Rockford Scanner™: Shooting at a Rockford apartment complex, Numerous emergency personnel on scene

Several sources are reporting a shooting incident in Rockford

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Rockford Scanner™: One Confirmed Shooting Victim In Rockford, Possible Multiple Victims

UPDATE: The coroner confirms 16-year-old Marshawna Williams is the victim

RPD is investigating a shooting death in the 2300 block of Clover Avenue. Violent Crime detectives are on scene. More information will follow as it becomes available.

Details are minimal right now.

Sources reporting at least one shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened in the area of the 2300 block of Clover ave in Rockford.

Reports of at least one victim, possibly more.

Female victim received life threatening injuries.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Check back later for updates



Rockford Scanner™: Death Investigation in Rockford

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Sources are reporting a death investigation in Rockford

Around 6:40 PM today emergency personnel were responding to a death investigation call.

It happened in the 500 block of Indian Terrace

Reports of a male victim was found at the bottom of the stairs at a residence.

The person was found deceased at the bottom of the stairs.

It is not yet known if the victim fell down the stairs or passed away from other means. Winnebago County coroner’s office are investigating




Rockford Scanner™: Serious Rollover Accident, Vehicle On Fire And A Person Trapped Inside

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Around 6:40 PM several emergency personnel were responding to a serious rollover accident in Boone County.

There is a rollover accident near the Belvidere North High School, Near Beloit Rd.

A vehicle has rolled over and at least one person is trapped inside the vehicle and the vehicle is reported to be on fire.

Several emergency personnel are in route to the scene.

This is still developing

Update:  Initial reports are saying the driver of the vehicle attempted to pass another vehicle when it lost control and crashed.  Emergency personnel were performing life saving measures on the victim.

Update 2 pm 9/17/2018: We have received several reports that the victim has passed away. We have yet to confirm this.


Earlier update: The victims were able to escape the vehicle. It was originally reported as the vehicle was on fire but when emergency personnel arrived on scene the fire was either extinguished or it was not on fire at all. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Please avoid the area or expect traffic delays.


Rockford Scanner™: Man Possibly Electrocuted at a Rockford Construction Site, CPR Performed

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Sources reporting a man was possibly electrocuted at a Rockford constuction site early this morning.

It happened in the area on S Main and Cedar, the construction area.

A man was reported to have been electrocuted.

CPR was in progress (Unknown if the man survived)



Rockford Scanner™: Man Dies In Cherry Valley, After Wheelchair Stuck In Water

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A 25-year-old man from Rockford was traveling on the Cherry Valley Path near Cherry Valley Woods Dr. in Cherry Valley. Police were called to the area around 6:30 Thursday night when his motorized wheelchair got caught in water.

Part of the path goes under Interstate 39, the man was traveling under I-39 when he ran into some standing, runoff water and got stuck in the water.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says he could not get himself free from the water/wheelchair due to being strapped into his motorized wheelchair.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy will be released later today.

His name has not been released. but police are asking for your help in the investigation.

If you saw a 25-year-old Hispanic man in a motorized wheelchair in the neighborhoods around Harrison Avenue and Mulford Road, you’re asked to call the Cherry Valley Police Department at 815-332-3432 or 815-282-2600. Or, Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.



Rockford Scanner™: Dead Body Found In Rockford, Police Working A “Medical Assist”

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UPDATE: Winnebago County Coroner says the victim is 36-year-old Jennifer Lewis of Rockford. She passed away from blunt force trauma.

RPD has yet to release suspect information.

Sources are reporting a lot of police and crime scene and crime scene tape on the East side.

Reports of a body found.

It happened in the area of 10th and 9th st.

RPD is saying this is a “medical assist” call.

Sources are reporting a woman was beaten to death, but not yet confirmed.

Still developing

SUSPICIOUS DEATH: On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 shortly after 8:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called for a medical assist involving an unresponsive female at an apartment in the 900 block of 10th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the body of a 36-year-old female who was deceased. The incident is being treated as a suspicious death. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are conducting a follow up investigation. No further details are being released at this time.

Rockford Scanner™: Death Investigation, Man Found Dead In A House Fire

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On Saturday 09/08/2018 at approximately 11:45p.m. the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire at 502 W. Buffalo St. in Polo. Polo Fire Protection District arrived on scene and observed a fully engulfed attached garage fire with significant smoke inside the residence.

During the search of the residence fire personnel located the only occupant of the house, Keith E. Fredricks 81, deceased.

Polo Fire Protection District requested a 2nd Alarm with mutual aid from Mt. Morris, Dixon City, Milledgeville, Dixon Rural, Advance Ambulance, Lanark, Forreston, and Oregon Fire Districts.

At the request of the Polo Police Department, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation.

The investigation continues and no additional information will be released at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Police Officers & Crime Scene Unit, Working A Medical Assist Call in Rockford


Sources are reporting a scene on the west side.

Just after 5 am, there was a man in the street near Rockton ave and Sharon, across from the Mercy Hospital.  He was bleeding very heavily from the head area.

Numerous police officers and the crime scene unit were on the scene. They put crime scene tape up in the vicinity. And blocked the area off.

Not yet known what happened.  Several sources said the man was shot in the head. Another source said it appeared to be a hit and run to a pedestrian.

But the RPD labeled the call as a “Medical Assist”

As of 8 am (3 hours later) it is still taped off.

Update: At 9 am, they requested the RFD for a “washdown”



On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Sharon Avenue in reference to a complaint of a subject laying in the street. Upon arrival to the area, officers located a Hispanic male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Rockford Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died. The name of the victim is not being released at this time, pending notification of the family.

The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance and would like to encourage anyone with information regarding this investigation to please call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900.

