Rockford Scanner™: Subject Arrested For Marijuana & A Gun After A Traffic Stop

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On May 15th, 2018 at about 5:30 p.m., members of the Rockford Police Housing Authority Unit were on patrol in the 1000 block of Hess Court in the Fairgrounds Valley Housing Development when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Officers discovered two occupants inside the vehicle.

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Chicago resident, Lashaun Lashley. The front seat passenger was identified as 23-year-old Rockford resident, Trashone Townsend. A Rockford Police K9 officer arrived to assist.

During the investigation officers found Lashley to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. They also discovered Townsend was in possession of a handgun and a quantity of marijuana. Townsend was taken into custody.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office was contacted. They authorized the following charges against Townsend:

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Street Gang Member
Possession of Cannabis more than 10grams less than 30 grams
No FOID card

Lashley was given a civil citation possession of marijuana and a traffic citation for Disobeying a Stop Sign. He was then released from the scene. Townsend was transported to the Winnebago County Jail and lodged.

This is an on-going investigation. No further information is available at this time.

The charges against Lashley and Townsend are merely accusations. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Rockford Scanner™: Missing Teen in Rockford

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Missing Teen in Rockford


UPDATE: She has been located and is back home

If you see her, call the police.


From the mother Chamberly Russell

This is my daughter. If anyone sees her please help me and let me know. She could be in three different outfits: white t-shirt with red sweatpants, white t-shirt with Jean shorts, or white shirt and white sweats with the symbol 100 written on them in red. Thank you in advance. She is reported to be with a person named Kristina Jones.  She might be in the Rockford, Loves Park or Wisconsin areas.


Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Working A Scene Near A Local Park in Rockford, Still Developing


UPDATE:  RPD said they were at Dahlquist Park earlier today and found a body. It appears to be a suicide according to the RPD. They are not releasing anymore information on this right now, but plan on releasing a statement later on. As soon as they do, we will update this. 



Several sources are reporting a scene with a lot of police officers and a police K-9 dog.  It happened in the area of Dahlquist Park in Rockford.  Neighbors tell RS they heard gunshots in the same area last night. Also this is the same area where they unconfirmed found a missing teens vehicle. Unknown if it is related to either incident. All we can confirm right now, is numerous police officers on scene and are not letting anyone near the park. We will post updates as they become available

Rockford Scanner™: Shooting at Dixon High School

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Update – Mother of Suspected Shooter Speaks Out:  

Update – Press Conference:  Chief of Police for the Dixon Police Department,  Steve Howell  – Just after 8:06AM the Dixon Police Department received reports of an armed male subject in the Dixon High School, that was sent out by school resource officer.  Dixon Police, Lee County Sheriff, Illinois State Police, and Sterling Police Department all responded to the scene.  Several shots were fired near the west gym in the Dixon High School by the suspect where he was confronted by the school resource officer [Mark Dallas].  When confronted, the suspect then fled [out the front of the school] and ran westbound on Armoury Drive. The school resource officer continued to pursue the suspect and was shot at several times by the suspect.  The resource officer then returned fire, striking the suspect [in the arm/shoulder].  The suspect was taken into custody just west of Dixon High School and received medical attention for non-life threatening injuries.  The resource officer was placed on administrative leave per policy.  Dixon High School and all surrounding Dixon schools were placed on lockdown.  Dixon High School remains the only school still under lockdown.


Update:  It is being reported that the suspect is a 19-year old former Dixon High School student.  He was confronted by the school resource officer, Mark Dallas, when the suspect pulled out a gun and fired at him.  Dallas then returned fire hitting the suspect in the arm/shoulder.  It appears the incident occurred in/near the gym where graduation practice might have been occurring.

Original Story:  Around 8 am this morning, an armed male was confronted by Dixon police officers at the Dixon High School.  It is unclear whether the male suspect was a student or not at the high school.  It is also not known at this time whether this shooting occurred inside or outside the school, it did occur on school property though.  It has been reported that the suspected initially fired at the police and the police then returned fire. Some reports are saying multiple shots were fired, but that can not be confirmed at this time.  The suspect was injured, but the injuries are non-life threatening and he is now in custody.  No other staff or students were injured.  There are some reports that the school safety officer might have been involved, but it is unclear at this time to what extent.  Dixon police say the suspected acted alone and there is no further threat to the public.

Students at Dixon High School were evacuated to Paige Park where parents can pick them up with a photo ID.  All other Dixon schools remain under lockdown while the incident at the high school is investigated.  Peoria Avenue also remains closed at this time and until further notice as the investigation continues.

