Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Shooting On The East Side

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UPDATE: A suspect rammed a police car, the police fired shot at the suspect. Suspect was in a Blue 2001 Ford Focus with a plate of AP89823 comes back to an address at 2805 Edelweiss in Rockford. Sources said the alleged suspect is Alexandro Marquez. Hispanic male, medium build in his 20’s. Public records shows he has prior arrests for DUI and operating an uninsured motor vehicle and also possession of cannabis. Police are searching for this suspect.

A neighbor said there was a roadrage incident involving the off duty officer and the alleged suspect. A lot of screaming and fighting going on just prior to the shots being fired.

OFFICER’S VEHICLE RAMMED: On Sunday, January 20, 2019 shortly before 6:30 p.m., an off-duty Rockford Police officer was the victim of a vehicular assault in the area of 8th Street and 5th Avenue.

During the incident, the off-duty officer discharged their weapon at the suspect vehicle after it rammed the officer’s vehicle. The officer was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. There are no known injuries at this time. (Sources said one victim was shot, RPD is saying no shooting victim) The Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force was activated at the request of Chief Dan O’Shea and will investigate the incident. This is an active and ongoing investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Sources are reporting a shooting on the East side.

Shooting is in the area of  8th st and 5th ave

Numerous police on scene, sounds like they might be searching for a suspect in the area.  No other information at this time.

Still developing.

Video by Michelle Cooper


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Rockford Scanner™: Two People Shot In A Rockford Housing Complex

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From the RPD:

On January 5th, 2019 at 2:12 AM Rockford Police Officers responded to 1400 Birch Ct. for a shooting.  Once on scene Officers located a 25 year old male and a 36 year old male suffering from non life threatening gun shot wounds.  Both male victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

During the investigation it was learned that a white Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows may be the suspect vehicle.

This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

Around 2:10 am this morning, sources are reporting two people were shot in the Blackhawk Housing complex.

It happened in the 1400 block of Birch ct in Rockford.

Two shooting victims.

One of the victims was shot approx. 6 times.

One of the victims was shot in the head.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing.

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Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victim Arrived At A Local E.R., Police Investigating

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On Saturday, December 8. 2018 at 6:35 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a walk in shooting victim. Officers met with the victim who stated he was in the 1200 block of S. 5th St. when he was shot. Suspect fled unknown direction. Victim was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Suspect – Black Male, dark clothing, 5′ 9″, medium build, dark clothing.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information can call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867


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Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting another person shot in Rockford

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Sources reporting another person shot in Rockford


Sources reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened around 6:20 pm tonight in the 1200 block of S. 5th st in Rockford.

Victim was shot in the back.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

RPD confirmed they were investigating a weapons violation near this location

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Rockford Scanner™: Possible House Fire/Explosion

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Possible House Fire/Explosion

Several sources are reporting a possible house fire in the area of 5th street 4th ave in Rockford.  The 500 block of S. 5th st

Sources reporting they heard a loud explosion noise and saw smoke coming from a residence.

Rockford Fire Department is en route to the scene for a possible house fire.

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Suspicious Incident, Possible Attempted Abduction



Carly Rice of Rockford: Tonight human traffickers tried to abduct me. I knew this was a thing that was happening here in our city, but now I know that it’s really serious. Ladies…BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. I am still reeling from the experience and will put it into words with more detailed descriptions tomorrow, but I just need time to regroup and be with my family. Be alert for a newer white SUV with at least three men in it and a very dark skinned man, white hoodie with black graphic design. He has a very strong African accent on is on foot. PLEASE SHARE!


What happened: I was standing outside our building on 5th ave just near 7th st, smoking a cigarette (sorry, to a certain someone. I allowed the stress of moving mid-remodel to get the better of me). We have been in this neighborhood for a few weeks now and I have noticed a lot of prostitution and drug sales happening, but that is my personal history, as well, so I am not easily scared by it. In fact, I want people to see us out here picking up trash, planting in the community garden, going on walks as a family, feeding people, talking with neighbors, having friendly/supportive relationships with the local police and being generally observant. I know we can initiate change by doing these things, but that change hasn’t come to fruition yet.

As I am standing against our building I notice a car pull up down the street and open one of it’s passenger side doors. I can hear at least three men talking loudly inside and I am assuming they are dropping someone off to the bar just around the corner, which they do, but this man comes directly up to me and is trying to start a conversation. He was speaking oddly, slowly and with a heavy African accent. As I am trying to make sense of what he is saying, I locate the doorknob to our home behind my back and grip it. I firmly say “NO” to him, as he reaches his hand out to grab me and simultaneously notice the car with the other men in it was slowly approaching behind him and they have opened the rear passenger door. Fortunately, my partner, Jacob, was right inside the house and I was able to unfreeze (the fear of realizing what was happening had paralyzed me) and swing the door open behind me. I kind of fell into the house because my legs felt like jello and mumbled an odd choice of words to Jacob, who went promptly out the door at my request, the man was still lingering and having found a few words, I yelled whatever happened to come out “NO! Not in this neighborhood!” The car saw Jacob come out and took off speeding towards 8th st while the man who approached me took off running towards 7th st as he got on his phone and started yelling at someone.

It happened fast and my mind was telling me that I was overreacting, that this could not be happening.

Things I have learned so far:

Minimizing those feelings of something being wrong is dangerous. I feel like a strong person, but now I am questioning my constant insistence in standing firm. Sometimes running and yelling is the best option. If something feels wrong, GO WITH THAT. I will not be taking chances on assessing situations as long as I did last night.

Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation – RAASE, Inc. has informational sessions which I will most definitely be attending to learn how to be prepared/educated and inform others on the same. I hope you do, too.

I want to be able to defend myself. Last night I was standing inches from safety, even though the suspect likely thought I was standing in the dark doorway of a closed business…what if I hadn’t been at the front door to my house? I now feel like it is my responsibility to learn what legal and appropriate ways I can be prepared. I will be looking into self-defense classes and pepper spray.

Above all, I learned that this could happen to anyone. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. Have your phone on you with and emergency dial option at the ready, if you are out alone and especially…especially if something doesn’t feel right. Trust your gut and be vigilant.

As I learn more about RAASE and the other resources available to us here in Rockford, I will share that information. See, I was not prepared and I hope that people will see this and educate themselves, so that they do not have to experience what I got away from and so many others have not.

A big, huge thanks to Danial Petrie, who had informed me that this was a thing happening and a real problem. If he hadn’t, I don’t know if I would have reacted as fast as I did (which felt like an eternity in the moment). Like a weirdo, I called him before I even called the cops because I was just so blown away that what we had just been talking about happened. I was in a state of shock and the logical conclusion of calling the police didn’t even occur to me (more of that minimizing behavior).

The cops take this seriously. Officer Roser was wonderful and listened with genuine concern to a rambling and frightened person. I saw him out doing increased patrols in the area after the incident after he made a thorough report.

Feel free to share. I certainly never thought this would happen to me.


Rockford Scanner™: CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Brawl In Rockford, Illinois

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Several sources have sent us a video of a violent fight in Rockford the other night. 

It happened on 7th st, near the Golden Bar. Near 610 7th St, Rockford, IL

It happened on May 5th approx. 1:30 am. 

The video was posted on social media   

Unknown on injuries, watching the video we would assume there was some injuries. 

We tried to get information from the RPD, but they said “No Comment”