Rockford Scanner™: One Confirmed Shooting Victim In Rockford, Possible Multiple Victims

UPDATE: The coroner confirms 16-year-old Marshawna Williams is the victim

RPD is investigating a shooting death in the 2300 block of Clover Avenue. Violent Crime detectives are on scene. More information will follow as it becomes available.

Details are minimal right now.

Sources reporting at least one shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened in the area of the 2300 block of Clover ave in Rockford.

Reports of at least one victim, possibly more.

Female victim received life threatening injuries.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Check back later for updates



Rockford Scanner™: Death Investigation in Rockford

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Sources are reporting a death investigation in Rockford

Around 6:40 PM today emergency personnel were responding to a death investigation call.

It happened in the 500 block of Indian Terrace

Reports of a male victim was found at the bottom of the stairs at a residence.

The person was found deceased at the bottom of the stairs.

It is not yet known if the victim fell down the stairs or passed away from other means. Winnebago County coroner’s office are investigating




Rockford Scanner™: Dead Body Found In Rockford, Police Working A “Medical Assist”

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UPDATE: Winnebago County Coroner says the victim is 36-year-old Jennifer Lewis of Rockford. She passed away from blunt force trauma.

RPD has yet to release suspect information.

Sources are reporting a lot of police and crime scene and crime scene tape on the East side.

Reports of a body found.

It happened in the area of 10th and 9th st.

RPD is saying this is a “medical assist” call.

Sources are reporting a woman was beaten to death, but not yet confirmed.

Still developing

SUSPICIOUS DEATH: On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 shortly after 8:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called for a medical assist involving an unresponsive female at an apartment in the 900 block of 10th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the body of a 36-year-old female who was deceased. The incident is being treated as a suspicious death. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are conducting a follow up investigation. No further details are being released at this time.

Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Police Officers & Crime Scene Unit, Working A Medical Assist Call in Rockford


Sources are reporting a scene on the west side.

Just after 5 am, there was a man in the street near Rockton ave and Sharon, across from the Mercy Hospital.  He was bleeding very heavily from the head area.

Numerous police officers and the crime scene unit were on the scene. They put crime scene tape up in the vicinity. And blocked the area off.

Not yet known what happened.  Several sources said the man was shot in the head. Another source said it appeared to be a hit and run to a pedestrian.

But the RPD labeled the call as a “Medical Assist”

As of 8 am (3 hours later) it is still taped off.

Update: At 9 am, they requested the RFD for a “washdown”



On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Sharon Avenue in reference to a complaint of a subject laying in the street. Upon arrival to the area, officers located a Hispanic male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Rockford Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died. The name of the victim is not being released at this time, pending notification of the family.

The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance and would like to encourage anyone with information regarding this investigation to please call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900.

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Extrication Needed, Near A Rockford School

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UPDATE:   This is a fatal accident.  One person is confirmed dead.

The male driver of the red car, who was traveling east on Spring Creek, has died after crashing head-on into the maroon car (westbound) at approximately 1:15 this afternoon.

Around 1:20 pm today, sources were reporting a bad accident in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of the 3500 block of Spring Creek. 

There is an auto accident near this location. 

Injuries were being report, unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

Three ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

It is in front of Eisenhower Middle School.

Extrication is being requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle. 

Avoid the area or expect delays

RPD is on scene of a serious, 3 car accident on Spring Creek Rd. in front of Eisenhower Middle School. Spring Creek will be shut down for several hours. The only way to access the school is from the east. Driftwood Lane is still open.

Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Downtown, Police Have Road Blocked While Investigating

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UPDATE: RPD is saying they are doing a follow up investigation to the accident involving a pedestrian on August 17th.  And they had the road shut down for a few hours for them to do a follow up investigation. They have now opened it back up to normal traffic.

Edited: With the update above



Rockford Scanner™: Man Charged After Hitting & Killing A Bicyclist Earlier Today




On Thursday, August 23rd at approximately 4:37 am, the DeKalb Police Department responded to a traffic accident in the 800 block of East Fairview Drive. The initial investigation showed that a 2015 Jeep Cherokee driven by Jonathan Wood was traveling east on Fairview Drive. Wood’s vehicle crossed the fog line for eastbound traffic and struck a bicyclist who was also traveling east. Wood was the sole occupant in his vehicle. The bicyclist sustained life-threatening injuries, was transported to Kishwaukee Hospital, and died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. The identity of the bicyclist is being withheld pending notification of the family by the DeKalb County Coroner.

The DeKalb Police Department received assistance from the Illinois State Police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.

The DeKalb Police Department has charged Wood with Improper Overtaking, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, and Improper Lane Usage. Wood is scheduled to appear in court on 09/28/2018. The investigation into any additional contributing factors is ongoing.

Offender: Jonathan D. Wood
M/W 34 years of age
Genoa, IL



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Murder, Victim Stabbed To Death




 Sources are reporting a murder near the Janesville area. 

The victim was at the Mercy Hospital and was being treated when he passed away from his injuries. 

The victim was stabbed in the chest area. 

The victim Robert Thomas jr approx. 26 years old from Janesville. 

The suspect Sarina Stone (Sp?) approx. 20 years old from Janesville was arrested for 1st degree murder. 

The suspect and the victim got into an argument in the 2700 block of Wall st, then she stabbed him in the chest. After stabbing him in the chest she drove him to the emergency room. 

This is the 1st homicide in 2018 in Janesville. 

Still developing. 


Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident, Possible Head On With A Semi Involved

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Several sources are reporting a very serious accident in Boone County. 

It happened in the area of Genoa and bypass 20. 

Reports of a head on collision near this intersection. 

A semi is involved, along with up to 3 other vehicles. 

