Rockford Scanner™: Standoff in Rockford


Rockford police were doing a standoff with a suspect on the East side.  It started around 5 pm near 13th ave and 12th st. 

Several officers were setup around a residence.  Some officers had their rifles out.  Around 6 pm the suspect came out of the residence and RPD took him into custody.  At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what the suspect was wanted for.   No other information at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Several Accidents With Injuries

RS Source. Riverside & Olson

Sources are reporting a few accidents that happened today.

  1. Around 4:30 pm today there was an accident with injuries near Alpine and Larson. Reports of possible multiple injuries.
  2. Around 4:30 pm today in the area  Riverside and Olson, there was an auto accident with injuries.
  3. E State and 12th there was an accident with injuries (Photos below are by Rachel Ganus)



Rockford Scanner™: Bomb In Rockford, Bomb Squad On The Way

Sources are reporting a possible bomb in Rockford.

It happened just before 5 pm in the area of 12th st and 5th ave in Rockford.

Reports of a suspicious package, with a possible bomb inside it.

Bomb Squad en route.  Still developing.

Update: Police said it was an empty package, but sources at the scene said the police told everyone to go in their houses and stay inside, even though police said it was an empty package. So it is unclear if the situation is still active or cleared.

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Rockford Scanner™: Another Shooting Incident in Rockford, Police Investigating

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Sources are reporting numerous police in the area of 18th st and 12th ave around 1 am

Shots were fired and several vehicles were hit by the gunfire.  We been told a person was also struck by the gunfire and self transported to a local ER.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

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Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting police are working a scene on the East side

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Sources reporting police are working a scene on the East side.

Police are working a scene near 7th ave between 11th st and 12th st.

Police are searching the area and also searching through the trash.

Unknown what is going on at this time.

Avoid the area. Check back later for updates.


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Rockford Scanner™: 7 Men Beat & Rob A Single Victim In Rockford.



RPD:  Rockford Police say they were on patrol in the 200 block of South 6th Street on Saturday when they found a 25-year-old man lying in the grass, who had been beaten and robbed by a group of seven men.

According to police, around 5 p.m. officers spotted the victim lying in the grass just south of 1st Avenue.

The victim told officers that he had been walking in the 1000 block of 12th Avenue when seven men approached him and demanded his belongings. They then beat and robbed him.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Descriptions of the assailants were not given.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900.

Sources; RPD & WTVO 


Rockford Scanner™: Serious accident on Rockford Eastside, Multiple ambulances en route

Around 3:30 PM several emergency personnel were responding to a serious accident on Rockford’s Eastside


There is a serious accident on Rockford Eastside in the area of 7th Street and  12th Avenue

At least one person is trapped and needs to be cut out of the vehicle so extrication is being requested

Multiple injuries are being reported,  at least two ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

This is still developing please avoid the area or expect delays.

The cause of the accident is under investigation



Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Injuries At An Accident Scene in Rockford



Just before noon, several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the area of 7th st and 12th ave. 

Reports of an auto accident near this intersection. 

Possible extrication was needed. When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they confirmed they did not need extrication. Multiple injuries were being reported. Several ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. 

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Police Stop Vehicle, Alleged Suspect Flees On Foot




Details are minimal. 

Around 1 am this morning several police officers had a vehicle stopped in an alleyway near 8th st and 12th ave. Sources are reporting the WCSO initiated a traffic stop near this location. At least one alleged suspect (unknown description) fled on foot Eastbound from the vehicle. 

A police K-9 was called in to search the vehicle and track the suspect.  
The dog went East from the vehicle.

It is unclear if they were able to catch the suspect, because the police K-9 did not track long.

There was a RPD paddy wagon nearby. 

No other information is available.