Loves Park Police Arrest 2 AT A Loves Park Business, For Operating/Promoting Gambling & Unlawful Sale of Weapons

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On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Loves Park Patrol Officers received a complaint from a man who allegedly lost $700.00 in a game of chance inside Truck Liquidation Sale, 6307 N. 2nd St.

Officers responded to the store & met with staff. During the investigation, Albert Mazurkiewicz (Townsend, Georgia) was arrested & charged with Operating/Promoting Gambling. Games allegedly used in the gambling were seized.

Officers noticed that illegal weapons, including stun guns, throwing stars & brass knuckles were being offered for sale inside the store. A search warrant was obtained, the store was searched & the weapons were seized.

The store manager, Sumeet Pahouja (Powell, Ohio) was charged with Unlawful Sale of Weapons.

Anyone who purchased weapons from the store concerned about possessing the item, or who may have been drawn into the gambling is asked to call the Loves Park Police Department at (815) 654-5015, Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30 PM.

The defendants are considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a court of law.



Multiple injuries reported at an accident in Rockford/Loves Park

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Around 7 AM this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Alpine and Riverside.

Initial reports are saying there is an automobile accident near this location. Multiple injuries are being reported.

At least two ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

Please avoid the area or expect delays



77 year old Man Dead, After A Fatal Accident in Loves Park


Update: The victim has been identified as 77-year-old Michael Brown

This morning we posted a serious accident that happened near Paulson and E Riverside.  Officials have now confirmed a 77 year old man is now dead.  Officials are saying, He was reported to be traveling northbound on Paulson rd when he pulled out in front of a vehicle that was traveling east on E Riverside.  The incident is still under investigation.




Loves Park Fire Department Dispatched To A House Fire

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Around 2:10 pm today the LPFD were dispatched to the 200 block of Merrill ave in Loves Park.
Scanner traffic is saying there is heavy black smoke coming from the chimney area. No flames have been seen at the time of dispatch.
Chief Foley flushed a nearby hydrant. Several units en route.

The house is full of smoke
Chief Foley said there is gun powder and ammunition inside the residence.
Police are blocking off traffic in the area

Deshawn Frier:  Yes everyone is ok

Unfortunately we lost our rabbit and puppy




Vehicle Crashes into A House In Machesney park, Victim Bleeding Heavily

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Around 1:04 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of 3rd st and Colonial drive in Machesney park.

Scanner traffic is saying a vehicle has crashed into a house.

One person is injured and is reported to be bleeding heavily.

Several emergency personnel are en route

Credit: Wifr

Credit: Wifr



RS Fans Reporting Police Activity In Machesney Park

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Several Rockford Scanner fans said there are multiple officers, crime scene unit, and crime scene tape in the area of Elm and Maple in Machesney Park.

At the time of writing this, it was not yet known what is going on.

If you have any information, please email us at



Small Child Falls Off A Parade Float in Machesney Park

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Around 5:30 PM emergency personnel were dispatched to Maple and Elm. Scanner traffic is saying that a small child has fell off a parade float. Injuries are being reported in medical is en route

Unrelated: Another medical call in the same area.


Light Up The Parks Parade

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The Parks Chamber “Light Up the Parks” Holiday Parade
Sunday, Nov. 20th, 4:45 pm

The parade route will travel from Schneider Electric parking lot on Clifford Ave., turn north on Elm Ave., turn left onto Roosevelt Rd., cross N. 2nd St. & will disassemble in the south side parking lot of the Machesney Towne Center.


Fire In The Woods At Rock Cut State park

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Around 12:28 pm today the LPFD were dispatched to Rock Cut State Park in reference to a fire in the woods.

The caller said the fire is in the North West side of the park, near West ln.

LPFD is en route, dispatcher said District 16 does not have a controlled burn in the area.

Update: At 12:39 the LPFD is in the park, trying to locate the caller and fire.

Update: At 12:42 pm they located the fire on the side of the roadway in the park.  Chief Foley said to contact Rock Cut State Park, and said it is a part of a controlled burn.




Some Kind Of Procession In The Rockford Area, Many Emergency Personnel Involved

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Rockford Scanner sends our condolences to the family and friends of Karol Fricke.  Also to the Rockford police Department.

The Rockford Police Department is mourning the loss of Officer Karol Fricke, who passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 after a brief illness.

Officer Fricke, a 24-year veteran of the force, started her career with the department in 1992 as a patrol officer and most recently, worked as a Community Services Officer assigned to District 3. Well-known for her active engagement in countless community meetings, activities and events, Officer Fricke was known for her willingness to engage, and her direct, no-nonsense approach blended with a warm smile, humor and wit.

Officer Fricke was an Operation Shattered Stars and Rockford Police Department Peer Supporter, a volunteer program that trains active and retired officers to lend support, share experiences and offer advice to fellow officers in need. In noting her interest to become a member of the pilot Peer-to-Peer Program that launched this year, Officer Fricke described herself as approachable, honest, caring, and willing to be called upon at any time in a crisis, a sentiment echoed by her fellow officers and colleagues.

“We are devastated by the loss of Officer Fricke who dedicated her life to serving and protecting the community in which she was born and raised,” said Chief Dan O’Shea. “Officer Fricke had a contagious energy and tenacity that permeated throughout the department. Her death is a tremendous loss – not just for the department, but the community-at-large. We are thankful to everyone for their outpouring of support during this difficult time.”
Off the clock, Karol was known for her love of family, her love of animals, her love of great food, and her zest for life. Having received a kidney transplant four years ago from her wife, Beth, Karol was passionate about authentically living each day, and had a unique understanding of the fragility each day brings. She could often be found with friends and family at her beloved eatery, Backyard Grill & Bar in Loves Park, or on a road trip adventure.
Services for Officer Karol Fricke will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Rockford First Church, 5950 Spring Creek Road with a visitation from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A police funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. and internment will immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Road.

Motorists are advised to expect delays or use alternate routes in the areas surrounding Spring Creek and North Alpine Roads between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Local law enforcement agencies will be directing traffic in the area.

The procession is scheduled to begin from Rockford First Church, 5950 Spring Creek Road, and will proceed west on Spring Creek Road and then north on North Alpine Road to Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Road.

Local law enforcement agencies and emergency responders should stage in the First Free Rockford parking lot located at 2223 N. Mulford Road.

Media should stage in the Rockford First parking lot. Cameras are permitted and there will be a staging area in the sanctuary and at the cemetery.

Law enforcement members and the community are welcome to attend.

Several fans have contacted us and said there is a very large procession going on. Many have said it was on Mulford and some have said E Riverside.  Some fans sent us some photos, we posted on our Facebook page.

It is not yet known what the procession is for. If you have information, please email us at

Note: Please do NOT budge in line, Please DRIVE slow if passing, Please STOP at the intersections so they can go through.

After posting this, some fans are saying a Rockford Police Officer has passed away and it is because of this.  We do not know who the officer was, or how they passed away. If you have information, please contact us.

Update from RS fan:

It is the funeral procession for RCPD Officer Karol Fricke (47-years-old_ who died from a sudden illness)

She served 24 years on the Rockford police department.

She was a community service officer

Credit: Google Images

Credit: Google Images

RS fan:
It is the return of Karol from the hospital she passed away in Wisconsin to the funeral home.