Rockford Scanner™: A good Samaritan saves a man from a burning vehicle in Rockford





A good Samaritan saves a man from a burning vehicle in Rockford.

It happened on 1st st in Rockford around 2:30 am this morning.

RS Source Shawn A. said he heard a vehicle that was revving its engine. The vehicle then caught on fire. He saw the brake lights on, so he knew the vehicle was occupied. The male victim inside the car was screaming for help. Shawn broke out the window of the vehicle and was able to successfully rescue the man inside the burning car.  The man was transported a nearby hospital, for evaluation.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Kaseniya Kaseniya said:  “South first st. The guy in the car fell asleep with his foot on the the gas peddle. The doors were locked and there was the smoke inside and out, also car was about to explode so guys had to bust the window fest to get him out and so one of the guys got his arm injured. The “victim” walked away mad about his vehicle without injuries. Few more min and all the cars around would be damaged from the explosion”

Note:   While I was working the scene, the Rockford Police came rushing to the scene with lights and sirens, after the fire was already extinguished.  So it is unknown if something else happened at the scene, that I am unaware of.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Several Pedestrians Hit Overnight. One Scene Took The Life Of A Teenage Boy




Several pedestrians were struck by vehicles overnight in the area.

#1  FATAL ACCIDENT THAT KILLED A TEEN: A pedestrian was hit  and killed in Loves Park. Details at http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/09/15/rockford-scanner-pedestrian-was-struck-by-a-vehicle-in-loves-park-possible-fatal/

#2 FEMALE HIT BY A VAN: On Springfield ave, in the westbound lanes between Prairie and the Lowes Distribution Center.   Sources said a vehicle hit a female in the westbound lanes.  We were originally told the vehicle involved was a 1st responder vehicle. I worked the scene, and I did not see any indication that it was. So that is not confirmed. I did see a dark colored van with a stripe along the side of it, and a few antennas on it, that had front driver side damage to it.  Behind that vehicle was several evidence markers in the roadway and police talking to a male.  Police had the westbound lanes of traffic blocked off, while investigating.  It is not yet known on the severity of the females injuries. I have been told they were serious, but police have yet to confirm this. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

#3 Parmele and 15th, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Not a lot of information is available about this scene, other than a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene.

The cause of the accidents are under investigation.   Police have not yet released any information on any of these scenes. Winnebago County Coroners office has released information on #1, the teen that was killed in Loves Park. We will provides updates as they become available.

 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Was Struck By A Vehicle in Loves Park, Possible Fatal




UPDATE: Confirmed fatal


Several sources were reporting a very serious accident in Loves Park. 

It happened on E Riverside near Renn Hart Hills, around 1 am

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle.   

RS Source Joseph D. said a male subject (possibly a teen) was struck by 2 vehicles and killed. 

He said the young teen only had on pajamas, no shoes or shirt. 

He said the 2 vehicles did not stop, so this is an alleged fatal hit & run 

The police had the area blocked off from Hiatt to what appeared to be Pebble Creek.   

The pedestrian was struck by the vehicles in the west bound lanes of traffic in the 1800 block of E Riverside, near Renn Hart Hills.

 Police have yet to confirm this. 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Fire In Machesney Park




Around 12:30 am this morning several emergency personnel were on scene of a fire in Machesney park. 

It happened on Shappert Drive, just west of N Second st.

It was originally reported as a structure fire call.  When I arrived on scene it appeared to be a vehicle that was on fire.  It may have extended to the structure, but not confirmed. Emergency personnel were able to quickly get the fire under control.  No reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The vehicle had some writing on it, it appeared to say that it was from a landscaping business, but not confirmed.

I saw on one of the vehicles a name that said Landscaping Unlimited. A source sent me the following. It is not confirmed this was the business. It was either at or very close to this business

Update: Carlos Flores Lcu properties I work there”









 

Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident In Machesney Park, Vehicle On Fire




 

Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Machesney park. 

It happened around 11 pm near N Second and Shoreland.

A vehicle has crashed and rolled over, and was on fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished.

Multiple injuries were being reported. Several ambulances are on scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: 4 Suspects Beat & Rob A Victim in Rockford




Sources are reporting a violent scene in Rockford.

A victim was beaten by 4 black male suspects near Charles and Peter ave in Rockford. The suspects then robbed the victim then fled the scene.

At least was armed with a gun, possibly all 4 of them

Suspects got away and are currently on the loose in the streets of Rockford.

ROD has yet to release any information on this

 








 

Rockford Scanner™:Shooting in Rockford, Police Investigating




 

Several sources are reporting numerous emergency personnel were working a scene a little after 6 pm today near Auburn and Central.  

Sources said several gunshots were fired and at least one person was struck by the gunfire.  It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

We have been told it is possible life threatening, but police have not confirmed anything or released any information. No suspect information. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident With Injuries, And Several Other Accidents




Sources are reporting several accidents:

  • A motorcycle accident with injuries near Guilford and Mulford
  • Pedestrian hit by a vehicle near the 8800 block of E Riverside (Sounds like a very serious accident)
  • Jefferson and 1st
  • 173 and 251

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Rob & Brutally Beat A Victim in Rockford




 

Sources are reporting a robbery in Rockford. 

The victim was on the West side of Rockford when the suspects brutally beat and robbed the victim.

The victim then went over to the Circle K at E State and Jefferson to contact emergency personnel.

We have been told the injuries appeared to be serious but non life threatening.

RPD has yet to confirm this or release any information.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating Another Shooting Incident




 

Sources are reporting a shooting incident in Rockford. 

It happened near Fairview and Willard.

Reports of 2 gunshots that were fired.

There are conflicting reports if there is a shooting victim, or if it is just a weapons violation. So at this time, it is unknown on any victims.

Reports of a vehicle speeding away from the scene, possible a dark colored vehicle but it was going way to fast to be sure.