Rockford Scanner™: ROAD RAGE INCIDENT: Suspect Shoots At Victim For Driving Too Slow




 

BPD: We responded to a road rage incident where a shot was fired at 2 p.m. yesterday near Milwaukee Road and White Avenue.

The victim reported that a male driver was upset that the victim was driving too slow, screamed at him, pulled a gun and fired a shot, which went into the vehicle’s tire.

The victim later spotted the suspect in a business parking lot in the 3200 block of Colley Road and contacted our officers, who arrested Kevyn J. Whitehead, 30, of Janesville.

A handgun and a small amount of marijuana were located inside of Whitehead’s vehicle. He was taken into custody for felony endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Multiple injuries reported at a rollover accident on the east side




 

Sources are reporting a very bad accident on Rockford Eastside.

It happened in the area of Broadway and 20th.

There is an automobile accident near this intersection and multiple injuries are being reported.  At least four ambulances were on scene.

Reports are saying the vehicle rolled over and was on fire briefly and possible extrication was needed.  But then everybody was able to escape the vehicle.

It is not yet known on the extent of the injuries at this time.

The cause of the accident is under investigation

Source sent us these photos of the aftermath of the accident.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Go After Vehicle Who Runs School Bus Arm Violations




Mattanah Judah Israel sent us the following video.

It happened earlier today near North Court and Grace

A school bus was letting a disabled child off of the school bus, when a vehicle went past the school bus. The police officer was nearby and went after the suspect. We been told they were ticketed, but not yet confirmed.

As you know, it is ILLEGAL to pass a school bus when the bus is getting students on or off the bus.





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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.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: 63 cell phone-related citations issued in Rockford




From the Rockford Police:
YOU AREN’T THAT SNEAKY: We see you text at red lights. We see you swerve as you respond to that social media message. We see you throw your phone down in a panic as you pass us. WE. SEE. YOU.

The Rockford Police Department conducted a distracted driving detail during Distracted Driving Awareness Week. In just 5 days, officers issued 63 cell phone-related citations.

Put it down and drive.





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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.





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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.





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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.





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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.

 





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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”

 





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