Rockford Scanner™: Over 100 Aircraft Departing in Formation From The Rockford Airport


Rockford Airport (KRFD) Planespotting

CLICK ABOVE for viewing information at the Rockford Airport.

Keep your eyes to the skies around noon today!

Over 100 small aircraft that are called Bonanzas are going to be lining up on the runway all at one time. And then departing in pairs. Then fly in formations up to Oshkosh.

They are headed up to the Oskosh Airshow in Wisconsin.

Every year they gather at the Rockford Airport just before heading up the Oshkosh event.

If you have never saw this, we highly recommend you going to watch them depart!  Amazing sight to see 🙂  Click below to find out where the viewing areas are to watch them from, free 🙂

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Rockford Airport (KRFD) Planespotting



Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle in Rockford

Update: We have been told it was a fatal. So we went to work the scene.

We asked the officer on scene if it was a fatal. And he just said “it is a current investigation and couldn’t speak” so he did not confirm nor deny if it was a fatal.

With that being said, I have personally worked numerous fatal scenes over the years, and this did not appear to be a fatal accident scene. (Only a few officers, vehicles driving through where the accident scene happened at, etc…)

We were told this was a hit and run.  RPD officer wouldn’t confirm nor deny that either. Saying “it is a current investigation and couldn’t speak” so he did not confirm nor deny if it was a hit & run.  When I worked the scene, I only saw police officers. I did not see any other vehicles. So this is possibly true. But again, RPD wouldn’t confirm nor deny anything.

Sources are reporting an accident on the East side.

Around 3 am this morning, several emergency personnel were on scene of an accident that happened near 22nd st and Hunter.  

Reports are saying a pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle near this location. 

Injuries were being reported. At the time of writing this, it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.  The cause of the accident is under investigation. 


Rockford Scanner™: Security Camera Captures A Criminal Stealing in Rockford

First and foremost, much appreciated to everyone who sends in their content! Much appreciated! Keep up the good work. 

RS source  John P said: “I would like to have something posted to your page. I have a video of kids stealing 2 bikes from me and my neighbors house. Will you post it . It happened on Knight Ave. 11:30 a.m. looks like they got dropped off by a bus on Rockton possibly or even came from West.


Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Suspects Beat up One Victim, At A Rockford Business


Several emergency personnel were working a scene at the Mcdonalds/Circle K at E State and Charles/Jefferson st around 1 am this morning. 

Reports of at least 6 suspects were beating up on 1 victim. 

Medical was needed for at least one person who was transported to a local ER.  Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

No suspect information. 


Rockford Scanner™: Possible Shooting incident On The West Side


Several emergency personnel were working a scene near Sunset and Blaisdell. 

Sources said shots were fired in the area just prior to the emergency personnel arriving on scene. We can not confirm this at this time.

Police were talking to some people inside a vehicle on the roadway and then searched the vehicle. They were also looking at a vehicle that was parked at a residence on the East side of the roadway.

No injuries were reported at the time of this.

It appears the suspects may have fled North from the scene. Police were searching the area to the North of the scene.

No other information.

Update: RPD call log shows this as an
“In progress person:Shooting, stabbing, robbery, etc”


Rockford Scanner™: Police Tasered A Suspect While Fleeing & Fighting With The Officer

Police were working a scene near Howard, on Rockford west side.  Two suspects attempted to run from police according to witnesses.

An officer told the suspect to not run from him or he was going to use his tazer. The suspects failed to comply to the officers orders and the officer did what he told the suspect he was going to do if he ran. The officer tazed the suspect. The suspect was also fighting with the police officer.

Two people were reported to be in custody. 


Rockford Scanner™: Another Robbery in Rockford, Numerous Robberies


Another robbery in Rockford. 

There have been numerous robberies in Rockford in the last 24 hours.

The most recent one just happened near Kent in Rockford.

Suspects are described as: #1 Black male, 6 foot, 120 lbs, white shirt, black hat, silver gun.  #2 Black male, approx. 23 years old, 180 lbs, shoulder length dread ponytail, black shirt, black gun.

Last seen in a Blue Malibu with tinted windows.



Rockford Scanner™: People fighting at an accident scene


Sources are reporting a scene in Rockford.

It happened around 5:30 PM near Arthur and Shelly.

Reports of and accident and people fighting.

Multiple injuries are being reported.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

No other information.



Rockford Scanner™: Belvidere Police and Boone County Deputies used police K9 and drone to apprehend two Rockford residents for Burglary


Belvidere Police and Boone County Deputies used police K9 and drone to apprehend two Rockford residents for Burglary to Motor Vehicle in the Prairie Place Subdivision.

MARCUS S. ARMSTRONG, Age 31 of Rockford, was charged with Burglary, a Class 2 Felony punishable by 3 – 7 years in the Department of Corrections

DARRELL B. MACKEY, age 32 of Rockford, was charged with Burglary, a Class 2 Felony punishable by 3 – 7 years in the Department of Corrections

On Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 1:50 a.m. the Belvidere Police Department received a complaint from a resident in the Prairie Place neighborhood regarding 2 subjects breaking into cars.

Belvidere Police, Boone County Deputies, and Illinois State Police responded to the 4100 block of Hearthstone Lane in Belvidere where they located two subjects who fled on foot when officers tried to stop them. Belvidere Police began a K9 track of the suspects as Boone County deputies used their drone to search the area.

Both suspects were eventually apprehended and taken to the Belvidere Police Department. Belvidere Police Detectives investigated and located several vehicles that were burglarized. Detectives presented the information to the Boone County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized charges against the two suspects.

Police are still attempting to locate property owners for some of the stolen property. If anyone in the area had property stolen during that time frame please contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-547-6386.

Anyone with information pertaining to this or any other investigation is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-544-2135. Anonymous reports can be made by contacting, 24 hours a day, Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867(815-547-STOP) and BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. Persons with information leading to an arrest can be awarded a cash reward of up to $1000.00

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.



Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Motorcycle Accident

RS Source

Motorcycle was traveling EB in the 3700 block of E. State when it collided with an SUV turning left to go WB on E. State. Motorcyclist, a 34 yo male, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Sources are reporting a fatal  accident scene on the East side. 

It happened on E State st near the San Jose.

Reports of a motorcycle and a SUV have collided.

Fatal injuries were being reported.
A male was laying face down in the roadway.

E. State between Fairview and Lynmar is shutdown until further notice following a fatal motorcycle accident. More info to follow. Avoid the area.


RS Source Sierra Ann
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