Rockford Scanner™: Another Motorcycle Accident With Injuries


Sources are reporting another accident with injuries in Rockford, involving a motorcycle. 

There is an accident that involves a motorcycle near the Road Ranger on S Main.   At least one person is reporting injuries to their leg.  The cause of the accident is under investigation. Avoid the area for awhile.



Rockford Scanner™: Fully Engulfed Vehicle Fire


Sources are reporting a fully engulfed vehicle fire. 

It happened on the bypass in the eastbound lanes of traffic, near Alpine.

A vehicle is fully engulfed.  Requesting more units to the scene, to assist.

No reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

RS Source


Rockford Scanner™: 2 Scenes: Possible Multiple Shooting Victims


Sources are reporting 2 scenes:
Several sources are reporting 2 scenes on the East side. 

  • Multiple gunshots were fired in the area of 11th st and Harrison ave area.  We have been told there is at least one shooting victim, possibly multiple victims. We have been told the alleged suspect is a black male wearing dark clothing, in a dark colored vehicle.
  • Several emergency personnel at the apartments on Harrison near the Fas Fuel.

Unknown if these 2 scenes are related.

Police have not released any information or confirmed anything.



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Abandoned Factory On Fire, With Someone Trapped On The Roof

UPDATE: Contractors working on the building. 


Sources are reporting an abandoned structure fire with someone possibly trapped on the roof. 

It happened just before 7:30 pm tonight near Kishwaukee and 23rd ave. 

Reports of the building on fire with unconfirmed reports are saying a person is trapped on the roof. 

A person said they saw flames coming from the building and a person on the rooftop. 

Used to be a factory, and is 5 stories tall. 

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident With Injuries


Sources are reporting a motorcycle accident with injuries. 

It happened around 7 pm near the 6300 block of S Mulford.

Reports of an accident with injuries, that involves a motorcycle.

It is unknown on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Cyber Attacked The Rockford Public School 205 District System


Suspects Cyber Attacked The Rockford Public School 205 District System

RPS 205 parents/guardians and staff,

Our district is working with a professional forensic firm to investigate this ransomware attack.

We are still working to both recover and rebuild our systems. We want all employees to know that our forensic firm has not identified any specific personal information that was accessed by the attacker group. However, the investigation did determine that user names and passwords might have been involved.

When you log onto your RPS 205 email account or onto a district-issued device in the coming days, you will be forced to change your password to gain access. As a precaution, please change any personal passwords that you have used on a district-issued device, as well.

We are still investigating whether any student or staff personal information was affected by this incident. We will share more information as soon as we’re able to provide it.

Our Information Technology team continues to make progress during our districtwide systems outage. We expect to hit several milestones this week, such as restoring access to phones, bells and PA systems; providing staff with access to Google, Google Classroom and Google Drive, and restoring access to districtwide WiFi so students can use Chromebooks in class, as well. We will share a time frame to expect access in the coming days.

Our Information Technology team is working around the clock to rebuild our network and restore access.

We continue to share our thanks to our teachers, principals, staff, students and parents for their patience and understanding during this outage


Rockford Scanner™: Act Of kindness Caught On Photo In Rockford

From Brittany M.

In a world so full of hatred for the color of one man’s skin, another world exists where the only race is that of the human race, man kind and an “all for one” mentality. A world where we all bleed the same color. A world where there is no judgement based on the color of your skin, who you worship, what you believe in or who you believe in. A world of kindness. A world of love and a world of acceptance.

Today, that world showed itself to me where a black man stopped at a red light, turned on his hazards and stepped out of his car to help a disabled white man cross a busy intersection in downtown Rockford. This is the world I love. This is the world where I want my children to be raised in. This is the world MLK himself preached and dreamed about. It is a world where we should all strive to live in one day.

“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of property of the spirit, which stands and glaring contrast with a scientific and technological abundance. We’ve learned to fly the air as Birds, we’ve learned to swim the Seas has fish, yet we haven’t learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters”. – MLK

I think its time that we take a lesson from this picture and learn to walk, folks.


Rockford Scanner™: Criminal Damage Incident Caught On Video

Sources are reporting a criminal damage incident in Rockford.

There are 2 different videos, above and below.

It happened in the area of Broadway and 12th

If you recognize this man, call the RPD


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Multiple Injuries in Rockford

Sources are reporting an accident with multiple injuries.

It happened around 4:20 near S Alpine and Public.

There is an auto accident near this intersection and multiple injuries were being reported.  At least 2 ambulances were on scene.  Unknown on the severity of the injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident With Injuries Near Roscoe


Sources are reporting an auto accident near Roscoe. 

It happened on I-90 in the westbound lanes of traffic near mile marker 5.

A vehicle has crashed near this location. Injuries were being reported.

Avoid the area, or expect delays