Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Numerous Police Working A Scene  Near A Local School

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Sources Reporting Numerous Police Working A Scene 

Update:  Sounds like there was a police perimeter and police were searching for a suspect(s). Neighbors tell us the police have now left the scene.

Sources reporting the following:
Several police officers are in area of Guilford between Alpine and Fairview by Johnson Elementary School.  3805 Rural St, Rockford, IL

According to sources, It appears there was a crime that happened at or near the school, and police are working the scene.

The police have told residents to go inside and lock their doors.


Rockford Scanner™: Possible House Fire/Explosion

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Possible House Fire/Explosion

Several sources are reporting a possible house fire in the area of 5th street 4th ave in Rockford.  The 500 block of S. 5th st

Sources reporting they heard a loud explosion noise and saw smoke coming from a residence.

Rockford Fire Department is en route to the scene for a possible house fire.

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Another Wolf Sighting in Winnebago County

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Another Wolf Sighting in Winnebago County

Sources are reporting another wolf has been sighted in Winnebago County a short time ago.

It happened near Trainer rd and Fincham in Rockford.   Sources reporting they saw a wolf run in front of them and into the nearby wooded area.

IDNR and a local group have been monitoring the wolf pack movements in the Winnebago and Boone Counties recently.

Several reports of wolves have been sighted.

There are 3 confirmed wolf packs in our area.  In the Beloit area, By Distillery rd, and another pack near Cherry Valley according to the IDNR and sources that monitor the wolves and their packs.

The wolves have not hurt any humans in our area.

If you see a wolf, you are supposed to report it to the DNR at
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SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) remind the public that the Service�s recent action removing federal Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in portions of the Midwest has changed the status of wolves in Illinois north of Interstate 80. While wolves dispersing from northern states into Illinois are rare, any gray wolves in Illinois found north of I-80 are listed as threatened under state law, while those south of the interstate remain federally endangered. The change becomes effective January 27, 2012.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed ESA protection for the gray wolf in portions of the western Great Lakes because wolves in the core recovery states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have exceeded recovery goals and no longer need the protection of the Act to survive. In areas where wolves were delisted, which includes parts of adjoining states like northern Illinois where wolves may possibly disperse, states and tribes are now responsible for wolf management. The Service will oversee wolf population monitoring efforts for at least five years to ensure wolves continue to thrive.

Despite the upcoming January 27, 2012 Federal Status change of wolves within the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment [includes all counties north of I-80 in Illinois], wolves remain a protected species throughout the entire State of Illinois. Gray wolves continue to be listed as state-threatened throughout Illinois [by law, specimens listed as state-threatened receive the full protection of the State of Illinois� Endangered Species Protection Act], which means it is unlawful for hunters or others to take or possess wolves anywhere in the State. In addition, wolves shall remain protected as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act in Illinois south of I-80 [outside of the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment] for the foreseeable future. See for further details on the status of gray wolves in Illinois and other areas in the Midwest.

In the past 10 years, Illinois hunters and others have encountered wolves in the state on various occasions, including a wolf struck by a car in McHenry County near Chain O�Lakes State Park in 2005. The potential for range expansion will continue as long as habitat and food sources are available.

While it is unlikely that Illinois citizens will encounter a wolf in the wild, they are encouraged to contact the Illinois DNR at 217-782-6302 if they suspect they have seen one.

Wolves resemble coyotes but are taller, heavier, and have other characteristics that set them apart (go to for more information on wolf biology and identification).

Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes were once nearly gone, with wolves surviving only in Minnesota. Under ESA protection and recovery programs, gray wolves have expanded into Michigan and Wisconsin, and the region�s population has rebounded. There are an estimated 2,921 wolves in Minnesota, 782 in Wisconsin, and 687 in Michigan. Wolves occasionally disperse into adjoining states but no packs have been established in the Midwest outside the core recovery states.

During the time wolves in the western Great Lakes were delisted (from March 12, 2007, to September 29, 2008, and from May 4, 2009, to July 1, 2009) the wolf population remained stable under state management; illegal killing of wolves dropped in Wisconsin and remained the same in Michigan (no data are available for Minnesota).

