Rockford Scanner™: Elderly Couple Needs Rescuing From The Rapidly Rising Waters Near Machesney Park

Around 6 pm tonight, emergency personnel were evacuating an elderly couple from the rapidly rising waters of the Rock River.  An elderly couple said they needed to be rescued on Shore Drive in Machesney Park.

Sources said the river is rapidly rising in this area.


Rockford Scanner™: Hit & Run Rollover Accident With Entrapment

Sources are reporting a bad accident on the West side. It happened around 4 pm in the area of Preston and Tay.

There was a hit and run accident. A vehicle involved rolled over and the other vehicle fled the scene.

Injuries were being reported.  Reports of extrication being needed.

Unknown on the suspect description

Sources said the suspect vehicle is described as a White Dodge Van FP664?, Last seen Northbound.


Rockford Scanner™: RPD Working A Scene on The East Side

Sources are reporting a scene in the 1700 block of 11th st around 3:45 pm today.

Multiple police officers are working the scene.

It is not yet known what happened. RPD has yet to  release any information.

Check back later for possible updates


Rockford Scanner™: RPD Asking The Public To Help Locate A Man Wanted For Agg. Battery TO A Child


Rockford Police are asking for the public to help locate a man charged with aggravated battery to a child.  They have charged 36 year old Jerry Coffee with Aggravated Battery To A Child, he is wanted on a $100,000 bond. He is currently still at large at the time of writing this.


Rockford Scanner™: Another Amazing Video By Dj Jkey

Positive Local:  Local drone pilot and artist Dj Jkey sent us another amazing video of the Rockford area.  Check out this amazing drone footage he has shot from several well known locations.

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Rockford Scanner™: Robbery WIth Injuries in Rockford, Still Developing

Sources are reporting a robbery with injuries in Rockford.

It happened around 11 am in the area of S Main and Indiana.

Sources said a man was robbed and injured. They said it appears there is a lot of blood coming from the victim, and he may have been stabbed or shot.

At the time of writing this, they said emergency personnel were not yet on scene.

No suspect information at this time.

Sources said there is a vehicle that hit a tree nearby, it is not yet known if it is related to this robbery call.

Still developing


Rockford Scanner™: Water Rescue From That Rapidly Rising River Waters

UPDATE: They have toned out a mutual aid around 2 pm today, for local fire departments to respond with hard bottom and soft bottom boats to search for victims on Blackhawk Island. They are evacuating the Blackhawk island. Some are refusing to leave.

Sources are reporting a water rescue in Rockford.

It happened around 8 am this morning on the Blackhawk Island.

Reports of at least one victim (possibly more)  that are stranded.

Blackhawk Fire Dept. and New Milford Fire Dept. are en route. They are staging at S Main and Shore.

Sounds like the river is flooded pretty bad down in that area and is quickly rising.

They have asked for the rapid response vehicle to the scene.

Still developing

As you know they have opened up the Fordham Dam in Rockford, so all that water is rushing down river near this location.