Rockford Scanner™: Apartment & Gas Station On Fire in Rockford

UPDATE: Structure fire on E State st just West of Summit.  (In front of Swedish American Hospital.  Next door to the Mobil) The structure was fully engulfed and had extended exposure to the Mobil Gas Station right next door.  No reports of injuries.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

First unit on scene reporting fully involved structure fire with exposure to the Mobil. East State street completely closed, defensive operation.


Around 1:40 am this morning, several units from the Rockford Fire Department is en route to a structure on the East side.

It happened behind the Mobil gas station at E State and Summit.

Some are reporting it is an apartment complex.

Heavy flames are showing.

Unknown on injuries.

They have shut down E State st, for traffic control.

Still developing

Video by RS Source



Rockford Scanner™: Semi On Fire Near Roscoe


Sources are reporting a semi on fire near Roscoe. 

It happened on I-90 near mile marker 5 in the westbound lanes.

Semi is reported to be on fire, the driver was able to escape out of the cab.

Avoid the area, traffic is reported to be backing up some in the area.

Sources at the scene said: ” Tractor is completely gone, Trailer is starting to burn”
Video by RS Source


Rockford Scanner™: Subject Pours Gasoline All Over Themselves


Details are still minimal right now. 

Sources are reporting around 7 pm a man had poured gasoline all over himself.  It happened near the Way-Lo gas station on  W State st.

Sources said the man was threatening homicide and suicide, and poured gasoline all over himself.  We have been told he did not ignite himself, but he was soaked in gas.  Emergency personnel are investigating



Rockford Scanner™: Dangerous Situation In Rockford, Several Officers & SWAT On Scene

Videos by RS source Robert Blum

Update: Rockford Police just released the following information: 


Rockford Police released the following statement: Earlier this afternoon, detectives and members of the RPD SWAT team conducted a warrant service in the 200 block of Euclid as part of ongoing investigation. More details will be released when available.

Sources are reporting a dangerous scene. It happened this afternoon near the 200 block Euclid Ave. (Far west)

Several police officers, including the SWAT team are on scene.

Reports of 2 people detained, and a standoff with a 3rd subject.

Officers have their guns drawn, and are trying to peacefully negotiate with the subject.

It is unknown why the police went there originally.

Police have yet to release information


Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Struck By A Vehicle, Injuries Reported


Sources are reporting a pedestrian that has been hit by a vehicle in Rockford.  It happened just before 6 am this morning near Alpine and E State st. 

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near this location.

The pedestrian is injured.  It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

You may want to avoid the area for awhile.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Stabbing Victim On The East Side

Sources are reporting a stabbing in Rockford. 

It happened around 2:45 am this morning in the 1100 block of 17th ave. That is near 7th st.

It is reported a female and male have been stabbed, during a domestic disturbance.


The officer on scene was not able to talk or provide any information, and said to call the media line. I did call the media line and it rang and rang and rang, and no answer. This happens all the time, all the time… You can’t leave a message either for them to call you back, it just rings and rings and rings.

I even texted Christie Castillo (RPD PIO, Yes, the former WTVO news anchor)  cell phone, and no response. I asked her to please release an official statement on this scene.

So at this time, I have tried all the ways someone can get an official statement or information from police, with no luck at this time. 

No other information at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Pole in Rockford

Sources are reporting a vehicle has crashed into a pole in Rockford.

It happened a little after 10 PM on N Alpine, just south of Pepper in the southbound lanes of traffic. A White SUV has crashed into a pole.

Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 


Rockford Scanner™: Truck Crashes Into A Tree in Rockford, Extrication Needed

Sources are reporting an accident that needs extrication. 

It happened around 12:45 am on School st, near Albert in Rockford.

A truck hit a tree near this location.
It appears that it may have been a head on collision with the tree.

Witnesses said they saw the truck driving recklessly just prior to the accident.

There was extrication needed, to pop the door open to get the victim out of the vehicle.

Sources said the man was possibly under the influence, and the injuries were non life threatening.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Watch the video from the scene, below


Rockford Scanner™:Rollover Accident In Machesney Park

Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Machesney Park.

It happened around 2:30 pm today near Evans and Elm, near the Boys & Girls Club.

Sources said: “The  driver of the truck said a van ran him off the road and he swerved and hit the parked white car and his truck flipped over he then climbed out the back window and is ok. Hes the guy in the orange shirt.”

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Photos by Lonette Biloune