Rockford Scanner™: Memorial Day 2018





Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.


Rockford Scanner™: Free USA Flags For Veterans Graves, Get Them In Loves Park

 


HISTORY OF MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.


MEMORIAL DAY TRADITIONS
Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.

Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

Source: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history


 



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Struck The Victim With A Gun, During A Home Invasion in Rockford




Home Invasion- 300 N. Henrietta Ave

  • Date: 05/27/2018 11:50 pm
  • Location: 300 N. Henrietta Ave

On 5/27/18 at around 11:50 P.M. Rockford Police Officers responded to the 300 block of N. Henrietta Ave in reference to a home invasion.  Two suspects, both armed with handguns entered the home and demanded money from the residents.  One of the suspects struck one of the residents in the head with a handgun.  The victim then gave the suspects his wallet which contained an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspects then left the scene on foot.

The victim suffered a minor injury.

Suspects were described as two black males in their mid 20’s.  Both around 6’0″ and 170lbs.  One wore a black hoody and the other a gray hoody.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Rockford Police Department.


 



Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident With Injuries, Possibly A Police Chase Resulting in The Accident




Update: Sources are reporting the police chase originated near the Mcdonalds/Walmart on Northridge around 10:38 pm. The alleged vehicle fled from police.  There was an auto accident at State and Alpine, which is believed to be related to the chase. That happened around 10:51 pm. RPD confirmed an accident at this location around this time. Then there was an accident near Broadway and 9th (RPD confirmed this accident as well) that is believed to be related to the incident.  And also an accident at Broadway and 7th.  Sources said the alleged suspect vehicle was Blue in color, possibly an Impala. 

RPD has yet to release any information on this.  RPD did confirm the accidents, but would not say if it was related to the police chase. When RPD releases information, we will update this. 

 


Details are minimal right now. 

There is an auto accident with injuries in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of Broadway and 7th st around 11 pm. 

We been told by sources this was a police chase, that resulted in the auto accident. 

We can not yet confirm this.  We can confirm there is an accident with injuries near this intersection and that several police officers are on the scene and have the area blocked off. So please avoid the area for awhile. 

Check back later for updates. 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting An Off Duty Police Officer Beat Up A Victim During A Concert In Loves Park

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Several sources told us about a fight last night that involved an off duty police officer. 

It happened at Neighbors Bar and Grill at 7745 Forest Hills around 11:15 Saturday night. 

We can confirm there was a battery call at Neighbors around 11:15 pm. 

Sources said the off duty officer allegedly beat up a person. Then fled the scene before the on duty police officers arrived on scene. The victim was beaten up so bad, medical had to be dispatched to the scene according to witnesses. 

The band member from Power Trip who was playing at Neighbors Bar and Grill posted this on social media

Source: Selina Orozco


Rockford Scanner™: Man Beaten In The Head With A Hammer, In Rockford




A little after 6 pm tonight sources were reporting an aggravated battery in Rockford. 

It happened on N Rockton in Rockford. 

A man was beaten in the head, with a hammer. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: RFD Battle A Fire In Rockford, Near The RPS Bus Barn

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Around 3:30 pm today, several emergency personnel were responding to a fire in Rockford.

It was originally dispatched as a dumpster on fire at the RPS bus barn area.

While en route, it was updated and said the Aramark building was now on fire.

No other information is available at this time.

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Numerous emergency personnel were dispatched to a serious accident in Rockford 




Around 4:45 pm today numerous emergency personnel were dispatched to a serious accident in Rockford 

It happened in the area of the 2100 block of Elmwood. 

There is an auto accident near this location. 

Multiple injuries are being reported.  Several ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. 

A Vehicle has hit a power pole, and caused a power outage in the area. 

Sounds like at least one person was ejected.

Still developing. 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Battery in Rockford, Police Are Investigating




UPDATE: Sources are reporting that the following arrests may have been involved in this incident.  The following three people were arrested earlier today for aggravated battery to a peace officer.  Sources say that it is related to this incident. But we can not yet confirm this. 

 

 

 

 


Details are minimal. 

Around 11:47 am this morning, emergency personnel were dispatched for an aggravated battery in Rockford. 

It happened in the 1900 block of Midway. 

No other information is available. 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Fireworks Explosion Caught On Video, Young At Heart Festival

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Two Videos of the explosion 


Rockford Scanner did a live video of the Young At Heart fireworks show.

We thought the fireworks were over with, and I stopped the live video.

Shortly afterwards, they lit off more fireworks for the grand finale.

During the finale, a very large explosion happened.

 



Rockford Scanner™: Police Searching For A Missing 10 year Old, Please Share!

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**** Maysa has been located unharmed!! ****

Thank you to everyone from the community who assisted!

