Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested On Multiple Charges: Drugs, Child Neglect, Etc…

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Street Crimes Unit Officers saw Larry Smith leave a residence on N Wright Rd., in a vehicle. The Street Crimes Unit had three charges for delivery of cocaine on him. He was stopped and taken into custody by patrol.

Larry Smith was out on a cash bond from a case in 2018 which involved three deliveries of cocaine.

Smith, Larry M. Male 31 years old
3 counts 961.41(1)(CM)(1R)/961.49 Delivery of Cocaine 1-5 grams/ within 1000ft of certain places
3 counts 961.42(1)/961.49 maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place / within 1000ft of certain places
1 count 961.41(1) (H)/961.49 1 Delivery of THC / within 1000ft of certain places
1 count 961.41(1m)/961.49 Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine / within 1000ft of certain places
1 count 948.21(2) (G) Felony child neglect
1 count 961.573 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
1 count 961.41(3g)(e) Possession of THC


Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victim On The West Side, Still Developing

Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened just after 8 pm tonight at an address near the 4200 block of Auburn st in Rockford.

Reports of at least one person has been shot.

No other information at this time. Still developing.


Rockford Scanner™: Missing Teen In Rockford


MISSING TEEN:  Passion Speilman

  • 5’2
  • 95 lbs
  • Last seen around W State st area
  • If found, please call the police


Rockford Scanner™: Several Fire Departments Battling A Fire in Machesney park

Sources are reporting a structure fire in Machesney Park

It happened around 4 pm today in the 800 block of Kingsley in Machesney Park

A garage is reported to be on fire.  Several units from several area fire departments were responding to assist with the fire.

Heavy smoke is showing and could be seen from a ways away.

No reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Loves Park Gas Station

Sources are reporting a vehicle has slammed into a Loves Park gas station.

A vehicle has crashed into the gas station building at Alpine and Maple this afternoon.

Moderate structural damage and moderate damage to the vehicle.

Unknown on injuries.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Scott Dickson


Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Near Freeport, Possible Illinois State Trooper Killed


UPDATE:   ISP BROADCAST from Illinois State Police. BROOKE JONES-STORY has passed away in the line of duty.

Eyewitness told us: “We were behind the semi, he hit the cop car I seen the tire fly off I believe the cop car then he swerved to the right and hit the semi pulled over in the front, he then went into the ditch and exploded. I called 911. We went back and when the cops started running we went through the ditch and left”



PECATONICA, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly regretfully announces the line-of-duty death of ISP District 16 (Pecatonica) Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.

This afternoon, March 28, 2019, at approximately 11:24 a.m., Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, #5966, was inspecting a commercial motor vehicle on United States Route 20 westbound, just west of Illinois Route 75 in Stephenson County. At approximately 12:20 p.m., Trooper Jones-Story was outside her squad car when she was struck and fatally wounded when a truck tractor semi-trailer combination struck her squad car and the semi Trooper Jones-Story was inspecting.

“Today is a dark day for the Illinois State Police family. This is the six-year anniversary of the death of another Trooper, and now another brave soul, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, has made the ultimate sacrifice for people of this state. At this very moment, the men and women of the ISP are responding and focused on the job and mission, because that’s what Trooper Jones-Story would do,” stated Acting Director Kelly.

Trooper Jones-Story was a 12-year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 16 in Pecatonica.

Additional information will be released once it becomes available.

Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

Katie Fischer

Sources are reporting a very serious accident near Freeport.

UPDATE: The female trooper was killed approx. 12:20 pm. 

We been told there is an accident on US 20 near Freeport.
In the westbound lanes of US 20 near 75.

Two semi’s and a state trooper vehicle were involved in the accident.

Travis Wilson said “ISP had a semi pulled over and another semi crashed into them.”

Katie Fischer

A man allegedly ran from the scene.Sill developing.

Sources have said they have closed down US 20. US to Business 20 east of Freeport to IL 26. This is closed down until further notice while they investigate this terrible accident scene.



Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victim During A Robbery in Rockford

On 03/27/19 at about 1256 AM Rockford Police responded to 1600 Chestnut Street in reference to shots fired. Officers located a scene in the 300 block of Marvin Street along with a juvenile male.

A home in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street had been struck by gunfire. The male had been involved in an altercation and reported he was robbed of USC.

The subject was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. While investigating this incident, Officers located a vehicle that crashed into a residence in the 1400 block of Elm Street along with a twenty year old male who sustained non-life threatening gun-shot wounds.

The male was shot in the 300 block of Marvin Street. The vehicle crashed into the residence while attempting to flee the area.

The shooting victim was treated at a local hospital. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

No further details are available at this time.

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