Rockford Scanner™: Fully Engulfed Structure Fire in Rockford

Sources are reporting a structure fire in Rockford.

It happened around 9:15 pm tonight near 4th st and 18th ave.

A garage was fully engulfed.  With extension.

Unknown on injuries.

Engine 1 has RIT, Engine 2 has command and Ladder 2, Investigator I-8 are on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Juvenile Hit By A Vehicle in Rockford

Sources are reporting a vehicle hit a juvenile in Rockford.

It happened around 6 pm tonight in the 2900 block of Prial ave.
That is NW of Rockton & Glenwood

Initial reports are saying a juvenile has been hit by a vehicle near this location.

Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

Unknown if the vehicle stayed on scene or fled.



Rockford Scanner™: Very Serious Accident Near Roscoe, Medical Helicopter En Route

RS Source

Sources are reporting a serious accident near Roscoe. 

There are several vehicles involved a serious accident on I-90 near mile marker 5 3/4, near Roscoe.

A SUV is pinned under a semi.  Heavy extrication was being requested.

One person who is approx. 39 years old, is reported to be injured,
Possible life threatening injuries. (Unconfirmed)
A medical helicopter has been requested to the scene.

Traffic is backed up for miles.  Avoid the area.

UPDATE: They requested the medical helicopter to the scene, the medical helicopter was not able to fly, due to the weather. This sounds like a very serious accident scene, DO NOT attempt to get on I-90. This is a very bad scene and traffic is backed up for awhile.

Cheri Barefield   said “I saw the initial accident. It was minor…a car side swiped the semi in heavy rain. The problem is they BOTH stopped in the middle of the interstate! 2 lanes! And traffic was coming up on them fast! Very dangerous situation! I don’t know why they didn’t get off to the side of the road…it was minor damage. I bet someone came up on it and rammed right into them. So sad!”


Rockford Scanner™: Family Pet Missing in Rockford


RS source Veronica is missing her dog, Please take a second and share this and let’s help bring Nala home! 

“Her name is Nala! She was last seen on Colorado ave. Rolling green area. She is a 14 years old chihuahua! She has white paws and is tan! She’s not a outside dog at all, I know she’s very scared. She’s also very shy. People are reporting only seeing her late at night. We miss her so much!!! Please anyone that has her or has seen her, Please call Veronica at 7793482259 I would appreciate so much!”


Rockford Scanner™: Gas Leak in Loves Park, Some Neighbors Evacuated

Sources are reporting several people have been evacuated near Old Golf rd in loves Park, due to a gas leak in the area.

It happened around 11 am in the 4100 block of Old Golf rd in Loves Park.

Initial reports are saying a construction company has hit a main gas line.

No injuries were being reported.



Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery/Home Invasion In Rockford


Sources are reporting an Armed Robbery/Home Invasion in Rockford.

It happened around 11:30 am this morning in the 200 block of Soper. 

Suspects are described as 2 black males, armed with 9 mm handguns. 

Last seen on foot from the scene. 

We have been told there were injuries, but police have yet to confirm this or even release any information on the incident. 

Update: RPD confirmed the robbery and injuries



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Want Access To Your Camera Systems

What are you thoughts on this?

We have already had 9 people contact us on this (How we got the heads up on this story, thank you!)  and say that since the police encrypted and hide stuff from the public, they are not going to give the police access to their camera systems.

But if they un-encrypted and were transparent like they promised the public, that they would have no issues giving the police access to their camera systems.  What do you think?

COMMUNITY CAMERA NETWORK: The Rockford Police Department has started a new partnership with the public! Surveillance cameras are incredibly useful to law enforcement during an incident – they’ve helped identify suspects, show how a crime occurred and even led to arrests. By voluntarily registering your cameras, you can help us solve crimes and keep our community safe. Your information is confidential and you would only be contacted if a crime occurs within the vicinity of your camera

Editorial by KT: 

If I had cams, yes I would register.
We should help the police, even if we do not like the encryption.
We should not cut off our nose to spite our face.

If the police wanted to put a license plate recognition system
in my car, that would be fine with me too.
Ideally, it would send license plate data in real time
wirelessly to them as I drive around.
That would help them locate stolen vehicles
and warranted suspects quickly.
That is an expensive system, so I don’t expect it
to be an option.
But I do want to help them any way I can
to stop this horrible crime wave that plagues our city.