Rockford Scanner™: Robbery Near S. Beloit/Rockton, Medical Needed


Sources are reporting numerous emergency personnel in the 1700 block of Shirland.  

Sources have told us there was a robbery near this location and at least one person needs medical attention. 

No other details at this time 

As you know the local police are encrypted, and have not released any information yet. 



Rockford Scanner™: Roscoe Woman Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting 2 Children

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Gina M. Colwell (DOB: 6/21/1978) was sentenced to seven years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Brendan Maher.

The defendant is subject to three years of Mandatory Supervised Release during which time she will also serve a consecutive sentence of sex offender probation for probation for 48 months once she is released from prison.

As part of her sentence, Colwell will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. The defendant pled guilty to Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child in July, 2019 and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse on October 2, 2019.

In February of 2016, Roscoe Police began an investigation after receiving complaints of sexual abuse by the defendant, Gina Colwell. The abuse involved two children under the age of 13.

Detectives conducted a follow up investigation and learned that Colwell sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13 multiple times between 2014 and 2016 until it was reported to the police. The investigation also revealed that Colwell sexually abused another minor child under the age 13.

Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release. Colwell was sentenced to seven years and six months in the Department of Corrections which will be served at 85%.

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of either probation or 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release. Colwell was sentenced to 48 months of probation for this offense. The sentences will be served consecutively.



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™: 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™: Bank Robbery in Roscoe, Still Developing

Update from Roscoe Police
Roscoe Police just responded to a robbery at First National Bank located at 5360 Bridge Street. See attached photo. white male, five feet 8 inches tall, black rimmed glasses, wearing an olive colored cross over back pack. The subject drove away from the area unknown direction of travel in a Maroon 4-door sedan type vehicle. A weapon was not displayed but implied. Subjects identified as suspects are innocent until proven guilty

Sources are reporting the bank in the 5300 block of Bridge st in Roscoe has been robbed just after 9 am. Suspect was last seen on N Second st.

Still developing. 

Police have not released any information. 



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.


Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Tree Inside A Local Park


Sources are reporting an accident with injuries. 

It happened around 11 am this morning in the Honnonegah Forest Preserve.

A vehicle has crashed into a tree inside the park.

Injuries were being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation



Rockford Scanner™: Fire inside A Machesney park Business, Several Fire Departments En Route


Around 10 pm tonight several units from several area fire departments were en route to a fire inside a Machesney Park business. 

It happened at Curtis Metal in the 9900 block of N Alpine. 

Reports of a machine on fire. Heavy smoke and large flames were being reported. No reports of injuries at the time of writing this. Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Semi On Fire Near Roscoe


Sources are reporting a semi on fire near Roscoe. 

It happened on I-90 near mile marker 5 in the westbound lanes.

Semi is reported to be on fire, the driver was able to escape out of the cab.

Avoid the area, traffic is reported to be backing up some in the area.

Sources at the scene said: ” Tractor is completely gone, Trailer is starting to burn”
Video by RS Source