Rockford Scanner™: House Fire in Rockford, Possible Fatal.

The victim has died. The fire is under control.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Sources are reporting a house fire on the East side.

It happened around 3 am at 801 18th st, across from Church Hill Park.

Reports of smoke coming from the house, and flames were seen in the windows.  RFD is on scene laying a booster line to battle the fire.

UPDATE: At least one person has been located inside the residence. Injuries were being reported. Reported to be life threatening and possibly fatal.

There are holes in the floor of the residence. They are telling the firefighters to use extreme caution while battling the fire.

Animal control has been dispatched to the scene.
Sources said 3 pets died in the fire.

Still developing.




Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating A Robbery At A Local Bar

Sources are reporting a robbery at a local bar.

It happened just before midnight at 2315 Harrison ave.
That is located at Victory Tap.

Reports of a suspect armed with a gun, committed an armed robbery at this location. It is not yet known if it was to the business or to a citizen.

No suspect information at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating Another Stabbing in Rockford

Sources are reporting a stabbing victim in Rockford.

It happened in the 3100 block of Parkside ave around 11:25 pm.

A person was reported to have been stabbed near this location. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this. No suspect information.


Rockford Scanner™: Man Laying in The Roadway Bleeding, In Rockford

Sources are reporting a scene near the 700 block of Whitman.

A man was bleeding from the head and laying in the roadway on Whitman and not moving. Sources said the man was involved in an altercation just prior. Injuries are believed to be non life threatening.

Lisa Knight


Rockford Scanner™: Coast Guard names field house after first black coach

(AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has named a field house after the school’s first African-American coach.

The facility, part of Roland Hall gymnasium, has been named the Dr. Hallie Gregory Field House.

Gregory, a Rockford, Illinois-native, began teaching and coaching at the academy in 1971. He became the head track coach in 1980, head basketball coach in 1984 and later served as an assistant athletic director.

He was inducted into the Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. Gregory was also the first African-American teacher at Guilford High School in Rockford and the first African-American coach at Moorhead State College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

He died in 2017.


Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Man Arrested After A 2 Month Drug Investigation

Police have arrested  Mario Neal, 38 years old from Rockford, after a 2 month long drug investigation by the Belvidere/Boone County Narcotics Unit.

Police obtained a warrant for his arrest and conducted a traffic stop in Boone County, and arrested him.

He was charged with 2 counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance. From the investigation. After he was arrested, he was charged with Unlawful Communicating with a Witness.

Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law


Rockford Scanner™: 2 Arrested For Drugs, After Spiking The Drink Of A Illinois State Trooper

Pittsfield, IL – On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m., an Illinois State Police (ISP) District 20 Trooper conducted a traffic stop on US 67 just north of Illinois Route 100 in Schuyler County.

During the stop, indications of criminal activity were observed and the occupants of the vehicle were separated for further investigation.

Methamphetamine was located during the search of the individuals. Valeria Martinez and Kevin Weinmann were arrested and transported to the Schuyler County Jail for processing. Martinez and Weinmann were charged with various narcotic offenses and were lodged at the Schuyler County Jail.

Agents from ISP Zone 4 Investigations and the West Central Illinois Task Force (WCITF) responded to conduct an investigation.

After further investigation, it was discovered that a substance was placed in a sports drink bottle the Trooper had in his squad car. After consulting with the Schuyler County State’s Attorney, the following charges were approved:

Valeria Martinez, F/H, 45 of Beardstown, IL:

Unlawful Delivery of Substance Containing Methamphetamine over 100 grams – a Class X Felony

Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer – a Class 2 Felony

Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer – a Class 3 Felony

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine under 5 grams – a Class 3 Felony

Obstructing Justice – a Class 4 Felony

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – a Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Cannabis 10-30 grams – a Class B Misdemeanor

No Valid Driver’s license

Operating Uninsured vehicle

Martinez: Bond set at $250,000.00

Kevin D. Weinmann, M/W, 27 of Beardstown, Illinois:

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine less than 5 grams – a Class 3 Felony

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver less than 5 grams – a Class 2 Felony

Weinmann: Bond set at $100,000.00

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Rockford Scanner™: Another Rollover Accident In The Area, Police Investigating

Sources are reporting another rollover accident in the area.

This one happened around 9 pm near Alpine and Linden rd.

Non life threatening injuries were being reported.

WCSO is investigating the accident.

RS Source


Rockford Scanner™: Taxi Cab Rolled Over in Rockford, Extrication Needed

Rollover Accident With Extrication Needed

It happened around 6:45 pm in the 700 block of Kilburn ave.

A vehicle has rolled over near this location.

Extrication is needed.

The vehicle is a taxi cab and it is on its roof.

Injuries were being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time. Multiple injuries are being reported. At least 2 ambulances have been dispatched.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

RS Source


Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries in Loves Park

Mikhaele Jaquet Howell It was my son and so just imagine if it was yours! You can hold the dumb a** comments to your selves, it’s not cool. He was driving and had a guy swerve in his lane, he tried to miss him and then hit the curb and flipped his car, he could be dead but thanks for your well wishes! #nocompassion WOW!!!

MrsJanette Smith I was there and I called 911
There were no injuries. The boy was 19 years old & he crawled out his car with just a bruise on his hand. He was upset for what happened to his car & I told him cars can be replaced but your life couldn’t so understand today you are blessed to be alive.

Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Loves Park.

It happened around 6:15 pm on N Second, near Renrose.

A vehicle has rolled over near this location.  Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by the LPPD.

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