Rockford Scanner™: Victim Reaching Out To The Community To Thank The Woman Who Saved her Life

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The other day a man allegedly tried to rob the Dollar Tree on  E State st. 

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One of the victims involved is reaching out to the community to thank the person who called 911 and was able to get emergency personnel to the scene and save her life.

If you know the woman who called 911,  Christina Tobler is reaching out and looking to thank you.

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Rockford Scanner™: Standoff, Possible Hostage Situation In Rockford

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Officials have said that Sgt. Matt Kranz, a 17 year veteran of the Rockford Police Department,  as the officer who killed Kerry Blake. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome

Rockford Police said after several hours of negotiations with an alleged suspect, they tossed in some tear gas a few times, then the SWAT team went inside the residence and tried to arrest the alleged suspect. Police say the suspect then assaulted the officers that went inside to arrest him and then one of the officers fired his gun, killing the mentally ill suspect. An officer was also injured, unknown on the severity of the injuries.  (RPD)

Update: RPD said via their call log there was an Aggravated Battery at 1126 Green st, same area as this incident.  Possibly related.

Shots were confirmed fired at the scene, unknown at this time who fired the shots. Neighbors said police fired the shots and killed a person inside the residence.  Neighbors said the victim was mentally ill.

RPD has not released any information on this, and are very quiet on this situation.

Several sources are reporting a large police presence on the west side of Rockford, working a scene.

They said it appears to be a police standoff, possible hostage situation near Green st. near Stanley area

Numerous police officers, Chief OShea, SWAT, Swat vehicles and a sniper are all on scene.

We have someone from RS en route to the scene to get more information

Check back later for updates.

RPD has yet to confirm this, but neighbors said the alleged suspect might have committed a carjacking this afternoon that involved children.  That is why the RPD was first went to the residence, while investigating the carjacking at Stanley and Green

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Rockford Scanner™: Barricaded Suspect, SWAT Team On Scene 

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Barricaded Suspect, SWAT Team On Scene


UPDATE: RPD said this is a warrant service.  No other information at this time.



Sources reporting a man has barricaded himself inside an apartment complex in Rockford.

It happened near Sage Drive.  That is off of E Riverside area.

Numerous police are on scene and a sniper and the SWAT team.

It is not yet known why the subject has barricaded themselves.

We were told by a source, the man did not actually barricade himself, but only simply refused to answer the door for the police over a warrant. And now police are saying he barricaded himself. So it is unknown if the suspect just simply did not answer the door for police, or if the man really did barricade himself.

Several officers are out with their rifles, a snip, and numerous police. This is a very dangerous situation and we recommend you avoiding the area.




Rockford Scanner®: Numerous Police & SWAT Team Working A Scene In Rockford

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UPDATE: RPD call log said it was a warrant service. Jose Trejo was arrested for drug charges stemming back in 2017.  He was charged with five counts of distributing cocaine from July to September 2017.  He is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.

Sources reporting numerous police officers and the SWAT team and animal control working a scene. It happened near Cunningham and Pierpont.

Sounds like it is a possible standoff or raid, but not confirmed.

Source: “Very Large police presence with swat ( like alot! Over 50 vehicles & swat) at residence on cunningham just before coming up onto Springfield. While turning on springfield seen 3 win co animal vans turning left onto cunningham.”

All we can confirm right now is numerous police officers, SWAT team and animal control are working a scene near this location.  Due to the encryption

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Rockford Scanner®: Man Arrested For Business Robbery & Hostage Situation

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On 11/7/2018 at 01:45 am officers responded to 5 Points Grocery and Beverage at 600 W Milwaukee St for an armed robbery. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded currency from the clerk. The suspect stole items from the convenience store and currency. The person then fled from the business leaving items behind, which aided in the identification of the suspect. Officers were able to determine the suspect was Carlos Ford.

On 11/7/2018 at 04:19 am officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of N Sumac. The response was to a call of a hostage situation.

The suspect in this second call was determined to be Carlos Ford. Officers made contact with Ford and a female when they exited the residence. Ford resisted arrest, but was able to be taken into custody.

One officer did sustain a minor injury while taking Ford into custody. There is still additional information being followed up on in regards to this investigation.

Carlos Ford (52 years old)
1415 Nelson Ave
Beloit, WI 53511


Armed Robbery – 943.32 – Felony
Obstructing/Resisting – 946.41(2m) – Felony


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Rockford Scanner™: Police Standoff in Rockford, Possible Hostage Situation With Shots Fired

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Update: RPD confirms a “Weapons Violation”
RPD say they log their shots fired calls as “Weapons Violations”

Several sources reporting a hostage situation in Rockford.

Sources are also reporting shots were fired, unknown on injuries.

It is currently happening in the area of the 1600 block of S 4th in Rockford.

Officers have the house surrounded and have their rifles and a sniper on scene.

Still developing.  Photos on our Facebook page.



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™: Possible Shooting and Standoff in Rockford



On June 2, 2018 at 5:30 a.m. officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 900 block of N. Rockton reference a shot fired. Upon arrival officers met with a woman who reported a female just shot at her. The victim said the suspect went into a house in the area after the shooting. While on scene, officers met with people in the area who reported there may be other subjects in the house with the shooting suspect. Officers surrounded the house and attempted to call out the occupants. There was no response. Members of the Rockford Police Department Negotiations Unit and SWAT Team were called out to assist. At 10:15 a.m. the suspect in the shooting, Dominique Patterson, came to the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center and requested to talk to the police. She was taken to District Two-Detective Bureau.

Officers remained on scene in the 900 block of N. Rockton and at 11:40 a.m. another subject, Larry Gary, came out of the house. A search of the home resulted in the recovery of one gun and a quantity of ammunition. A second gun was recovered in a nearby yard. Both guns were reported stolen.

Members of the Rockford Police Department Detective Bureau continued the investigation. The results of investigation were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. The following charges were authorized:





The charges against the suspects are merely accusations and not evidence of their guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases they are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

Starting around 6 am, an RS Fan contacted us about a possible shooting and now standoff at Rockton Ave and Bruce St. 

The road Rockton Ave is closed from Bruce to Whitman. 

It is reported that a female in a house nearby shot a male.  We can not confirm this though, this is only speculation at this time. 

As of 9:39 am, the standoff/negotiations were still ongoing. 

Several Rockford Police and the SWAT team are on the scene. 

This is still developing, so please check back for further details. 

Also, please avoid the area!

Rockford Scanner™: Suicidal Subject Barricaded in A House in Rockford, Numerous Police Officers On Scene

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Around 2 pm today several officers were on a scene.

Sources tell us there is a suicidal subject that barricaded themselves in a house in Rockford.

It happened near Andrews, on the west side.

Numerous police officers are on the scene.

They have the house surrounded.

Still developing, avoid the area.

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