Around 9:30 pm tonight several emergency personnel were on scene of a robbery on the East side.
Several sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford
UPDATE: RFD FF said there was an explosive device and needed an investigator. RFD, RPD and the ATF were all on scene investigating.
Details are minimal right now.
There was an explosion noise just before 9 pm in Rockford.
Calls of an explosion in the area of Dresden ave in Rockford. Unknown on the exact location at the time of writing this.
Emergency personnel did find an explosive device and requesting an investigator. It is not yet known the exact location of the explosive device.
This is still developing, we will post updates as they become available
Armed Robbery Arrest
On 7/29/18 at 4:45 pm, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Armed Robbery at the BP Gas Station located at 14032 East Route 72, Davis Junction. The investigation revealed a male entered the gas station and while armed with a weapon, stole the cash register drawer. The male was last seen Northbound on Route 251 in a silver vehicle.
On 7/30/18 at 6:40 pm, Ogle County Detectives executed a search warrant to a residence in the 4400 block of 11th Street, Rockford. Items of evidence were located at the residence and in the silver vehicle. As a result of the search warrant, Jourdan R. Mondragon, age 41 of Rockford, was arrested for an outstanding Rockford PD warrant and transported to the Winnebago County Jail.
On 7/31/18 Mondragon was arrested by Ogle County Detectives for Armed Robbery, a Class X Felony. Mondgragon will appear in Ogle County court on 8/1/18. The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rockford Police Department during the execution of the search warrant.
UPDATE: RFD said the fire is under control and is under investigation. Initial reports said 2 homeless people were sleeping inside. RFD did not mention this in their release. So we assume those people were able to make it out.
Just before 4:30 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were battling a house fire.
It is reported to be a vacant house, but two people were reported to be sleeping inside the house.
It happened in the 1100 block of 8th, on Rockford’s East side.
Unknown on the status of the 2 reported people that were reported to be inside.
We will post updates as they become available.
Just before 10 pm tonight emergency personnel were on scene of an auto accident on the East side.
It happened in the area of 11th st and Harrison ave.
Injuries were reported. Initially they dispatched 2 ambulances to the scene for multiple injuries. Then they told the one ambulance to not come to the scene, because the other ambulance can handle the situation.
Sounds like the injuries are believed to be non life threatening. But not yet confirmed.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
UPDATE: Middle aged woman has been found in the river. A family fishing nearby spotted the body and called police. The womans body has not been in the river to long and the Winnebago County Coroners office hopes to have the identity by this afternoon. Sources said it is possibly a reported missing woman.
We will post updates as they become available.
Confirmed dead body. Emergency personnel are recovering a dead body from the Rock River. No other information at this time.
Several sources reporting a scene on 20, between 11th st and S Main.
Numerous police officers, crime scene unit, Winnebago County Coroner’s office, etc… are all on scene.
We been told that it was a body found near the bridge.
They do have one lane of traffic blocked off in the area, so expect traffic delays.
As you know, details are minimal due to the encryption.
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.
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 ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2018/05/16/rockford-scanner-rs-fan-has-her-vehicle-stolen-in-rockford/
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
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.
UPDATE: Parents of a missing teen contacted us earlier in reference to making a post to help locate their son. Rockford Scanner was awaiting to hear back from the Rockford Police Department on the case, before we posted it. During that time, that missing teen came home and stole weapons and cash from the residence. Later on, the parents of the teen saw him and called the police. The police chased the suspect and later caught him in the area of the Rockford Airport.
Several sources have said they heard what sounded like shots fired during the chase. But we can not confirm this.
Details are minimal right now due to the encryption. We are getting reports of a high speed police chase on the East side. Reports of a vehicle fleeing from police in the area between 20th ave, 11th st, over to Kishwaukee and out by the airport. All over this area.
Numerous police officers are reported to be chasing this vehicle.
Unconfirmed reports are reporting shots have been fired during this police chase, but we can not yet confirm this due to the police encryption.
Check back later for updates
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:25 AM Rockford Police Officers responded to 11 Street and the East bound on-ramp to HWY 20 for a serious traffic crash involving a single motorcycle. Initial information indicated a 27 year old male driver lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a ditch. The driver was then rushed to an area hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
The Rockford Police Crash Reconstruction Team was mobilized and is conducting an ongoing investigation. No further information to be released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900.