Rockford Scanner™: Scene On The East Side, Avoid The Area


Sources are reporting a scene on the East side. 

Several officers and police K-9 are in the area of Brooke and 9th. 

It is unknown what happened at the time of writing this. 

Please avoid the area, this sounds like it might be a potentially dangerous situation. 



Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident With Injuries in Rockford


Sources are reporting a motorcycle accident with injuries in Rockford. 

It happened around 10 pm tonight near Kishwaukee and Brooke.

A vehicle and a motorcycle have collided near this location.

Injuries were being reported. We have been told the injuries might be serious, but it is not yet confirmed. You want to avoid this area for awhile.


Rockford Scanner™: Missing Boy in Rockford, Have You Seen Him?


Erica Smith said:

“Update the kid he ran away with was just picked up on East Moreland and Broadway but Anthony wouldn’t get in the car. So he’s still missing. He doesn’t have a shirt on.”

Erica Smith said:

“This boy is 10 years old. His name is Anthony Smith. He thinks he is grown and can run away. He lives with my mom. Tne cops picked him up on 16th ave and kishwaukee yesterday and brought him home and he took off again. He is reported as a runaway and could possibly be with another boy that lives off Brooke Rd. He lives in Orten keys so im thinking hes on the East side somewhere. This picture is about 6 months old, I will update with some new ones soon. Please if anyone sees him, contact the Rockford police department. This is a public post so please share the hell out of it. Someone knows where he is. Thank you.”


Rockford Scanner™: Stand Off On The East Side, Still Developing


Sources are reporting 9 police squad cars at a scene on the East side, around 1:30 pm today. 

It is the 2nd house south of Grant Park blvd and Brooke. 

Police are currently at a standoff. A wanted suspect is held up in the garage area of the residence.

Numerous police officers are on scene. 

Negotiations are currently ongoing. 

This is still developing, avoid the area. 





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Rockford Scanner™: Man Beats A Female, She Is Unconscious


TIP LEADS TO ARREST: Jacob Vereecken, wanted for domestic battery, is now in custody thanks to an anonymous tip from the community.



Sources are reporting a scene on the East side.

It happened just before 8 pm tonight on Mattis.

A man hit a female in the head.
The female is laying unconscious on the ground.

The White male suspect has tattoos on his face, was last seen headed towards Kishwaukee and Brooke.


Rockford Scanner™: One Person Dead And Multiple Injuries, Fatal Accident in Rockford

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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

Update from the Winnebago County Coroner Office: 

FATAL ACCIDENT: On Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, shortly after 2:00 a.m. Rockford Police Officers responded to the area of Kishwaukee Street and Brooke Road in reference to a serious traffic crash. Based on the information available at this time, it appears that a vehicle traveling southbound on Kishwaukee Street at a high rate of speed disobeyed the red light at the intersection and struck another vehicle that was westbound on Brooke Road. Following the crash, the suspect vehicle caught fire.

One of the occupants of the suspect vehicle, a 45-year-old adult male, was ejected and later pronounced dead at the scene. A 50-year-old adult female occupant escaped the suspect vehicle on her own, while a third occupant, a 46-year-old adult male, had to be pulled from the burning vehicle by officers. Both the surviving occupants were transported to a local hospital. The female’s injuries are serious, but non-life-threatening. The male is in critical condition.

The two occupants of the victim vehicle were unharmed. The names of the individuals involved are not being released at this time.

Investigators from the Traffic Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation into the crash. Further details will be released should they become available.

Sources said this stemmed from a police chase, but not confirmed.

Sources are reporting a fatal accident in Rockford overnight.

It happened near Kishwaukee and Brooke rd around 2 am

At least one person is confirmed dead. Two others are injured.

Sources said vehicle going southbound on Kishwaukee failed to stop for the red light at the intersection and  crashed into another vehicle that was westbound on Brooke.

It appears from witnesses at the scene, one person my have been ejected from a vehicle.  Or a pedestrian was hit.  The dead body was located outside near the Grant Park Tap sign, just underneath the sign.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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RPD said this on the accident: Rockford Police advises you to AVOID the 3000 block of Kishwaukee St due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near Kishwaukee St and Brooke Rd has closed Kishwaukee St and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.

Rockford Police advises you to AVOID the 3000 block of Kishwaukee St due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near Kishwaukee St and Brooke Rd has closed Kishwaukee St and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.

Kishwaukee St will remain closed around the crash scene as COMED replaces a downed pole and electrical lines.

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Rockford Scanner™: Home Invasion in Rockford, Police Investigating

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On Saturday December 8, 2018 at 6:35 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Brooke Rd. reference a Home Invasion.  The victim advised she was at home when she heard a knock at the door.  The victim answered the door and 2 subjects forced their way into the residence.  The suspects fled south bound on foot with some of the victim’s personal belongings.  No injuries were reported.

Suspect 1 – Black male, 20’s dark clothing, about 6′ 00″, medium build.

Suspect 2 – Black male, 20’s, dark clothing, about 5′ 10″, medium build.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information can call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

Sources are reporting another home invasion in Rockford.

This one happened around 5:35 pm tonight on Brooke rd in Rockford.

Two black male suspects. One was 6 foot wearing a grey hoodie and a multi colored hat. Second one is 5’11 stocky build wearing a black jacket.

They were last seen in the area of Barnum

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Shooting on Rockford’s East Side, Victim Runs to Local Tavern for Help



Around 10:23 pm several emergency personnel were responding to a shooting victim at a local tavern, the shooting happened at a different location, but the victim went into Grant Park Tavern on Kishwaukee to seek help. Victim was reportedly shot in the arm. This is still developing. Check back for updates.

UPDATE: At least 10 shots rang out in the Orton Keyes a little after 10 PM tonight.  Sources reporting it was more around 25 shots. It happened at the end of Score st, in Orton Keyes.

One person was struck by the gunfire. The victim was shot three times.  The victim then went to the Grant Tavern down the road at Kishwaukee, just south of Brooke rd to seek help.

Three residences and the victims vehicle were also struck by the gunfire.

No suspect information right now, due to the encryption. Still developing.

Rockford Scanner™: Water Rescue: Two Jet Skiers Need To Be Rescued From The River, Trapped In A Railroad Trestle

Around 3:30 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched for another water rescue. 

This one happened in the area of Brooke ct and Ashelford. 

Reports of two jet skiers were trapped in a railroad trestle in the river, and needed assistance. 

One of them is reported to be upside down in the water without a life jacket. 

Several emergency personnel are en route. 

Still developing