Rockford Scanner™: HAZMAT Situation On I-90




Sources reporting earlier today there was a HAZMAT situation on I-90. 

It happened in the Eastbound lanes on I-90 near MM 187 

Large gas spill is being reported and the HAZMAT team has been dispatched. 

Traffic has been blocked up for several miles. Avoid the area



Rockford Scanner™: Local Walmart Shut Down Due To Power Outage

UPDATE – 9:20 PM:  There are reports that a generator has blown in the area of 20 and Genoa Rd that is leaving around  2,000 people without power in the Belvidere and surrounding areas.  The estimated restoration time is around 10:30 PM tonight.

Sources reporting a local Walmart has shut down due to a power outage. 

Details are minimal. The Walmart in Belvidere is reported to have been shut down due to a power outage. Unknown what caused the power outage. Unknown when the store will re-open. 

COMED has confirmed a power outage in the area. 

Reports of a generator that has blown in the area

Rockford Scanner™: RFD En Route To A Possible Structure Fire



Just after 8 pm tonight the RFD were responding to a possible structure fire. 

It happened in the area of Arlene and Rockwell. 

Reports of a possible structure fire near this location. 

Several emergency personnel are en route. 



Rockford Scanner™: Another Business Robbed in Rockford, Police Are Investigating

On 7/24/2018 at around 2:25 AM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the Phillips 66 gas station, at 4402 Linden Rd, in regards to an Armed Robbery to the business.

Upon arrival officers met with employees who reported that a lone suspect entered the business, armed with a hammer, and demanded money. The suspect left the business after obtaining currency and fled the area in a vehicle.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

The suspect is described as a Mexican or Hispanic race male, 30 years old, 6’02” 225 lbs, wearing a brown hooded jacket and baseball hat.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.


Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating An Armed Robbery On The East Side




On 7/23/2018 at around 9:50 hours, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 4100 block of Florida Dr, in regards to an Armed Robbery.

Officers arrived and met with an adult male and an adult female who reported that they were approached by four suspects in a parking lot,while they were walking up to an apartment building doorway.

Two of the suspects were armed with handguns and demanded property from the victims. The suspects took a purse, wallet, and money from the victims and fled the area on foot.

The victims were not injured during this incident.

The suspects were described as four black males, 15-17 years of age, all of whom were wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Steal Victims Vehicle During A Home Invasion in Rockford




Sources reporting a home invasion and carjacking in Rockford. 

It happened in the 900 block of N Main. 

Two black males and one white girl were loitering outside the front door of a 9 unit apartment building in the 900 block of N Main, approx 4 am Thursday morning. When the victim got home he walked through the  main apartment door.

He didn’t close door behind him and they held the door and followed him up the stairs and pushed their way into his apartment and robbed him. They then fled down the stairs and fled away in the victims vehicle. (No vehicle description at this time) 



Rockford Scanner™: Burglary To A Local Laundromat




Sources are reporting two suspects broke into a local laundromat and robbed the change machine. 

It happened at the Cherry Valley Laundromat at 306 E State in Cherry Valley over the weekend. 

Video at

If you have any information, please call the police. 



Rockford Scanner™: Another Abandoned House Goes Up In Flames in Rockford




Around 6 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were battling another vacant house fire in Rockford. 

This one happened on Bruce st in Rockford. 

Reports of this being another vacant house.

No reports of injuries. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation



Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Accident Involving A Local Police Officer

 Just before 11 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were on scene of a fatal accident that involved a local police officer. 

A motorcyclist and a local police officer were involved in an accident near W State and Pierpont. 

Officers are reporting the motorcyclist ran into the back of an officers vehicle. 

The motorcyclist passed away on the scene.
Winnebago County Coroner was dispatched to the scene. 

Officer is reported to be not injured. 

This is still developing. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Please avoid the area for the next several hours. 

Rockford Scanner™: Police On Scene Of Another Shooting Victim In Rockford, Still Developing


On 7-22-18 at 2150 hours Officers responded to 2129 19th Ave in reference to the residence being struck by gunfire. Officers spoke with the occupants of the residence who advised they were inside when they heard gunshots. Several rounds struck the residence when one of the occupants was struck in the foot one time. They suffered non-life threatening injuries and declined medical attention.

There is no suspect information at this time and is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.

Around 10 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched for another shooting victim call in Rockford

It happened in the 2100 block of 19th ave. 

Sources are reporting a victim was shot near this location. 

Injuries are believed to be non life threatening. 

No suspect information at this time. 

Still developing