vehicle Accident in Loves Park




UPDATE: LPPD working the scene of a serious traffic crash. Please avoid N. Perryville Rd. and E. Riverside Blvd.

We will have N. Perryville Rd. closed from Riverside to Rock Valley Parkway for several hours, anticipating until at least 2 am.

The victim that was airlifted via the REACT helicopter is currently listed in critical condition.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident. The accident happened approx. 8:15 pm

Reports of 4 vehicles involved, but I only saw two vehicles on the scene.  One person was taken by medical helicopter to a local ER. Police will have Perryville just North of E Riverside blocked off for several hours while they investigate this very serious accident scene.  Check back later for updates

Around 8:30 Pm tonight there was a very serious accident in Loves Park. 

Reports of at least 4 vehicles are involved in an auto accident near Perryville and E Riverside

Injuries were being reported. At least one medical helicopter was en route to the scene.

Another helicopter was put on stand by. 

This is still developing, avoid the area for awhile. We will post updates as they become available 


Credit: Ron Neuschwander

Ron Neuschwander


Rockford Scanner™: Video Of A Police Chase in Candlewick Lake



Several sources told us there was a police chase in Candlewick Lake (in Boone County) Last night. 

Details are minimal.  Sounds like a person with a child fled from police in the Candlewick Lake area.

The vehicle hit some spike strips during the chase. The vehicle was doing circles around a certain area. 

The vehicle eventually stopped. Unknown why the suspect fled from police

Medical was dispatched to do a welfare check on the child.  No other information is available 

Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel Responding To An Accident With Injuries in Rockford


Just before 6 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened on Springfield ave, just South of the Lowes in the Eastbound lanes. 

There is an auto accident near this location.  

Injuries were being reported. 

Avoid the area or expect delays. 


Rockford Scanner™: RS Fan Has Their Vehicle Stolen In Rockford, Have You Seen It?

Update: Police saw it, vehicle fled from police. Police terminated the chase. Last seen on North Main

RS fan  Judy F : 

“Hello I was wondering if you could post about my daughters 2008 red jeep compass being stolen last night from North Church st and Van Wie around 6:40 last night.

It doesn’t have tinted windows and has a stick family decal in the back window. A man, woman, two kids and a dog.
They stole her car and purse and keys. Please. We don’t have a pic of her vehicle but I found a pic of a similar one.” 
If you see it, call the police

Rockford Scanner™: Local Teacher Seeking Donations For New Tables For Her Classroom


Full details at  ~ CLICK HERE

Ms. Miller at Rockton grade school:
With New Tables – We Can Do Anything!

My students need new tables as a place to complete their work while having room to spread their materials out and get around the room easily.

My Students

My students love moving around the room and participate in what we are doing. They love to get up and work in groups, as well as use flexible seating to meet with their partner or group.

First graders like to have plenty of work space which the desks just do not provide.

They are eager to learn and love role play and hands on activities. My students love to work with their hands. These tables will help my students learn better and faster.

My Project

These tables will make a huge difference. My students will be able to communicate with one another at their table in a quiet voice. They will also have everything they need right at their table. Students will be able to maneuver around the classroom to get materials they need or go to the center they need to be at without disturbing the other students like it is now. This would completely change and help our classroom routine and set up. I know exactly where every table will go, and it will be perfect. My students will love the change and ease of these tables.

Use code Ripple And Donorschoose will match your donation

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Rockford Scanner™: Two Separate Accident Scenes On The East Side, Avoid The Area


Sources are reporting two different accidents on Rockford’s East Side. 

The first one is at Alpine and Spring Creek. The other is at Perryville and Spring Creek. 

Unknown on injuries, for both accident scenes. 

The cause of the accidents, are under investigation. 

Please avoid these areas or expect delays

1:38:47 PM

Rockford Scanner™: Serious Motorcycle Accident in Machesney Park



Update: Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says  Dale Watkins, 58-year-old of Machesney Park, died from blunt trauma to his chest

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Update: The motorcyclist has passed away. He is reported to be around 58-years-old. The name of the victim has not yet been officially released. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Preliminary reports are saying the car pulled out onto the roadway, and the motorcyclist was unable to avoid colliding with the vehicle. Police are investigating the accident. Winnebago County Coroner will be releasing more information later on. 


Several sources are reporting a very serious accident in Machesney Park.  

A motorcycle and a car are both involved in the accident. 

It happened in the 9900 block of N Alpine. 

Injuries are being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

Police and crime scene units are on scene. The roadway is blocked off, avoid the area

HRFD: Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters and EMS responded to a car vs motorcycle accident around 11 am today (May 10) in the 9900 block of N. Alpine Rd. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Ambulance



Rockford Scanner™: Victim Shot In The Chest in Rockford, Police Are Investigating

Aggravated Battery With a Firearm

  • Date: 05/09/2018 11:48 pm
  • Location: 1300 Block of E. State Street

At approximately 11:48 PM Rockford Police Officers responded to a local hospital in reference to a walk in shooting victim.  Upon arrival Officers learned the shooting occurred in the 1300 block of  E. State Street.  The victim was in stable condition.  No suspect information at this time.  Anyone with information in regards to this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department.

 Update: It appears the shooting scene happened across the street from the Swedish American Hospital ER,
at the Mobil Gas Station at E State and Summit. 

Sources are reporting a shooting victim at a local emergency room. 

Sources said a male victim was shot at least one time in the chest area and was losing a lot of blood. The source said it appeared the injuries were life threatening, but not confirmed.  

No suspect information at this time. 

If RPD releases information, we will update this.