Rockford Scanner®: Another Robbery In Rockford, Robbery Suspect Injures Female Victim

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Victim speaks out:

From the victim: “I’m home now. I have a concussion, scraped arm. I lost both my shoes. My right foot is banged up. Ripped toenails, broken toes and a sprained foot. He had knocked me over on my back .I was drugged from the back of my car to through the parking lot towards to road . I’m very grateful to be alive. I’m still in shock. It happened all so fast”

Update from RPD: 

On 11/10/18 around 8:50pm Rockford Police Officers responded to Walgreens in the 3300 block of N. Main St. for an attempted strong arm robbery. The victim, who was parked in the parking lot, was loading her groceries into the trunk of her vehicle when the suspect ran toward her and attempted to grab her purse from her shoulder causing the victim fall to the ground.  The suspect did not get any property from the victim.  The suspect fled the area in a small vehicle.

The suspect was described as a white male in his mid 20’s.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department Officer-In-Charge (OIC) at 779-500-6498 or Crime Stoppers at 815- 963-STOP (7867).

Local police are encrypted and have yet to release information on these robberies.

But a source told us the suspects in this robbery are described as: Last seen in a white ford escort, male wearing an army green hoodie, passenger suspect is white male approx 35 years old, wearing a grey hoodie, tan jacket, last seen northbound

Another robbery in Rockford.

This one happened at the Walgreens on N Main.

Suspect physically battered/pushed the female victim to the ground during the robbery. The victim is injured and needs medical attention.

Suspect description is unknown, due to the encryption.

Suspect fled the scene on foot


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Rockford Scanner®: Accident With Injuries, Vehicle Crashes Into A Building

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Several sources reporting an auto accident with injuries in Rockford.

It happened this afternoon near S Main and Morgan st.

There was an auto accident. A vehicle involved crashed into the nearby building. Injuries were reported, not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation

Photos by Cinthia Aviles

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Rockford Scanner®: RS fan Has Their Vehicle Stolen From A Local Gas Station

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UPDATE: The suspect used the vehicle in a bank robbery. Car has been found. FBI Has it now until investigation is done.

RS fan Ana Olvera said:

“So Tonight We Went To Get Snacks So We Could Watch A Movie With My Daughter. While In The Store This Guy And His Other Friend Decide To Break In And Take The Car. Help Us Get My Daughters Uncles Car Back.
At The Mobile On N.Main And Reynolds St.
Help Get The Real Criminals Like This Out The Streets.”

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Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victim In Rockford, Still Developing

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Posted by Travis Avesing on Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputy involved in shooting. The alleged suspect has been taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Police stopped a vehicle, the person was wanted on narcotics warrant.  The suspect pulled a weapon and shot at police, and police returned fire. Last we heard the suspect was still alive and in surgery. No officers were injured. Police have activated the Integrity Task Force to investigate.

Details are minimal due to the encryption.

All information is preliminary and not yet confirmed

There is a shooting victim in Rockford.

The shooting victim is located near N Main and Halsted.

This is located at the gas station, police have the gas station taped off.

The injuries sound to be possible life threatening, but not yet confirmed.

RPD has yet to release information.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Still developing

Witnesses Reports:

RS fan Joe K.  is saying this is an officer involved shooting.  He said ” Cops shot several times at least 10 gun shots.  It looked like the guy from the car shot at the cops, then they fired back several times”

We can not yet confirm this. We can only confirm a shooting victim.

Robert B.  “Just went by. The police were by a body on the ground. Everything is blocked off and taped off.”

Kim H. “It was scary as hell….I was getting in my car in one of the parking spots off to the side in front when all the shots were fired….they had a man and woman both in handcuffs, the guy was hollering he had been shot”

Posted by Dorene Arment on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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Rockford Scanner™: One Person Taken Into Custody, Possible Stabbing Suspect

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There was a serious stabbing incident in Rockford.

While we were at the stabbing scene, several officers left the stabbing scene in a hurry, headed northbound on N Main.

The police detained a person at the Mobil station just North of the stabbing scene. (As you can see in the video above)

At the time of writing this, all we can confirm is several police officers have taken one person into custody at the Mobil station on  N Main, just south of the wreck-it-round-a-bout. (Just North of the stabbing scene)

We tried to talk to the officers and get information after they quickly whisked the person away in the transport van, but police refused to talk to us.

So at this time, it is not yet known if this is the suspect in the stabbing or if this is a different incident.


Rockford Scanner™: Possible Fatal Stabbing in Rockford, Still Developing

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UPDATE: Our sources are reporting this is the alleged suspect in the stabbing.

