Rockford Scanner™: Another Delivery Driver Robbed, During A Rash Of Recent Delivery Driver Robberies

On 8/19/18 at 10:22 p.m. the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2000 block of S. 5th St for an armed robbery to a delivery driver. The victim was making a delivery when he was approached by three suspects who were armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded and took the food and money before fleeing the area westbound on foot. The victim was not injured.

The suspects were described as follows:

Suspect 1 – Black male, 6’0”, 180 lbs, mid 20’s, wearing a black hat and a black or gray jacket armed with a handgun.

Suspect 2 – Black male, 5’9”, 160 lbs, mid 20’s, short black hair, wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

Suspect 3 – Black male, 5’9”, 150 lbs, mid 20’s, wearing a black hoodie and jeans.

Sources are reporting another delivery driver has been robbed in Rockford. 

It happened on the East side, near 2027 S 5th st

Suspects are described as 2 black males around 20 years old around 6 feet. Last seen on foot westbound. 

There has been a rash of violent attacks and robberies to delivery drivers in the Rockford area recently. 



Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident, Possible Head On With A Semi Involved




Several sources are reporting a very serious accident in Boone County. 

It happened in the area of Genoa and bypass 20. 

Reports of a head on collision near this intersection. 

A semi is involved, along with up to 3 other vehicles. 

Injuries were reported.  Unconfirmed but some may be life threatening. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation

Credit: Brian M.


Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired in Rockford, Possible Shooting Victim


Sources are reporting shots fired on the East side. 

It happened in the area of 17th st and 19th ave. 

Sources reporting shots were fired and a possible shooting victim. 

Still developing





Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Investigating More Shots Fired

On August 19, 2018 at 11:45AM members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1700 block of 2nd Ave. to investigate shots fired at an apartment building. Upon arrival officers met with two female Rockford residents who said their apartment had been struck (5) times by gunfire. Officers located (5) bullet holes on the outside of the apartment. There were no injuries as a result of the gunfire. A witness observed a mid 2000’s burgundy SUV in the immediate area during the incident. This investigation is still on going.

Sources are reporting shots rang out in Rockford just before noon today. 

It happened in the 1700 block of 2nd ave. 

Alleged suspects are 4 male blacks in a Maroon 2002 Rav 4. 

Suspects shot the gun out of the passenger side of the vehicle. 

Some sources have said a person was hit by he gunfire, but we can not yet confirm this. 

RPD confirms a “Weapons violation”



Rockford Scanner™: Man Stung By Numerous Bees



Just before 2 pm today, the RFD were responding to a be sting call. 

There is a man that was stung with approx. 40 bees, On 6th st. 

There have been a couple of these calls over the last month in the area. 

People being stung by numerous bees. 




Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Injuries At An Accident Scene in Rockford



Just before noon, several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the area of 7th st and 12th ave. 

Reports of an auto accident near this intersection. 

Possible extrication was needed. When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they confirmed they did not need extrication. Multiple injuries were being reported. Several ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. 

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Small Aircraft Crashes Into A Nearby Bridge, Pilot In Critical Condition




On 08/18/2018 at 9:31 am Janesville Police and Fire responded to an ultralight aircraft (single man aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute) crash at the Memorial Bridge.

The pilot was traveling from north to south and collided with the Memorial Bridge. The forty-eight year old pilot sustained non-life threatening, but critical injuries.

He was the only person injured and was transported to a local medical center by Janesville Fire for treatment.

The investigation of the accident is still on-going and will be done jointly between the Janesville Police Department and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.