-Sgt. Linder


BPD needs your help to locate 10 year old Maysa Jackson. She left from the 1200 block of Copeland approximately 30 mins ago. She is wearing a grey and black striped dress and was last seen near Wisconsin and Copeland. Her hair is pulled back in a ponytail. If you see her please call 911.

Sgt Flanagan



Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, Two Ambulances Dispatched. Possible Off Duty Officer Involved

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Around noon today emergency personnel were dispatched for an accident with injuries. 

It happened near Sinnissippi Park at N Second st and Ethel. 

At least two ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. 

Sources are reporting an off duty officer is involved in the accident. 

Please avoid the area or expect delays



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Battling Another Structure Fire.




Around 6 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were battling a structure fire.

It happened in the 1100 block of S Main in Rockford

The building has a Red “X” on it. Those mean the place is abandoned.

Unknown if it is abandoned or not.

The RFD was able to quickly get the fire under control with one attack line.

Credit: RFD

 



Rockford Scanner™: At Least One Person Stabbed, Police Are Investigating.




Around 11 PM tonight emergency personnel were dispatched to a local emergency room for a stabbing victim call. 

At least one person was stabbed and was taken to a local E.R.  

It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. 

No suspect information. 

Still developing

 



Rockford Scanner™: Another Local Bar Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Searching For The Suspects




We can use your help as we are investigating an armed robbery at The Tavern bar, 1567 Madison Road, that occurred at 1:37 a.m. this morning.

There were two suspects involved in the robbery. One suspect is described as a black male wearing a red baseball hat with long dreadlocks, a white T-shirt, dark-colored basketball shorts and a white cover over his face; he was also armed with a silver/chrome revolver. The second suspect was described as black male with a bald head wearing a blue T-shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a white cover over his face; he was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

The suspects stole cash from the bar and fled the area in a silver four-door Pontiac Grand Prix. No injuries occurred during the robbery, however, the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

If you have information about the identity of these two individuals, please contact Rock County Communications Center at 608-757-2244

 



Rockford Scanner™: Broken Down Train Causes Major Traffic Delays

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UPDATE: Train has been repaired and all railroad crossings are now open. Thank you for your patience!


UPDATE: Railroad crossings through DeKalb are still blocked. Union Pacific is en route and estimating 2 hours to complete repairs. Please use alternative routes until completed. Thank you for your patience.


 

All railroad crossings through DeKalb are currently blocked. Please use an alternate route. Union Pacific en route to repair the train. Please use overpasses at Pearl Street, Peace Road, and South Annie Glidden Road. Will update when train has been cleared. Thank you.

 



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Asking For The Publics Help To Locate A Man Who Allegedly Beat Up A Woman in Rockford




On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, shortly after 9:00 p.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 1200 block of North Rockton Avenue in reference to a domestic battery. When they arrive, officers met with an adult female victim who had been battered by the suspect, Kevon Dukes, whom she had a domestic relationship with. Dukes had fled the scene prior to officers arriving.

Detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result charges were authorized and warrants were obtained for Dukes on the listed charges. Dukes has yet to be arrested and is still at large.  

WANTED: Kevon Dukes 24-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGE: Domestic Battery
BOND: $50,000 / 10%

CHARGE: Harassment through Electronic Communication
BOND: $75,000 / 10%

The Rockford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau (779-500-6551) or Crime Stoppers (815-963-7867).

The charges against Kevon Dukes are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

No further information is available due to the domestic nature of the incident

 



Rockford Scanner™: Pileup Accident With Injuries. Traffic Backed Up For Several Miles. Approx. 15 Vehicles Involved

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Several sources are reporting a pileup accident. Reports of up to 15 vehicles might be involved in the accident. Injuries are being reported. This is on I-90 in the Janesville area. Traffic is backed up for several miles. Avoid I-90. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Illinois Proposes To Expand Medical Marijuana Program To Fight Opioid Crisis




 (AP) –

An Illinois House panel has endorsed a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state’s opioid crisis.

The House Executive committee voted 8-3 Thursday. The plan would allow individuals who qualify for opioid prescriptions to apply for the state’s medical cannabis program.

Rep. Kelly Cassidy is the sponsor of the proposal. The Chicago Democrat says it’s a less-addictive alternative to treating pain and could be a remedy to the growing number of opioid overdoses across the state.

Cassidy says she is working on cleanup provisions that she hopes will get committee approval next week before moving to the House floor.
The Senate’s approved the idea. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fought previous efforts to expand medical marijuana.

 



Rockford Scanner™: Reports Of A Fire At the Mcdonalds in S. Beloit

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Just before 3:30 am this morning an employee contacted us and said there is a fire at the Mcdonalds in S Beloit. 

Details are minimal right now, they said there is a grease fire at the Mcdonalds. 

It is the one just East of the Flying J.

No other information at this time. Still developing