Around 9:40 am this morning the RFD were dispatched to the area of Charles and Prospect. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident near this location. Multiple injuries are being reported. multiple ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation
Credit: Dave Lindberg
The jet that was flying around the area earlier today is a MIG-21 that is based out at the Rockford Airport. It is privately owned.
More about the MIG-21 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-21
Rockford Scanner fan : That is a MIG and it is a privately owed plane. It is a show plane and has dummy missiles. Seen that around locally a few years.
Credit: Dave Lindberg
Credit: Dave Lindberg
Several Rockford Scanner fans have said they heard a military jet in the Rockford area. At the time of writing this, it is not known what type of jet is making the noise.
We can confirm there is a BlackHawk helicopter to the north, near the Beloit area, approx. 4000 feet.
But fans are saying this is a military jet, like a fighter plane. So it is not known if there are 2 different military aircraft in the area, or just the one.
If you have information or photos/video, please email us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Update: The fans are certain it is a military jet fighter. One fan is reporting they saw 2 jets.
The FAA is also in town, they arrived just before noon. But their aircraft is a Bombardier Global 5000, not something that resembles a jet fighter.
It may be possible, there is a high profile person in town (Politician, celebrity, etc…) that we do not yet know about that flew in.
If you have any information or photo/video, please contact us
Around 12:20 am this morning a broadcast came over the scanner in reference to an armed robbery to a business in the 2200 block of Charles st. The suspect fled in a White 2000 Olds Alero. The suspect is described as a White male, 5’10, 160 lbs, white bandanna, blue hooded jacket, dark pants. Officers are investigating.
At Midnight on 11-4-16 officers responded to Slots Of Fun, located at 2233 Charles St, in reference to an armed robbery to the business. Officers met with an employee and a patron who were the only two occupants of the business at the time of the incident.
The victims stated a subject entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. He took money from both victims as well as an undetermined amount of money from the business. The suspect also took the employee’s car keys, then fled in the victim’s vehicle, south bound on 18th St.
The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, thin to medium build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and a bandanna over his face. No one was injured during the incident.
Around 1:30 AM. Several fans had contacted us and said they heard multiple gunshots on Rockford Eastside. Most of the fans were in the area of Charles st and Gardiner, also in the areas of Broadway and 21st, also 23rd and 17th, and 22nd and 13th. Rockford Police Department are encrypted so no suspect information is available. Unknown on injuries at this time. No other information is available.
Since we posted this, another RS fan said “my neighbors were outside arguing and screaming that he’s got a gun then like 30 mins later the cops have 16th Ave blocked off”
Around 11:32 AM this morning. The Rockford fire department were dispatched to 1710 S. Alpine in reference to an automobile accident. Injuries were being reported at the time the dispatch. . Please avoid the area or expect delays. The cause of the accident is under investigation
Jason Fink sent us this video of an accident scene that happened at Charles and 20th last night. It appears there are injures, RFD on scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Keep up the good work and keep sending in the information, photos/videos. A safe community is an informed community
Around 8:20 AM the Rockford fire department were dispatched to the area of Parkside and Charles Street. Scanner traffic is saying there’s an automobile accident near this location and injuries are being reported at the time the dispatch. Please avoid the area or expect delays
RS Fan Beth Vander Vennet Ambrogio :
“Could you share this please. 3 kids stole my sons bike while he was outside riding it yesterday. He told me that they were all bigger than him. Thankfully he didn’t fight them and he didn’t get hurt physically but emotionally he is really upset. He said the kids were nice at first and then they just took off on his bike. I know it’s a long shot but if anyone sees this bike or if your child has a new bike that don’t belong to them please contact me. Someone knows these kids. This is bs and heart breaking. This happened by twin sisters park by Fairview and Charles st.”
If you see the bike below, contact Beth Ambrogio 815-494-5171
Around 2:36 pm today emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of 1140 Charles st. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident near this location. Injuries were being reported. Avoid the area.
Around 4:40 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Charles st and 21st. Scanner traffic is saying two people have overdosed on heroin near this location. Several emergency personnel are en route.