Rockford Scanner™: Possible Stabbing Victim In A Domestic Situation

Sources are reporting a stabbing in Rockford.

It happened around 7:30 am in the 1200 block of Alliance.

Reports of a domestic situation and at least one person may have been stabbed. No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: 5 Suspects Commit A Home Invasion, Get Away


On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 11:07 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a Home Invasion in the 800 block of Alliance Ave. The victim advised 5 black males 20-25 yoa, kicked a door in and entered the residence while armed with handguns.

Personal property was taken and the suspects fled the area in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported.

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.



Rockford Scanner™: Structure fire call in Rockford


Sources are reporting a structure fire in Rockford.

It happened around 10 pm near 3206 Alliance.

Reports of a dryer that has caught on fire inside the residence. The residence is filling up with smoke. Smoke and flames are showing. RFD is en route.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Charged In Allegedly Killing A Rockford Man


Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against a Rockford man in reference to a murder that happened in April.

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On April 7th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers were called to a home in the 600 Block of Alliance Avenue for a death investigation.  Officers found the body of a deceased male inside the home.

The victim was later identified as Samuel Randolph, 64 of Rockford. The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined that Randolph died as a result of blunt force trauma to the body. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was recently reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.  As a result, First Degree Murder charges have been authorized against Douglas Williams (D.O.B. 1/13/1963). Williams is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail on unrelated charges. A $2 million warrant has been issued on the murder charges.


First Degree Murder is a Class M Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a possible extended term sentence of Natural Life followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.


The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Found Dead, Murder Investigation



UPDATE: 64 Year Old Samuel Randolph was beaten to death and died from blunt force trauma to the body. If you have any information,please call the RPD


Detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a Rockford man in the 600 block of Alliance Avenue. All information is preliminary.

The investigation is active and ongoing.


Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Another Armed Robbery in Rockford


Police Investigating Another Armed Robbery in Rockford

RPD confirmed they are investigating an armed robbery in the 700 block of Alliance ave that happened Thursday night around 8:30 pm.

RPD did not provide any other information at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Investigating Another Shooting Scene in Rockford

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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

Sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford.

This one happened just before 10 pm near the area of Andrews and Alliance.

RPD does confirm a weapons violation at this location.

It is not clear if there were any victims.  RPD was at the residence on the Northwest corner of the intersection. It is not yet know if the house was struck by gunfire. But RPD was at that house.

For obvious reasons (encryption) no suspect information is available

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Rockford Scanner®: Rockford Fire Department Battling A House Fire, Unknown On Injuries. Still Developing

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UPDATE: One person has been injured. Burn to the hand. Unknown if it is an emergency personnel who was injured, or if it was the resident. Flames are confirmed and RFD laying a booster line to battle the house fire.


Around 10 AM several emergency personnel were responding to a house fire in Rockford.

Initial reports are saying there’s a house fire in the 600 block of Alliance. Smoke and flames are reported coming from the house.

Unknown at the houses occupied at this time.

This is still developing check back later for updates

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Rockford Scanner™: Officer Involved Accident in Rockford

Around 2 am this morning, there was an officer involved accident scene. 

An officer was traveling westbound on Mulberry when the officer hit a parked vehicle on Mulberry between Alliance and Soper. 

There was a lot of damage to the parked vehicle. The vehicle was parked on the curb. When the officer hit the parked vehicle, the vehicle was pushed up into the yard. 

The officers front bumper was under the trunk of the parked vehicle. 

It did not appear there were any injuries.