Rockford Scanner™: Business Just Robbed in Rockford, Police Investigating

ARMED ROBBERY: On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called to CVS (110 S. Alpine Road) for an armed robbery.

Officers learned a man, armed with a handgun, demanded money from the register. The suspect is described as a black male, about 5’8”, 160 pounds, wearing a dark blue hoodie, dark blue pants or jeans, a white bandana or t-shirt around his head, and black shoes with a white stripe down the sides and white soles. No one was hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

Around 4 am this morning, sources were reporting the Rockford Police were investigating a robbery to a Rockford business.

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Rockford Scanner™: Shooting at a Rockford apartment complex, Numerous emergency personnel on scene

Several sources are reporting a shooting incident in Rockford

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Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Vehicle Accident,Multiple Injuries

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Sources are reporting a multiple vehicle accident with multiple injuries in Rockford.

It happened around 9:45 pm in the area of S Alpine and Carthage.

Reports of up to 4 vehicles involved.

At least 2 injuries were reported, and 2 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.  Still developing. Avoid the area or expect delays



Rockford Scanner™: Couple Of Bad Accidents Today in Rockford

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Today there have been a couple of bad accidents in the area.

Alpine and Newburg ~ Several injuries reported

Spring Creek and Ashwin  ~  this was a rollover with extrication.

Both scenes, are under investigation.

Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Fully Engulfed Next To The Gas Pumps

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Around 6:40 pm tonight the Rockford Fire Department were en route to battle a fire at a local gas station. 

It happened near 3730 N Alpine at the Fasmart, by Walmart. 

A vehicle is fully engulfed next to the gaspumps. 

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating An Armed Robbery On The East Side




On 7/23/2018 at around 9:50 hours, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 4100 block of Florida Dr, in regards to an Armed Robbery.

Officers arrived and met with an adult male and an adult female who reported that they were approached by four suspects in a parking lot,while they were walking up to an apartment building doorway.

Two of the suspects were armed with handguns and demanded property from the victims. The suspects took a purse, wallet, and money from the victims and fled the area on foot.

The victims were not injured during this incident.

The suspects were described as four black males, 15-17 years of age, all of whom were wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.



Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident With Injuries, Plus Several Other Accidents In The Area

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Several sources have reported many accidents in the area today. 

#1 A motorcycle has crashed on Montague and Hoisington. At least one person was reporting injuries. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

#2 Multiple vehicle accident in the area of Perryville and Charles. Unknown on injuries. 

#3  Harlem and Alpine there was an accident with injuries. 

Credit: Allyson Dunn

#4 State and Perryville, Accident with injuries. 



Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident in Rockford

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UPDATE:  One person will be a transported for medical eval.  Rest are sign offs/refusals.  Second ambulance and extra units were called off the call.

An auto accident is being reported at Alpine and Harrison. Reports of multiple injuries.  Second ambulance is being requested to be en route.  Please avoid this area at this time and find alternative routes!  This is still developing!

Rockford Scanner™: Two Different Accident Scenes Causing Long Traffic Delays In The Area

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Just after 10 AM several emergency personnel were responding to a motorcycle accident with injuries.
Initial reports are saying there’s a motorcycle accident in the area of Alpine and Broadway on Rockford’s east side.
At least one person is reporting injuries. At this time it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. Please avoid this area or expect traffic delays.

Around 9:30 AM emergency personnel were on scene of another auto accident in Rockford. This one happened at North Main and West Riverside. A vehicle is reported to have hit a pole near this intersection. Construction is ongoing in the area. Traffic is reported to be at a complete standstill for at least 30 minutes according to several sources. Avoid this area or expect long traffic delays




Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel En Route To An Accident With Injuries

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Just before noon today several emergency personnel were responding to an accident scene in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of Alpine and Broadway. 

Injuries were being reported. Sounds like the injuries are non life threatening. 

Unknown if the accident is in the middle of the intersection, or in a certain direction lane of traffic. 

Please avoid the area or expect delays in this area.  




Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle, Pedestrian Is Not Moving. Still Developing

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Rockford Police Department officers responded to the 2400 block of South Alpine Road for reports of a serious traffic crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a 47-year-old male Rockford resident was crossing in the midblock of S. Alpine Road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. The driver, who is a 16-year-old male Rockford resident, remained on scene. The pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital where he was listed as critical condition.

The Rockford Police Department Traffic Accident Reconstruction team was deployed to the scene.

