Rockford Scanner™: Fire Overnight Near Black Hawk Fire Department




Photos and story by George Bower

Black-hawk fire 8-11-2019 at around 1254 am Sunday morning Black-hawk was dispatched for a fire at s main and Iroquois.

A mabas was pulled then cancelled and fire was handled by Black-hawk and Mew Milford fire.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian hit by a vehicle, reported to be a fatal accident




UPDATE:


An elderly woman was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road. She is confirmed dead on the scene.


Sources are reporting a possible fatal accident in Rockford.

It happened just before 5 PM today in the area of South Main and Harrison.  Reports are saying is just south of this location.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near this location.
It is reported to be an elderly female victim, but not yet confirmed.

Injuries were being reported.
Unconfirmed reports are saying the victim has passed away.

You want to avoid this area for a while, While police do their investigation.

This is still developing

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Rockford Scanner™: Two men arrested for drugs and running from police




 

Two Rockford men face drug charges following an attempted traffic stop. On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 approximately 11:30 PM the Rockford police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Harrison Avenue near 11th St.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop at South Main but the driver fled from the officers. The vehicle eventually stopped on Clifton Ave. near Blackhawk Avenue. A passenger later identified as Jerome Garrett (31 years old) Got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was taken into custody a short time later.

The driver 39-year-old Charles Lewis stayed with the vehicle and was also taken into custody.

During the investigations officers recovered a plastic bag containing more than 40 pills believed to be ecstasy. Several white rocks believed to be cocaine and a small amount of marijuana and cash.

The Winnebago County states Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorize the charges below:

Jerome Gary: possession with intent to deliver cocaine, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Charles Lewis: possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, fleeing to elude

Lewis also faces several other traffic charges and a citation for the marijuana. Garrett and Lewis were lodged in the Winnebago County jail. The charges against these two men are merely accusations are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Accident With injuries On The East Side




Sources are reporting an accident with injuries on the East Side.

It happened around 4 pm near Blackhawk and 20th st.

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

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Local Firefighter Charged With Multiple Counts Of Arson




UPDATE:  Police have charged him with 2 more counts of arson in Rockford.

Garages in the 1700 block of S. 5th St. in Rockford on Feb. 28 and March 20. , he was arrested for allegedly setting these fires also.


Officials said he has been charged in these fire incidents and said more charges may be pending.

  • January 17th in the 1000 block of Iroquois ave
  • Two trailer fires on Jan. 27th and Feb. 3rd in the 1500 block of Linda ave.
  • Jan. 3rd a dumpster in the 4000 block of Prairie ave

Police said they are investigating and think he is involved in several more, and said more charges might be pending. But couldn’t say more because it is an open investigation. Officials said he was a firefighter at Blackhawk Fire Dept. but released him after he was arrested.


Sources are reporting a local firefighter has been charged with multiple counts of arson.

Police have arrested 21-year-old Brandon Cox on multiple counts of arson.
He is booked in the Winnebago County Jail on $25,000 bail and his next court date is 3/25/2019 at 1:30 pm.

There have been several fires in the Blackhawk Fire Department District,  … We been told his charges stems from some of these fires. The same district he was reported to be a firefighter in.  It is not yet clear if he is still a firefighter now or not.  Officials have yet to release any information on this.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Two People Shot In A Rockford Housing Complex



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From the RPD:

On January 5th, 2019 at 2:12 AM Rockford Police Officers responded to 1400 Birch Ct. for a shooting.  Once on scene Officers located a 25 year old male and a 36 year old male suffering from non life threatening gun shot wounds.  Both male victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

During the investigation it was learned that a white Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows may be the suspect vehicle.

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.


Around 2:10 am this morning, sources are reporting two people were shot in the Blackhawk Housing complex.

It happened in the 1400 block of Birch ct in Rockford.

Two shooting victims.

One of the victims was shot approx. 6 times.

One of the victims was shot in the head.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing.


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Rockford Scanner™: MABAS 2nd Alarm, Fully Engulfed Structure



 

 

 

Around midnight several fire departments were responding to a MABAS (Mutual Aid) to the 2nd alarm. 

There is reports of a fully engulfed trailer that is on fire. 

It happened in the 600 block of Arcadia Drive, off of S Main