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Accident with extrication needed on Rockford East-side


UPDATE: The 62-year-old male driver who crashed his car on South Mulford Road has died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. On Thursday, September 6, 2018 officers responded to the 1700 block of South Mulford in reference to the serious, single-vehicle crash. Preliminary information revealed the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, drove off the roadway and struck a tree. He was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased. The driver’s name is not being released yet. This is an active and ongoing investigation so no further information is available at this time

Around 4:30 PM several emergency personnel were responding to a serious automobile accident on Rockford East-side

 It happened in the area of 1761 S Mulford  

There is a serious automobile accident near this location and extrication requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle. This is still developing please avoid the area or expect traffic delays

Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Extrication Needed, Near A Rockford School

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UPDATE:   This is a fatal accident.  One person is confirmed dead.

The male driver of the red car, who was traveling east on Spring Creek, has died after crashing head-on into the maroon car (westbound) at approximately 1:15 this afternoon.

Around 1:20 pm today, sources were reporting a bad accident in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of the 3500 block of Spring Creek. 

There is an auto accident near this location. 

Injuries were being report, unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

Three ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

It is in front of Eisenhower Middle School.

Extrication is being requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle. 

Avoid the area or expect delays

RPD is on scene of a serious, 3 car accident on Spring Creek Rd. in front of Eisenhower Middle School. Spring Creek will be shut down for several hours. The only way to access the school is from the east. Driftwood Lane is still open.

Rockford Scanner™: Man Stabbed In The Chest In Rockford, Still Developing


Sources reporting a serious stabbing incident early this morning in Rockford.

A man approx.  45 years old was stabbed in the chest.

It happened in the area of Rockton and Acorn.
Original reports said 709 Horsman, but the victim was found at Rockton and Acorn.

The victim was stabbed at least one time in the chest and they were applying pressure to the stab wound. The injuries are believed to be life threatening, but not confirmed. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital.

Due to the encryption, no suspect information.



Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Downtown, Police Have Road Blocked While Investigating

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UPDATE: RPD is saying they are doing a follow up investigation to the accident involving a pedestrian on August 17th.  And they had the road shut down for a few hours for them to do a follow up investigation. They have now opened it back up to normal traffic.

Edited: With the update above



Rockford Scanner™: Man Charged After Hitting & Killing A Bicyclist Earlier Today




On Thursday, August 23rd at approximately 4:37 am, the DeKalb Police Department responded to a traffic accident in the 800 block of East Fairview Drive. The initial investigation showed that a 2015 Jeep Cherokee driven by Jonathan Wood was traveling east on Fairview Drive. Wood’s vehicle crossed the fog line for eastbound traffic and struck a bicyclist who was also traveling east. Wood was the sole occupant in his vehicle. The bicyclist sustained life-threatening injuries, was transported to Kishwaukee Hospital, and died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. The identity of the bicyclist is being withheld pending notification of the family by the DeKalb County Coroner.

The DeKalb Police Department received assistance from the Illinois State Police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.

The DeKalb Police Department has charged Wood with Improper Overtaking, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, and Improper Lane Usage. Wood is scheduled to appear in court on 09/28/2018. The investigation into any additional contributing factors is ongoing.

Offender: Jonathan D. Wood
M/W 34 years of age
Genoa, IL



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Murder, Victim Stabbed To Death




 Sources are reporting a murder near the Janesville area. 

The victim was at the Mercy Hospital and was being treated when he passed away from his injuries. 

The victim was stabbed in the chest area. 

The victim Robert Thomas jr approx. 26 years old from Janesville. 

The suspect Sarina Stone (Sp?) approx. 20 years old from Janesville was arrested for 1st degree murder. 

The suspect and the victim got into an argument in the 2700 block of Wall st, then she stabbed him in the chest. After stabbing him in the chest she drove him to the emergency room. 

This is the 1st homicide in 2018 in Janesville. 

Still developing. 


Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident, Possible Head On With A Semi Involved

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Several sources are reporting a very serious accident in Boone County. 

It happened in the area of Genoa and bypass 20. 

Reports of a head on collision near this intersection. 

A semi is involved, along with up to 3 other vehicles. 

Injuries were reported.  Unconfirmed but some may be life threatening. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation

Credit: Brian M.


Rockford Scanner™: Green Mamba Jet Vehicle Crashes, Driver Killed


Note: He was scheduled to come to Rockford in a few weeks for the “Night of thrills”

NORWAY, MICHIGAN — Friday night racing at Norway Speedway came to a halt when a pre-race event ended in a fatal crash.

The Green Mamba, a jet-powered exhibition dragster driven by Douglas Rose of Ring Town, Penn., sped down the straightaway of the third-mile oval and into the dirt when it turned over and ejected the driver.

Rose was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Michigan State Police press release.

All races were postponed to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Joey Pontbriand, a Norway native and driver in the super late model series, was one of the first people to the wreckage.

“When something like that happens, it’s so tragic that the only thing that’s right to do is … it wouldn’t have been right,” Pontbriand said of postponing the races. “I wouldn’t have ran. I would’ve put the car on the trailer either way.

“I’ll tell you this, I’ve gained a huge respect for emergency personnel because what they do voluntarily goes unnoticed.”

Rose drove the 3,318-pound Green Mamba for more than 35 years. The car, powered by a J46 jet engine from a Navy F7U Cutlass fighter plane, had a top speed of more than 300 miles per hour.

Pontbriand said he grew up going to Norway Speedway and saw Rose drive the Green Mamba when he was younger. Then Pontbriand got to know him more when he got more involved at the race track.

“I knew him on a business-personal level,” Pontbriand said. “He’s one of those guys you’d ask about the car and he told you all about the car. It’s just too bad it ended the way it did.”

The MSP press release said Norway Speedway personnel, Norway Fire Department and Beacon Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Witnesses speculated that a medical issue contributed to the crash