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




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™: Water Rescue From That Rapidly Rising River Waters




UPDATE: They have toned out a mutual aid around 2 pm today, for local fire departments to respond with hard bottom and soft bottom boats to search for victims on Blackhawk Island. They are evacuating the Blackhawk island. Some are refusing to leave.


Sources are reporting a water rescue in Rockford.

It happened around 8 am this morning on the Blackhawk Island.

Reports of at least one victim (possibly more)  that are stranded.

Blackhawk Fire Dept. and New Milford Fire Dept. are en route. They are staging at S Main and Shore.

Sounds like the river is flooded pretty bad down in that area and is quickly rising.

They have asked for the rapid response vehicle to the scene.

Still developing

As you know they have opened up the Fordham Dam in Rockford, so all that water is rushing down river near this location.





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Rockford Scanner™: Blown Transformer, Many Without Power





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RS fan  Suellen Anderson is saying:
“Blown transformer on Blackhawk about 1/2 miles west of 35th st. 1000 customers out. Fire dept has road blocked and crews are in the buckets now”

 

 






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Rockford Scanner™: Fully Engulfed Trailer Fire, MABAS Toned Out





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George Bower said that there was a fully engulfed trailer fire on Linda ave in Rockford. A  MABAS (Mutual Aid) was toned out and several fire departments were assisting.  It is not yet known on injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.






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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Tree, Driver Unresponsive



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Around 1:30 pm today, sources were reporting a bad accident near S. Beloit.

A vehicle has crashed into a tree near 111 N Blackhawk

A male driver is unresponsive.

Still developing


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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™: South Beloit Business Just Robbed, Still Developing



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From SBPD:

On Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 7:51pm South Beloit Police Officers were dispatched to “Got Slots” in the 900 block of Blackhawk Blvd for a robbery that just occurred. Officers met with the female employee of the business. She advised that a black male, 5’7″ tall, wearing all black clothing and a black bandana over his face entered the business through the front door. The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash. The employee provided the suspect with cash and he then exited the building through the rear door. A witness in the area reported seeing two black males in a dark colored car just west of the business. This car left the area on Springfield Avenue towards Blackhawk Blvd.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the South Beloit Police Department at (815) 389-3491


Sources are reporting a business in South Beloit was just robbed.

It happened in the 900 block of Blackhawk in S Beloit.

Suspect was able to get away. No suspect description, due to the encryption.


UPDATE: RS fan nearby said the suspects fled in a Silver Grand Prix. The cash bag was located nearby. Many police officers on scene. The business is called Got Slots.

Still developing.


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Rockford Scanner®: Police Chase Ends Up in A Serious Rollover Accident






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UPDATE:  Police say the police chase started in Ogle County and the suspects fled into Winnebago County. Police continued the chase until the suspects crashed. It was a single vehicle rollover accident.

The vehicle is reported stolen.

One suspect is still on the loose.

One person was ejected from the vehicle and was seriously hurt and another suspect got away on foot.

Police are investigating.


Rollover Accident With Injuries And Extrication Needed

It happened around 11:45 pm tonight in the area of 11th st and Blackhawk.

There is a serious accident near this location.

A vehicle has rolled over and some people are trapped inside the vehicle.

This was a police pursuit that ended in the vehicle crashing.

Injuries were being reported.  Extrication is needed.

One person ejected. Another fled on foot

Avoid the area or expect delays

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner™: MABAS For A Structure Fire Near New Milford



 

UPDATE: Fully engulfed, calling out a MABAS

MABAS box 11 to the box alarm


Around 7:30 pm tonight, the New Milford FD are en route to a structure fire

It happened in the area of 7002 Rydberg Rd 

There is an un-attached garage that is on fire. 

Blackhawk FD and New Milford FD are en route to the scene.