This is still developing, so please check back for more updates!

Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Rockford, Multiple Injuries And Extrication. Avoid The Area



Just before 2 am this morning several emergency personnel were responding to a serious accident in Rockford. 

It happened in the 1100 block of 11th st on Rockford’s East side. 

Extrication was being requested, to help cut someone out of a vehicle that is trapped. 

Multiple injuries are being reported. Two ambulances and the extrication team have been dispatched. 

Still developing

UPDATE: Three ambulances. Extrication was complete at 2:33 am

Note: Unknown if it is related, but there are reports of a couple gunshots in the same area, then the crash happened. Then they heard a vehicle speed away from the accident scene. RPD is encrypted, so we can not confirm this. 

Unconfirmed: But via our scene photos and what RS admin Will saw at the scene, it appears this might be the same vehicle ~

RS fan Alicia C. asked if we could post about her stolen vehicle on RS, so the public could help search for it. She had her vehicle stolen earlier tonight near Broadway and 25th. And it appears it might be the same vehicle, but not confirmed. RPD has yet to release information

Photos by Amy M Holt


Rockford Scanner™: RS Fan Has Her Vehicle Stolen In Rockford

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STOLEN: RS fan has their vehicle stolen near Broadway and 25th. 

If you see it, call the police



RS fan Alicia Covarrubias

“Got my car stolen tonight if anyone sees a 2003 Mazda Tribute with a saint Rita’s emblem on back back window. Please call cops for me. Please I would really really appreciate it please .”


Rockford Scanner™: Ssgt. James Penniston is returning back to Rockford





Ssgt. James Penniston is returning back to Rockford! 

He is the famous for the Rendlesham Forest incident   

More info at


He is a Retired US AIR FORCE SECURITY that inspected and touched a UFO that landed near Rendlesham Forest.


He will be speaking live:  Saturday July 28th, 2018 at the ROCKFORD, IL MUFON CHAPTER meeting!


Location: CHERRY VALLEY, IL LIBRARY community room located at 755 E STATE ST from 10:am until 1:pm.


JIM PENNISTON & GARY OSBORN will be speaking live and in person Saturday July 28th, 2018 at the ROCKFORD, IL MUFON CHAPTER meeting!


JIM is the US AIR FORCE SECURITY supervisor that inspected and touched a landed UFO. He had an amazing experience transpire plus there were many military witnesses!


We are meeting at the CHERRY VALLEY, IL LIBRARY community room located at 755 E STATE ST from 10am until 1pm.

Seating is limited!

Tickets are $10 in advance by USPS money order or check payable to RICK L PETERS, PO BOX 5384, ROCKFORD, IL 61125.

$15 (cash only) at the door on the day of the speech.

Contact RICK at (815) 904-0909 or with any questions.

Please share everywhere.

Open to all !!!

Contact RICK at (815) 904-0909 or with any questions.


Do not miss this amazing event! 

alien, paranormal, mufon, ufo, unknown, ghost,
Rockford MUFON


Rockford Scanner™: Police Standoff Leads To A Foot Chase, Police Tackle Suspect And Arrest Them



Around 11 pm tonight officers had a house surrounded on Latham in Rockford. 

Sources report that a person was allegedly wanted by police. 

Police were trying to negotiate with a subject inside the residence. 

A subject took off on foot from the police, several officers were in hot pursuit of the alleged suspect and they were able to easily tackle and subdue to the alleged wanted suspect.  

It is not yet known what the suspect was wanted for. But there is one person that police did take into custody. 

RS fan Matt was able to catch it on video at CLICK HERE




Rockford Scanner™: High Speed Police Chase Ends In An Accident in Rockford

Several sources are reporting there was a high speed chase in Rockford.

Details are minimal due to the encryption.

Sources are reporting a vehicle fled from police,  police chased the vehicle and then vehicle the crashed near Buckbee st

It happened around 10:30 pm.   A short time later medical was dispatched to that same area, but did not say why over the air. 

We will post updates as they become available

Video by Jessica Macias

Rockford Scanner™: Four Arrested After A Felony Traffic Stop


RPD say 4 people were arrested after a neighbor called them in reference to a man with a gun near 10th ave.

Police spotted the alleged suspects and did a felony traffic stop on the alleged vehicle. 

RPD arrested 18 year old Baranor Douthard &  19 year old Brian Price & two teens ,  after police conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle on 11th st just North of Broadway.

While police searched the vehicle, they allegedly found a shotgun inside the vehicle and arrested the four occupants.