Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Battling Another Vacant House Fire




Another vacant structure goes up in flames tonight. 

Rockford Fire Department is battling another vacant house fire. This one is in the 400 block of Brooke rd in Rockford. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation 



Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Explosion Near Roscoe, Reports Of Injuries


UPDATE: 5253 Mccurry rd is the location. American Aluminum.  At least one person has been injured. Male victim burned on the arm. Everyone has been evacuated. Rockton was sending an ambulance.

John Stewart “I work here, dude accidentally drilled into a electric wire in the ground I guess
2nd degree burns on arm”

Sources are reporting an explosion in the Roscoe area. 

Reports of at least one person burned. 

It happened near American Metal Extrusion. 

Several emergency personnel are on scene and reports of them evacuating citizens nearby. 

No other details at this time. 

Rockford Scanner™: Man Shot In The Chest, No Suspect Information Due To Encryption


On 7/26/18 at around 11:03 P.M., Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Halsted Rd., for the report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival officers located one shooting victim, a 38 year old male. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

No suspect information is available at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Rockford Police Department or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.

Sources reporting a shooting victim in Rockford. 

It happened around 11 pm in the 2700 block of Halsted

A man has been shot in the chest. Sources reporting possible life threatening. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 

Still developing

Rockford Scanner™: RS Fan Robbed in Rockford, Police Do Not Respond

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Long time RS fan Mark M. was robbed today in Rockford. 

He said” “Two 12 / 14 year old black kids  robbed me  at the corner of Church and Salem at 3 pm today.

I was on the phone with 911 when this was all going on and no Police showed up. Still waiting for them to respond as of 4:16 pm. 

So, mad at what’s happening to our City.

Additional info. After having to go down to the police station and talking with someone at Police Station we determined that the kid was trying to spray me with mace. Had something behind his back the whole time and now I believe it was mace. Police said it’s the new thing in town. They mace you then rob you.

Lord have mercy



Rockford Scanner™: Church on Fire in Rockford, Still Developing

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Around 10 am this morning several emergency personnel were responding to a church that was reported to be on fire. 

It happened at an abandoned church near Jefferson and Court. 

Several units are en route

Update: Smoke and fire are showing from several sides of the structure. Reported to be an abandoned church. They have upgraded this to a 2nd alarm. They are shutting down the nearby roadways.  The fire is on the 2nd floor with extension to the attic space. Still developing

Rockford Scanner™: Victim Beaten During A Home Invasion in Rockford

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Around 3:10 am emergency personnel were dispatched for a home invasion in Rockford. 

It happened in the 200 block of Fairview blvd 

Suspect beat the victim during the home invasion. 

Suspect is a black male, 5’10, short hair, wearing a Grey jacket 



Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting 6 different shooting incidents in the last 12 hours

Sources reporting 6 different shooting incidents in the last 12 hours. 

  1. 1100 block of Crosby around 12:30 am
  2. State and Springfield around 4:32 PM
  3. 3300 block of Arline ave around 10 pm 
  4. 1100 block of Minns around 9:30 pm
  5. N Second and 173 around 9:40 pm
  6. 4700 block of Arvada around 9:30 pm

Police have confirmed “Weapons Violations at all of these spots. Sources have reported victims, but police just say “Weapons Violations” As you know in the past, police have labeled shooting victim calls as “Weapons Violations” 

Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle On Fire Near A Local Toll Plaza



Just before 5 pm today several units were en route to a vehicle on fire. 

On I-90 near the toll plaza near Roscoe in the Westbound lanes. 

There is reports of a vehicle that is on fire near this location. 

Still developing, several units en route. 



Rockford Scanner™: Accident in Machesney Park

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RS Fan Brandt Schoeneck says: “Two vehicles were involved in an accident in Machesney Park on Harlem & Victory intersection with no injuries. Red car is allegedly at fault as they failed to yield to oncoming traffic. Driver in the red car was taken to the hospital, no injuries have been reported.”

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