Rockford Scanner™: Police working a scene at a auto parts store near Machesney Park

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Several sources were reporting a scene at the auto parts store on N. 2nd St. at  Oriely Auto Parts,  earlier today

Several officers had their guns drawn

It is not yet known exactly what happened the police have labeled the call as “other disorderly conduct”

In the past police have labeled shooting victims as other disorderly conduct calls. But we cannot confirm that is what happened at this scene.

All we can confirm is that there was a scene at the auto parts store and police labeled it as “other disorderly conduct”




Rockford Scanner™: Disorderly Suspects Pull Gun On Victim in Rockford

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Source reporting: 

At Kishwaukee and 15th ave around noon today,  3 black males throwing objects at a vehicle and taunting the passengers in the vehicle.

When they confronted these people one of the suspects pulled a gun out, but all three subjects took off when the police were being called.

Police took over a half hour to respond

Police asked why it took them over a half hour to call, attempting to place blame on the victim.

They called police immediately, it took RPD over a half hour to respond.

They were able to get video from a business nearby, but were unable to locate the subjects.



Rockford Scanner™: Caught On Video, Local Police Clear out A Large Crowd At A Gas Station




Around 2 am numerous police officers from the Rockford Police and Winnebago County Sheriff, did some crowd control at a Rockford gas station. 

It happened at the Citgo on Auburn, near the Auburn Manor. 

A large crowd gathered in the parking lot just prior to the police showing up.  

Several police officers swarmed the parking lot and moved everyone along. Some people fled when officers arrived and some officers chased the suspects fleeing. 

No reports of injuries or arrests. 


Rockford Scanner™: Violent Crime Call Recap, Another Violent Last Few Days In Rockford & Winnebago County

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Editors Note: We are now including the medical assists and information for police calls. Local police have been coding violent crimes, under these codes. Example: Rockford’s last few murders have been coded medical assists.


Rockford Scanner™: Woman Uses Screwdriver & A Wrench To Beat & Stab A Victim in Rockford

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UPDATE: The victim was reported to have been stabbed approx 6 times during the home invasion.  The victim is expected to survive.  States Attorneys Office said several charges are pending, while police investigate the case.  The victim has filed an emergency order of protection against the alleged suspect.

Editors note: RS fan Crystal Ross  said the RPD information is wrong. But failed to provide any details.  She says there is more to the story than what the police have said, but will not say anything else.

She said it is RS job to find the details out, instead of her telling us.  We responded, we can only run with the information that is provided to us and gave her a chance to tell the other side of the story, and she has yet to respond.

So we can only run with the information from the RPD at this time.  If she chooses to tell us, or if someone else gives us information, we will be more than happy to update this.

Our information is from the victim Vinicio T. and also the RPD.


Sources are reporting an aggravated battery in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of the 1100 block of 2nd ave.

Suspect stabbed and beat the victim with a screwdriver and a wrench. 

Suspect is a white female that is approx 28 years old last seen in a pink shirt. 


Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Assault With A Firearm In Rockford

Update: Sources sent us a photo of a Red Impala stopped by police in front of the District Bar on W State in Downtown. Suspect has been detained while police searched the vehicle. 

Unknown if this is the alleged suspect. Police say it was the alleged suspect they were searching for. 

People who know the alleged suspect said he was not the alleged suspect in this incident, and the police did not locate a gun in the vehicle.

Sources are reporting an aggravated assault with a firearm in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of Lafayette in Rockford. 

Suspect fled in a Red Impala. 

 Sounded like it might have happened at a local park nearby at 2nd and Jefferson, but not confirmed. 

Assault with a firearm is a specific form of assault. It is sometimes considered a sub-category of higher assaults called aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument. Assault with a firearm is considered an aggravated charge because of the use of a firearm.

Rockford Scanner™: Winnebago man faces charges for driving drunk and illegally carrying a gun





A Winnebago man faces charges for driving drunk and illegally carrying a gun.

On Sunday, August 26, 2018 shortly after 2 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a call of disorderly conduct at the McDonald’s in the 3200 block of 11th Street. Upon arrival, they learned 60-year-old William Akre had been yelling at another driver while in the drive thru at the restaurant. Officers saw signs of impairment and conducted field sobriety tests. Officers also located a loaded firearm in the center console of Akre’s car. He did not have a valid concealed carry permit.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorized the listed charges against Akre: Driving Under the Influence (alcohol), Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon

Akre was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Akre are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.



Rockford Scanner™: One Arrested After An Armed Violent Domestic in Rockford




On August 8, 2018, shortly before 2:00 p.m., Rockford Police responded to a residence in the 3600 block of Palmetto Road in regards to a domestic violence incident involving a subject armed with a gun. The caller reported hearing several gunshots fired inside the residence. Officers arrived and established a perimeter around the residence. The caller advised the 911 Tele-Communicator that they and another victim had barricaded themselves in a room of the residence and could see officers through a window. The caller advised they did not know where the armed subject, identified as Juckapun Wannaveg, was located inside the residence. Officers were able to assist both victims through the window and escorted them away from the residence to safety. A short time later Juckapun Wannaveg exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. Juckapun Wannaveg was determined to be unarmed at that time. Officers then searched the residence and confirmed there were no additional victims or suspects within. A gun identified as being used in this incident was recovered from the residence.
Based on the interviews of victims and witnesses Juckapun Wannaveg was charged with the following;

ARRESTED: Wannaveg, Juckapun 56-years-old Rockford
CHARGES: Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct 4 – Counts

A picture of Wannaveg is attached. The charges against Wannaveg are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Wannaveg is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
No further details are available at this time. Further information will be released should it become available. ###


Rockford Scanner™: Standoff In Rockford, Possible Sexual Assault

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UPDATE: Around 7:15 pm, Police say the house was unoccupied. 

