Rockford Scanner™: Man Stabbed in the Neck in Rockford

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UPDATE:  He was taken to a local hospital.  Condition is unknown at this time.

Just before midnight, there was a medical call for a man who stabbed himself in the neck at 23rd Ave and 9th St in Rockford.  They maybe near the bread company.  This is still developing. 

Rockford Scanner™: Carbon Monoxide Investigation in Rockford

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UPDATE:  No medical needed anymore.  Source of the problem appears to be near or from the drier.

Just before 11 pm, there was a call for a Carbon Monoxide investigation in the 3100 block of Prial Ave with one person reporting possible symptoms.  Emergency personnel are en route. Still developing.

Rockford Scanner™: Medical Call in Rockford

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Around 10:45 pm, there was a medical call near District Bar and Grill.  Emergency personnel are on scene.  Still developing.

Rockford Scanner™: Smoke Investigation in Rockford

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Around 10:30 pm a call came in for a smoke investigation in building #5 at Auburn Manor for smoke being reported in the building.  Upon emergency personnel arriving, it was discovered that someone lit a smoke bomb on the first floor of the building.  There was no fire.  Crews are using  fan to vent out the building.

Rockford Scanner™: Medical Call Twin Sister Hills Park

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Just after 8:55 pm, medical call came in at Twin Sister Hills Park for a man down on the far south end of the park closest to Broadmoor.  Emergency personnel are on scene.  The person is breathing, but they seem out of it. 


Rockford Scanner™: Skimming Devices Being Used On Local ATM’s, Do You Recognize The Suspect?

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We are investigating a crime involving a skimming device that was used on a local business establishment’s ATM. The information was used to acquire bank credit/debit card numbers and PIN numbers in the 1700 block of Park Avenue between June 23 and June 24.

Photos of the two individuals associated with the device are attached to this post. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Beloit Police Department at 757-2244

ATM skimmers have been used by criminals all over Stephenson County, Winnebago Counties as well. Unknown if they are all related. 


Rockford Scanner™: Escaped Prisoner In Winnebago County



Date: July 3rd, 2018

Time: 1925

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An evening news story listed that “ A Winnebago County Jail Inmate Escapes Custody after attending a Funeral.”

For Clarification Purpose’s, the subject RICKY RENALDO HARRIS B/M 52 years of age was NOT in the Custody of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.

This subject was originally arrested by Loves Park Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police on 05/23/2018 on Numerous Retail Theft Charges.

On June 26th, 2018 a Furlough Order was issued by a Winnebago County Judge allowing Harris to be released at 900am, from the Custody of the Sheriff’s Jail and was ordered to return to the Jail at 1:30 pm.
The Purpose of the Furlough was to attend a family members funeral. The order listed a Person who he was released to a ( Civilian ) by order of the Judge.

Harris by his own volition failed to honor the Judges orders and did not return to the jail.


Upon failure to return from the furlough, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Deputies obtained an arrest Warrant since the subject was AWOL from a furlough on the same date June 26th, 2018. This is considered an Awol/Escape charge.

All Law Enforcement agencies in the Winnebago County region are attempting to locate Harris since he has been involved in numerous retail thefts from local retail stores.

Harris is described as 6’0”, 190 lbs, Black Hair and Blue eyes.

Anyone with Information can call CRIME STOPPERS 815-963- 7867 or your Local Law enforcement Agency.




Rockford Scanner™: Four ambulances and two medical helicopters dispatched to a very serious accident scene



Around 3 PM several emergency personnel responding to a very serious accident that  included a semi.

Multiple vehicles are reported to be involved in the accident.

It had been in the area of Marengo Road and business 20. 

Four ambulances and two medical helicopters had been dispatched to the scene.

At least one person has to be cut out of the vehicle and extrication is being requested.

This sounds like a very serious accident scene. Police have closed down the area to traffic.

This is still developing, the cause of the accident is under investigation








Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Are Arresting People For Fireworks

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LEAVE ‘EM TO THE PROS: Rockford Police and Rockford Fire Departments want to remind residents that most fireworks are illegal in Illinois.

Not only do they pose health and safety threats, but those involved with illegal fireworks activities will be investigated and issued the appropriate citations and/or arrested.

Fireworks that are prohibited include bottle rockets, firecrackers, roman candles, and sky lanterns among others.



Rockford Scanner™: Heat Advisory for 4th of July

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon CDT /1 PM EDT/ to 7 PM CDT/8 PM EDT/ Wednesday.

* TEMPERATURE...around 90.

* HEAT INDICES...Peak afternoon heat indices near 105 degrees.

* IMPACTS...The combination of heat and humidity will lead to hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions.


A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.   Heat
stroke is an 9 1 1.

Rockford Scanner™: Rock Cut Plans On Opening The Beach For 4th Of July


It is official. We passed the last health department inspection last night. Shower is up and running. More are coming.

Olson beach will open today at noon.

$5 a person/day, under 48″ $2.50, and children under 3 are free.

We are looking for more help. We need 2-3 more people to help with this expansion. Contact the concession for more information. 815-885-4740



 If you have heard the news, we are taking over Olson Beach.

Our target to open is July 4th. We will limit beach use to 400 people at a time. These are health department guidelines.

We are also keeping it family friendly and affordable. It will be $5 a day, anyone 48″ or shorter will be half price or $2.50 and anyone 3 years old or younger will be free.

Spread the work and let your friends know.

This is a work in progress but we hope to make the best beach in the area.



Rockford Scanner™: Automobile accident in Boone County

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 Sally Baker is reporting an auto accident in Boone County in the area of Shaw and Spring Creek.

It happened approximately 8 AM this morning.

At the time of writing this, it was not yet known on injuries.

She said the driver’s-side quarter panel is obliterated on the vehicle on the ditch. There is also roofing debris in the roadway.

Please avoid this area or expect delays.

The cause of the accident is under investigation



Rockford Scanner™: reports of a large animal spotting in Winnebago County



Sources are reporting a big animal sighting in Winnebago County.

As you know the local police department and the animal control are encrypted so details are minimal at this time.

Unconfirmed reports of a large animal has been spotted  in Winnebago County.

Reports are saying it was first spotted in the area of Springfield and Safford around 230 this morning and around Auburn and Springfield around 530 this morning.

Note: Local agencies confirmed a “lost/missing animal” call in these areas, around these times. 

No other details are available at this time.




Rockford Scanner™: multiple vehicles involved in an accident, one of the vehicles is on fire. Police have the roadway blocked off



 Just before 5 AM several sources were reporting a serious accident in Boone County. It happened in the area of business 20 and Irene.

Reports of multiple vehicles are involved in the accident. At least one of the vehicles has caught on fire.

Injuries were being reported, it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

Emergency personnel do have the roadway blocked off. You want to avoid this area for the next several hours.

We will post updates as they become available