For more information on gray wolves in the Midwest, go to For information on Illinois� state and threatened wildlife, go to


Rockford Scanner™: Victim Hit By A Vehicle & Is Not Breathing, Medical Helicopter Requested

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Victim Hit By A Vehicle & Is Not Breathing, Medical Helicopter Requested

On Friday, November 30, 2018, at approximately 5:15 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Route 173 east of Caledonia Road in rural Boone County for a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.

Deputies arrived on the scene and discovered that a white female in her mid-twenties had been struck by a vehicle. Several people had stopped to assist including a District 3 fireman who had begun CPR on the victim. The vehicle believed to have struck the woman remained at the scene after the accident. Capron Rescue Squad, Boone County Fire District #3 and Mercy Health MD-1 attempted to revive the woman.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Route 173 when it struck the pedestrian. Several witnesses reported seeing the woman walking in the roadway wearing all dark clothing.

The female victim was transported the St. Anthony Hospital where she later died. The driver and three passengers in the vehicle were not injured.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the accident. If anyone witnessed the accident or has any information, they are asked to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867


Sources are reporting a person is laying in the roadway and is not breathing.

It happened on 173 west of Caledonia rd.

They are currently performing life saving measures on the victim. (CPR)

They are requesting a medical helicopter to the scene.

UPDATE: The victim was hit by a vehicle and is not breathing.


Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting 2 Scenes in Rockford, Numerous Police Officers On Scene

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Sources Reporting 2 Scenes in Rockford

Sources are reporting 2 different scenes in Rockford.
Both scenes have numerous police officers on scene.

  1. Burger King by State and Jefferson  (UPDATE: This was a shooting incident. RPD confirmed a weapons violation)
  2. Burrito Loco on Auburn and Rockton

We have been told these were both robbery scenes.

But as you know, the local police are encrypted and we can not yet confirm this.

RPD said no comment and did not provide any information.

We will try to update this as more information becomes available




Rockford Scanner™: Another Home Invasion in Rockford, Police Investigating

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Home Invasion in Rockford 

Sources reporting just before 1:30 pm today several police officers were in the 1100 block of Jackson st in Rockford. That is near Longwood.

Reports of a home invasion near this location.

RPD confirmed a call, but would not provide any details on the call.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.
Safe to assume, the suspects got away.

No other information at this time


Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire In Beloit, MABAS Toned Out

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Credit: Erica Schott & Beloit Scanner

Structure Fire in Beloit

Around 3:10 pm today the city of Beloit was asking for assistance to battle a structure fire in Beloit.

A MABAS  (Mutual Aid)  box 10 dash 11 to the box alarm, for a structure fire near 1018 Elm st in Beloit.

Several area fire departments are en route to assist with the fire.

Credit: Carol Taylor & Beloit Scanner
Credit: Erica Schott & Beloit Scanner


Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Burglary, Resisting Arrest in Rockford

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BURGLARY ARREST: On Thursday, November 29th, 2018 shortly before 4:00 p.m., Rockford Police Officers from the Rockford Housing Authority Unit responded to an apartment in the 1500 Meadow Court in reference to a suspicious subject.

As officers were approaching the apartment, the suspect, later identified as Darion Turley, exited and attempted to flee on foot. After a brief foot chase, officers were able to take Turley into custody. Turley was subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault to a Peace Officer and Resisting Police.

Officers recognized Turley as being the individual they had previously viewed in surveillance video still images from the burglary at the Mobil gas station (360 College Avenue) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Detectives from the Financial & Property Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized charges of Burglary and Felony Criminal Damage to Property concerning the Mobil gas station incident.

Darion Turley, 19, Rockford: Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, Aggravated Assault to a Police Officer, Resisting Police

Turley was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail with no bond. The charges against Turley are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.




Rockford Scanner™: 2 Robberies in Rockford This Morning, Victim Severely Beaten

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Armed Robbery In Rockford

Sources have told us this morning there was an armed robbery and the victim was severely beaten and bleeding heavily, in Rockford this morning.

That was around 4 am.  Unknown on the exact location, due to the encryption.

There was another armed robbery near Central and Mulberry just before 9 am.  We been told the suspects got away from both scenes.

RPD is investigating both of these robberies.




Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Several Shots Fired

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Sources Reporting Several Shots Fired

Several sources are reporting several gunshots were heard around midnight in Rockford.

We are getting reports that several shots were fired in the area of Price st, Auburn, Huffman, Custer, Ridge, etc…

We were told one person was shot and was self transporting to a local ER.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.