Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident With Injuries




Sources are reporting a motorcycle accident.

It happened around 5:20 pm today near Dempsey drive and Lyford, on the East side.  Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.








 

Rockford Scanner™:  Rollover Accident With Someone Trapped in The Vehicle




Rollover Accident With Someone Trapped in The Vehicle

It happened near Blackhawk and Mulford around 10:40 pm. 

There is a bad accident near this location. A vehicle has rolled over near this location and at least one person is trapped inside the vehicle. Extrication is being requested. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Still developing.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Several Fire Departments Battling A Fire At The Landfill




Sources are reporting a fire at the local landfill. (Lindenwood)

Several area fire departments were battling a fire at the landfill.

It is not yet known how bad the fire is.  But several area fire departments are on scene. No other information is available at this time. Still developing.

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Rockford Scanner™: 2 People Unconscious, Possible Double Overdose




Sources are reporting a scene on Rockford’s East side.

It happened around 3 pm today in the 1600 block of Mobile Home ave.

Reports of 2 people unconscious. A male and a female.

Sources said this might be a double overdose.

Note: Several people have overdosed in the last few days.





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Rockford Scanner™: Local Firefighter Charged With Multiple Counts Of Arson




UPDATE:  Police have charged him with 2 more counts of arson in Rockford.

Garages in the 1700 block of S. 5th St. in Rockford on Feb. 28 and March 20. , he was arrested for allegedly setting these fires also.


Officials said he has been charged in these fire incidents and said more charges may be pending.

  • January 17th in the 1000 block of Iroquois ave
  • Two trailer fires on Jan. 27th and Feb. 3rd in the 1500 block of Linda ave.
  • Jan. 3rd a dumpster in the 4000 block of Prairie ave

Police said they are investigating and think he is involved in several more, and said more charges might be pending. But couldn’t say more because it is an open investigation. Officials said he was a firefighter at Blackhawk Fire Dept. but released him after he was arrested.


Sources are reporting a local firefighter has been charged with multiple counts of arson.

Police have arrested 21-year-old Brandon Cox on multiple counts of arson.
He is booked in the Winnebago County Jail on $25,000 bail and his next court date is 3/25/2019 at 1:30 pm.

There have been several fires in the Blackhawk Fire Department District,  … We been told his charges stems from some of these fires. The same district he was reported to be a firefighter in.  It is not yet clear if he is still a firefighter now or not.  Officials have yet to release any information on this.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Water Rescue From That Rapidly Rising River Waters




UPDATE: They have toned out a mutual aid around 2 pm today, for local fire departments to respond with hard bottom and soft bottom boats to search for victims on Blackhawk Island. They are evacuating the Blackhawk island. Some are refusing to leave.


Sources are reporting a water rescue in Rockford.

It happened around 8 am this morning on the Blackhawk Island.

Reports of at least one victim (possibly more)  that are stranded.

Blackhawk Fire Dept. and New Milford Fire Dept. are en route. They are staging at S Main and Shore.

Sounds like the river is flooded pretty bad down in that area and is quickly rising.

They have asked for the rapid response vehicle to the scene.

Still developing

As you know they have opened up the Fordham Dam in Rockford, so all that water is rushing down river near this location.





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Rockford Scanner™: Fuel Tanker Truck On Fire Near New Milford





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Just before 7 pm tonight several fire fighters were battling a fire near New Milford.

On 11th st near Baxter rd, to the North of this location a fuel truck is on fire.

The brakes on the truck caught fire, and also caught the tires on fire and it was spreading.

Emergency personnel have blocked off the traffic in the area.

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Rockford Scanner™: One Person Shot In Pecatonica, Police Investigating





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Sources are reporting a victim was shot this afternoon.

Sources said a person was shot in the hand in the 7400 block of  Best rd.
That is in Pecatonica.

Unknown if it is self inflicted, or suspect information.

Update: After we posted this. Someone said he was not shot, but the gun somehow exploded in his hand.  Unconfirmed.

Police said this was a medical assist call.

No other details at this time.


 

 






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