Rockford Scanner™: Fire Department Investigating Fire Alarm at PetsMart

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UPDATE:  Nothing has been found yet.  Crews are now investigating the roof. The dispatcher has also been trying to contact a property owner, but has been unable to so far.

The Harlem Roscoe Fire Department is investigating a general fire alarm at the Petsmart on 173.  The first units on scene are reporting no visible or audibles of smoke or fire.  They are investigating further now.


Rockford Scanner™: Power Outage in Winnebago

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The Winnebago Police Department about 45 minutes ago was reporting a power outage in the Village of Winnebago.  It appears to be “isolated to the downtown and older part of the Village.”  They say Commonwealth Edison is on scene trying to locate the problem.

Rockford Scanner™: Possible Dog Bite in Rockford

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Possible dog bite in the 300 block of Willard Ave in Rockford.  Details are minimal at this time due to due encryption.  From the radio chatter it sounds like the possible dog is a few houses down and might be a “pitbull mix.” Animal Control is en route.



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Electric Fire in Rockford

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UPDATE:  They have downgraded the call to just one unit now.  All other units can return to service.

Several units are responding to the 420 block S Independence Ave for a possible electrical fire.  Caller is reporting their electrical box might have exploded.  One unit has arrived on stage.  It is a two store wood house.  No fire or smoke is showing at this time.  Everyone is outside the house.  Responding crews are told to stage.  This is still developing, please avoid the area.



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Fire out in Pecatonica

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UPDATE:  Sounds like it had something to do with a battery.  Crews have since left the scene.

UPDATE:  Sounds like there maybe a electrical fire or electrical issue.  ComEd was called, ETA is about 45 min.

Possible fire in the 210 block of S Pecatonica Rd in Pecatonica, IL. Win-bur-sew Fire department is calling for mutual aid from Pecatonica Fire Department. Details are limited at this time, but I do know roads are being blocked off in the area, so please avoid the area and find an alternative route.  Still developing!


Rockford Scanner™: Possible Fatality in Rockford


Update from the Winnebago County Coroners Office: 

At 4:40 pm on 6-29-2018, the Coroner’s Office was contacted and informed of a traffic collision at the 4300 block of Owen Center Rd in Rockford. Upon our arrival were informed that this had been a two vehicle collision. The driver from one of the vehicles was transported to a local hospital. Two people from the other vehicle were pronounced dead on the scene.

Victim: Mr. Paul Conrad ( driver ) of Rockford, Il
Age: 66
Victim: Mrs. Sheryl Andreasen ( front seat passenger ) of Rockford, IL
Age: 62
Pronounced dead: 6-29-2018 / 5:16 pm

The death is under investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.
An autopsy is pending by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.
Toxicology tests will be available in approximately three weeks.


Due to encryption, details are very limited.  Northwest Fire Department is requesting mutual aid from Harlem Roscoe Department for a fatality at Riverside and Central Ave.  We are not sure at this time if that is due to a car accident or something else.  Please check back for more details.  Also avoid the area at this time. 


Rockford Scanner™: Single Vehicle Crash in Belvidere

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Single vehicle crash, car vs a tree at Reeds Crossing and Spring Center Rd in Belvidere, IL.  Emergency personnel are en route.  Unknown on injuries at this time.  Please avoid the area.

Rockford Scanner™: Rollover in South Beloit

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Just after 5:15 pm this evening, RS fans were reporting a rollover at 251 and Gardner St in South Beloit, IL.  Upon arrival to the scene, there was a two vehicle crash blocking both westbound lanes of Gardner St, one eastbound lane of Gardner St, both north bound lanes of 251 and the left turn lane southbound on 251.  It appears a SUV t-boned the other vehicle causing it to rollover.  RS fans are saying they saw at least one person on a stretcher, but the police at the time were not able to confirm this information for us.


Rockford Scanner™: Infants Locked in Vehicle in Rockford

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Two infants are locked in a car at the Sam’s Club in Rockford.  Emergency personnel are en route.  Still developing!  Due to encryption details are limited at this time and do not have any further updates.

Reminder, NEVER leave your pets or children locked in the vehicle, especially in the extreme heat we are experiencing this weekend.

Rockford Scanner™: Possible Gas Leak at Der Rathskeller

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Reports of a possible gas investigation at the Der Rathskeller Restaurant on Auburn St.  Two people possibly showing signs of symptoms as well.  Still developing.


