Rockford Scanner™: Three Females Going On A Crime Spree In Rockford?


Over the last few weeks we have gotten several reports from several area businesses that 3 females have been going into local stores and destroying items and stealing items. Then they flee the stores. 

Sources have told us the police have been notified on several of these incidents and they did not seem to care to investigate the crimes, according to the victims. 

Tuesday it happened again at Ulta, around 4:40 pm. Three females went into the business with garbage bags and began to fill the bags with items. And then they fled the store. Witnesses were able to get a photo of the alleged vehicle and plate.

Police are encrypted and have not released any information on any of these incidents. The most we got out of police was “No Comment”  so they will not confirm the incidents, and they won’t confirm if it is the same 3 females on a crime spree, etc…

Thankfully to the citizens of the area, we are able to post this and keep people informed via your tips, so maybe these alleged criminals can be caught.



Rockford Scanner™: Weapons Violation, Stolen Vehicle, Police Chase, Accident, Etc….


7 people face charges following several different incidents (stolen vehicles, burglary, stolen firearms) over the last 5 days.

Note: We did article on some of these, check our website for the information.



Rockford Scanner™: 3 Scenes With Many Officers On Each Scene in Rockford

Sources are reporting a few scenes in Rockford that has numerous officers on each scene. 

The first one was in the 1500 block of 4th st.  Approx. 9 officers are on scene. This was around 10:30 pm.  Unknown what is currently ongoing.
UPDATE: We have been told it was a 10 year old boy that stole his grandmas vehicle. Police have yet to confirm this.

Another scene around the same time is near Douglas and Camlin.  Several officers are on scene. Again, unknown what happened. Police have yet to release any information.

Third scene happened in the 1900 block of 4th st around 8:30 pm. Video below by Angela Marie Bailey Eklund. She said the police stopped her daughter thinking she was another individual and then tackled her 17 year old daughter because they thought her daughter was someone else. (Mis-identification) .  3 people were detained, 2 arrested.


Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Using A Stolen Jeep To Commit Crimes In Machesney Park

Sources are reporting suspects are using a stolen vehicle to commit crimes in the Machesney park area.

The most recent happened in the 8200 block of N Second st.

The stolen vehicle is a Black Jeep with a plate of AZ40350. Last seen westbound on Gilbert. 




Rockford Scanner™: Several Vehicles Were Stolen,Police Investigating


Rock County: On August 8, 2019 at 5:57 a.m., Rock County Deputies responded to the 1200 block of W. Bullard Road in the Town of Porter for a reported motor vehicle theft. The victim reported that sometime between 10:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 5:50 a.m. on 8/8/19, an unknown suspect(s) stole a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, white in color, from his driveway. The victim was able to track the vehicle via OnStar GPS and notified the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle in the area of W. Gibbs Lake Road and N. Wilder Road and attempted to stop it. The vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed southbound. Deputies continued to attempt to overtake and stop the vehicle, however the vehicle continued to flee the area.

The victim’s OnStar GPS provided an updated location and the vehicle was found abandoned on S. Dickey Road near W. Lang Road in the Town of Spring Valley. Deputies set up a perimeter and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office K-9 responded. The suspect(s) were not located and it is believed they were picked up and driven out of the area. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Identification responded to the vehicle location to collect evidence prior to returning the vehicle to its owner.

At approximately 7:03 a.m., a second vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 5600 block of N. Tuttle Road. The victim reported between 9:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 12:00 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2010 Nissan Maxima, white in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 7:38 a.m., a third vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 10000 of W. Wheeler Road. The victim reported between 10:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 7:30 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2019 Ford F150 STX pickup truck, black in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 8:02 a. m., a fourth vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 7000 block of N. Eagle Road. The victim reported between 8:30 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 6:30 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 pickup truck, blue in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 8:06 a.m., an attempted theft of a fifth motor vehicle was reported in the 3600 block of N. Coon Island Road. The suspect(s) attempted to drive over a railroad tie that is located on the property, but became stuck and left the vehicle in gear and running on the property. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Identification also responded to process the vehicle prior to releasing the vehicle to the victim.

