Rockford Scanner™: Do NOT Use Your Debit/Credit Cards At Local Stores, Alleged Thefts Going On

We have had several people reporting some local businesses have been stealing peoples debit/credit cards and using them illegally to purchase items. We can not confirm this, but several people have contacted us and said they have been victims. To put a long story short: If you have to hand over your card, then do NOT use it. Pay cash. If you are a victim, then call police right away. Below is from one alleged victim, there have been numerous reports of it not only happening at the local Mcdonalds, but several other area businesses as well.

Cristal Mari Franco posted these videos. Her theft allegedly happened at the Mcdonalds on Northridge: You can see a bunch of her videos and posts about the topic at


Rockford Scanner™: RS Fans Warn Citizens Of A Suspicious Person in Machesney Park


Several people are reporting a suspicious person in Machesney park. 

Many have called the police, but the police have yet to do anything about the situation.

So the concerned citizens have contacted us in hopes of warning the nearby citizens. 

A man of Arab decent in a grayish colored SUV/Jeep with tinted windows and a rack on the back of the vehicle, is acting very suspiciously in the area of Showplace 14 in Machesney park, usually between the times of 10 am to 1 pm. 

So the concerned citizens have reached out to us and asked if we can do an article on this, in hopes of warning the citizens in the area and keeping their eyes and ears open about this suspicious man. 


Rockford Scanner™: Reward Being Offered For The Arrest Of This Man

From Haas Towing:
” Friday morning at 1:27 a.m two men on bikes stopped in a parking lot at 2433 20th st and started breaking into cars. We will offer a $500 reward for anyone that can lead us to an arrest of this man. Can you help us spread the word “


Rockford Scanner™: 2 Vehicles Stolen In Loves Park, One Crashes into A House

UPDATE2 juveniles are in custody for the stolen vehicles.

Suspects Steal 2 Vehicles In Loves Park, Then Drive Recklessly And Crash into A House in Loves Park.

Sources are reporting suspects stole 2 vehicles in the 200 block of Renrose in Loves Park overnight. After stealing the vehicles they were driving erratically and squealing the tires and honking and flashing their lights.

Short time later, they crashed into a residence. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.  Unknown on their description, or the description of the 2nd vehicle that has not been recovered yet.

Update: The 2nd vehicle was recovered on Burrwood. The vehicle did not crash into the house, but they parked it in the lawn very close to the house.

No suspects are in custody at this time. If you have any information, please call the LPPD.


Rockford Scanner™: Counterfeit Ring Arrested

Counterfeit Ring Arrested
On 05-01-2019 at 4:58 pm, Officer from The Janesville Police Department were dispatched to a fraud complaint at Milio’s located at 2228 Humes Rd. The reporting person said 2 males just left the store after passing counterfeit 50 dollar bills.

The two suspects in this incident initially fled from the scene. The investigating officers were able to develop a suspect vehicle, and located the vehicle at Jiffy Lube right next door. The officers interviewed the driver of that vehicle and learned the suspects fled to the Super 8 Hotel. The two suspects were located at the hotel and taken into custody.

In total three people were arrested. Two people were arrested for passing counterfeit bills and one person on outstanding warrants. All three suspects are from the Chicago area and the investigation is ongoing. To this point there were two businesses that reported taking counterfeit bills. We are still determining if there are other businesses in our area affected.

Elijah C. Robinson
34 year old Male
1866 S. Karlov Ave #106 Chicago Il
943.38(2) Uttering felony
943.38/ 939.32 Attempted Uttering
943.20(1)(d) Theft by deception
973.10 Probation Violation

Marquis D. Harris
18 year old male
3016 W. Flournoy St #3, Chicago Il
943.38(2) Uttering felony
943.38/ 939.32/939.05 PTAC Attempted Uttering
943.20(1)(d) Theft by deception
961.41(3g)(e) Possession of THC

Janyah R. Dejareaux
(Public records shows she is currently on parole and was scheduled to be discharged from her parole in 3 weeks. POSS AMT CON SUB EXCEPT(A)/(D)
was the original charge back in 2017 and scheduled to be off parole on 05/19/2019


26 year old female
1322 S. Lawdell Ave, Chicago Il
976.03(13) Fugitive Complaint
961.41(3g)(e) Possession of THC

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3:6 Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Rockford Scanner™: Person Impersonating A Police Officer in Rockford

Sources are reporting a person who impersonated a police officer in Rockford.

It happened around 8:45 pm near State and Mulford.

No other information at this time.

NOTES:   If you are being pulled over, make sure you pull over into a SAFE area. A place with cameras and people.
A gas station  is a perfect place to pull over.

Police cars have RED AND BLUE lights.

Any other colors, are NOT police officers.
If it is just one color, it is NOT a police officer.

If you are suspicious, call 911 right away. They will be able to tell you if the person is a police officer or not.


Rockford Scanner™: RS Source reporting a suspicious person/incident, Possible robbery in Rockford.

RS Source reporting a suspicious person/incident, possible robbery in Rockford.

Source said: ” Approx. 12:30 pm today, I  saw a short stocky black man walking swiftly through the Swedish American’s Renaissance bdlg parking lot with what appeared to be bank bag. He was dressed in all black including black baseball cap. I believe he left in small maroon SUV. ”

No other information at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Dirt Bikes & 4 Wheelers Driving Recklessly And Taunting The Rockford Police

If you have driven down the streets of Rockford last year and today as well. You probably have saw several dirt bikes and 4 wheelers driving recklessly in the roadways.

Last year they taunted the police on several occasions including yelling at the police and calling them names and giving them the middle finger.

Sources said they were back at it again today around 1:30 pm near Washington School on the West side.

Source sent us a video and said the Rockford police officers were on scene and people on dirt bikes and 4 wheelers taunting the police once again. They said they were driving in the opposite lanes of traffic and also obstructing traffic.

This has become almost a daily occurrence in the Rockford area these days.  We have not heard of any arrests. Police show up, chase the suspects for a few then terminate the chase. And the suspects go about to do it another day.

We have been told by sources they have caused several accidents in the past.  Police have yet to confirm this.

One source said they do it, because they know they can get away with it and police will not arrest them. So they think of it as a game of taunting the police.

Below is a video that was sent to us from Kristy Olson, today around 1:30 pm, in the area of Washington School on the West side.


Rockford Scanner™: Suspicious person on Rockford Eastside


Shamra A. sent us the following information on a suspicious person in Rockford.

“People in green shirts that say something like secure energy are going down S. 6th street saying you’re entitled to a gift card since com ed replaced your box. Com Ed says this is a scam. Please beware!”

If you encountered this person or anybody similar, please call the Rockford Police Department to report them. Several people are going around pretending to be from an energy company or other businesses with the intent to scam you and your neighbors.


Rockford Scanner™: Two Arrested For Counterfeit/Forgery, In Loves Park

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Sources are reporting seeing police working a scene last night in Loves Park.

It happened around 5 pm Wednesday night in the 5900 block of N Second st, near the N Second Tobacco store.

LPPD said: Two people were arrested and charged with Forgery/Possession of Document/Coin and for possessing a counterfeit bill.

Names have yet to be released

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