Rockford Scanner™: Possible Stabbing Victim In A Domestic Situation

Sources are reporting a stabbing in Rockford.

It happened around 7:30 am in the 1200 block of Alliance.

Reports of a domestic situation and at least one person may have been stabbed. No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Officers Hear Gunshots, Vehicle Struck By Gunfire


On Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 0101 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 700 Island Ave. reference numerous cars in the area. Upon arrival Officers heard gunshots.

An occupied vehicle was later located struck by gunfire once. No injuries were reported. Occupant of vehicle advised having heard gunshots and vehicle had been struck once. A dark colored vehicle was seen fleeing the area.

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



Rockford Scanner™: Editorial From Kerry, On Crime Prevention


As you know we post editorials from time to time.  Send us your stuff, and we will post it on our website. 

Below is from Kerry Tatlow

STOP Making It Easy For Rockford Criminals!

I’ve asked a sergeant and a detective in Rockford LE about our far-too-common car thefts.

They said there are three ways that cars are stolen in Rockford:

  • Owners leave keys in car.
  • Car keys are stolen in burglary.
  • Domestic disputes.

In other words, the criminals CANNOT steal your car without the keys!

They do NOT attempt to defeat the steering wheel interlocks installed in ALL cars today.

Therefore, any responsible citizen WHO CARES about stopping some of our horrible crime problems MUST take the SIMPLE precautions:

  • DO NOT leave your keys in your car!
  • DO NOT leave your car running unattended!
  • Within your residence, hide your car keys well (don’t hang them on a hook on the wall or put them in a drawer; better to keep them on your person at all times.)
  • If you are in a relationship with a criminal or abuser or addict or loser, get OUT of it now.

We’ve had innocent people in Rockford killed by criminals driving stolen cars, and many other crimes are facilitated by the use of stolen cars. Car owners’ negligence threatens all of us.

People who read Rockford Scanner KNOW how bad our crime is. Please take the EASY precautions necessary to STOP some of it, or it will certainly continue.

And God bless our law enforcement, who do the best they can, in this awful era of widespread daily criminal predation.



Rockford Scanner™: Power Outage in Loves Park


Sources are reporting a power outage in Loves Park.

Comed says approx. 160 customers are without power right now near Riverside and Mulford.  The cause of the outage is under investigation.  The estimated restore time is approx. 6:15 am

We have been told it was an auto accident, but police have not yet confirmed this.


Rockford Scanner™: Possibly Another Fatal Shooting in Rockford


 Several sources were reporting a scene overnight in Rockford. 

Again, we sat on this story in hopes of the local police would release information on it. They have yet to do so, so we are posting it. 

It happened behind the RPD district 1 HQ, near the Fairgrounds Housing.  

We have been told it was another fatal shooting incident.  But again, we can not confirm this due to the police being encrypted and they haven’t confirmed it or released any information on it. 

All we can confirm is several sources reporting numerous emergency personnel on scene and they have told us it was another fatal shooting. 



Rockford Scanner™: Several Vehicles Were Stolen,Police Investigating


Rock County: On August 8, 2019 at 5:57 a.m., Rock County Deputies responded to the 1200 block of W. Bullard Road in the Town of Porter for a reported motor vehicle theft. The victim reported that sometime between 10:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 5:50 a.m. on 8/8/19, an unknown suspect(s) stole a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, white in color, from his driveway. The victim was able to track the vehicle via OnStar GPS and notified the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle in the area of W. Gibbs Lake Road and N. Wilder Road and attempted to stop it. The vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed southbound. Deputies continued to attempt to overtake and stop the vehicle, however the vehicle continued to flee the area.

The victim’s OnStar GPS provided an updated location and the vehicle was found abandoned on S. Dickey Road near W. Lang Road in the Town of Spring Valley. Deputies set up a perimeter and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office K-9 responded. The suspect(s) were not located and it is believed they were picked up and driven out of the area. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Identification responded to the vehicle location to collect evidence prior to returning the vehicle to its owner.

At approximately 7:03 a.m., a second vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 5600 block of N. Tuttle Road. The victim reported between 9:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 12:00 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2010 Nissan Maxima, white in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 7:38 a.m., a third vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 10000 of W. Wheeler Road. The victim reported between 10:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 7:30 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2019 Ford F150 STX pickup truck, black in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 8:02 a. m., a fourth vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 7000 block of N. Eagle Road. The victim reported between 8:30 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 6:30 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 pickup truck, blue in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 8:06 a.m., an attempted theft of a fifth motor vehicle was reported in the 3600 block of N. Coon Island Road. The suspect(s) attempted to drive over a railroad tie that is located on the property, but became stuck and left the vehicle in gear and running on the property. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Identification also responded to process the vehicle prior to releasing the vehicle to the victim.

In all these incidents, the vehicles were unlocked and ignition keys inside the vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to remove all valuables from within their vehicle and then lock their vehicle. Vehicle keys should never be left in the parked veh icle.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is encouraged to call Rock County Communications Non-Emergency at 608-757-2244, Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636



Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries On The East Side

Sources are reporting an accident with injuries. 

It happened around 4:30 am near N 2nd st and Jefferson. 

Reports of an auto accident with injuries near this location. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Multiple people were injured and at least 3 ambulances were on scene. 

Avoid the area for awhile. 

Police said it was a hit and run.

The Escalade allegedly caused the accident at high speed.


Rockford Scanner™: Carjacking in Rockford, RPD Investigating

We sat on this story as well, hoping the local police would release information on it. And again, they did not. So we are posting it.

Sources are reporting a carjacking in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of  Court and Vernon around 9 pm. 

Suspects are a couple of black males wearing dark clothing. 

Unknown if it is related, but we have been told there was a very large police chase on 20 around 1 am, that involved approx 30+ squad cars. 



Rockford Scanner™: Stabbing In Rockford, Possibly Fatal


We sat on this story for many hours just to see if the local police would release any information on it to the public.  They did not, so we are going to post about it. 

Friday afternoon several emergency personnel were on scene of a stabbing. It happened in the 400 block of Oakley. 

At least one person was stabbed. We have been told it was possible fatal injuries. But as you know the police are encrypted and have yet to confirm this or release any information on it.