On June 20, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and died while in the hospital. The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time




Unknown if it is related: Several sources have told us the Rockford Police were on scene doing an investigation near this accident scene, on Sunday.  If it is related, the RPD believes the injuries are life threatening and possibly fatal. We will bring you updates as they become available.

Around midnight several emergency personnel were responding to a serious accident on the East side. 

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near Alpine and Harrison. 

The pedestrian is injured and is not moving. Injuries are believed to be life threatening according to a source. 

Several emergency personnel are en route. Avoid this area. 




Rockford Scanner™: 4 Ambulances Dispatched To An Accident Scene in Rockford, Multiple People injured



Around 8:40 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to an auto accident in Rockford. 

It happened at Alpine and Harrison ave. 

At least 4 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene, for multiple people injured. 

Avoid this area for awhile, or expect delays. 

Still developing




Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near Loves Park


From a source who was involved: 
-Location: E. Riverside & N. Alpine intersection.
-Approx. 5:15pm.
-What Happened: We were driving in the far right lane on E. Riverside east bound when were struck head on by a lady making a left hand turn on a red turn light. We didn’t have time to stop, because we were already half way through the green light. She didn’t exchange a name nor insurance information with us.. It happened so fast. Our airbags deployed right when we got struck. Hers deployed after she was out of her car. Fire personnel showed up to the scene first and then RPD and ambulance showed up shortly after. Our car took a lot of damage. My husband was the driver and came out with hip and back injuries. Myself, I came out with an injured knee, bruised tailbone, really bad bruise to my underarm and scraped my neck and stomach. I am also 18 weeks pregnant, luckily no injuries or death of the unborn.. Pretty badly shaken up as this is my husband’s and I first car accident.


Around 5:15 PM today several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the area of E Riverside and Alpine. 

Injuries are being reported. 

Traffic is backed up, so please avoid the area. 



Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery to Business, Police Searching For The Suspect

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Armed Robbery to Business

  • Date: 05/22/2018 12:00 am
  • Location: 4343 E. State St

At 6:55am officers responded to Ms. Jill’s Video Poker and Slots in reference to an armed robbery.

Upon arrival officers learned that a black male had entered the business around 6:50am armed with a handgun. 

The suspect demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect then fled from the business. 

No customers were in the business at the time of the robbery.

Suspect was described as follows:

Black Male
5’6 160 lbs
Tan coat and black ski mask

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.



Rockford Scanner™: Two Separate Accident Scenes On The East Side, Avoid The Area


Sources are reporting two different accidents on Rockford’s East Side. 

The first one is at Alpine and Spring Creek. The other is at Perryville and Spring Creek. 

Unknown on injuries, for both accident scenes. 

The cause of the accidents, are under investigation. 

Please avoid these areas or expect delays

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Rockford Scanner™: Serious Motorcycle Accident in Machesney Park



Update: Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says  Dale Watkins, 58-year-old of Machesney Park, died from blunt trauma to his chest

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Update: The motorcyclist has passed away. He is reported to be around 58-years-old. The name of the victim has not yet been officially released. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Preliminary reports are saying the car pulled out onto the roadway, and the motorcyclist was unable to avoid colliding with the vehicle. Police are investigating the accident. Winnebago County Coroner will be releasing more information later on. 


Several sources are reporting a very serious accident in Machesney Park.  

A motorcycle and a car are both involved in the accident. 

It happened in the 9900 block of N Alpine. 

Injuries are being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

Police and crime scene units are on scene. The roadway is blocked off, avoid the area

HRFD: Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters and EMS responded to a car vs motorcycle accident around 11 am today (May 10) in the 9900 block of N. Alpine Rd. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Ambulance



Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Rockford, Several Ambulances On Scene


Earlier today there was a serious accident in Rockford. 

The accident happened in the area of Alpine and Bypass 20.

Three ambulances, Engine 7, and Engine 11 on scene.

Sounds like 4 people were injured and there was entrapment.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 


Rockford Scanner™: FIRE: Apartment Fire, With A Person Trapped On A Balcony

FIRE: Apartment Fire, With A Person Trapped On A Balcony

Around 1:30 pm on Sunday May 6th, the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a fire at an apartment complex in Rockford.

It happened in the area of 3701 Trilling. That is near the Rock River and Cliffbreakers.

There was a fire in one of the apartments at the complex. 

One person was trapped on the balcony. The RFD was able to safely rescue the victim.

The fire was contained by a sprinkler system at the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Credit: RFD