Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Police Working A Scene Near S. Beloit


Sources are reporting numerous police working a scene in South Beloit.  It happened around 10:50 pm near the 800 block of Salmon ave. 

We were told that there was a robbery/home invasion, and police have set up a perimeter in the area to search for the suspects. 

As you know police are encrypted and have not confirmed anything or released any information. 



Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Involving Great Bodily Harm


State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Shelly A. Givens (DOB: 3/6/1976) was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Philip Nicolosi. The defendant will also be on Mandatory Supervised Release for one year after she is released from prison. Givens pled guilty to one count of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Involving Great Bodily Harm in front of Judge Nicolosi

Shelly Givens Mug


On January 12th, 2018, Rockford Police Officers responded to the 1600 Block of Kilburn Avenue in reference to a traffic accident. Upon arrival, Officers observed that there had been a collision between a Chevrolet Suburban and a Subaru Legacy. A passenger in the Subaru was injured, and taken to a Rockford hospital to be treated. During a follow up investigation, Detectives learned that the defendant, Shelly Givens, was driving her Suburban at a high rate of speed and in the wrong lane of traffic on Kilburn, at the time of the collision.  Officers at the scene observed that Givens had slurred speech and showed indicators of impairment on Standardized Field Sobriety tests.


Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Great Bodily Harm is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of either probation or 1-12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of Mandatory Supervised Release. Givens was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections which must be served at 85%.



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating More Threats To A Local School


Dear BHS & BSMS Parents,

Today we were made aware of a possible gang threat regarding this Friday’s football game between Belvidere High School and Rockford Auburn High School at Auburn. Our School Resource Officer and administration have been in contact with Auburn officials, who are collaborating with the Rockford Police Department. Auburn has shared updates on their investigation as well as security measures they intend to take to ensure a safe event for all. As is normal practice for away football games, Belvidere High School administration will be present for this Friday’s contest.

We will remain in communication with Auburn and provide an update to BHS families and students tomorrow.

Please take a moment and remind your children that making any threat on a public school, business or other establishment is never a joke. I urge you to talk to your children now and impress upon them the seriousness of threats in today’s society.

I also encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of reporting suspicious activities, threats or disturbing information to a trusted adult. Students need to be aware that law enforcement agencies are taking these threats very seriously and are pursuing prosecution even when such incidents are intended as pranks.

We appreciate when you, or your child, become aware of these threats and notify authorities either through your local police department or the school.

Thank you,

Billy Lewis
Principal, Belvidere High School



Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries. Several More Accidents


Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Boone County. 


Sources are reporting a rollover accident near Spring Creek and  76.

Injuries were being reported. We have been told the injuries may be serious, but not confirmed.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Sources are reporting a few more accidents:

  • Town Hall and Beloit rd
  • Mcdonald and 251
  • Prairie Hill and White School
  • E State and Perryville


Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting several scenes


Sources are reporting a few scenes: 

  • Person beat up in the 3900 block of Auburn
  • Child locked inside a vehicle in the 100 block of W State
  • Drunk male at Applebees on E Riverside
  • Man jumped on and kicked and punched the roof of a vehicle at the quick mart on Charles (Last night)
  • 800 block of N Court st a person has Overdosed



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Apartment Fire in Machesney Park


Sources are reporting a possible apartment fire in Machesney Park. 

It happened around 4 pm in the area of the 200 block of Northway Park in Machesney Park. 

Reports of smoke coming out of the windows. Several units from several fire departments are en route. Still Developing



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Hits A Pole, Splitting The Vehicle In Half


From the RPD: ACCIDENT AT CENTRAL AND SHERMAN: At 9:22 am, police responded to a single vehicle accident at Central and Sherman. Two individuals were transported to the hospital. Residents should avoid Central south of Auburn until further notice. More details will be provided when available.



Rockford Scanner™: Power Outages In Winnebago County

As the storms rolled through the area, it caused some power outages in the area. 

It the 500 block of Shaw, there were power lines glowing red.  There is a large section of the wires that are glowing very brightly. 

Rockford Fire Department is on scene, awaiting COMED  to show up.

Approx. 14 customers are without power near this location. 

In the area of Mulford and Harrison there is approx. 124 customers without power.  

COMED says approx. 142 customers are without power in Winnebago County.