Rockford Scanner®: Rockford Fire Battling A Fire At A Local Business

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Around 2 pm today the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a fire at a local business.

It happened at RPC near 7th st and 20th ave

A neighbor saw smoke coming from the nearby vent.

RFD arrived on scene and confirmed a vent on fire on the back half of the building.

Still developing.


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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Pole On The East Side

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Sources reporting a scene on the East side.

It happened on 18th ave between 6th and 7th street

A vehicle crashed into a utility pole near this location.

Someone said there was a police chase in the area, unknown if it is related to this.  Admin Will was on scene and he said it appeared there was no driver on scene that he could tell, so unknown if the driver fled or transported.

No other information, due to the encryption.

Rockford Scanner™: Suspect uses a hammer to beat up a female victim

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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



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Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle, Possible Hit & Run

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Around 7:50 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to an accident on the East side. 

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the area of 22nd ave and 7th st. 

Injuries are being reported. 

Sounds like this might be a hit and run to a citizen. 

RFD arrived on scene and said they need police. 

Still developing




Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident With Injuries, Possibly A Police Chase Resulting in The Accident

Update: Sources are reporting the police chase originated near the Mcdonalds/Walmart on Northridge around 10:38 pm. The alleged vehicle fled from police.  There was an auto accident at State and Alpine, which is believed to be related to the chase. That happened around 10:51 pm. RPD confirmed an accident at this location around this time. Then there was an accident near Broadway and 9th (RPD confirmed this accident as well) that is believed to be related to the incident.  And also an accident at Broadway and 7th.  Sources said the alleged suspect vehicle was Blue in color, possibly an Impala. 

RPD has yet to release any information on this.  RPD did confirm the accidents, but would not say if it was related to the police chase. When RPD releases information, we will update this. 


Details are minimal right now. 

There is an auto accident with injuries in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of Broadway and 7th st around 11 pm. 

We been told by sources this was a police chase, that resulted in the auto accident. 

We can not yet confirm this.  We can confirm there is an accident with injuries near this intersection and that several police officers are on the scene and have the area blocked off. So please avoid the area for awhile. 

Check back later for updates. 


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”