Rockford Scanner™: Double Murder Investigation In Rockford, Still Developing


SUSPECTS ARRESTED: On Friday, July 19, 2019, shortly after 2:30 a.m., Rockford Police Patrol Officers responded to a call of shots fired at a residence in the 700 block of Bruce Street. Officers learned a 27-year-old female was dog-sitting for a friend when two suspects, both known to the victim, entered her house. The suspects, identified as 28-year-old Kelvin Langston and 26-year-old Douglas Hollyfield, then took turns shooting the dog several times. The dog died from its injuries. No one else was hurt. The suspects fled the scene.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident, which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. The below listed charges were authorized against Langston and Hollyfield, and warrants obtained.

Kelvin Langston, 28, Rockford: Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Gang Member, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and No FOID

Douglas Hollyfield, 26, Rockford: Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Gang Member, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and No FOID

On Thursday afternoon, August 8, 2019, investigators were notified that Douglas Hollyfield had been taken into custody by the Chicago Police Department.

On Friday, August 9, 2019 at about 12:15 p.m., Kelvin Langston turned himself in at the Criminal Justice Center and was lodge in the Winnebago County Jail.

The charges against Langston and Hollyfield are merely accusations. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

DOUBLE MURDER LATEST: Rockford Police investigate a double murder at the same location where a dog was shot and killed only weeks ago.

DOUBLE MURDER INVESTIGATION: Rockford Police are investigating a deadly shooting on Bruce Street. The incident does not appear to be random. Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900

Rockford Scanner™: Several Fire Dept. En ROute To Battle A Possible Apartment Fire

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Sources are reporting a possible apartment fire near 4869 Linden rd. Apartment 222, at the Beacon Hill Apartments.

There is reported to be an apartment on fire near this location.

A couple of local fire departments are en route to assist.

Still developing.


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Rockford Scanner™: Possible Structure Fire On The East Side


Just before 8 pm tonight, several units from the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a possible structure fire. 

Details are minimal right now. 

There is a reported structure on fire near Church Hill Park area, near 7th ave. 

Still developing, check back later for possible updates



Rockford Scanner™: STABBING: At Least One Person Has Been Stabbed in Rockford, Still Developing



Details are minimal right now, due to the encryption. 

Around 7:40 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a stabbing in Rockford. 

At least one person was stabbed near 515 Hill st, in the East side. 

Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 

Still developing.