Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired in Rockford, House Struck by Gunfire




 

UPDATE: As expected, Once again Judi Yehling (Judi.Yehling@rockfordil.gov)  has DENIED yet another Freedom Of Information Act request.

We requested the audio from the 911 and non emergency audio of the victims reporting these shots fired, and the police call taker/dispatcher telling the victims that “Shots fired was not an emergency, and they weren’t going to send any officers out to go collect shell casings”  as the victims told us that is what the police call taker/dispatch told them.

And as expected Judi Yehling, has yet again DENIED another one of our Freedom Of Information Act request.  Seems like a common thing with this woman and our FOIA requests. 

Police PROMISED the public transparency, when they encrypted. And yet they have not been so transparent since encrypting.  Hence the lack of info provided on scenes, all the FOIA requests DENIED.  Etc…

So much for transparency and providing the truth to the public and proving the call takers did “not” tell the victims that a shooting incident is not an emergency and they werent going to send anyone out to investigate.

We filed the FOIA request to prove or disprove what was said when the victims called to report the incident.

The victims (People reporting the shots fired)  said they were going to file a complaint with the Mayor and city on the incident and the call taker/dispatchers behavior. And also file their own FOIA request as well.


I want to first start off by saying thank you to the sources who contacted me on this story. Keep up the good work with SEE IT, SNAP IT, SEND IT!

Sources said several shots were fired near Winnebago and Johnathon around 10:30 pm.  Multiple people called the police to report the shots fired.  The reporting parties said the call-taker said they were not going to send anyone out, just to collect shell casings.  So the reporting parties called several times to get the police to come out to investigate and collect the shell casings in the roadway.  And the police call-taker said they weren’t going to send anyone out, because it was not an emergency.

So the reporting parties contacted me, to work the story.
Almost 2 hours after the shots were fired and police never showed up.

That is almost 2 hours of people walking through the scene, touching, driving through the scene, etc… 
BEFORE I even showed up to the scene to work the story. 

I arrived on scene and talked to the reporting parties. And then I filmed the scene and then did a live video. I did the live video approx. 12:15 am.

The police saw the live video, Then they responded within minutes. Shortly after I stopped the live video, the police arrived on scene because they saw the live video.

The officers said they were unaware of the scene. But yet multiple people called several times to the police, both 911 and non-emergency and the police call-taker never sent the officers out to investigate, until I did the live video.

When the officers pulled up I pointed to the shell casings so they knew where the scene was.  They got out and talked to the reporting parties and then began their evidence collecting and investigation.

Police later released the following info:

On Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at approximately 10:44 pm Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of N. Winnebago St. and Jonathan Ave. for a call of shots fired. Officers located spent shell casings near the intersection and located an occupied residence at 3200 N. Winnebago St. struck by gunfire. No injuries reported.

No suspect information.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Vandalize A Local Store, Possible New Trend




Sources are reporting that a local store was vandalized on Sunday afternoon.

Three females allegedly went into the gas station at S Alpine and Linden on Sunday afternoon. They destroyed many items in the store.

Then they ran away laughing about what they had just done.

Sources said the police have video of the incident and also the suspects license plate number, but sources said the police were not interested in investigating this case.  Just took the report on it.

The employee that was working was highly distraught and crying.

This is the 13th incident we have heard about in the last few months, about something similar happening in other local stores as well. It seems to be a trend locally, because of how often it happens.

We have asked the police in the past about these incidents, and they refused to comment on the incidents.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Woman Stabbed A Few Times In Loves Park




Sources are reporting a stabbing in Loves Park. 

It happened around 2 pm today. 

A woman has been stabbed near Olive ct in Loves Park. That is located near the Spring Garden restaurant.

Sources have told us the woman who is approx. 43 years old was stabbed a few times. 

No other information at this time. 

 

Update: Sources said a suspect did it, then one source said it might appeared to be self inflicted. So it is unclear at this time. Police are encrypted and have not released any information on the incident.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Bird Attacks A Child in Rockford




 

Around 9:45 pm tonight emergency personnel were on scene of a bird attack in Rockford. 

A child was attacked by a hawk near Jackson st in Rockford. The child was approx. 8 years old. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

It is unclear if the hawk was a wild hawk or possibly a pet hawk.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Very Serious Accident, Possibly Fatal. Roads Closed Down




UPDATE:


Officials have confirmed this is a double fatal accident.

Several sources are reporting a very serious accident, possibly fatal but not yet confirmed.  It happened near Trask Bridge near Eddie road. There is a  vehicle in the ditch and a Jeep was on fire.

We have been told there are injuries, possibly fatal. But again officials have yet to confirm this.   The roads are blocked off, so you want to avoid the area.

A truck was headed eastbound on Trask Bridge Rd. veered into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a Jeep.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Rockford




Sources are reporting an accident with injuries.

It happened around 4 pm near State and Ridgeview.

There is an accident near this location and injuries were being reported. We have been told the injuries are non life threatening, but officials have yet to confirm this. You may want to avoid the area for awhile, we have been told it is causing some traffic issues. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries On The Bypass




Sources are reporting an accident with injuries on Bypass 20 in the westbound lanes of traffic, near 11th st.   Reports of a few vehicles that are reportedly possibly involved. Injuries were being reported. Sources have told us the injuries are believed to be non life threatening at this time. Avoid the area, traffic is moving slow and is backed up some.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries, 2 year old Involved




 

Around 9 am this morning a vehicle rolled over. 

Sources said a black vehicle was traveling at a high rate of sped when it left the roadway and rolled over. It happened on I-90 near Magic Waters .

An adult had head injuries, a 2 year old child is reported not to be injured.

Several emergency personnel are en route. Still developing.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries




Sources are reporting a rollover accident with injuries. 

It happened this morning near Mulford and Harrison.

Reports of a vehicle that rolled over, that was involved in an auto accident.

Injuries were being reported. At the time of writing this we have been told one person has life threatening injuries, but officials have yet to confirm this.

Avoid the area.