Rockford Scanner™: Victim Beaten During A Robbery, Suspects Flee


On Tuesday September 25th, 2018 at 8:10 pm Officers were dispatched to 3900 Louisiana Rd. reference a Strong Arm Robbery.

Officers met with the victim who had been battered as he exited his vehicle and stole items from the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspects were described as:

#1 Black male, 5′ 8″, heavy build.

#2 Black male, 6′ 0″, thin build.

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.

Credit: Dawn Fry-Rogers

Rockford Scanner™: One shooting victim in Rockford, Police are investigating



On Tuesday September 25th, 2018 at 5:02 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a 16 year old juvenile suffering from a single non-life threatening gunshot wound. It was learned the subject was the victim of an accidental self inflicted gunshot wound sustained in the 1000 block of Lincoln Ave. A handgun was recovered. The subject was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, other weapons related charges and lodged in Juvenile Detention.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Winnebago County Crime Stoppers or the Rockford Police.



Rockford Scanner™: Two separate accident scenes in Boone County, Vehicle crashes into a house At one of the scenes


Just after 7 PM several emergency personnel were responding to two different accident scenes in Boone County


The first accident scene was in the 2900 block of Route 173. There are two vehicles that are involved in an accident near this location and one of the vehicles has hit a nearby residence. Unknown on the injuries at this time.

The second accident scene was near the Walmart in Boone County. Three vehicles are involved in this accident scene. Unknown nine injuries at this time.

Both the accident scenes are under investigation




Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Involving A School Bus


Credit: Cinthia Aviles

Just after 4 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries involving a school bus.

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Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Awarded The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorist Award


The Belvidere Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Joe McDermott, Officer Matthew Korn, and Officer Chris Garcia for earning Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorist awards.

Their efforts in DUI enforcement during the last year have helped to keep our streets safer. We would also like to thank Heather Lopez from AAIM for coming to the Belvidere City Council meeting last night and having the courage to tell her family’s tragic story and to then present our officers with their AAIM awards.




Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Rockford



RS Fan  sent us the following:
“There were 2 teenage Boylan girls that were involved in a head on collision this morning around 7:45am. The driver of the other vehicle had to have been doing every bit of 50 or more in a construction zone. The light at Huffman and Riverside was turning yellow and the girls proceeded to turn when the other lady hit them, spun their car around, jumped the curb and hit the traffic light pole. Injured victims were transported to a nearby hospital”






BOONE                BUREAU              CARROLL
COOK                 DE KALB             DUPAGE
FULTON               GRUNDY              HANCOCK
HENDERSON            HENRY               JO DAVIESS
KANE                 KENDALL             KNOX
LAKE                 LA SALLE            LEE
MCHENRY              MERCER              OGLE
PEORIA               PUTNAM              ROCK ISLAND
STARK                STEPHENSON          TAZEWELL
WARREN               WHITESIDE           WILL

207 PM CDT

Through tonight…

Mainly a mesoscale discussion…Concerns center on thunderstorms
later this afternoon and evening. A severe thunderstorm watch has
been issued for a good portion of northern Illinois.

Forcing and instability is still working its way east ahead of a
cold front across Iowa. While isolated development is possible
ahead of the front, the majority of the forcing is tied to the
front itself. The corridor downstream of more active thunderstorms
across Iowa is favorable for continued development or
intensification as we have been able to heat up a bit after
morning cloudiness. There is an 18z sounding out of the Quad
Cities, KDVN, has depicted some mixing out of the dewpoints which
is fairly representative of what has been occurring across
northeast Illinois.

As far as hazards, the storms being on the front have largely
taken on a linear shape already this afternoon, with stronger
portions of the line depicting a decent wind signature on a few of
the storms. Therefore, damaging winds remains the primary concern.
Upstream in Iowa, effective shear is 45-55 kt which is more than
sufficient for rotating storms, which has been observed by radar
and spotters in Iowa. There is a closed surface low across Iowa
that will spread northeast into Wisconsin. This feature is likely
contributing to higher helicity values and will be the corridor
where if any tornadoes were to form, this would be area. This
corridor will shift into north central Illinois and the I-39
corridor later this afternoon, and thus will be something to watch
for. As the low continues northeast, this threat becomes lower
farther east, but we do expect shear to increase as storms
approach our area given the approach of the positively tilted
trough. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued as damaging winds
do remain the main hazard, but the watch mentions possible
tornadoes as well. Mid level lapse rates suggest hail is not as
big of a concern, but certainly possible with any supercells.

Most of the thunderstorms will be confined to a several hour
period around the cold front. Expect gusty southwest winds to
around 20 kt ahead of the front. A few isolated/widely scattered
showers or storms are possible by mid afternoon, but the main
window for severe storms will be late afternoon around the
Rockford area, and 7-9 pm around the Chicago area. The storms will
be arriving closer to Chicago after peak heating, and thus
confidence on how strong/severe storms will be closer to Lake
Michigan is lower. Certainly the forcing and shear will still be
sufficient. But thunderstorms should survive to the lake

Behind the front winds will head to NW and gust into the middle
20s overnight, with lows falling into the 40s outside of Chicago

Concerning…Severe potential

SUMMARY…Gradually increasing storm strength and organization may
result in a high enough severe threat to merit a watch. Damaging
wind gusts are the primary threat, although a tornado or two cannot
be ruled out.

DISCUSSION…Cold front continues to steadily progress eastward
across IA with a developing convective line along its leading edge.
This convective line has shown generally steady-state intensity over
the past hour or so but the downstream thermodynamic environment
appears a bit more favorable for intensification as warmer
temperatures promote stronger instability, particularly across
eastern IA. Farther east (i.e. northern IL and southern WI),
temperatures and dewpoints are a bit lower and the thermodynamic
environment does not currently appear particularly favorable. Even
so, continued heating plus mid-level cooling associated with the
approaching shortwave trough should result in enough instability for
storm persistence/maintenance.

Linear character of the ongoing storms suggests the primary severe
threat will be damaging wind gusts. A tornado or two is also
possible with the strongest portion of the line. Warm mid-level
temperatures and the resulting lack of steeper lapse rates should
keep hail sizes predominately below severe thresholds. Recent trends
suggest severe coverage may high enough to merit a watch.

Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Woman Arrested For Child Pornography


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Rockford Scanner™: Business Just Robbed in Rockford, Police Investigating

ARMED ROBBERY: On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called to CVS (110 S. Alpine Road) for an armed robbery.

Officers learned a man, armed with a handgun, demanded money from the register. The suspect is described as a black male, about 5’8”, 160 pounds, wearing a dark blue hoodie, dark blue pants or jeans, a white bandana or t-shirt around his head, and black shoes with a white stripe down the sides and white soles. No one was hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

Around 4 am this morning, sources were reporting the Rockford Police were investigating a robbery to a Rockford business.

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