Winnebago County Animal Services Announces Free Pet Adoption Days

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Animal Services Announces Free Pet Adoption Days
Thanks to a Grant from Maddie’s Fund
Adoption fees waived September 27-29, 2018

(Rockford, IL) – If you’ve been waiting to add a pet to your family, now is the perfect time! Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) is offering FREE adoptions on all cats and dogs starting Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29, 2018. WCAS hopes to find homes for 75-100 animals during this three day event. This Free Adoption Event is made possible through a grant from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

“Winnebago County Animal Services will be going through some exciting changes over the next few weeks, and as we’ve been planning for those changes it became very evident that we need to clear some space in the shelter. If we’re able to send home several dozen pets to new homes we will be in much better shape to make the necessary changes to improve the shelter for the long term”, says Brett Frazier, Animal Services Administrator.

Frazier also stated, “Maddie’s Fund is an awesome partner, not just to this shelter but to shelters nationally, and we’re thrilled that they have jumped on board to help us send home a lot of pets here in Winnebago County.” Frazier noted that interested adopters can stop at Animal Services ahead of the event during open hours to see dogs and cats who will be available.

All adoptions include a wellness exam, spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinations including a one year rabies shot, flea and tick preventative, and more. Winnebago County residents also receive a one year rabies registration tag. WCAS will also have a streamlined adoption process. There’s no longer any pre-approval required and pets will go home the same day.

To help Winnebago County Animal Services save more lives, adopt a companion animal, view hours, or to volunteer, please visit their website at or call 815-319-4100.



Rockford Scanner™: House Fire in Machesney park, Several Departments Responding



Just before 8 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a house fire in Machesney Park.

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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford police are investigating to more violent crimes

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Rockford police are investigating to more violent crimes that happen in Rockford

Rockford police labeled the calls as “In progress person: shooting, stabbing, robbery, kidnapping”

The first one happened around 4 AM in the 2100 block of Kilburn

The second one happened around 5:30 AM in the 2200 block of 19th Ave.

Rockford police have yet to provide any information on either of these calls


Rockford Scanner™: More shots ring out on the east side, police are investigating

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Several sources are reporting multiple gunshots were heard in the area of Charles and Mulford around 3 AM this morning.

Again, Rockford police are encrypted and have yet to release any information on what happened or any suspect information



Rockford Scanner™: Shots fired near Bell School Road

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Sources are reporting multiple gunshots were heard in the 700 block of N. Bell School Rd. around 11:30 AM this morning

No reports of injuries

Rockford police are encrypted so no suspect information at this time



Rockford Scanner™: Police working a scene at a auto parts store near Machesney Park

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Several sources were reporting a scene at the auto parts store on N. 2nd St. at  Oriely Auto Parts,  earlier today

Several officers had their guns drawn

It is not yet known exactly what happened the police have labeled the call as “other disorderly conduct”

In the past police have labeled shooting victims as other disorderly conduct calls. But we cannot confirm that is what happened at this scene.

All we can confirm is that there was a scene at the auto parts store and police labeled it as “other disorderly conduct”




Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting several police officers working 3 different scenes in Rockford.

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Sources reporting several police officers working 3 different scenes in Rockford.

  1. 1300 block of Parmele  (In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kindnapping)
  2. 500 block of N Avon (In Progress property: Possible home invasion)
  3. 200 block of S Prospect  (In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kindnapping)

RPD has yet to release any information on any of these scenes.




Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested After 2 Violent Crimes Against Female Employees

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ARRESTED: A Rockford man faces charges related to two separate, violent robberies in the City of Rockford. On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Jasmine Pantry (2614 Kilburn Avenue) in reference to a robbery to the business where the clerk was beaten. The suspect fled with several items and cash. A 17-year-old male was originally identified as a possible suspect, but upon further investigation by detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit, it was determined the 17-year-old was not involved. Investigators were able to identify 20-year-old Joseph Collins as the suspect.

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, SCOPE officers arrested Collins on an unrelated warrant. During the investigation, it was also determined that Collins was responsible for beating and robbing a pizza delivery driver in the 500 block of North Day Avenue on August 15, 2018.

Upon further review, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below listed charges against Collins.

Joseph Collins, 20, Rockford: Robbery (Jasmine Pantry)
Aggravated Battery (Jasmine Pantry)
Robbery (Pizza Delivery)
Aggravated Battery (Pizza Delivery)

Collins was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Collins are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court


Rockford Scanner™: Recap Of The Violent Police Calls In The Last 72 Hours

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Recent violent crime police calls

Weapons violation = Shots fired are labeled under this

In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kidnapping