Just before 7 pm, they said there was a person in custody and had medical issue. 

See below. 


This afternoon an armed man was holding the Rockford Police at bay during a standoff on the East Side. 

It happened in the area of the 2700 block of Guilford  

Details are minimal.  

Just before 7 pm, they said a person was in custody and having a medical issue. 

Unknown if it is the suspect or a victim. 

Unknown if it is related, but there was a sexual assault being reported as well. 

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Large Crowd Hanging Out, Police Make Them Move Along

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Just before 2 am, sources were reporting a large gathering of people in a gas station parking lot just hanging out. 

It happened at the gas station at Auburn and Central. 

Several officers are on scene telling the crowd to move along. 

They are leaving, but gathering at another location nearby. 

Officers are following them. 



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Damage A Local Swimming Pool Area, Police Searching For Suspects

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RS Fan Diane:

“Hi I’m the pool manager at green meadows also known as Gem suburban ..
Starting June 30th our lodge and pool area got hit 5 times .they broke out windows in our lodge,threw everything in our pool from the picnic tables to the trash cans .we finally got them on camera if you could share with this info I would be so thankful I have pics of them

If you know these two or their where about please call Winnebago county Sheriff’s Office @815-282-2600.Wanted in connection with Trespassing,Criminal property Damage .Destroying Private property @ Green Meadows estates ..please share ..”

Photos of the damage and suspects at CLICK HERE

Rockford Scanner™: Officer Hurt During An Arrest in Machesney Park

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On Friday July 6th, 2018, at 1:16 pm, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Village of Machesney Park, Il. Responded to the Target Store located at 9833 N Alpine Rd, in Machesney Park.

A call was received in regards to a Retail Theft in Progress from the store. A suspect description was broadcast to responding deputies. The initial responding Deputy located the suspect matching the description in the parking lot of the business and attempted to detain the suspect for further investigation.

The suspect resisted the deputy, broke free and began running through the parking lot to a vehicle in the lot. The suspect got into a vehicle and was actively fighting with the initial Deputy and responding back up Officer who had arrived to assist.

Officer deployed a Taser on the suspect but he continued to struggle with Deputies attempting remove the wire from the Taser. The suspect was able to start the vehicle at which time it began moving forward. Deputies continued struggling with the suspect and were eventually able to remove him from the vehicle to the ground.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody after a prolonged struggle.

The initial responding Deputy was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries sustained in the arrest and was treated and released; the second Deputy was treated at a local clinic for injuries and released.

The suspect was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for injuries he received while fighting with Deputies and released from the hospital after treatment and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.

The suspect was identified as Evan M. Christo M/H 21 years of age. Christo listed a home address in Rockford, Il.

Evan M Christo has been charged with:

Retail Theft

Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer

Possession of a Hypodermic Needle

Resisting Arrest

(No Bond)

The charges against Christo are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law,



Rockford Scanner™: Police K-9 Bites Rockford Carjacking Suspect.




VEHICULAR HIJACKING: On July 5, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Rockford Police responded to the 4000 block E. State for a report of vehicular hijacking.

Shortly thereafter officers saw the vehicle stolen in the carjacking traveling westbound over the Whitman Street Bridge but lost sight of it. Several minutes’ later officers found the car in the 100 block of Royal Avenue.

Two suspects, a juvenile male and adult male, fled from the car on foot. After short foot pursuits by Rockford officers and Winnebago County deputies both suspects were apprehended.

The adult was taken to the hospital for minor injuries sustained by a K9 bite. A handgun was recovered on scene.

The investigation is on-going and further information will be released when available.



Rockford Scanner™: Two Juveniles Stabbed, One Person In Custody

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Freeport, IL. – 17 year-old girl in custody following an investigation into a large fight that resulted in two juveniles being stabbed.

On June 21st, 2018, at approximately 1:54pm, Freeport Police officers responded to the intersection of Benton Avenue and Jackson Street for a report of a group of approximately fifteen juveniles fighting.

Responding officers located two female juveniles who had reportedly been stabbed by a 17 year-old female juvenile who fled the scene on foot prior to officer’s arrival.

Both of the juvenile stabbing victims were subsequently transported to Freeport Health Network Memorial Hospital by Freeport Fire Department ambulances.

Within minutes of responding to the scene Freeport Police officers located the 17 year-old female juvenile suspect at a home in the 200 block of S. Cherry Avenue, and she was taken into custody without incident.

One of the victims, a 15 year-old female juvenile, was stabbed in the throat area and she was transferred to a Rockford area hospital.

The other victim, a 16 year-old female juvenile, sustained stab wounds to a shoulder and her head, and she is still being treated at FHN Memorial Hospital.

Both victims are in stable condition and neither have life-threatening injuries.

We are not looking for any additional suspects in this case but we are still investigating the actions of other juveniles who may have been involved in the initial fight.

At this time it is believed that this incident started with a pre-arranged fight between two opposing groups of juveniles who have had prior animus.

The 17 year-old female juvenile suspect has been charged with nine (9) counts of Aggravated Battery and she is being held at the Mary Davis Juvenile Detention facility in Galesburg. A detention hearing for the suspect has been scheduled for tomorrow at 2:00pm.

(Any person or persons mentioned in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)


ACCUSED: Female Juvenile (name withheld)
AGE: 17


3 Counts: Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon)
3 Counts: Aggravated Battery (Public Way)
3 Counts: Aggravated Battery (Great Bodily Harm)