In all these incidents, the vehicles were unlocked and ignition keys inside the vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to remove all valuables from within their vehicle and then lock their vehicle. Vehicle keys should never be left in the parked veh icle.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is encouraged to call Rock County Communications Non-Emergency at 608-757-2244, Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636



Rockford Scanner™: Carjacking in Rockford, RPD Investigating

We sat on this story as well, hoping the local police would release information on it. And again, they did not. So we are posting it.

Sources are reporting a carjacking in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of  Court and Vernon around 9 pm. 

Suspects are a couple of black males wearing dark clothing. 

Unknown if it is related, but we have been told there was a very large police chase on 20 around 1 am, that involved approx 30+ squad cars. 



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Stealing Catalytic Converters In Loves Park/Machesney park Area

In recent weeks we have gotten several reports of suspects stealing the catalytic  converters off of vehicles in the Loves Park/Machesney park area.

Suspects are reported to be several black males in a dark colored truck (Suburban or similar)  with tinted windows.  They are stealing them overnight.  The older black male does the theft while all the younger black males stay inside the vehicle.

1 suspect gets out of the vehicle while the rest are inside the truck and are lookouts and security if needed for the suspect. Reports are saying they are armed with a duffel bag that has the tools and a gun in it.

The photo below the suspects were able to remove 2 bolts but unsuccessfully the 3rd bolt, To get the converter.

Reports are saying a local business  is buying these stolen catalytic converters. And are aware they are stolen. And still continue to buy them.

If you see anyone fitting this description or anyone suspicious call the police. Or you can relay a tip to us anonymously and we can relay it to the police for you.



Rockford Scanner™: Security Camera Captures A Criminal Stealing in Rockford

First and foremost, much appreciated to everyone who sends in their content! Much appreciated! Keep up the good work. 

RS source  John P said: “I would like to have something posted to your page. I have a video of kids stealing 2 bikes from me and my neighbors house. Will you post it . It happened on Knight Ave. 11:30 a.m. looks like they got dropped off by a bus on Rockton possibly or even came from West.


Rockford Scanner™: Belvidere Police and Boone County Deputies used police K9 and drone to apprehend two Rockford residents for Burglary


Belvidere Police and Boone County Deputies used police K9 and drone to apprehend two Rockford residents for Burglary to Motor Vehicle in the Prairie Place Subdivision.

MARCUS S. ARMSTRONG, Age 31 of Rockford, was charged with Burglary, a Class 2 Felony punishable by 3 – 7 years in the Department of Corrections

DARRELL B. MACKEY, age 32 of Rockford, was charged with Burglary, a Class 2 Felony punishable by 3 – 7 years in the Department of Corrections

On Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 1:50 a.m. the Belvidere Police Department received a complaint from a resident in the Prairie Place neighborhood regarding 2 subjects breaking into cars.

Belvidere Police, Boone County Deputies, and Illinois State Police responded to the 4100 block of Hearthstone Lane in Belvidere where they located two subjects who fled on foot when officers tried to stop them. Belvidere Police began a K9 track of the suspects as Boone County deputies used their drone to search the area.

Both suspects were eventually apprehended and taken to the Belvidere Police Department. Belvidere Police Detectives investigated and located several vehicles that were burglarized. Detectives presented the information to the Boone County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized charges against the two suspects.

Police are still attempting to locate property owners for some of the stolen property. If anyone in the area had property stolen during that time frame please contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-547-6386.

Anyone with information pertaining to this or any other investigation is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-544-2135. Anonymous reports can be made by contacting, 24 hours a day, Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867(815-547-STOP) and BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. Persons with information leading to an arrest can be awarded a cash reward of up to $1000.00

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.