Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Working A Scene Near Loves Park


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UPDATE: VEHICULAR HIJACKING ARRESTS: On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a report of an aggravated vehicular hijacking in the area of Lexington Avenue and Preston Street. Upon arrival, officers learned three armed, male suspects approached the 40-year-old female victim while she was stopped at a stop sign. One of the suspects demanded property from the victim, hit her with the gun, and forced her out of the vehicle. The suspects fled in the victim’s white car.

Officers located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on eastbound U.S. Hwy 20 near 11th Street. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed and officers pursued. The chase ended when the suspects crashed while trying to exit onto East State Street from I-90. The suspects got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. All three suspects were taken into custody. A Rockford Police K9 was used to apprehend one of the suspects, and a loaded firearm was also recovered. 

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges against the suspects. The third suspect, an adult male, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening. Charges are pending against him following the completion of medical treatment.

Juvenile Male, 16, Rockford: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police

Soldier Perkins, 19, Rockford: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Fleeing to Elude

Perkins also faces several traffic charges. The juvenile was lodged in the Juvenile Detention Center following treatment of minor injuries at a local hospital. Perkins was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against the suspects are merely accusations. The juvenile and Perkins are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court


Sources are reporting a scene near Loves Park

UPDATE: Suspects were wanted in an aggravated hijacking. A couple of suspects are in custody. Sources said it appears the vehicle may have rolled over near the ramp to I-90. Still developing.


Sources are reporting approx. 20 police squad cars are at a scene near I-90 and E Riverside. At the time of writing this we do not yet know what happened.

We been told that there are several officers near I-90 and E State st as well, possibly related to this call.

We have been told this was a possible police chase that ended up into an auto accident. But not confirmed.  (Not related to the one from earlier)

Avoid the area or expect delays

Video by Dan





Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting a scene in Machesney Park


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UPDATE:

This is what sources are reporting so far.  The police chase was first reported in Machesney Park near N Second. Reports of the vehicle was traveling over 100 MPH. During this time a Department of Homeland Security vehicle was rammed.  Unknown on injuries. The suspect vehicle proceeded to keep fleeing from police. They had a government helicopter in the air and was following the suspect vehicle. A short time later, reports were saying the vehicle crashed near Forest Hills and Landstrom.  Also reports of a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the same location. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Sources said they were able to catch a suspect at the scene. It is not yet known what the suspect was originally wanted for.  (Possibly drug related according to sources) Please avoid this area, numerous officers are working the scene and are diverting traffic. We will post updates as they become available


The vehicle crashed near Forest Hills and Landstrom.  Police have the alleged suspects in custody. Unknown on injuries.  Sounds like they might have hit a pedestrian near this location as well. Still developing, avoid the area

Video by Collin


Sources reporting a scene in Machesney Park

Several sources reporting numerous police going extremely fast down N Second st towards a scene near N Second and Harlem area.

At this time, it is not yet known what happened due to the police encryption.

All we can tell you is numerous police officers working a scene near this location, and to avoid the area.

We will try bringing you updates, if they become available

If you have info, please email us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

UPDATE: This is a police chase, a police helicopter is following the suspects. The suspect rammed a Department of Homeland Security vehicle during the chase. Still developing.

Video by Ryan





Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Boone County


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Several sources are reporting a serious accident in Boone County. 

Sources are reporting a serious accident in Boone County near Pearl and 20.

Multiple injuries were being reported and at least a couple of ambulances are on scene.  We been told the medical helicopter might have been dispatched to the scene as well. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time.

Avoid the area. The cause of the accident is under investigation.





Rockford Scanner™: Police are asking for your help in locating/identifying suspect(s) responsible for residential burglaries and burglary to motor vehicles


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Suspect info sought for residential burglaries and burglaries to motor vehicles that occurred in the Chicory Ridge subdivision.

The Roscoe Police Department is asking for your help in locating/identifying suspect(s) responsible for residential burglaries and burglary to motor vehicles that occurred in the 10800 and 10900 block of Meadowsweet Lane as well as burglary to motor vehicles that occurred in the 11000 block of Lemon Grass Lane and 400 block of Santolina Drive.

Attached are two photographs one of possible suspects and the other of a possible suspect vehicle.





Rockford Scanner™: Baofeng UV-5R Review by KD9MAP


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KD9MAP sent us the following, thanks!

