Rockford Scanner™: Police working a scene at a auto parts store near Machesney Park

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Several sources were reporting a scene at the auto parts store on N. 2nd St. at  Oriely Auto Parts,  earlier today

Several officers had their guns drawn

It is not yet known exactly what happened the police have labeled the call as “other disorderly conduct”

In the past police have labeled shooting victims as other disorderly conduct calls. But we cannot confirm that is what happened at this scene.

All we can confirm is that there was a scene at the auto parts store and police labeled it as “other disorderly conduct”




Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting several police officers working 3 different scenes in Rockford.

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Sources reporting several police officers working 3 different scenes in Rockford.

  1. 1300 block of Parmele  (In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kindnapping)
  2. 500 block of N Avon (In Progress property: Possible home invasion)
  3. 200 block of S Prospect  (In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kindnapping)

RPD has yet to release any information on any of these scenes.




Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested After 2 Violent Crimes Against Female Employees

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ARRESTED: A Rockford man faces charges related to two separate, violent robberies in the City of Rockford. On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Jasmine Pantry (2614 Kilburn Avenue) in reference to a robbery to the business where the clerk was beaten. The suspect fled with several items and cash. A 17-year-old male was originally identified as a possible suspect, but upon further investigation by detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit, it was determined the 17-year-old was not involved. Investigators were able to identify 20-year-old Joseph Collins as the suspect.

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, SCOPE officers arrested Collins on an unrelated warrant. During the investigation, it was also determined that Collins was responsible for beating and robbing a pizza delivery driver in the 500 block of North Day Avenue on August 15, 2018.

Upon further review, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below listed charges against Collins.

Joseph Collins, 20, Rockford: Robbery (Jasmine Pantry)
Aggravated Battery (Jasmine Pantry)
Robbery (Pizza Delivery)
Aggravated Battery (Pizza Delivery)

Collins was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Collins are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court


Rockford Scanner™: Recap Of The Violent Police Calls In The Last 72 Hours

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Recent violent crime police calls

Weapons violation = Shots fired are labeled under this

In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kidnapping


Rockford Scanner™: POSITIVE NEWS: Good Samaritans Hand Out Food to The Homeless

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Positive News:

Every Tuesday night from 4-7 pm a couple of good Samaritans hand out burgers to the local homeless.

Louie Lee,  Darius Barker,  Tyshema Mcintosh  buy 300 burgers every Tuesday with their own money and hand the burgers out to the local homeless.

They hand out the burgers to people at the McDonalds on E State and Jefferson and also the Rockford Rescue Mission.

Louie said a family member was homeless and understands and all three of them buy the burgers and hand them out, because they want  to give back to the community as a whole. All three of them chip in $100 each every week to do this great deed.

Editors Note: I personally want to send a shout out to these 3, for doing an amazing good deed. Keep up the amazing work! ~ Rickie

Watch the unedited videos they have done while handing out the burgers



Rockford Scanner™: Automobile accident with injuries in both lanes of traffic on a local bridge

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Around 3:45 PM emergency personnel were responding to another accident with injuries and Rockford. This one happened on a local bridge across the Rock River.

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Rockford Scanner™: Local School On Lock Down, Man possibly With A Gun On The Grounds

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Reports of a helicopter hovering over the area

Video by Gerri Pavone

Around 1:20 pm today, several emergency personnel were responding to a man with a gun, near a local school.

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Rockford Scanner™: Suspects armed with a shotgun commit a home invasion and get away in Rockford

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Around 2 AM there was a home invasion in Rockford

It happened in the area of 2809 Halsted

Suspects are two black males armed with shotguns and last seen on foot in the area.

No other information is available at this time



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™: Accident With Multiple Injuries, Avoid The Area

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Around 7:10 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with multiple injuries.

It happened near West st in Rockford

At least 2 ambulances have been dispatched.

Avoid the area or expect delays



Rockford Scanner™: Judge sides with city of Davenport in firing of fire chief

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DAVENPORT, Iowa  — A judge has ruled that Davenport’s Civil Service Commission lacked the authority to reinstate the city’s fired fire chief.

The Quad-City Times reported Thursday that a Scott County judge also said only a change in Iowa law could give weight to former Chief Lynn Washburn’s argument that her 30 years of previous experience with a Rockford, Illinois, department should grant her civil service status in Davenport.

The city fired Washburn in July 2017, later saying it did so because her tenure was plagued by bad decisions and poor judgment.

She maintains her firing was retaliation for complaining about workplace harassment.

Washburn appealed her firing to the Civil Service Commission, which found in November that she should be returned to a high position with the department.


Information from: Quad-City Times, & (AP)



Rockford Scanner™: HRFD Welcomes Their Newest Paramedic

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HRFD: Congratulation to our newest Paramedic Pedro Villasenor. Pedro has worked hard to earned the title of paramedic. I have the utmost confidence in his skills, knowledge, and know that his commitment to patient care and those he comes in contact with, will meet if not exceed what I and the public expect from Harlem Roscoe Fire.
Chief Shoevlin

Rockford Scanner Note: Congratulations to Mr. Villasenor!



Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Vehicle Accident, Including A Septran Bus

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Sources are reporting a multiple vehicle accident in Rockford.

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Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Working A Scene Near A Local School

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Sources are reporting: Several police cars at the corner of Summit and Crosby. One officer went into the school (Jackson).  Unknown if the school is on lockdown. Several standing and walking outside on the street.

At the time of writing this, no other information was available



Local Dollar Store Robbery on East State, Suspect Drops Wallet While Fleeing

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An RS fan reported to us that the Family Dollar next to the DMV on the 3700 block of East State ST has been robbed.

This fan witnessed a heavy set pudgy faced black male in a white t-shirt and red pants with curly hair run out of the family dollar store with an employee yelling “STOP THAT MAN”.

As this person ran he dropped his wallet according to the fan report.

If you’re in the area of the 3700 block of East State ST please notify the police if you see someone matching this description.

After posting this, another fan said the description was Hispanic male with black jeans with short hair and gray t-shirt.