Rockford Scanner™: Two People Shot and Killed on Rockford’s East-side

The Winnebago County Coroner has identified the two victims as:
30 year old Phillip Butler
29 year old Trifari Hughes 

Rockford police are investigating a double homicide on Rockford Eastside.

It happen approximately 8:30 PM. One victim was located on Hutchins and another victim was located on Pearl. That is located in the neighborhood just east of Swedish American Hospital.

One victim was found deceased at the scene and the other was transported to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead. The victims are reported to be in their early 20s, but not yet confirmed.

Sources said between 3 to 6 shots were fired.

At the time of writing this, the Rockford police have yet to release any suspect information. This is still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Victim Just Shot In Rockford, Still Developing

Several emergency personnel are on scene of a shooting in Rockford.

It happened just before 10:30 am this morning in the 4800 block of Creekview. That is SE of Alpine and State.

One person was shot in the leg inside one of the apartments.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Skydiving Accident, 1 Victim Flown From The Scene By Emergency Helicopter

Details are still minimal.

We have been told about a skydiving accident that happened yesterday near Rochelle.

Reports of a veteran skydiver that had a student attached.

The chute malfunctioned.  The 2 victims spiraled down to the ground.

1 Person was reported to have been flown by an emergency helicopter from the scene.   No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Business Robbed At gunpoint in Janesville


On Monday July 29th at 2:18 AM Janesville Police responded to a robbery at Lions Quick Mart located at 104 E. Racine St.

Upon arrival initial responding units set up a perimeter and secured the scene. The clerk reported a m/b suspect dressed in all black wearing a ski mask entered the store and demanded money. No weapon was seen or implied at the time of the robbery. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A K9 track of the suspect was conducted but suspect was not located. The investigation remains under investigation and anyone with information on this crime should call the non-emergency dispatch phone number of 608-757-2244



Rockford Scanner™: Have you Seen This Missing Man?


Priscilla Williams contacted us in regards to a missing man name Demarcus. 

He was last seen in the 400 block of 8th st.  

If you see him, call the police. 


Rockford Scanner™: Delivery Driver Robbed in Rockford

A delivery driver was robbed at the Beef a Roo on S Alpine. 

Suspect is a black male around 6 foot and wearing a dark colored jacket. Armed with a black pistol. Suspect got away and police are searching for him.

We were told the delivery driver worked for a different place, and was using the lot as the drop off point when they were robbed.



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Battling A Garage Fire, possibly An Auto Body Shop


Rockford Fire Department  is on scene of a fully involved garage fire near the intersection of Daws and Simpson Roads.

This is a defense fire attack.

Possibly an auto shop.

Still developing. Avoid the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.