Rockford Scanner™: House Fire Shuts Down US 20, Avoid The Area


Fully Engulfed House Fire Shuts Down 20

Around 9 m tonight there is a house that is fully engulfed near US 20 and 73. 

The house is fully engulfed. Unknown on injuries.  

Police have shut down US 20 and are diverting traffic. 



Rockford Scanner™: Semi Rolls Over Near Cherry Valley


Sources are reporting a semi tractor trailer has rolled over near Cherry Valley.  It happened this morning on 20 near I-39. We were told the ramp was closed for awhile. Injuries were being reported.  We have been told the injuries were believed to be non life threatening.  Rebecca Rafferty sent us the following photos. 



Rockford Scanner™: Scene Near Lowes Distribution in Rockford


Sources are reporting a scene at the Lowes Distribution center on Springfield ave around 10:30 pm tonight. 

Sources said there was a 41 year old man wanted for murder that was a passenger in a semi with NC plates, they came up I-39 and then on US-20, then parked at the Lowes Distribution center. 

Police surrounded the area with numerous police officers.  Several officers have a perimeter in the area.  

Reports of a suspicious person to the south of Lowes, unknown if it is related. 

No other information at this time. 



Rockford Scanner™: Semi Rollover Accident, Injuries Being Reported

Sources are reporting a semi rollover accident.

It happened just before 11 pm tonight near Meridian and 20.

Reports of a semi on its side (rolled over) and injuries were being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Unknown if extrication is needed at this time. Avoid the area or expect delays.


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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Man Is Dead After Rolling His Vehicle



On Friday, May 10, 2019, at approximately 9:30 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Business 20 west of Van Epps Drive, Belvidere, for a one vehicle accident.

Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Business 20 when it left the roadway and rolled several times. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, who was described as a white male, early 40’s, was the only occupant in the vehicle. The driver was transported by Lifeline Ambulance to St. Anthony’s Hospital where he later died. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Truck Rolls Over, Injuries Being Reported

Sources are reporting a rollover accident with injuries.

It happened around 5:45 am this morning near US 20 southbound ramp I-39.

A Green Ford Pickup truck has rolled over into the median near this location.

Non life threatening injuries were being reported.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: High Speed police Chase on The East Side

Sources are reporting a police chase on the East side.

This is still ongoing, so the locations might vary.

Last location we were told the suspects were at, was near Kishwaukee and the Rockford Airport area. Numerous police officers are chasing the vehicle.

It is not yet known why they are chasing the suspects.
Sources have told us the suspects were wanted in a shooting incident, but not confirmed.

Still developing.

Video by RS Source


Rockford Scanner™: Man Viciously Beaten And Robbed, While Washing His Vehicle In Rockford

Kassey Heldreth said ” He was hit over the head with a bottle where he was stunned (surprised couldn’t move) than the other guy started hitting him. He went to his knees arms wide open completely blacked out while they just kept hitting him while he was unconscious. They took his earrings his wallet his keys. Dragged his body out, was gonna take his car till someone in two stalls from him heard what was happened and ran to help him.

His nose is completely shattered. His inner ear is completely shattered. The whole bone from under his eyes and nose is shattered. The bone above the top teeth is all shattered. He’s throwing up blood and his ear is bleeding and he has a bubble in his brain”

On 4-20-19 at approximately 2053 hours officers responded to 4118 Harrison Ave. in reference to a Strong Arm Robbery.

The victim was washing his vehicle when he was approached by two suspects from behind. One of the suspects struck the victim in the head.

The suspects then punched the victim several times before taking the victim’s belongings and an undetermined amount of USC.

Both suspects fled the scene on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

Suspect #1 is a white male, in his early to mid 20s, medium build, long brown hair. Suspect #2 is a white male, early to mid 20s, medium build, short brown hair, wearing grey sweatpants and a black t-shirt.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.


Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident, Possible Police Chase

Sources are reporting a rollover accident, possibly a police chase.

It happened around 2:15 am in the area of US 20 and Winnebago

A vehicle has rolled over near this location. The vehicle is rolled over onto its roof. Unknown on injuries.  We been told this scene involved a police chase, but not confirmed. Several emergency personnel are on scene.

Photos: Mike McLain


Rockford Scanner™: Bad Head On Collision In Boone County

Casey Draper

Sources are reporting a head on collision in Boone County.

It happened around 3:30 pm today in front of the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Three vehicles are involved in the accident.
It is reported to be a head on collision.

Injuries were being reported. We been told there are multiple injuries.
The severity of the injuries we were told are believed to possibly be life threatening for one of the victims involved, but not yet confirmed.

Casey Draper

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Please avoid the area for awhile or expect delays

Casey Draper

Note: Sounds like an emergency helicopter has been dispatched to the scene. Several sources are saying this is a very bad accident scene. Please avoid this area.

RS fan Jill Masek Hayes:  “Silver neon and a Maroon Ford Edge and a White utility van. Van was bad, but the better of three. The other two… their needs to be some serious praying going on. They were in very bad shape.”

Casey Draper