Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries On The Bypass

Sources are reporting an accident with injuries on Bypass 20 in the westbound lanes of traffic, near 11th st.   Reports of a few vehicles that are reportedly possibly involved. Injuries were being reported. Sources have told us the injuries are believed to be non life threatening at this time. Avoid the area, traffic is moving slow and is backed up some.



Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, HAZMAT Situation


Sources are reporting a HAZMAT situation. 

There is an auto accident near the bypass and 39 around 3pm today. . 

Injuries were reported.

Approx. 10 gallons of fuel has been spilled. 

Avoid the area. Traffic is backed up a long ways 



Rockford Scanner™: Police Chase/Accident In Boone County, Approx. 20 Squads Involved

Sources are reporting a possible police chase/accident this morning.

It happened in Boone County this morning.  Several sources said approx. 20 squad cars were chasing a vehicle that had flat tires on I-90 and also on Bypass 20.

It is not yet known if the subjects were caught or what they did besides fleeing from police. No other information at this time.

After we posted this, a source sent us the following: There was a low speed chase (20 mph) past our house on Genoa Road in southern Boone county heading north about 0500. Eight police all full lights and sirens following a white car riding on it’s rims going north towards Belvidere. My neighbor said they laid spike strips down at DeWayne Road. Apparently he ended up in the ditch up by Poplar Grove Road.

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Rockford Scanner™: Truck Rolls Over, Injuries Being Reported

Sources are reporting a rollover accident with injuries.

It happened around 5:45 am this morning near US 20 southbound ramp I-39.

A Green Ford Pickup truck has rolled over into the median near this location.

Non life threatening injuries were being reported.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: High Speed police Chase on The East Side

Sources are reporting a police chase on the East side.

This is still ongoing, so the locations might vary.

Last location we were told the suspects were at, was near Kishwaukee and the Rockford Airport area. Numerous police officers are chasing the vehicle.

It is not yet known why they are chasing the suspects.
Sources have told us the suspects were wanted in a shooting incident, but not confirmed.

Still developing.

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Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Possible Injuries in Boone County

Sources are reporting an auto accident in Boone County.

It happened around 3:45 pm today near bypass 20 and Irene.

Reports of an auto accident that involves 2 vehicles near this intersection.

Unknown on injuries at the time of posting this.

The cause of the accident is under investigation

UPDATE:  Non life threatening injuries being reported.

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Rockford Scanner™: Man Killed in Rockford During Shootout With Police, The Same Suspect Who Killed Two Indiana Teens?

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Note: We have already contacted the FBI and RPD  before posting this article and they are going to look into this and investigate to see if the DNA matches.

As many of you know recently a man named Randy Pierson was fatally shot during a traffic stop on 20 near Montague, while a Rockford Police officer fired off many rounds.  Police say Mr. Pierson took his own life.

Not a lot of details have been released about the incident or suspect.

After the photo of Mr. Pierson came public, some have told us he looks IDENTICAL to a flyer that police released in Indiana of a man who allegedly murdered two teens.

Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13 were murdered while hiking in the woods just east of Delphi Indiana on Feb. 14, 2017.

The teens were able to capture their killers photo and voice on their cell phones, just prior to being killed. The police used that evidence to composite a sketch of the alleged killer.

Take a look at the photo at the top of this article and I will also post it below too.  And let us know, what you think. Do you think this is the same person? 

Info on the killings at

And at

Police have yet to release information or make any statements, if these two incidents are related.

Any tips on the double murders, you can call at 844-459-5786


Delphi murder suspect
Delphi homicide suspect

Listen to the public service announcement from the Indiana State Police:

ISP Delphi PSA 2-25

The Delphi Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff, the Indiana State Police, and the FBI are asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect in the double homicide of two teenage girls, Abigail J. “Abby” Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn “Libby” German, 14, both from Delphi.

Abigail Joyce "Abby" Williams, 13
Abigail Joyce “Abby” Williams, 13
Liberty Rose Lynn "Libby" German, 14
Liberty Rose Lynn “Libby” German, 14

On Monday, February 13th, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the two young girls were let off near the Monon High Bridge, an abandoned rail bridge over Deer Creek to walk around and hang out. They were to be picked up later in the afternoon, but did not show up there at the previously arranged time. Following an extensive search, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 14, 2017, the bodies of the two girls were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, approximately one-half mile upstream from the bridge.

Delphi murder suspect
Delphi homicide suspect

On Wednesday, February 15th, law enforcement officers distributed a photograph of a person observed on the Delphi Historic Trail. The photograph appears to depict a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie. During the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the person, in the distributed photograph, is a suspect in the investigation of the homicides of Abigail Williams and Liberty German.

