Rockford Scanner™: Police Chase & Standoff In Machesney Park

Update: Unconfirmed reports are saying these were robbery suspects and the chase started near Beloit and came down into Illinois on I-90.  At least one person is in custody.

Sources are reporting several officers were chasing a dark colored truck on I-90. The suspect in the vehicle then got out of the truck and fled into a nearby field. Numerous officers had a perimeter around the field. Traffic is backed up for many miles. Unknown why the man fled from police. Still developing 



Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Machesney Park


Sources are reporting an auto accident with injuries in Machesney Park.

  It happened around 8 pm near West ln and Orlando. 

It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. 

No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Sources are reporting an officer has been injured in Machesney Park


Sources are reporting an officer has been injured in Machesney Park. 

There was a double shooting in Machesney Park, so the Loves Park police were assisting the WCSO with their calls, while they were investigating the shooting. 

Details on that shooting at

Just after 2:30 am this morning the Loves Park Police were assisting the WCSO on a call in the 8100 block of Eddington dr in Machesney Park.  It is unknown what the original call was for.  The call log shows it as a “Service to other agency”

We have been told that while the Loves Park Police were on this call on Eddington, a subject began to fight with the Loves Park Police officer and injured the officer.  It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. 

Several officers from several jurisdictions were on scene assisting. 

No other information is available. If police release any information on this, we will update this. 


Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victims At A Machesney Park Bar


On Sunday, October 6, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Winnebago County Deputies were dispatched to Cronies’ Bar, 9032 N. Second St., in Machesney Park for a person shot.

Upon arrival, Deputies found a male with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to Javon Bea Hospital Riverside where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses reported that the victim was involved in an altercation shortly before being shot.

A short time later, Javon Bea Hospital Rockton reported that a male had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim was treated and released for a non-life threatening.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives identified a suspect during the investigation and met with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney who authorized charges. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant and the suspect was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on the following charges:

~Kenneth J. Johnson Dob: 09/16/91 of Rockford

-First Degree Murder (8 counts)
-Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
-Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Bond was set at $5,000,000.00 cash.

The victim was identified as Russell D. Jefferson (age 31) of Rockford. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday.

The charges against Kenneth J. Johnson are merely accusations and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Two victims are confirmed shot. One of the victims is confirmed dead. This is now a murder investigation. The other victim is allegedly shot in the hand/arm, and officials said that victim is suffering from non life threatening injuries.  Police have yet to release any suspect information. 

Note: Police labeled this double shooting as a “Special patrol request”

Reports of 2 people have been shot during a birthday party at Cronies Grill at 9032 N 2nd st just after 1:30 am.  (We have been told there is possibly up to 4 shooting victims, 2 at the scene and 2 self transported) It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time, we have been told that one of the victims possibly has life threatening injuries but officials have not yet confirmed this.  The victim with the alleged life threatening injuries was found laying on the dance floor area of the business. The other victim at the scene is alleged to have been shot in the hand/arm area. Reports of an argument, then several shots were fired. Two ambulances were on scene, along with numerous police officers from several jurisdictions. Police were searching for a suspect in the area, they found a vehicle with a gun inside it and think it is possibly related to this shooting, but they are not yet sure and are investigating it further.  Several officers and emergency personnel from several jurisdictions were on scene (WCSO, LPPD, Roscoe, Rockton, ISP, HRFD, NPFD).  Police have not released any information on this shooting yet, if they do we will update this.

Video from the party inside the bar, just a few minutes before the shooting. Video by Tim B.


Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Machesney Park.

Reports of at least one shooting victim at Cronies at 9032 N Second st in Machesney Park, around 1:40 am.  The victim is reported to be on the South side of the building.

UPDATE: Reports of a 2nd shooting victim.

Several emergency personnel from several jurisdictions are on scene.

Unknown on suspect information, police have not released any information.

Still developing.

Reports of this musician was playing there tonight for a party.

RS Source

Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries In Machesney Park, Possible Extrication Needed


Sources are reporting an accident with possible extrication needed.

It happened around 10:50 pm near N 2nd st and Liberty. Reports of 2 vehicles that are involved in the accident.

Injuries were being reported, unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Avoid the area. 



Rockford Scanner™: Machesney Park Business On Fire


Sources are reporting a Machesney Park business is on fire. 

A business on N Second st in Machesney Park has flames coming from the building. Several emergency personnel are on scene.

Unknown on the business name at the time of writing this.

No reports of injuries.  No other information at this time.

This is still developing.

Update:  Not yet confirmed, but it is possibly Curtis Thermal.  The fire was reported to be near the roof.

RS Source


Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries. Several More Accidents


Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Boone County. 


Sources are reporting a rollover accident near Spring Creek and  76.

Injuries were being reported. We have been told the injuries may be serious, but not confirmed.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Sources are reporting a few more accidents:

  • Town Hall and Beloit rd
  • Mcdonald and 251
  • Prairie Hill and White School
  • E State and Perryville


Rockford Scanner™: Possible Apartment Fire in Machesney Park


Sources are reporting a possible apartment fire in Machesney Park. 

It happened around 4 pm in the area of the 200 block of Northway Park in Machesney Park. 

Reports of smoke coming out of the windows. Several units from several fire departments are en route. Still Developing



Rockford Scanner™: Several Accidents Being Reported

Several accidents being reported today: 

  • 9th st and 20th ave, Multiple injuries
  • Rockton and Whitman, Vehicle hits a bicyclist
  • Spring Brook & Perryville
  • I-90 westbound lanes, near MM 4.5  (Extrication needed)
  • Semi rolled over near Baxter and I-39
  • Motorcyclist hit by a vehicle near East Dr and Riverside
    Photos by RS sources


Rockford Scanner™: Another Violent Weekend In Rockford & Winnebago County, According To The Call Logs


Police Call Logs Shows It Was Another Violent Weekend In The City And In Winnebago County 

As you know in the past the police have labeled some violent crimes such as murders, shootings, stabbings, etc… as Medical Assist calls.