Rockford Scanner™: Officers With Shields And Rifles At A Scene in Machesney Park

Sources are reporting a scene in Machesney Park.

It happened around 3:45 pm today near Crystal drive and the Olsen park school area in Machesney Park.

Source sent us the following: “There are Sheriff Deputies and Loves Park Officers on Crystal Drive in Machesney Park standing in front of several houses with their long rifles and shields out, but they are parked down the block and do not have the street blocked”

UPDATE: Sources said a man was suicidal and posted photos online of a gun and threatening to kill the police.  Police are there to check on the mans well being. The scene is in the 1100 block of Crystal Drive.

Social Media Post From The Alleged Suspect


Rockford Scanner™: RS Fans Rescue Baby Ducks From The Drain in Machesney Park




RS fan Crystal sent us the following video and information. 

Her husband and her rescued some baby ducks from the drainage ditch near the Target on 173 yesterday. After rescuing the baby ducks, the Winnebago County Sheriff office arrived on scene and transported the baby ducks to their mother. 

She sent us the following: “My husband and I crawled down in the sewer at the Target on 173 in Machesney Park and rescued baby ducks! We saw a duck frantically running around and we got out and heard the little chirps down in the sewer! My girls were so proud of us! Some of the shoppers thought we were committing a crime and next thing we knew the Winnebago Sheriffs were watching us as we climbed out of the sewer. We explained and showed them the ducks we put in a box that we rescued. The Sheriffs helped us locate the Mama duck and reunite the little adorable duck family!”