Rockford Scanner™: Accident in Roscoe

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2 vehicle crash in Roscoe just north of Bridge St on 251 in middle median. Left lane going south bound on 251 is blocked. Major traffic jam between Bridge St and Elevator Rd going south. Please find alternative routes. It appears there are no injuries. Photos and video coming. 



Rockford Scanner™: Another Serious Accident In Rockford. Several Ambulances And Extrication Needed


Update:  Another two vehicle crash involving a rollover where four people needed to be extracted from the two vehicles.  They are reported to have non-life threatening injuries.


Original Post:

Initial reports are saying there is another serious accident in Rockford. This accident is near Cunningham and S Johnston.  There are reports of several people injured and extrication is needed.  At least three ambulances and an extrication team has been dispatched to the scene.  Still developing, avoid the area. We will post updates as they become available



Rockford Scanner™: Several Vehicle Fires in Rockford Today




Today there has been several vehicle fires in the Rockford area.

The latest vehicle that is on fire, is near Genoa st in Rockford. That happened shortly after 5 pm today. 

The video below was taken by Salvador near Washington st this afternoon. 

Unknown if all these vehicle fires are related. No other information is available



Rockford Scanner™: Bad Crash in Rockford

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Full Story:  Just after 3:45 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 a call came for a two vehicle crash on Owen Center Rd just north of Riverside.  One car ending up in the ditch. Two people were confirmed dead at the scene, one male driver and one female passenger.  In the second vehicle a male was taken to the local hospital for serious injuries.  It is unknown at this time what caused the crash. More details maybe available after crews finish recreating the scene.

UPDATE:  2 have died and 1 is hospitalized following a two car crash on Owen Center Rd just north of Riverside. It is unknown what caused the crash at this time. Please avoid the area for the next several hours. 

RS fans are reporting a bad crash at Riverside and Central. They are reporting at least 3 ambulances & MD-1. Harlem Roscoe has an engine en route and Northpark is working an an extrication. This is still developing. Please avoid the area!

Rockford Scanner™: National Comcast Outage

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Comcast is reporting a National service outage due to a fiber cable being cut at one of it’s “main backbone suppliers.” It is affecting both residential and business internet, video, and voice customers. They are working to fix the problem, but do not have an ETA of when that might be yet.

The majority of the problems seem to stretch from Chicago east to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C, and New York City.

Any Comcast customer experiencing problems in the Rockford area?

Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired During A Robbery in Rockford




Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm/Robbery

  • Date: 06/29/2018 11:19 am
  • Location: 2100 Sherman Avenue

At approximately 1119 hours, Rockford Police Officers responded to Miriam/Sherman Avenue reference an Attempted Robbery/Aggravated Discharge. 

The victim, a 30 year old female, advised she was in the 2100 block of Sherman Avenue selling an item to an unknown female and 2 unknown males (that she met online) when one of the males attempted to grab the phone from her. 

The victim fled from the suspects in her vehicle and while doing so observed one of the male suspects fire numerous shots at her.  

Suspect #1 –M/B, teenager, no shirt, black jogging pants—black handgun—riding a silver/black bike

Suspect #2–M/B,  teenager, black shirt, black shorts

Suspect #3–F/B, teenager, blue hoodie, black pants 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department or CrimeStoppers.



Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel En Route To A Vehicle on Fire At A Local Business

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Around 12:45 pm today, emergency personnel were responding to a fire. 

Reports of a vehicle on fire at the Farm & Fleet on W State st. 

Unknown if it is occupied, or injuries. 

No other information at this time. 




Rockford Scanner™: Police Asking The Public To Help Them Locate A Domestic Battery Suspect

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On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, shortly before 7:00 p.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 1000 block of North Central Avenue in reference to a battery investigation. When they arrived, officers learned that an adult female victim had been battered by the suspect, whom she had a previous domestic relationship with. The suspect, identified as Jamie Rogers, fled the scene prior to the officers arriving.

Detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized and a warrant was obtained for Jamie Rogers.

The suspect has yet to be arrested and is still at large.  

WANTED: Jamie Rogers 42-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGES: Aggravated Domestic Battery
Domestic Battery
BOND: $50,000 / 10%

The Rockford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Jamie Rogers. Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts 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.




Rockford Scanner™: Woman Walking, Suspects Pull Up And Viciously Beat The Woman Up Then Flee




Just before 2:30 am this morning a woman was walking in Rockford.

She was walking in the area of Main and Springfield.

A vehicle approached her and the suspects got out and viciously beat her up.

The woman is reported to have been beaten up pretty bad.

She is injured and needs medical attention. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption.