Rockford Scanner™: The community no longer “feels safe”  as criminals use the police encryption technology against them, to commit more violent crimes. 

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Just because you are anti-encryption, Does not mean you are anti-police.


Watch this video.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?


NOTE:  All kinds of people do talk to us and are brutally honest.  And Yes, We do pass on tips to the local police, when we do get them.  People do send us information and tips all the time. And are brutally honest. That is how we get our information.


Do you feel safer since the police encrypted their radios? 

Since encrypting 2 officers have been seriously hurt, one was killed in the line of duty.  Before the encryption no officers were seriously injured for a very long time. The last known serious injury was to Detective Rice back in Aug. 3, 2001.

Criminals have openly talked about how they use the encryption to their advantage. 

They only have to worry about hiding from the police, and no longer have to worry about a citizen spotting them and turning them in. 

Criminals brag about how they literally just walk away from scenes.

One person  said “We no longer have to worry about 150,000 eyes and ears to turn us in, now we only have to worry about maybe 20 police officers and they are easy to spot.  And the police no longer talks to the public with information, so we can commit a lot of crimes and literally walk away scott free. ” 

Many criminals echo this very same thing

Does this make you feel safe?  

With the encryption off, the criminals had to worry about the people nearby recognizing them and turning them in. Now criminals are bragging how easy it is to literally walk away after committing violent crimes.

Because they only have to now worry about 30 very visible police officers, instead of the whole community & the police.

30 vs 150,030  eyes and ears.
Which is more effective on
combating crime?

People used to know who to look out for. People used to turn their family members and friends in.  Now the community lacks the trust with the lack of transparency (police promised would happen after encrypting, and failed to do so) and criminals using the encryption to their advantage, has now made the the community feeling very unsafe.

The community no longer “feels safe”  as criminals use the police encryption technology against them to commit more violent crimes.

On our end:  Police promised transparency since encrypting. And yet all these crimes happen and police say “no comment”  and they have labeled violent crimes in their call logs as “medical assists, service to other agency, etc….”

They call this “Cooking the books”

We have had citizens contact us out of frustration, saying they were hanging out with murderers and did not know it, because they were clueless. And are mad at the police, because if they would have known they would have turned them in. 

I can not tell you how many times people have contacted us and said they no longer trust the police, because the encryption alone.  They don’t feel safe no more not knowing what is going on their neighborhoods. They no longer have no idea who to look for.

They say “crime is down” 
How do we really know this?  We have to take the words of the very same people that encrypted and hide things from the public now. Do you trust those “stats”  they show that supposed to appear crime is going down?

Watch that video in the top of this article.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?

Rockford Police on occasion do post blotters.  The Winnebago County Sheriff, once in a blue moon (literally) do they release crime releases.

I can not tell you how many violent crime scenes I have been to since police encrypted (too many to count) , and not a peep from police on information or suspect info. about the scene.  No blotters, no press releases, nothing…..

Police used to be un-encrypted and also encrypted.  Yes, they were encrypted before going full encryption. They would also use their cell phones, MDT’s, or the tactical channels that were encrypted. To provide sensitive information from the public.

Police have said “If we didn’t want you to hear it, we wouldn’t say it over the air”  and well that is exactly what they did, full encryption.

How do we know crime is really down?  How do we know our leaders are not once again lying to us?  How do we know the man standing next to you did not murder someone an hour ago?  Answer: You don’t know!

That brings us back to the topic: Do you feel safer with police encryption?

Wise man once said:
“If you are doing nothing wrong, then there is no reason to hide”

Watch this video.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Hit By A Van Near Beloit, Life Threatening Injuries

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The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident that occurred at 6:33 p.m. Monday on Pleasant Street just south of Portland Avenue.

The pedestrian was walking in the roadway on Pleasant Street south of the crosswalk when he was hit by a van.

The accident remains under investigation.

The pedestrian is a 49-year-old Beloit male who was transported to Mercy Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the van remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The identity of the pedestrian and the driver will not be released at this time.

The northbound lane on Pleasant Street will remain closed during the investigation. The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting with accident reconstruction.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Train Hits A Vehicle in Rockford, Still Developing

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Just after 9 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to an accident involving a train in Rockford.

A train has hit a vehicle at the railroad tracks near 11th st and Railroad ave.

The vehicle is still on the tracks.  The driver of the vehicle got out and fled on foot.  Last seen on Woodruff running away. Unknown on injuries.

Sounds like the train will be stopped awhile, while they investigate

This is the Canadian National train that is involved.

The train will be stopped for a long time, it is blocking traffic all the way back from 11th st all the way back to the Blackhawk Housing

The vehicle was hit near 11th st and Railroad and was dragged down the tracks. It ended up on the southside of the tracks near 13th st, 2 blocks away from the initial impact site.







Rockford Scanner™: TRIBUTE TABLE: This Saturday, emergency responders from all over the area attended the Blue Line Ball

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TRIBUTE TABLE: This Saturday, emergency responders from all over the area attended the Blue Line Ball. We remembered those missing from our midst who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“This table that is set for one is small. It symbolizes the frailty of one officer against his oppressors. The tablecloth is black. It symbolizes the mourning of the families and loved ones for the officer who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

The blue ribbon on the center of the table represents the strong bond of all law enforcement officers who still continue to respond to calls for service even when one of their own has fallen. It also represents the thin blue line of law enforcement officers who stand between good and evil. The single rose, illuminated in blue and displayed in a vase, reminds us of the families and loved ones of our officers who are still mourning.

White gloves are placed on the table symbolizing the purity of the officer’s intentions to respond to their communities call for service. The candle is lit and its light symbolizes the upward reach of their unconquerable spirit. The plate on the table holds a slice of lemon and a pinch of salt. The lemon serves to remind us of the fallen officer’s bitter fate, and the salt is symbolic of the many tears shed by mourners.

The glass is inverted – they cannot share in a toast. The chair is empty as they are no longer physically with us. For those of you who knew them, knew of them, served with them, called them your brother or sister, or relied upon them for their might and aid, remember their spirits will live on forever.”

 







Rockford Scanner™: Steady Rain This Evening, Possible Embedded Storms

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A large precipitation shield with steady rain moves into the area this evening. Then by mid to late evening, could possibly see some periods of moderate rainfall.

There is the potential for some embedded thunder for the mid to late evening timeframe.

Severe weather is not expected though.

Tuesday will be breezy with the strongest winds/gusts look to be in the morning through mid afternoon, with gusts as high as 35 to 40 mph.

 







Rockford Scanner™: Local Police Ask For The Public’s Help Locating A Shooting Suspect

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On Sunday November 4, 2018 at 6:20 pm Officers were dispatched to the area of 3100 W. State St. for an Aggravated Discharge.

The victims advised they had gone to 3109 W. State St. when an occupant of another vehicle fired 4 gunshots at their vehicle. The vehicle was not struck and there were no injuries reported.

The suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored 2012 Chevy Suburban. The Chevy fled east bound from the scene.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Rockford

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Sources are reporting an auto accident  in Rockford.

It happened in the area of Meridian and Montague.

Injuries were reported, but it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 







Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Man Beaten & Also A Bad Accident in Rockford This Morning

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Sources reporting two different scenes in Rockford this morning.

Willard and Mulberry there was a bad accident with possible extrication needed. No other information at this time.

Around the same time a victim was viciously beaten in the 1000 block of Hess. The suspect fled the scene, unknown on the description due to the encryption.

Keep up the good work sending in your tips!

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into a House & The Driver Flees On Foot



 

A vehicle crashes into a house and the driver flees on foot

just after 8 AM this morning sources are reporting a vehicle has crashed into a house in the 1100 block of Rose in Rockford.

The driver got out and fled on foot. No suspect information due to the police encryption.

The vehicle was smoking inside the residence.

Unknown on injuries at this time.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Numerous police officers working a scene on the east side

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Several sources are reporting numerous police officers area of Charles Street and 9th

Several officers from a couple different local police department are on scene

It appears that somebody may have fled from a traffic stop

They have police K-9 dog’s tracking in the area near Swedish American Hospital

Unconfirmed reports are saying this is a possible robbery suspect in the police were able to successfully capture the suspect. We are still trying to confirm this information

Police are encrypted so details are very minimal, and they have yet to release any information

Check back later for possible update







Rockford Scanner™: Several people injured at an automobile accident scene in Rockford, Avoid the area

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Around 10 PM several emergency personnel were responding to an automobile accident with injuries in Rockford

There is reports of a bad accident near Alpine and Broadway

Several people are reported to be injured and multiple ambulances have been dispatched to the scene

Unconfirmed reports are saying one of the vehicles is on fire

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Please avoid the area or expect delays

 

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Woman Walking Her Dog, Is Struck By A Vehicle And Is Killed

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UPDATE:  The victim has been identified as April Guthrie, age 47 of Beloit.

Source: Social Media

The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Oak Street at 4:53 p.m. Sunday.

The pedestrian, a 47-year-old Beloit woman, was walking a dog across the street when she was struck by a pickup truck. The woman was transported by the Beloit Fire Department to Beloit Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries.

The dog was transported to Veterinarian Emergency Services with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 56-year-old Verona man, is fully cooperating with authorities. While the accident remains under investigation, it does not appear that the driver was at fault.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting with the accident reconstruction.

The Beloit Police Department is not identifying the pedestrian or the driver at this time. No one is available for interviews Sunday night.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Large Disorderly Crowd, With Popping Sounds At A Local Bar

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Around 6:45 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a large disorderly group call in Rockford.

It happened at a bar on N Main.  There is a large disorderly crowd and at least 1 battery victim. There is also “popping sounds” that might be gunshots, but not confirmed yet.

Still developing

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Two Male Suspects Beat And Rob A Female In Rockford

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Sources are reporting a lady was mugged at the Great Oaks entrance around 3am this morning.

That is near Linden rd 

  The suspects beat the female victim during the robbery.

Suspects are only described as 2 black males

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Showers Moving Into The Area

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Showers continue across a good portion of northern Illinois and are moving into northwest Indiana this morning.

There could be some isolated thunderstorms, mainly right along the lakefront.

These showers will continue for the next several hours. 

A cold front will move across the region today accompanied by periods of rain and windy conditions.

Winds may gust to 30 or 35 mph at times late this morning through the afternoon. Expect to start the day dry tomorrow, but chances for rain will increase later in the day, with widespread showers expected overnight into early Tuesday.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Gas Theft Under $500 and Driving While License Revoked

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Gas Theft Under $500 and Driving While License Revoked

 

On 11-1-18 at 1341 hours Deputies along with members of the Rochelle Police Dept. responded to the Hillcrest Casey’s General Store for a report of a gas drive off.
After a short investigation Deputies located and arrested Donald Halicek 41 of Harrison MI for Theft under 300 dollars and driving while license revoked.
Halicek also received citations for improper display of registration and no valid registration.  Halicek’s passenger Kevin Egbert-Gray 26 of Harrison MI was arrested on charges of Theft under 300 and unlawful possession of weapons as a felon.
Both men were transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Man Swerves To Avoid Hitting A Deer, Crashes & Rolls His Vehicle Over

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Single Vehicle Accident

On 11-03-18 at approximately 6:46 pm, Ogle County Deputies, Oregon Police Department, Oregon EMS and Mt Morris Fire Department responded to a single vehicle roll over accident in the 1700 block of West Pines Road.
After an investigation it was learned that Robert A Meier age 69 of Polo, swerved to miss a deer. His vehicle entered the ditch and overturned.
Meier was transported to KSB Hospital by Oregon EMS for non life threatening injuries.
Meier was cited for Improper Lane Usage and No Insurance.

 

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery At A Local School, Police Investigating

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Sources reporting an armed robbery that happened near a Rockford School.

It happened around 8 am this morning, near Lincoln Middle School in the 1500 block of Charles st.

RPD confirms a robbery at this location.

No suspect information at this time.

Check back later, for possible updates