Shots Fired in Rockford, police Arrest Alleged Suspect



On Monday November 14th, 2016, at about 1:10 a.m., Rockford Officers were dispatched to the area of 16th Street and Pershing Avenue in response to several citizens’ calls of gunshots being fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers learned from a witness that the shots were fired from a silver Cadillac travelling in the area. Officers searched and, only a few blocks away, located a silver Cadillac occupied by a female driver and male passenger parked in a driveway in the 2300 block of Reed Avenue. Officers conducted an investigative stop of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle first revealed spent cartridge casings. After further searching, officers located a partially loaded revolver. The male fled on foot, but was caught after only a short chase on foot. Information was developed that identified the male occupant of the Cadillac as the person who had possessed the revolver and fired it from the moving car. It is believed he was firing into the air and no persons or things were found to have been shot after officers checked the area.

On 11/14/16 at around 1:10 AM Rockford Police responded to the 2300 block of Pershing Ave in reference to gunshots that were fired from a car.  Officers checked the area and located a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the 2300 block of Reed Ave.  The car was occupied.  During the course of the investigation officers located spent shell casings and a gun in the car.

Albert Dowthard was subsequently arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, resisting arrest and several weapons offenses.

At the time of this post it should be noted that the charges are merely accusations and Dowthard is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Vehicle Struck By Gunfire Near The Fairgrounds


On 11/10/16 at 7:58 p.m. Rockford Police responded to several calls for shots fired in the area of Avon St and Andrews St. While saturating the area Officers were flagged down by a victim whose vehicle which was parked and unoccupied had been struck by gunfire. The victim’s vehicle was in the parking lot adjacent to 317 Underwood. Officers then located three spent shell casings in the roadway in the 300 block of Underwood. Nothing else in the area was found to be struck by gunfire and no one was injured. At the time of this post no witnesses have been identified.


Citizens Flag Down officer in Reference To Shell Casing Located in Rockford

Around 4:45 pm today an officer was flagged down near 610 N Rockton ave. Scanner traffic is saying a county officer was flagged down in reference to a shell casing located on the side walk. It might be from a recent shooting that happened near there. The county officer is requesting the RPD to come. They are having to relay the information via dispatchers, since RPD is encrypted

Off Duty Officer Reporting Shotgun Shots From Their Neighbors House


Around 11:15 pm tonight several officers were dispatched to an address on Locust street in Seward.
Scanner traffic is saying there is an off duty officer that heard 2 shotgun shots coming from his neighbors house. He is waiting outside the house and is armed with his own gun. Several officers are en route.

Many officers en route, they are setting up a perimeter

Still developing




Another Weapons Violation Call At Servicom in Rockford

Earlier today a Rockford Scanner fan sent us a photo above and said many police were on scene at the Servicom at 175 Executive Parkway in Rockford.  It happened around 1:26 pm. The Rockford police said it was a “weapons violation” call.  No other details are available.

Weapons violations: Shots, fired, shooting, etc…

RPD has been called to the Servicom multiple times in the last few weeks. One of those calls, an employee was shot in the eye.

Rockford police investigating Shots Fired Near Church st

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On October 3rd, 2016 at about 6:20 PM., the Rockford Police Department responded to several calls for shots fired near 2100 block of N Church St. Responding officers located witnesses who observed a blue Pontiac south bound on N Church St and a white Chevrolet sport utility vehicle traveling north bound on N Church St. The front passenger of the Pontiac was hanging out the window and fired several shots from a handgun in the direction of the Chevrolet. The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20’s.

No victims were located and nothing in the area was found to be struck by gunfire. Officers found shell casings in the roadway.

At the time of this post there was no additional details


Hit & Run Accident With Shots Fired in Rockford


Around 7:49 am this morning a broadcast came over the scanner in reference to a hit and run accident with shots fired. It happened in the area of Main and Brown around 7:05 am. The suspect vehicle is a dark colored Chevy Impala. The suspect vehicle has front end passenger side damage. No suspect information. 4-5 shots were fired after the accident. Last seen eastbound on Brown ave, then southbound on Cumberland.

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Suspect Shoots At A Home in Loves park, Suspect in Custody

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On Sunday, August 21, officers responded to a call in the 5200 block of Pebble Creek Tr. When they arrived, it was discovered that someone had fired a gun at the home earlier in the morning, around 3:30 AM.

On Wednesday, August 24, during the investigation of the Pebble Creek Trail call, Loves Park officers & Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle at W. State St. & Avon, in Rockford. A gun was recovered during the stop. An occupant of the vehicle, Rickey D. Johnson (19) of Rockford, was arrested.

Johnson was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owners identification & possession with the intent to deliver cannabis. These charges were unrelated to the Pebble Creek Tr. call.

After further investigation, on Monday, September 19, Johnson was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm & reckless discharge of a firearm related to the Pebble Creek Tr. call. Johnson is currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail.

Criminal charges are merely allegations & defendants are considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a Court of Law.




Police investigating more Shots Fired in Rockford


UPDATE: On September 18, 2016 at 3:33 A.M. Rockford Police Officers responded to 1100blk of Sanford Street reference an aggravated battery with a firearm.  Upon arrival officers found a 43 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.  He was transported to a local hospital where his injury was found to be non life threatening.  The incident is under investigation.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Rockford Police Department at 779 500 6500 or Crime Stoppers at 815 963 7867.

Around 3:47 pm tonight a broadcast came over the scanner in reference to shots being fired. They did say the suspect information but i missed it. The suspect vehicle was last seen Westbound on Morgan st. Unknown on injuries



Rockford Scanner Fan Reporting Shots being Fired in Rockford



Just before 3 pm today Rockford Scanner fan Jønathan Perez said there there were shots being fired near Huffman Blvd. No suspect information and unknown on injuries.

UPDATE: Several fans are saying there is a shooting scene on Sharon ave. They have the area blocked off. No other information