Rockford Scanner™: Semi On Fire in Loves Park

George Bower is reporting a semi tractor trailer that is on fire at the 7 up warehouse on Forest Hills.

Unknown on injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Unknown Scene on Jamestown

UPDATE:  Sources said this was a shooting.  RPD confirmed the shooting. We have been told there is at least one victim, possibly 2 victims. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Sources said this may have been an accidental discharge, but not yet confirmed.

Sources are reporting numerous emergency personnel working a scene on Jamestown in Rockford. 

It is unclear exactly what has happened.

RPD has yet to release any information.

Avoid the area.

If you have any info, please contact us.

Source said “Jamestown. Saw at least five squads. One ambulance left with lights and sirens. Fire and rescue left shortly after. Cops stayed a while. Neighbors said the road was blocked off.”


Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired During A Police Chase in Janesville

On 07-04-2019 at 11:47 p.m. Officers from the Janesville Police Department responded to a disturbance at 507 S. Academy Street. The disturbance was based on a parking dispute. When officers arrived on scene the suspect causing the disturbance had left. As soon as the officers left they were called back as the suspect returned.

The officers located the suspect on Academy Street north of Wilson Street. The Officers made a determination to arrest a subject they identified as Antonio D. Sims. As soon as the officer told him he was under arrest Sims fled. During the foot pursuit, Sims pulled a handgun from his waist band and fired three rounds in the air. He fled the area but a gun was recovered near the scene as well shell casings.

At this point Sims is not in custody. This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide updates when we have more information. The officers that chased Sims were not injured, nor did they fire their weapons.

Antonio D. Sims 39 YOA (Addresses in Illinois and Janesville)
Wanted for: Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Recklessly Endangering Safety
Obstructing/Resisting an Officer



Rockford Scanner™: (VIDEO) Truck Catches On Fire in Rockford

Sources are reporting a fire.

It happened earlier today near Montague and Springfield.

A white box truck caught on fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known and is under investigation. No injuries have been reported at the time of writing this.


Video by Dustin


Rockford Scanner™: Victim Stabbed in A Rockford Housing Complex


Sources are reporting a stabbing victim in Rockford. 

It happened on Thursday July 4th around 7 pm in the 1500 block of Meadow ct.   A victim was stabbed and was laying on the ground in the middle of the roadway in the 1500 block of Meadow ct.

Unknown on the victims condition.

No other information is available.


Rockford Scanner™: Bad Accident in Rockford, Traffic Investigator Investigating

Around midnight there was a bad accident in Rockford.

It happened 1 block East of Auburn and Kilburn.

Major damage to one of the vehicles involved.

Injuries were being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

A traffic investigator, was investigating the scene.


Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire in Rockford



Sources are reporting a fully engulfed structure fire.

It happened in the 1200 block of N Johnston.

House is reported to be fully engulfed.

This is the same house the garage caught on fire last week.

The house is believed to be vacant.   Several emergency personnel are enroute.   The cause of the fire is under investigation.