Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, HAZMAT Situation


Sources are reporting a HAZMAT situation. 

There is an auto accident near the bypass and 39 around 3pm today. . 

Injuries were reported.

Approx. 10 gallons of fuel has been spilled. 

Avoid the area. Traffic is backed up a long ways 



Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire At A Local Bowling Alley


Sources are reporting a fire at a local bowling alley. 

It happened around 3 pm today at the Don Carter on E State. 

It started off as a mulch being on fire and the fire spread to the building. 

Still Developing

RockfordFire on scene 4007 East State Street for a fire that started in a mulch bed and extended to the structure. Fire is under control and crews are working to remove smoke.

Jennifer Young


Rockford Scanner™: PAWSOME News! RPD Save A Kitty

OFFICERS TO THE RESCUE: Every day police officers face new challenges. Yesterday, several Rockford Housing Authority officers rescued a trapped kitten. Great work!



Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Officers & Security Go Running For Their Lives, When They Encounter A Paranormal Experience in A Local Mental Health Facility

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This next story comes from a local security guard who was patrolling a local mental health facility in the area.

Several Police Officers & Security Go Running For Their Lives, When They Encounter A Paranormal Experience in A Local Mental Health Facility

“In December 2016, I was assigned to secure a mental health facility in Rockford. We were located across the street from sheriff station.

My shift was over night hours. On December 16th at 3 am I was working my rounds on all 10 floors. When I had gotten between 3rd and 4th floor my radio begins to come alive.

Listening to the broken garble, I did not recognize the voice at all. Not from staff, nor any agency. I squawked back, please identify yourself. Voice comes 10 seconds later,”hahahaha. Shhhhhhh….identify yourself!”

I felt my massive muscular legs turn into pudding in an instant. I tried to catch my breath, I said,”This is Security Officer Starry. ” not a second later the little voice says,”Come find me..Haha!”

I frantically began to search the 3rd floor. Nothing. Once I got to the 4th floor, papers began to fly in the offices.

I radioed to the 1st floor to contact pd for disturbance in the floor. Possible multiple persons looting building. I raced to the 1st floor.

I waited less than 2 minutes police arrived. All 8 of them.

I explained what I observed. We had 4 going up stairs to one end, 4 in elevator including myself to the other end and catch them, whomever.

We searched all the offices and just paper every where. When the officers were leaving the 4th floor to the elevator, all of the office doors slammed so hard, we all heard next”Get out! Get out! This is my floor!”

I have never seen 8 cops scramble down 4 flights so fast. Last officer tells me, Its your problem now.

I avoided 4th floor for the duration of my tour at that mental health institution.
A few months later they moved to a new location. ”
Security Officer S.



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Another Shooting Incident in Rockford


On Friday August 9, 2019 at approximately 0415 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3400 Montrose Ave. reference numerous calls of shots fired.

Officers located a residence in the 3400 block of Montrose Ave. struck multiple times by gunfire. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses described an unknown description vehicle fleeing the area in an unknown direction. No suspect information at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867.



Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries

Sources are reporting a rollover accident with injuries. 

It happened this morning near Mulford and Harrison.

Reports of a vehicle that rolled over, that was involved in an auto accident.

Injuries were being reported. At the time of writing this we have been told one person has life threatening injuries, but officials have yet to confirm this.

Avoid the area.