Injuries were reported.  Unconfirmed but some may be life threatening. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation

Credit: Brian M.


Rockford Scanner™: Green Mamba Jet Vehicle Crashes, Driver Killed


Note: He was scheduled to come to Rockford in a few weeks for the “Night of thrills”

NORWAY, MICHIGAN — Friday night racing at Norway Speedway came to a halt when a pre-race event ended in a fatal crash.

The Green Mamba, a jet-powered exhibition dragster driven by Douglas Rose of Ring Town, Penn., sped down the straightaway of the third-mile oval and into the dirt when it turned over and ejected the driver.

Rose was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Michigan State Police press release.

All races were postponed to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Joey Pontbriand, a Norway native and driver in the super late model series, was one of the first people to the wreckage.

“When something like that happens, it’s so tragic that the only thing that’s right to do is … it wouldn’t have been right,” Pontbriand said of postponing the races. “I wouldn’t have ran. I would’ve put the car on the trailer either way.

“I’ll tell you this, I’ve gained a huge respect for emergency personnel because what they do voluntarily goes unnoticed.”

Rose drove the 3,318-pound Green Mamba for more than 35 years. The car, powered by a J46 jet engine from a Navy F7U Cutlass fighter plane, had a top speed of more than 300 miles per hour.

Pontbriand said he grew up going to Norway Speedway and saw Rose drive the Green Mamba when he was younger. Then Pontbriand got to know him more when he got more involved at the race track.

“I knew him on a business-personal level,” Pontbriand said. “He’s one of those guys you’d ask about the car and he told you all about the car. It’s just too bad it ended the way it did.”

The MSP press release said Norway Speedway personnel, Norway Fire Department and Beacon Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Witnesses speculated that a medical issue contributed to the crash



Rockford Scanner™: Head On Collision, Reports Of Having To Cut Victim Out Of The Vehicle


UPDATE: Female victim was transported to a local hospital via the helicopter, with life threatening injuries.

Sources are reporting around 6:45 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to a head on collision. It happened in the area of Baxter and Lindenwood.

Initial reports are saying there is a head on collision near this intersection.

Extrication is being requested to cut a victim out of a vehicle.

Injuries are being reported.  Sources are saying it appears to be serious.

Avoid the area or expect delays. Still developing.

UPDATE: Sounds like a medical helicopter is en route to the scene. Possible garbage truck involved. A female in her 30’s has life threatening injuries and is being transported to a local E.R. via the emergency helicopter.


Rockford Scanner™: Bicyclist Killed in Rockford




On Saturday, August 11, 2018 around 1130AM Rockford Police Officers responded to Springcreek at Reid Farm Rd for a traffic crash involving a pickup truck and a bicyclist.  Initial information indicated the cyclist, a 70 yr old male, was attempting to cross Springcreek at Reid Farm when he was struck by a pickup truck heading east on Springcreek.  The cyclist was taken to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Rockford Police Crash Reconstruction Team was mobilized and is conducting an ongoing investigation. No further information to be released at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Shot In The Chest, No Suspect Information Due To Encryption


On 7/26/18 at around 11:03 P.M., Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Halsted Rd., for the report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival officers located one shooting victim, a 38 year old male. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

No suspect information is available at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Rockford Police Department or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.

Sources reporting a shooting victim in Rockford. 

It happened around 11 pm in the 2700 block of Halsted

A man has been shot in the chest. Sources reporting possible life threatening. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 

Still developing

Rockford Scanner™: A 23 year old man has passed away from an auto accident in Machesney Park 

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HRFD Firefighters were called to a single vehicle accident at 1:15 am this morning on the 10000 block of Queen Oaks Drive in Machesney Park. 2 patients were extricated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital. Photos by HRFD Photographer Carol Donovan

A 23 year old man has passed away from an auto accident in Machesney Park

Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Accident In Ogle County

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On 07/16/18 at approximately 8:11 am Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in the 14200 block of East Illinois Rt 72.

An investigation into the accident revealed a westbound GMC driven by Stephon Pratt, age 22, of Loves Park failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and traveled off the north edge of the roadway.

The vehicle traveled through the ditch after which it overturned. Pratt, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Deputies were assisted by Lynn-Scott-Rock EMS, Stillman EMS, New Milford EMS, and IDOT. The accident remains under investigation.

Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Loves Park, Avoid The Area





Winnebago County Coroner office has confirmed the victim as 58-year-old Mary Wymore of Machesney Park

Several sources reporting a bad accident in Loves Park. 

Sources reporting a bad accident in the area of Perryville and Mulford. 

Injuries were reported. Sources reporting they might be life threatening injuries.

Possibly fatal. Not yet confirmed.  

Several vehicles are reported to be in the accident.

Up to 5 vehicles are reported to be involved in this accident. 

Please avoid the area or expect traffic delays. 

UPDATE: Police are working the scene and were not available to provide any information. 

What I can confirm from what I saw on scene, numerous police officers on scene, NPFD, County Highway, Rock Valley PD, WCSO, Crime Scene unit, etc…

One vehicle has a tarp on it. Safe to assume that is the vehicle that has the fatality in it.  Witnesses said the White SUV/Truck ran the red light and T-Boned the other vehicle. 

Their were reports of up to 5 vehicles involved, but I only saw only 2 vehicles when I was a t the scene.

The driver of the truck got out and tried to flee the scene on foot but a bystander tackled the man. He told the other male in the truck to run. That is believed to be a boy around 12 years old, possibly the drivers son.

I can confirm police are searching the area for someone. So it is safe to assume it is the 12 year old boy, the father told to run from the scene.   Witnesses said that driver smelled of alcohol. 

Reports of the victim that passed away is possibly female.

We will post updates if the police release an official statement. In the meantime, avoid the area.  

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