Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired in Rockford, Police Investigating




Sources were reporting numerous police officers in the area of Blackhawk Housing near Buckbee around 11 pm tonight.

Officers said there was a shot spotter alert of shots fired in the area.

Officers investigated the incident. No injuries or property damage.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Body Recovery From A Local River, Still Developing




Update: After investigating, officials said the object of interest was just a log with a vest on it. No body was recovered.

Around 8:30 am this morning several emergency personnel were on scene on S Main near the airport. 

Reports of a body that was hung up in the river. Someone saw something white and blue and think it is a dead body.   

Several emergency personnel are on scene. 

Still developing

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Injuries Reported At An Accident Scene Involving A Semi




Semi vs Truck Accident 

Photos by Marsha Stacy

It happened near 11th st and Baxter rd around 7:40 am this morning.

Reports of a semi and a truck that have collided near this location.

Injuries were being reported.  Several emergency personnel from a few jurisdictions are on scene.

Avoid the area for awhile. The cause of the accident is under investigation








 

Rockford Scanner™:  Rollover Accident With Someone Trapped in The Vehicle




Rollover Accident With Someone Trapped in The Vehicle

It happened near Blackhawk and Mulford around 10:40 pm. 

There is a bad accident near this location. A vehicle has rolled over near this location and at least one person is trapped inside the vehicle. Extrication is being requested. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Still developing.

 








 

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™: Death Investigation Across From A Local School




Sources are reporting a death investigation in S. Beloit.

Sources said there were a lot of police and crime scene tape and the Winnebago County Coroner across from the S. Beloit Junior High School in the 800 block of Blackhawk Blvd around 7 pm.

Police has yet  to release information on the incident.





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Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Scene in Rockford




On 4/8/2019 at 7:19 PM Rockford Police Officers responded to the area of Christina and 15th Avenue to investigate a call of shots fired. Officers discovered a residence in the 100 block of 15TH Avenue, along with one vehicle was struck by gunfire. The victims suffered no physical injuries as a result of this incident. Witnesses reported a white vehicle occupied by several black males were responsible for this incident. ID Unit processed the scene. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department or Crime Stoppers – 815 963 STOP (7867).

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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™: 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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