Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Alert in Rockford, Use Caution

Rockford Scanner source Lisa is reporting a traffic alert:

“Disabled vehicle just east of Alpine on Newburg Road blocking traffic heading eastbound down to one lane”

Please use caution if you are traveling in the area.


Rockford Scanner™: Police Scene On The East Side

Sources are reporting a scene in Rockford.

It happened approx 12:30 am near Harrison and S 5th st.

Several officers were on scene.  Sources said it appears it was a traffic stop and someone fled from the traffic stop. Police had a perimeter setup and the tow truck was towing at least 1 vehicle (had 2 vehicles on the truck, unknown if both were from this scene) It is not yet known if anyone was in custody.

RS Source Alex sent us this video from the scene.


Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Working A Scene Near Sinnissippi Park

Sources are reporting a scene on N Second st.

It happened around 10 PM tonight on N Second st in the southbound lanes near Auburn/Spring Creek ramp.

Several cops are on scene, at least 5 officers.

It is not yet clear what happened.  Sources said it appears to be a traffic stop but several officers are searching the vehicle.

No other information is available.


Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Alert on E State St

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the City of Rockford Public Works Department is closing westbound traffic on E State Street at Buckley Drive.

Crews will be making necessary traffic signal repairs. The closure will begin approximately 9:00 AM and is expected to be
completed by 4:00pm.

Traffic control and a detour will be in place however, Citizens are encouraged to find an alternate route during this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Alert: Low Hanging Wires, Avoid The Area


RS Source is reporting a traffic hazard. Please avoid the following area. 

Source said:
“Low hanging power lines across Kilburn between Glendale & Central.
Avoid the area”


Rockford Scanner™: Accident Involving An Off Road Vehicle in Rockford

Sources are reporting an accident involving an off road vehicle.

It happened around 4 pm today in the area of Auburn and Springfield.

Sources said several off road vehicles (4 wheelers and dirt bikes) were driving in the roadway when one of them was hit by a vehicle. Sources said they were riding recklessly just prior to the accident, but RPD has yet to confirm this.

Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. Sources said it appears to be life threatening injuries. But officials have yet to confirm this .

Witnesses are reporting the off road vehicle (Dirt-bike) slammed into the side of the vehicle (Truck). Police have yet to confirm this.

Rockford Police have only released the following: AVOID Springfield Avenue south from Auburn St due to traffic incident. Some roads closed.
Rockford Police advise you to AVOID Springfield Avenue south from Auburn Street due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near this intersection has closed Springfield Avenue Southbound and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.

Videos by Matthew R.

Aj Morales


Rockford Scanner™: Several Roads Closed In Stephenson County

The following is a list of road closures that have been reported to the Sheriff’s Office.
Please remember not to drive around road closed barricades; they are there for everyone’s safety.
This list may change anytime as roads are closed and opened.
Please drive carefully.

Bolen Rd between RT 20 and Ridott Rd
Brush Creek between RT 26 and Bellview Rd
Cockrell Rd South of Cedarville Rd
Maize Rd East of Farwell Bridge Rd
Becker School Rd between Bolton Rd and Hamm Rd
Beaver Rd between Scheider Rd and Red Oak Rd
Richland Rd between Red Oak Rd and Scheider Rd
Irish Grove Rd between Brick School Rd and Winneshiek Rd
Goeke Rd between Cedarville Rd and Brick School Rd
Maize Rd between Kinney Rd and Goeke Rd
Brick School Rd between Bouray Rd and Farwell Bridge Rd
Kinney Rd between Brick School Rd and Winneshiek Rd
Van Buren Rd off of RT 26
Lancaster Rd
Bower Rd between Sabin Church Rd and Loran Rd
Mill Grove Rd Sabin Church Rd and Loran Rd
Loran Rd between Mill Grove Rd and RT 73
Schuman Rd between Loran Rd and Block Rd


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™: Traffic Jam Near I-90, Avoid The Area

Sources are reporting a major traffic jam on I-90.

Sources said there is traffic backed up for several miles and is almost at a stand still on I-90.  Near Magic Waters area.

We been told they were repairing pot holes and that was causing the delay in traffic.

You may want to avoid I-90 for awhile, because it don’t sound like it will be clearing up anytime soon. We been told by several sources that traffic was backed up for at least 6 miles, but not confirmed.


Rockford Scanner™: Several Arrested After A Traffic Stop in Loves Park

Several sources were reporting a scene in Loves Park last night.

It happened approx. 10:30 pm near Windswept Way in Loves Park.

LPPD told us:  Officers pulled over a vehicle with multiple subjects inside.

The driver had a revoked driver’s license and the passenger fled from the traffic stop on foot.  Police searched the area and the passenger was later apprehended. The passenger was wanted on a warrant.

Another subject was located inside a residence on Windswept Way and taken into custody on a warrant.

Keep up the good work LPPD