Rockford Scanner™: Major Scene Near Roscoe, Avoid The Area

UPDATE: Child stuck in a culvert

Several sources are reporting numerous emergency personnel working a scene near Roscoe. 

Numerous emergency personnel from several jurisdictions have the area blocked off near Bridge and 251 (Near Riverside Park/Rock River)

At the time of writing this, it is unclear exactly what happened.

If you know, feel free to contact us.

Source said:  It was a baby skunk rescue gone wrong. The child is fine and the skunks that recently lost their mom were relocated away from the road. Everyone is safe.


Rockford Scanner™: Man Falls 3 Stories From A Roof in Roscoe, Medical Helicopter Dispatched

Sources are reporting a man has fallen at least 3 stories from a roof this morning in Roscoe while trying to install an exhaust fan on a roof.

Source said: “Male in his 30’s fell approximately 35 feet from the roof while installing an exhaust fan on the roof at American Aluminum in Roscoe at 8:30 this morning.

Fire Marshall’s were there for an inspection when it happened. He did not have a safety harness on. When paramedics came, he had an approximate 4′ pool of blood around his head. He’s in bad shape!

A medical helicopter went on standby and was en route to the scene, when they decided to cancel the helicopter and transport via an ambulance, because they needed to rush him to the emergency room because of the severity of the injuries.”


Rockford Scanner™: Automobile accident with injuries near Roscoe

Sources are reporting an automobile accident with injuries near Roscoe.

It happened around 3:35 PM in the area of Belvidere and Swanson rd. Possibly 3 vehicles are involved.

Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Please avoid this area for a while.



Rockford Scanner™: House Fire Call Near Rockton/Roscoe, Still Developing

Sources are reporting a house fire near Roscoe/Rockton.

It happened around 2 pm in the 700 block of Bayfield.

Reports of a house on fire near this location.

Several emergency personnel are en route.

Still developing.


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Rockford Scanner™: Kidnapping In Rockton, Police Chasing The Suspect. Lack Of Police Transparency

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at approximately 0630 hours, the Rockton Police Department observed a female in need of assistance in downtown Rockton. The female reported that she had been taken by force from a retail establishment in Rockford by her ex-boyfriend on Tuesday evening. She reported that she was taken to the Sugar River Forest Preserve in rural Winnebago County where she was beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted. The female victim was able to escape from the suspect at a local gas station in Rockton.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted Rockton Police and Roscoe Police in taking the suspect into custody after a short pursuit along IL Route 2 and IL Route 75. The suspect fought with Deputies and Officers who were able to safely take him into custody.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives took over the investigation and after speaking with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, charges were authorized and the suspect was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The follow person was charged:

~Charles E. Swift Dob: 11/22/69 of Rockford

-Aggravated Domestic Battery (3 Counts)
-Aggravated Battery

Rockton Police charged Swift with the following charges:

-Aggravated Fleeing to Elude
-Driving After Revocation

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives will continue the investigation and further charges are pending.

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


  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.2-A-1 DOM BTRY/BOD HARM/4+ PRI CONV








  • 625 ILCS 5.0/11-204.1-A-1 AGG FLEEING POLICE/21 MPH OVER



No bond, court date 5/16/2019 at 13:30


Sources are reporting a battery/kidnapping in Rockton this morning.

We sat on this story to see if police would release information on it.

Police have yet to release any information on it, so we are posting it.

It happened just before 7 am in Rockton, near Blackhawk and Main.

Sources said a suspect brutally beat and kidnapped a victim in Rockton.  Unknown on the victims status at the time of writing this.

Suspect was last seen near the library in Rockton.  Police located the suspect and the suspect fled from police. Police chased the suspect.

Sources said the police were chasing the suspect on Rt 2 southbound, around 90 MPH. But were able to capture him on RT 2 near Blackhawk.  (See photos) The police broke out the windows of the vehicle and detained the suspect in the middle of RT 2.

This brings up the next topic: 
Local police said they were going to be transparent, when encrypting. We feel the police should have at least released some kind of information on this very DANGEROUS incident. But they have yet to do so…

How transparent do you think the local police have become since encrypting?

Update: Police have confirmed the kidnapping call but have downplayed it and said it was a “Simple Kidnapping”  and that one person was in custody.  No other information was released.

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Rockford Scanner™: RS FAN SUBMISSION: Dash Camera Video, Roscoe IL

Editors Note:  We highly recommend investing into a dash camera!  Dash cameras always show exactly what happens in an incident. Many people lie and deny stuff when they are involved in an incident, but then a camera shows exactly what happens.  Always 3 sides to a story: Theirs, Yours, And  A Camera!  A camera never lies 😉


Jennifer Ames said:

“Cammer turning left onto Elevator rd in Roscoe You’ll see car in front of cammer, will have the right of way to turn once cross traffic clears.
The silver SUV across the street will turn left after
Cammer is next to turn left after the silver SUV makes their left hand turn.
Behind that silver SUV is a white SUV ( the guy who doesn’t understand the rules of the road ) It was the cammers turn to go into traffic and the white SUV piggy backed a turn, leaving cammers car out into cross traffic.”

Credit Jennifer Ames
Roscoe Illinois


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near Machesney Park

Sources Chase and James with Permar security
are reporting a bad accident near Machesney Park.

It happened around 1 am on N Second st, North of 173.

“A camaro collided with a van that was sent about 45 feet away crashing it into the fence, the camaro was completely totaled on the road”

Injuries were being reported. It was not yet known on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Update from HRFD


Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries Near Roscoe 

Rollover Accident With Injuries Near Roscoe

It happened around 2:30 pm today near Meridian and Cemetery.

A Silver sedan has rolled over in the nearby ditch.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: 10 Vehicle Pileup Near Loves Park

Sources are reporting an accident that involves approx. 10 vehicles.

It happened on I-90 near Rock Cut State park.

Injuries were being reported. We been told one of the victims might have life threatening injuries. But not yet confirmed.

At the time of writing this, we been told it was affecting both directions of traffic.


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near Roscoe

Aaron Danger is reporting an accident with injuries in Roscoe.

It happened around 9 pm near 251 and Bridge st in Roscoe.

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

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Video by Aaron Danger