Rockford Scanner™: Several Pedestrians Hit Overnight. One Scene Took The Life Of A Teenage Boy

Several pedestrians were struck by vehicles overnight in the area.

#1  FATAL ACCIDENT THAT KILLED A TEEN: A pedestrian was hit  and killed in Loves Park. Details at

#2 FEMALE HIT BY A VAN: On Springfield ave, in the westbound lanes between Prairie and the Lowes Distribution Center.   Sources said a vehicle hit a female in the westbound lanes.  We were originally told the vehicle involved was a 1st responder vehicle. I worked the scene, and I did not see any indication that it was. So that is not confirmed. I did see a dark colored van with a stripe along the side of it, and a few antennas on it, that had front driver side damage to it.  Behind that vehicle was several evidence markers in the roadway and police talking to a male.  Police had the westbound lanes of traffic blocked off, while investigating.  It is not yet known on the severity of the females injuries. I have been told they were serious, but police have yet to confirm this. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

#3 Parmele and 15th, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Not a lot of information is available about this scene, other than a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene.

The cause of the accidents are under investigation.   Police have not yet released any information on any of these scenes. Winnebago County Coroners office has released information on #1, the teen that was killed in Loves Park. We will provides updates as they become available.




Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Was Struck By A Vehicle in Loves Park, Possible Fatal

UPDATE: Confirmed fatal

Several sources were reporting a very serious accident in Loves Park. 

It happened on E Riverside near Renn Hart Hills, around 1 am

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle.   

RS Source Joseph D. said a male subject (possibly a teen) was struck by 2 vehicles and killed. 

He said the young teen only had on pajamas, no shoes or shirt. 

He said the 2 vehicles did not stop, so this is an alleged fatal hit & run 

The police had the area blocked off from Hiatt to what appeared to be Pebble Creek.   

The pedestrian was struck by the vehicles in the west bound lanes of traffic in the 1800 block of E Riverside, near Renn Hart Hills.

 Police have yet to confirm this. 


Rockford Scanner™: Garbage Truck Dumps His Load, After It Catches On Fire in Machesney park

Source sent us this video from the fire scene

Sources are reporting a garbage truck on fire in Machesney Park.  It happened this afternoon in the 1200 block of Drexel. 

Reports of a garbage truck on fire. The driver dumped the load into the street, to save the truck.  There was a large debris of garbage in the roadway on fire.

Emergency personnel were on scene quickly and was able to get the situation under control.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

When I was leaving the scene, they had a tractor getting ready to clean up the scene. So it should be cleared by now, if not then it should be shortly.

RS Source
RS source


Rockford Scanner™:Rollover Accident In Machesney Park

Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Machesney Park.

It happened around 2:30 pm today near Evans and Elm, near the Boys & Girls Club.

Sources said: “The  driver of the truck said a van ran him off the road and he swerved and hit the parked white car and his truck flipped over he then climbed out the back window and is ok. Hes the guy in the orange shirt.”

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Photos by Lonette Biloune


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Loves Park, Possible Rollover

Sources are reporting a bad accident in Loves Park.

It happened around 7:45 pm tonight near Perryville and Rock Valley Parkway.

Reports of an accident that involves at least 3 vehicles.

One of the vehicles may have rolled over.

Injuries were being reported.

Avoid the area


Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Vehicle Accident in Loves Park

Sources are reporting a three vehicle accident in Loves Park.

It happened around 3:30 pm today near E Riverside and Material ave.

Three vehicles are reported to be involved.

Multiple injuries were being reported.
One of the victims is reported to be a child.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Police Search Vehicle in Loves Park, Labor Day Weekend

A man was pulled over on Harlem just East of Alpine around 2:30 pm today.

Police had the man sitting on the curb while they searched his vehicle.

4 police squads were on scene. At the time I was there, he was not in cuffs.

It is unknown why the man was pulled over, and his vehicle searched.

Police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend.


DO NOT drink and drive!

Police have been promoting they were going to be out in full force this weekend. So I worked this scene to promote their campaign and show that police will be out and about all weekend and will pull you over, as they been promoting.  And to also bring awareness to the Scotts Law.

As for this scene, I only stopped to take photos of the scene to promote the Labor Day weekend campaign.  It appeared to be just a routine traffic stop, and the man was not in cuffs. So, I did not bother asking the officers any information about the scene, and wasting their time and mine. I was told not long after I left the scene, they let the man go.

From our friends at Q98.5:

The ISP released a statement stating troopers will be concentrating on drivers that are under the influence, distracted, speeding, or not wearing their seatbelts.

“There will be additional emphasis on DUI offenses over the holiday weekend,” read the statement.  It’s part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which started on August 14 and lasts through September 2.

Read More: Illinois State Police Issue A Labor Day Weekend Warning |


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Loves Park

A little after noon today several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries in Loves Park.

It happened near Forest Hills and River ln.

Reports of an accident and at least one person is reporting injuries.

Avoid the area



Rockford Scanner™: 2 Scenes: possible Business Raided in Rockford, Female Restrained In The Road in Machesney park

Sources are reporting 2 different scenes earlier today.

  • Sources said  approx. 20 police officers at or near the Boost Mobile on Auburn. They said it appeared to be a raid at the business.  We have tried to get info. from the RPD on the incident, but we have yet to hear back from them. We will update this, as more info. becomes available.

    UPDATE: RPD said they were unaware of any police activity there.  Witnesses said approx. 20 officers on scene.  We had numerous reports of the officers on scene. But RPD is saying they aren’t aware of any scenes there or near there.

  • Several officers were on scene near the Burger King in Machesney Park on Roosevelt. Sources said a person had a female restrained in the roadway near this location, until police arrived.  Police have not released any information.

Update: Deitrich T. said:  “I drove past the Boost on Auburn and the guys I saw standing outside had ‘Federal Agent’ on their vests”

After we posted this article  Kevin F.  said: “Secret service was on the corner of Broadway and 7th around noon…… closed down a corner store. Agents inside were putting everything in the store in evidence bags.”


Rockford Scanner™: Female Swallows Drugs in Loves Park

Sources are reporting a scene in Loves Park.

It happened around 2:20 pm today in the 1000 block of River ln.

Reports of a female that swallowed drugs.

Emergency personnel are on scene.