Additionally, investigators have released a voice recording, extracted from a video found on Liberty “Libby” German’s cell phone, that may be connected to the homicides. Click one of the following links to download the recording:


Anyone with information about this case, no matter how insignificant, is encouraged to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at (844) 459-5786. Information can also be reported by calling the Indiana State Police at (800) 382-7537, or the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at (765) 564-2413. Information can also be emailed to

Tip Information Contacts
Tip Line: (844) 459-5786
Indiana State Police: (800) 382-7537
Carroll County Sheriff: (765) 564-2413

Information can be reported anonymously; however, the Indiana State Police, the FBI, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the homicides of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. The amount of the reward may be up to $216,165 depending upon the value of the information provided.

Law enforcement authorities reserve the right to reject a claim for reward where there has been collusion or criminal involvement. The reward may be apportioned between various persons and/or paid for the arrest of the responsible person(s), as the circumstances fairly dictate.

The Indiana State Police Alliance (ISPA) has established an account for individuals or businesses wishing to donate to the Delphi Reward Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Indiana State Police Alliance Foundation. “Delphi Reward” should be entered on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to:

Indiana State Police Alliance
1415 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law


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Rockford Scanner™: Officer Involved Fatal Shooting in Rockford, Suspect Killed After A Traffic Stop

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Note: This is the 3rd incident in the last several weeks that a Rockford Police officer has fired their gun. 2 of those incidents, a person died.

Stearns County Jail

Sources said the victim Randy Pierson was charged on multiple counts of theft and theft and swindle in Stearns County Minnesota.  Court records show he failed to show up for court on the charges. There was an active warrant for failure to appear. Unknown if it is related to this shooting incident or not at this time.


On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 shorty before 11:30 a.m., a Rockford Police patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a white truck with Texas plates pulling a micro flagstaff lite trailer.

During the course of the stop, the driver of the vehicle produced a handgun.

Chief OShea, said the driver “produced a gun”.
He did not say “pointed” the gun. In the press briefing.

The officer fired multiple rounds.

Approx. 17 rounds according to sources

In the photos, there is what appears to be an empty magazine near cone #10 in the photos near the back driver side tire.

The suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound according to police.

The Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force has been called to conduct an independent investigation.

The officer involved was transported to the hospital per protocol. All information is preliminary

There is video of the incident according to police, but it will not be released to the public.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on a white truck pulling a trailer just before 11:30 am.

During the traffic stop, police said a man produced a gun. The officer fired off multiple rounds at the suspect. Police said the suspect died of a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Sources said numerous gunshots were fired during the incident. One officer from RPD and one from ISP was also on scene,  the RPD officer was the only officer who discharged their weapon during the incident.

Still developing.

Unrelated: Multiple vehicle accident with one rolled over on the bypass near S Main.

Numerous police have their guns drawn at the scene.
They requested an ambulance for an officer.

There is also reports of a dead body at the scene.
Unknown who the victim is at this time.

Reports of a major traffic backup in the area.

Witnesses said the officers got out of their vehicles and put on bulletproof vests and pulled out their rifles.

Police have shut down the ramps in the area.  Still developing.

Note:There is a rollover vehicle in the area, unknown if it is related to this story.

Sources are reporting several emergency personnel working a scene.

It is on the bypass just west of Montague.

Numerous officers have their guns drawn on someone.

It is not yet clear what is going on, but it definitely is a dangerous situation.

Still developing, avoid the area.

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Rockford Scanner™: 2nd Alarm Fire At A Business Near Cherry Valley/Boone


Around 5:30 pm tonight, several fire departments were responding to a 2nd alarm fire in Boone County.

Initial reports are saying the structure fire is near 648 Highway 20 near Cherry Valley/Boone.  That address is the FPM Heat Treating.

Several fire departments are enroute to help battle the fire.

Still developing

Update from RS fans

“Currently a MABAS 4th alarm structure fire in progress at FPM Heat Treat at 640 US Rte 20 in Cherry Valley. Search and rescue complete; all-clear issued. Requesting Belvidere Fire MDU (mass decontamination unit) for ammonia tank. Unit 393 to deliver. Actively pumping water now. Cherry Valley ladder truck out of service; 2nd ladder still requested. Requesting ComEd and Nicor to scene. Ambulance on site; 2nd ambulance en route. Rockford Fire en route with ladder and chief.”

Rockford Scanner™: vehicle crashes into a cornfield, no movement inside the vehicle


Around 5:45 AM several emergency personnel were responding to an automobile accident.

A vehicle has went off the roadway and into a cornfield near the area of I-39 and bypass 20. 

There are reports of the occupants inside the vehicle that are not moving.

Several emergency personnel are in route to the scene.