Rockford Scanner™: Local Emergency Room on Lockdown, Possible Shooting Victim



Credit: Eric Westcott


On Thursday August 30, 2018 at 8:29 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a shooting victim.  The victim suffered from a non life threatening gunshot injury.  The victim indicated he was in the 600 block of St. Louis Ave. when he was struck by the gunfire.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

Several sources are reporting the Rockford Memorial Hospital/Mercy Health Hospital on N Rockton ave, is currently on lockdown.

Several officers are at the emergency room area.

We been told that there is at least one shooting victim. It is not yet clear if the shooting happened at the ER, or if the victim was brought to the ER from a different location.

RPD has yet to release info on this. Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Walmart Employee Tells Citizen To Stop Filming The Police

Walmart Employee Tells Citizen To Stop Filming The Police

Around 7 pm tonight police stopped a vehicle at the Walmart on E State st.

A citizen was filming the incident, and an employee of the Walmart tried to tell the citizen to stop filming the police.

The citizen stood up to his rights, KUDOS TO THIS CITIZEN for standing up for your rights for filming the police, WALMART clearly violated your rights.  

The man jumped out of his vehicle and the police officer was on his tail and was able to capture the suspect just a few feet away.

Keep up the good work filming and sending us your content!






INITIATIVE SUCCESS: The months-long initiative aimed at reducing violent crime in the Rockford area has led to another arrest. The total number of suspects taken into custody as a result of the Rockford Police Department’s Gang and Narcotics unit, along with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Violent Crimes Task Force, now stands at 26.

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 a search warrant was executed in the 2100 block of Lucille Street, and detectives from the Narcotics Unit arrested 40-year-old Terrance Dotson. In addition, cocaine, cannabis and more than $20,000 were seized. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the following charges: Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver, and Criminal Drug Conspiracy

Dotson was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. His bond is set at $500,000. The charges against Dotson are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department En Route to A House Firer, Someone Inside Battling Fire With Garden Hose

Around 3 pm today the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a house fire. It happened in the area of 800 block of Hoban ave in Rockford. 

The residents evacuated the house. there is still someone inside the house trying to fight the fire with a garden hose, until RFD arrives. 

RFD arrived and confirmed smoke was showing and were laying a booster line to battle the fire. A fire investigator is also en route. 

Still developing 



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Asking For The Public To Help Them Identify Suspects In A Recent Crime



IDENTIFICATION HELP: Detectives from the Rockford Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance identifying two people following a theft last month. On July 30, 2018 officers responded to Golden Corral (995 S. Perryville Road) for an elderly woman whose purse had been taken.

The female suspect is described as a white female in her twenties with brown hair and a tattoo on her outer right ankle. Her companion, who is not considered a suspect, is described as a white male in his twenties with multiple arm tattoos.

Anyone with information should call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

Rockford Scanner™: Several Emergency personnel Responding To A House Fire in Boone County


Sources are reporting a possible house fire in Boone County.

Around 12:45 pm, several emergency personnel were responding to a possible house fire in the 4200 block of Hearthstone ln

Reports are saying smoke and flames are coming from the garage area. 

Unknown if the house is occupied. 

A MABAS has been toned out for this fire.

Check back later for updates

Note: If you know the street name, please post it in the comments area below


Rockford Scanner™: Police Working A Scene At The Rockford Bus Station




Sources are reporting several emergency personnel were working a scene at the bus station downtown at 501 W State around 8 am this morning. 

Police have yet to release information, but confirmed an “In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery” at that location at 7:59 am. 

Tony Grimmett: “We just had a disorderly person here upset and made threats.”

Heidi Block: “This address is for the bus terminal, which is closed due to construction. According to my downtown sources, there was an incident at this time and in the vicinity, a person was detained, and there were no weapons involved. No stabbing, no shooting and no robbery.”

Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Numerous Emergency Personnel Working A Scene in Loves Park




Several sources are saying there are numerous emergency personnel working a scene in the 4400 block of Windswept Way. 

Numerous police officers are reported to be on the scene. 

It happened last night around 11:30 pm

Police confirm there was an “In Progress Person:Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery”

No other information at this time.