Rockford Scanner™: Several officers Working A Scene in The Parks


Sources are reporting several police officers are working a scene near Harlem rd. 

 It is not yet known exactly what happened due to the police encryption.

We have been told there was a robbery and shots fired during the robbery. But as you know, that is unconfirmed.

Police have yet to release any information. If they do we will update this. In the meantime, avoid the area for awhile, and let the police do there investigation. 



Rockford Scanner™: House Fire in Loves Park, Victim Possibly Trapped Inside

UPDATE: MABAS Box 11. Several area fire departments were assisting.

All the people inside were able to exit the residence.

Unknown on injuries, they are requesting additional ambulances to the scene.

There is no fire hydrants nearby, closest one is approx. 300 feet away. T

hey are going into a defensive mode to fight the fire.

Sources are reporting a house fire in Loves Park. 

Reports of a fully engulfed house fire in the 5200 block of Mcfarland around 4:35 am this morning. Reports of at least one female that is possibly trapped inside the residence. LPFD and NPFD are en route. Still developing.



Rockford Scanner™: Police Chase in Loves Park, Ends Up With Possible Water Rescue


Sources are reporting a scene in Loves Park. 

It happened around 3:15 am this morning near Martin Park (E Riverside/Rock River area)

Reports are saying a man has fled from police and has possibly ended up into the Rock River.

Several emergency personnel are reported to be on scene.

No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Vehicle Accident in Loves Park


Sources are reporting an auto accident that involves multiple vehicles. It happened just before 3 pm today near Harlem and Perryville.  Reports of at least 4 vehicles involved in the accident. Non life threatening injuries were being reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 



Rockford Scanner™: 1 Person Just Stabbed, Possibly During A Robbery

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UPDATE: One person confirmed stabbed. The stabbing happened in front of a group of children. The children were waiting for their bus, when the stabbing happened in front of them. The victim was stabbed with a screwdriver.

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Sources are reporting a stabbing near Loves Park/Rockford 

It happened in the area of Lasalle and Lombard. 

One person was just stabbed near this location. 

We been told this was during a robbery. 

Suspect is a black male wearing tan, last seen going up a nearby hill. 

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: House Fire In Loves Park, Still Developing

UPDATE: Heavy smoke on the Delta side. Heavy flames on the back of the trailer and underneath it. Reports are saying the residence was being remodeled when it caught on fire. No reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation

Photos by Howard Nichol III

Sources are reporting a house fire in Loves Park.

It happened around 3 pm today in the 5300 block of Feldspar. That is located in Forest Hills Village.  Reports of a house on fire near this location. Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this. Both LPFD and NPFD are en route to the scene. This is still developing, check back later for possible updates.


Rockford Scanner™: Sources are reporting an officer has been injured in Machesney Park


Sources are reporting an officer has been injured in Machesney Park. 

There was a double shooting in Machesney Park, so the Loves Park police were assisting the WCSO with their calls, while they were investigating the shooting. 

Details on that shooting at

Just after 2:30 am this morning the Loves Park Police were assisting the WCSO on a call in the 8100 block of Eddington dr in Machesney Park.  It is unknown what the original call was for.  The call log shows it as a “Service to other agency”

We have been told that while the Loves Park Police were on this call on Eddington, a subject began to fight with the Loves Park Police officer and injured the officer.  It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. 

Several officers from several jurisdictions were on scene assisting. 

No other information is available. If police release any information on this, we will update this. 


Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victims At A Machesney Park Bar

UPDATE: Cronies is closing their doors



On Sunday, October 6, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Winnebago County Deputies were dispatched to Cronies’ Bar, 9032 N. Second St., in Machesney Park for a person shot.

Upon arrival, Deputies found a male with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to Javon Bea Hospital Riverside where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses reported that the victim was involved in an altercation shortly before being shot.

A short time later, Javon Bea Hospital Rockton reported that a male had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim was treated and released for a non-life threatening.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives identified a suspect during the investigation and met with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney who authorized charges. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant and the suspect was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on the following charges:

~Kenneth J. Johnson Dob: 09/16/91 of Rockford

-First Degree Murder (8 counts)
-Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
-Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Bond was set at $5,000,000.00 cash.

The victim was identified as Russell D. Jefferson (age 31) of Rockford. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday.

The charges against Kenneth J. Johnson are merely accusations and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Two victims are confirmed shot. One of the victims is confirmed dead. This is now a murder investigation. The other victim is allegedly shot in the hand/arm, and officials said that victim is suffering from non life threatening injuries.  Police have yet to release any suspect information. 

Note: Police labeled this double shooting as a “Special patrol request”

Reports of 2 people have been shot during a birthday party at Cronies Grill at 9032 N 2nd st just after 1:30 am.  (We have been told there is possibly up to 4 shooting victims, 2 at the scene and 2 self transported) It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time, we have been told that one of the victims possibly has life threatening injuries but officials have not yet confirmed this.  The victim with the alleged life threatening injuries was found laying on the dance floor area of the business. The other victim at the scene is alleged to have been shot in the hand/arm area. Reports of an argument, then several shots were fired. Two ambulances were on scene, along with numerous police officers from several jurisdictions. Police were searching for a suspect in the area, they found a vehicle with a gun inside it and think it is possibly related to this shooting, but they are not yet sure and are investigating it further.  Several officers and emergency personnel from several jurisdictions were on scene (WCSO, LPPD, Roscoe, Rockton, ISP, HRFD, NPFD).  Police have not released any information on this shooting yet, if they do we will update this.

Video from the party inside the bar, just a few minutes before the shooting. Video by Tim B.


Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Machesney Park.

Reports of at least one shooting victim at Cronies at 9032 N Second st in Machesney Park, around 1:40 am.  The victim is reported to be on the South side of the building.

UPDATE: Reports of a 2nd shooting victim.

Several emergency personnel from several jurisdictions are on scene.

Unknown on suspect information, police have not released any information.

Still developing.

Reports of this musician was playing there tonight for a party.

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Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries In Loves Park

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Sources are reporting an accident with injuries in Loves Park. 

It happened a little before 8 pm near the intersection of Forest Hills and E Riverside. Reports of 2 vehicles that are involved in the auto accident. Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

Avoid the area or expect delays.