Rockford Scanner™: Police Chase in Rockford, Suspect gets Away

Sources are reporting a police chase in Rockford.

It happened in the 2000 block of Auburn st.

Suspect is in a Red Chevy, with a plate of AN5652 (or similar) that comes back to an address in Rockford.

Suspect last seen northbound near Bruner



Rockford Scanner™: Police Chase Ends Up In A Very Serious Accident, Multiple Injuries & Extrication

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UPDATE from the Winnebago County Coroners Office:



Update from the WCSO:

On Thursday evening Sept. 5th, 2019, at approximately 10:30 pm, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies were in the area of N. Central Ave. and observed a suspicious vehicle, a dark color SUV driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed.

Deputies attempted to stop the suspicious vehicle which fled from the Deputies at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was terminated by the Deputies.

Deputies located the vehicle a short time later which was occupied by two subjects. The driver of the SUV again started to flee and attempted to strike the Sheriff’s deputies vehicle.

Deputies pursued the vehicle which was fleeing west on Auburn St. At the intersection of Auburn St & N. Springfield Ave, the suspect vehicle crashed into another vehicle at the intersection.

The two occupants of the suspect vehicle along with the one person in the other vehicle were transported to local hospitals for injuries from the crash.

2 people have died.

The Rockford Police Department is investigating the incident along with the Illinois State Police Integrity Task Force.





RS Source Savanna Kae

Video by RS Source Heather Sapp


Accident update on Springfield and Auburn: multiple victims trapped, additional fire companies and three ambulances requested. three patients transported.


Sources are reporting there was a police chase and a vehicle involved crashed.

It happened around 10:50 pm tonight in the area of Auburn & Springfield. 

Multiple injuries are being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. We have been told the injuries do appear to be serious.

(A local news station is reporting this to be a fatal.)

But not confirmed. 

Multiple extrication units were being requested. 

One of the vehicles hit a pole and knocked the power out in the area. 

Heather Sapp


Reports of the police chase was on Auburn near the “Wreck-It-Round-A-Bout” (Main)  and had almost 20 officers chasing it.  And was headed West on Auburn, when it crashed at Springfield. 

Power is out in the area, due to the accident. Estimated restore time is approx. 1 AM. 

Police have not yet confirmed this or released any information. 

Source sent us the following: “One witness said he was almost struck on n main. Another witness said she was almost run off the road on auburn st. Two vehicles, one is a black gmc terrain. The other vehicle “an suv” say witnesses. Is not distinguishable at this time. We believe that the occupant of that car  has passed away. The person in the gmc terrain is being taken by ambulance with life threatening injuries.”


Video by Stephanie flores


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Multiple Injuries, Possible Police Chase

Sources are reporting a vehicle fled from officers in loves park on E Riverside. The vehicle fled westbound on Riverside. Police followed the vehicle. The vehicle then crashed near N Main and W Riverside. 

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

Police have yet to confirm this.

The traffic lights are out, and at the time of writing this they were in the process of trying to restore the traffic lights.

No other information at this time. 


Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Flees From police Near Rockton


Sources are reporting a vehicle fled from police near Rockton around 1:15 am. 

It happened near RT 2 and Wagon Wheel. 

Suspect vehicle is a Silver Pontiac with a plate of Q278460 

Last seen southbound on RT 2. 



Rockford Scanner™: Suspect flees from police and crashes in Rockford

Police have confirmed a police chase on the a west side around 10 PM.

It ended on Furman near Taylor, when the vehicle crashed into a tree.

The vehicle was reported to be fleeing at speeds in excess of 100 mph. It appears it crashed into a tree near this location.

Many officers were on scene.

One in custody that was transported to a local hospital.


Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Hits House, 2 Vehicles And Flees From Police Over 100 MPH


A 26-year-old Janesville man is in custody after striking a residence and two vehicles while driving in the 1700 block of St. Lawrence Avenue at 3:52 a.m. today. When our officers arrived on scene, the suspect’s vehicle reversed from the fence/patio area and nearly struck a patrol car before taking off onto St. Lawrence Avenue.

Our officers attempted to stop the vehicle and it fled from officers. Officers pursued the vehicle for two blocks before the pursuit was called off. However about 30-40 seconds later, the vehicle was spotted again being driven erratically and swerving all over the road. The Town of Beloit Police Department assisted our officers in setting up stop sticks near Newark and McKinley roads before we attempted to safely pull over the suspect again.

After the suspect hit the stop sticks, the suspect stopped for a moment but then fled onto Afton Road at a high rate of speed that reached 100 miles per hour. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office set up a second set of stop sticks as the suspect was coming into Janesville. The man was arrested in the 500 block of South Washington Street with the help of a Rock County Sheriff’s Office K9 and a taser deployment after he attempted to flee on foot.

The man, Thomas D. Weidner, was arrested for operating while intoxicated-second offense, hit and run to property, hit and run to unattended vehicle, operating while suspended, and felony fleeing.

Thank you to all of the agencies that assisted us with this call today.



Rockford Scanner™: Bad Accident in Rockford, Occupant Flees


Sources are reporting a bad accident, and an occupant fleeing the scene. It happened near W State and Springfield around 12:30 am this morning.

There was an auto accident near this intersection.

Multiple injuries were being reported.

An occupant fled the scene.

Several officers are in the area searching for the person that fled.

Avoid this area. Still developing. 

Video by Jackie Brengle


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, Possible Police Chase

Sources are reporting a scene on the East side. 

It happened around 9:15 pm tonight near 7th st and 3rd ave. 

We have been told there was an accident with injuries. Vehicle has crashed into multiple flower pots/poles. 

Multiple officers from several jurisdictions on scene and unconfirmed reports are saying it might have been a police chase just prior to the accident. 

Police have yet to release any information on this or confirm it. 


Rockford Scanner™: Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County

Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County. 

In the past police have labeled the following crimes under “In Progress”: Murders, Shootings, Stabbings, Robberies, Home Invasions, Death Investigations, Etc… 



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A House While Fleeing From Police

Several sources are reporting a police chase/accident. 

Initial reports are saying Around 7:15 pm last night a vehicle was fleeing from police when it crashed into a house near Huffman (Near Midway) in Rockford. The 2 black male suspects (not wearing any shirts)  fled from the scene on foot. Last we been told, the suspects got away. Police did have a lot of police in the area searching for the suspects. No other information.

Photos by RS sources and Ryan Zellner