Rockford Scanner™: Fire At A Business In Rock County




Just before 9 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a fire at a business in Rock County. 

It happened at the Goodwill Industries on  Milton and Liberty. 

A compactor is on fire inside the business. 

Several emergency personnel are en route



Rockford Scanner™: Hot Air Balloon Crash in Rockford

Around 6:40 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a hot air balloon crash in Rockford.

Reports of a hot air balloon crashed behind the Burlington Coat Factory near 6260 E State st

Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this.

UPDATE: No injuries, everything is under control. It was an emergency hot air balloon landing. 

Still developing.

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Rockford Scanner™: Medical Incident Inside A Vehicle in Rockford


Just before 3:30 pm today, Sources reporting a man having a possible heart attack or a medical incident in area of Spring Creek and Parkview in a Grey Hyundai.

Unknown on the victims condition. Emergency personnel are on scene.



Rockford Scanner™: Disorderly Suspects Pull Gun On Victim in Rockford


Source reporting: 

At Kishwaukee and 15th ave around noon today,  3 black males throwing objects at a vehicle and taunting the passengers in the vehicle.

When they confronted these people one of the suspects pulled a gun out, but all three subjects took off when the police were being called.

Police took over a half hour to respond

Police asked why it took them over a half hour to call, attempting to place blame on the victim.

They called police immediately, it took RPD over a half hour to respond.

They were able to get video from a business nearby, but were unable to locate the subjects.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting A Child in Rockford


SEX ASSAULT ARREST: Over the last several months, detectives from the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit investigated a report of the sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 in the 600 block of Hartford Avenue. The suspect, who is an acquaintance of the family, was identified as 18-year-old Isaiah King.

The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, the below listed charge was authorized, and a warrant was obtained. King was subsequently arrested during a traffic stop Sunday, September 17, 2018

Isaiah King, 18, Rockford: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

King was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail with a bond set at $100,000. The charge against King is merely an accusation. As in all criminal cases, the suspect is considered innocent unless proven guilty.


Rockford Scanner™: Female Shot During A Drive By Shooting in Rockford



At approximately 4:07 am on Monday, September 17, 2018 officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 300 block of Mc Lain Street in reference to a shooting. Officers located one female victim. While on-scene officers learned two additional male victims arrived at a local hospital. Two of the victims had non-life-threatening injuries. The third victim is in serious condition, but stable condition.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Area Crimestoppers at (815) 963-7867.


Rockford Scanner™: Two People Arrest For Controlled Substances


On 09/12/18 at 7:48 pm, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Il Rt 72 at Mill Rd for a traffic violation.

After a positive K9 indication, the vehicle was searched and driver David W Richards, age 27 of Sterling was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Equipment and Driving While License Suspended.

Richards was also given civil citations for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis under 10 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The front seat passenger, Kasey Orr age 38 of Sterling was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Equipment.

Both subjects were transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.





Rockford Scanner™: Another Local Teen Missing, Have You Seen Her?

Another Local Teen Missing, Have You Seen Her?

Alexis R. 5’2, 110 lbs, hazel eyes, long brown hair

If you see her, call the Rockford Police 



Rockford Scanner™: Security Guard Beaten Up At A Rockford Business




Sources are reporting a security guard was beaten up at a Rockford business. 

It happened around 11 pm at the Walmart on W Riverside. 

Reports of the security guard was beaten up and needed medical attention, on the grocery side of the store. 

Unknown on the suspect information, due to the encryption.