Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department battled two structure fires


Overnight the Rockford Fire Department battled two structure fires. 

The first one was a garage in the 1500 block of Jackson. 

The second fire was a house in the 2100 block of Magnolia. 

No reports of injuries. Both fires are under investigation. 



Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery to Business, Police Searching For The Suspect


Armed Robbery to Business

  • Date: 05/22/2018 12:00 am
  • Location: 4343 E. State St

At 6:55am officers responded to Ms. Jill’s Video Poker and Slots in reference to an armed robbery.

Upon arrival officers learned that a black male had entered the business around 6:50am armed with a handgun. 

The suspect demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect then fled from the business. 

No customers were in the business at the time of the robbery.

Suspect was described as follows:

Black Male
5’6 160 lbs
Tan coat and black ski mask

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.



Rockford Scanner™: Reckless Discharge of Firearm In Rockford



Reckless Discharge of Firearm

  • Date: 05/22/2018 12:14 am
  • Location: 1000 block 7th St

On 5/22/18 at 0014 hours Officers responded to the 1000 block of 7th St for a report of gunshots fired.  Upon arrival they located a suspect in the area who informed officers he fired a gun into the air.

The Suspect was identified as 21- year-old Wisconsin resident, Tya Ru.

The incident was reviewed with the States Attorney Office, who authorized the following charges:

  • Reckless Discharge of Firearm
  • Unlawful Use of Weapon
  • Driving Under the Influence

The information contained within this notification does not reflect the actual guilt or innocence of the individual or individuals listed.  All parties are presumed innocent until they are proven guilty in a court of law.  Not every arrest or charge leads to a conviction.  A conviction or an acquittal will be determined by the court system





Dense fog will continue to develop and persist through early Tuesday morning mainly along and north of I-80.

The Tuesday morning commute may be impacted.

Use plenty of extra caution while driving by allowing additional travel time and increasing following distance.




The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Dense Fog
Advisory, which is in effect until 10 AM CDT Tuesday.


* VISIBILITY…A quarter mile or less at times.

* IMPACTS…Poor and rapidly changing visibilities in areas of
dense fog will make travel hazardous.



A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving…slow down…
use your headlights…and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.


Rockford Scanner™: Security Cameras Footage Of An Alleged Thief Stealing From A Vehicle in Rockford


From RS fan Jeremy M Ainfraim:
“My bag was stolen from my vehicle at 3022 Wallin ave in Rockford from my art studio that I own today. It had an iPad Pro and my wallet, Id , credit cards and my kids social security cards etc…

My bank informed me that she tried to use the card 3 times at the Auburn and Central BP and once at the family dollar store also at Auburn and Central at 2:00 today.

Appears as though she got one of the gas transaction to go through. Dollar General was super helpful in retrieving video footage

I can even see her using my card and it getting declined in another video. Anyway, be neat to catch her.

I do a lot for the community and stand strong as a light trying to create beautiful things in a tough neighborhood, but man this sucks ! Any help is appreciated”

Rockford Scanner™: Serious Rollover Accident in Boone County


Earlier tonight there was another serious accident. 

This one happened in Boone County on Poplar Grove rd near Beaverton. 

Two vehicles were reported to be involved in the accident. 

One of the vehicles involved has rolled over. 

A witness said they saw the MD-1 unit on scene.  and at least two ambulances. 

Unknown on the severity of the injuries, still developing




Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Loves Park

Around 5:20 pm today several emergency personnel were on scene of an accident with injuries in Loves Park. 

It happened in the Northbound lanes of N Second st, near River ln

Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

A vehicle rear ended another vehicle near this location. 

Traffic is backed up a bit going Northbound, but there is still one lane still open for traffic. 




Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Another Shooting Incident in Rockford

Sources reporting shots were fired in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of Auburn and Rockton. 

Suspects are two black females in a white civic. 

Last seen on Auburn. 

Unrelated, but here is a list of the most recent weapons violations





Rockford Scanner™: Semi & Two Other Vehicles Involved In An Accident With Injuries

Around 3 pm today several emergency personnel were on scene of an accident with injuries. 

It happened on I-90 near mile marker #1, near the state-line. 

A semi and two other vehicles were involved. 

Injuries were being reported. 

Avoid this area or expect delays. 


Rockford Scanner™: School Bus Accident in Rockford, School bus Rear Ends A Vehicle


Around 2:30 PM today emergency personnel were dispatched for an accident with injuries in Rockford.

A school bus rear ended a vehicle in the area of Huffman and Pierce.

Injuries were reported from the occupants in the vehicle.

No injuries were being reported from anyone on the school bus.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Avoid the area.