Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near Machesney Park

Keith Rains Sr. and sources said there is an auto accident in Machesney park.

It happened near the Verizon store on 173 & Continental Rd .

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

Initial reports are saying a truck turned in front of SUV, when the collision happened. Police are investigating the accident.



Rockford Scanner™: Structure fire call in Rockford


Sources are reporting a structure fire in Rockford.

It happened around 10 pm near 3206 Alliance.

Reports of a dryer that has caught on fire inside the residence. The residence is filling up with smoke. Smoke and flames are showing. RFD is en route.



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Water Rescue/Missing Boater

Sources are reporting a possible missing boater/water rescue. 

It happened near Atwood Park.   Emergency personnel have found a boat that is not occupied. A search is currently ongoing at the time of writing this. No description of the possible boaters that are missing. Still developing.

UPDATE: Police have confirmed a man approx 52 years old was on the boat that was anchored in the water. He is missing. his phone was left on the boat.



Rockford Scanner™: Business Robbery Very Close To RPD District 2 HQ

Business Robbery Very Close To RPD District 2 HQ


On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, shortly before 1:30 p.m., Rockford Police Patrol Officers responded to El Pueblo Mexican Restaurant (1527 Broadway) in reference to a strong arm robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a suspect entered the restaurant, threatened an employee and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

The suspect then fled westbound on Broadway before heading south on Arbor Court where officers believe he got into a vehicle. No one was hurt during the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 5’9”, 200 pounds, last seen wearing a black shirt and brown pants.


Rockford Scanner™: Beat The Heat: Rockford Cooling Centers

RELIEF FROM THE HEAT: With heat index values expected to be between 100° and 110° this week, the City has collected information on Cooling Centers in the area. If you must be outside, please remember to limit your outdoor activity, wear and reapply sunscreen, pace your activities, drink more water than usual, and wear loose, light weight, light-colored clothing.

BEAT THE HEAT: Area kids will have a new way to beat the heat this week thanks to a new concept being introduced by the Rockford Fire Department the City of Rockford Water Department – Hydrant Parties. The department created a large sprinkler system, which is connected to a hydrant. Hydrant Parties will take place in cul-de-sacs or in blocked off streets. With the hottest weather of the year expected this week, the goal is to help children cool off and have some fun.


Wednesday, July 17

1 to 2:15 p.m. – Leather Court and Jefferson @ Fairgrounds
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. – Highland Park @ Rural and Roland

Thursday, July 18

1 to 2:15 p.m. – Andrews Park @ Central and Sherman
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. – 25th Street Park

Friday, July 19

1 to 2:15 p.m. – Police District 3 Javelin and New Towne
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. – Saturn Park @ Shiloh and Garrett Lane


Rockford Scanner™: Several Burglaries At & Near A Local Hospital


RS Source is reporting:
“I just wanted to say or report I live near Prial Avenue.  There has been a string of break-ins to garages & cars.

Rockford Memorial Hospital parking lot has been getting hit multiple times since last year, even Saint Bernadette’s garage got broken into.

My neighbors got broken into two days ago, they tried to get into my vehicles just this morning.

RMH security chase them across the parking lot towards St. Bernadette Church.

I was just basically wondering if you heard anything or if there’s been any other reports on a string of burglaries in the North Rockton,Glenwood, and Prial area”

Have you or someone you know is a victim, comment below.



Rockford Scanner™: Pizza Driver Robbed At Gunpoint


We are investigating a report of an attempted armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver around 2:30 a.m. this morning in the 1000 block of Sixth Street. The delivery driver reported three suspects attempted to rob him while armed with guns, but the driver was able to escape unharmed without the suspects taking anything from him.

One individual has been arrested and we are still looking for two additional suspects. The ongoing investigation is very preliminary, and we will release additional information when we are able

From our friends at Beloit Scanner: 
BPD is working a robbery in the 1000 block of Bluff.  An armed robbery to a pizza driver.

3 suspects 1 with a gun, 1 w/m, 1 b/m, 1 light skin b/m or h/m, all wearing black. The light skin one had the gun all 3 looked to be teens. 



Rockford Scanner™: Propane Grill Fire Near Roscoe, Garage Damaged by The Fire



Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters responded to a propane grill on fire July 13th on Harrison St. in Roscoe.

Damage was contained to the grill and outside wall of the garage.

No one was injured



Rockford Scanner™: Scene On The West Side

Sources are reporting a scene on the West side.

It happened near Green & Stewart.

RPD call log shows it as an “Other Disorderly” call.

RPD has yet to release information on the scene.

Several officers and squad cars were on scene.