Rockford Scanner™: Janesville Man Arrested For His 5th OWI


On 9-4-19 at 12:48 AM Janesville Police stopped a vehicle near Garfield Av. and E. Centerway knowing the operator has a revoked license. Upon contacting the vehicle, the driver smelled of intoxicants. Standard field sobriety tests confirmed the driver was impaired.

A department of transportation records check showed the operator had 4 prior OWI convictions. A search warrant was obtained in order to collect a blood sample from the operator with results pending.

The suspect is currently at the Rock Co. Jail pending his initial appearance in court.

Arrested: Kelly O. Hill age 53 of Janesville

Charges: OWI 5th
Operating after revocation
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Probation Hold



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Few Shooting Incidents

Sources are reporting a few shooting incidents. 

  • 600 block of Maryland ave around 8:30 pm
  • 900 block of Garfield around 9 pm 

Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this. 

Unknown on suspect information.


Rockford Scanner™: Victim Stabbed In The Throat In Rockford.


Victim Stabbed In The Throat in Rockford.

It happened around 4:20 am in the 3100 block of Garfield.

Reports of a person being stabbed in the throat.
Unknown on the victims condition.

Suspect is believed to be next door to the victim.

No other information is available.


Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Few Scenes Tonight in Rockford

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Sources reporting a few scenes tonight

Sources have told us about a few scenes tonight

This first one was in the area of Newburg and Warren just before 6 pm. Sources said gunshots rang out in this area. No suspect information. Sources also reported property damage.   UPDATE from the RPD: Shots were fired but no one was injured and no property was damaged.

The second scene was in the 200 block of S Independence just after 6:30 pm tonight. Several officers were on scene investigating an “In Progress Person” call. UPDATE: RPD said this was a suspicious person call.

The 3rd scene is in the 900 block of Garfield around 6 pm. Sources said suspects forced their way into a residence and battered the occupants.  RPD has not released any information, other than they were investigating a home invasion/burglary call.


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Rockford Scanner™: Carjacking, Police Chase, Shots Fired in Rockford

Sources reported hearing multiple gunshots on the west side.

During the same time shots were fired, there was a carjacking at Green st and Johnston ave.

Shots were fired in the same general area of the carjacking.

Reports of people in two different vehicles shooting at each other.

Unknown if these incidents are related.

Police were chasing a vehicle on the west side a short time later, that ended near Winnebago and Garfield.

Numerous police officers were on scene.  RPD, ISP, WCSO. They had a large perimeter setup in the area.  Unknown what the suspects look like. At least one suspect was at large. They had a police K-9 assist in tracking the suspect, but was unsuccessful.

RPD did confirm a police chase and shots fired and the carjacking, but would not say if all these incidents were all related.

The vehicle ended up near the dead end of Garfield, just west of Winnebago in the eastbound lanes just before the stop sign.

Sources were reporting several officers out on foot searching the area of Liberty and Belden for shell casings, unknown if this is related to these incidents.

Unknown if these scenes are all related or separate incidents.