Baofeng UV-5R Review by KD9MAP

This is a $20 5-watt transceiver for 2m and 70cm, based on SDR technology I think.

It comes with Li-Ion battery, charger cradle, 7″ rubber whip antenna, and a earpiece/microphone headset.

The advertising for it is so hilariously written, and the price is so low, it’s reasonable to be skeptical whether the radio actually works.

I got mine quickly from a USA supplier for $6 shipping. I’ve used it for a week.

Pros:

It works!

It’s cheap! You can carry it everywhere and not worry as much about losing or breaking it as you would an expensive handheld.

The UV-5R SDR receiver seems to be as sensitive as my “real radio” Alinco DJ-X2000 handheld scanner, which cost 15 times as much.

Cons:

The charger cradle emits enormous QRM during charging cycle. You won’t want to use that charger anywhere near your shack.

There’s no DC jack anywhere on the radio to plug in a power adapter. If you want to run on external power, you have to get their $7 battery eliminator cable.

The little instruction booklet doesn’t tell you everything you need to know to program it. Adequate info can be easily found on the internet.

For easier programming, I bought the $20 BaofengTech FTDI programming cable and used it with free Chirp software. You have to press the cable into the radio with both thumbs and crushing strength to get a connection, but it does work.

(Note: Software creators like Chirp complain that Baofeng changes the firmware on these radios quite often, which makes them difficult and risky to develop for.)

Low-cap 1600 mAH battery doesn’t last long if there’s much traffic.

Bottom Line:

The UV-5R for the price of dinner is a darn good deal for a VHF/UHF handheld transceiver. I don’t know how long it will last, but so far I think the low price outweighs its minor problems.





Rockford Scanner™: RPD has recently recovered skimming devices off of gas pumps


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SKIMMING SCAMS: RPD has recently recovered skimming devices off of gas pumps. Skimmers collect credit/debit card information that can then be used to create a new card or sold on the dark web. Watch the video to know what to look for at the pump, and ways to avoid falling victim to skimmers!

Note: RPD failed to say what locations that were effected.

 

Best Advice: Go inside and never pay at the pump. Not only are there skimmers, but they also take out more than you pay for and hold the cash awhile. https://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/2-reasons-to-never-use-a-debit/ Pay at the pump with debit is dangerous If you do ‘pay at the pump’ and you use debit, the gas station will put a giant hold of $100 to $150 or more on your card. You may only pump $20 of gas! But many times that hold won’t be released for days, and your checking account reflects that $100 or more hold. If you bounce a check because of that hold, your bank won’t cut you any slack. So if you need to use a debit card, go inside and present the card to the cashier. I know that defeats the whole purpose of pay at the pump. But that’s the only way to be sure you’ll only be debited the actual amount of gas you pump, rather than the $100 hold. The other disadvantage for debit card users is the plague of fake PIN readers. Criminals will put a device called a skimmer that is barely recognizable over where you put in your card. They use that to capture the transaction data from your card’s magnetic strip. And then they have tiny digital camera to record your 4 digit secret code as you enter it. Equipped with that info, the crooks can then duplicate your card and empty your checking account. When you complain to your bank, your bank treats you as the criminal. It’s ridiculous. So the reality is debit cards are not secure. Even more infuriating to me, as the banks rush to replace old credit cards with newer cards that have a chip, they are stalling on replacing people’s debit cards. That’s because the burden with a debit card falls on you, while the burden with a credit card falls on the bank. I know lots of people love their debit cards, so just know there is a lot of hazard that goes with using one! Source: https://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/2-reasons-to-never-use-a-debit/




Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle in Rockford


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Around 2 pm today emergency personnel were responding to an accident that involved a pedestrian. 

It happened around 2 pm today near the North Town Mall parking lot.

A vehicle has hit a pedestrian near this location.

The pedestrian was injured. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.





Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Flees From Police Several Times Tonight


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Vehicle Flees From Police Several Times Tonight

Sources reporting a vehicle has fled from local police on several occasions tonight. Described as a Chevy Malibu.

It was found abandoned near E Riverside and Shaw around 1 am.

Police are currently setting up a perimeter in the area to search for the suspects.  No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Update: Sources reporting the suspect is a white male, bald, scraggly beard. Possibly wanted on a warrant.