Alleged Suspect: 18-year-old Carlos Hardt
He is charged with aggravated battery and has no bond. His next court date is today at 1:30 pm

RPD says:

  • Location: 935 N. Main St #404 Rockford, IL

On Monday 10/22/2018 at 9:18 pm, Rockford Police responded to 935 N. Main St #404 in reference to an aggravated battery involving a knife.  It was learned that the tenant was inside of his apartment with a male acquaintance.  An argument ensued and a knife was involved.  The tenant was transported to a local hospital.  The male acquaintance was located and interviewed.  This is an on-going investigation.

UPDATE: Possible stabbing suspect caught, video and details at

The victim had an argument with the suspect .During the argument, a knife  was pulled and the victim was stabbed in the chest.

Police located the alleged suspect (Possibly the man in the link above, but not confirmed) and has interviewed the man. No charges have been filed as of yet. RPD are investigating.

No update on the victims condition.

Sources reporting a stabbing in Rockford.

Around 9:30 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were on scene of a stabbing in Rockford.

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Rockford Scanner™: BREAKING NEWS: Body Found Near The Airport

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Winnebago County Coroner has identified the body as 58-year-old Randy Wilder. The coroner said he was homeless but from the Rockford area. Autopsy is pending and toxicology will take around 3 weeks.


Around 10 am several emergency personnel were responding to a body found in Rockford.

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Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Rockford

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RS Fan  sent us the following:
“There were 2 teenage Boylan girls that were involved in a head on collision this morning around 7:45am. The driver of the other vehicle had to have been doing every bit of 50 or more in a construction zone. The light at Huffman and Riverside was turning yellow and the girls proceeded to turn when the other lady hit them, spun their car around, jumped the curb and hit the traffic light pole. Injured victims were transported to a nearby hospital”


Rockford Scanner™: Death Investigation in Rockford

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Sources are reporting a death investigation in Rockford

Around 6:40 PM today emergency personnel were responding to a death investigation call.

It happened in the 500 block of Indian Terrace

Reports of a male victim was found at the bottom of the stairs at a residence.

The person was found deceased at the bottom of the stairs.

It is not yet known if the victim fell down the stairs or passed away from other means. Winnebago County coroner’s office are investigating




Rockford Scanner™: Another Carjacking Just Happened in Rockford, Still Developing


Sources are reporting another carjacking in Rockford. 

This one happened in the 1200 block of N Main st in Rockford. 

That is near N Main and Boilvin

The vehicle is a Red 2007 GMC Envoy with a plate # of Z674135 (or similar) 

Suspect was armed with a gun. If you see it, call the police. 

There was another carjacking tonight, details at



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Brick Building in Rockford

Several sources were reporting a vehicle has crashed into a building in Rockford.

It happened this afternoon in the area of S Main and Morgan.

A vehicle has crashed into a nearby brick building.

Unknown on injuries.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating A Shooting Victim Call


Aggravated Battery with a Firearm:
At approximately 10:45 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 900 block of N. Main Street for a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers found a 25-year-old male suffering from a bullet graze wound. He advised that the incident had occurred at his home in the 1700 block of Van Wie Avenue when the victim’s female friend tried to buy marijuana from a vehicle occupied by three males. The front seat passenger then fired off a handgun at the victim, grazing his elbow. No arrests have been made.

Sources are reporting a shooting victim on the West Side. 

It happened around 900 block of N Main just before 11 pm. 

Details are minimal due to the encryption.

RPD has yet to release information on this. 


Rockford Scanner™: Teen Just Shot in Rockford, Still Developing

On 7/22/18 at around 4:15 P.M. Rockford Police responded to the 1100 block of N Main St for the report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival officers located one shooting victim, a 19 year old male, whom had been shot one time.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries. During the investigation officers learned that the shooting happened in the 1200 block of N. Main St.

No suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call the Rockford Police Department.


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, One Vehicle Is On Fire



Around 9:35 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries in the area of Beltline and Main. 

Reports of an auto accident with injuries near this location. 

One of the vehicles involved, is on fire. 

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Damage A Local Swimming Pool Area, Police Searching For Suspects

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RS Fan Diane:

“Hi I’m the pool manager at green meadows also known as Gem suburban ..
Starting June 30th our lodge and pool area got hit 5 times .they broke out windows in our lodge,threw everything in our pool from the picnic tables to the trash cans .we finally got them on camera if you could share with this info I would be so thankful I have pics of them

If you know these two or their where about please call Winnebago county Sheriff’s Office @815-282-2600.Wanted in connection with Trespassing,Criminal property Damage .Destroying Private property @ Green Meadows estates ..please share ..”

Photos of the damage and suspects at CLICK HERE

Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Numerous Police Officers At A Scene, Possible Body Found

UPDATE: Middle aged woman has been found in the river. A family fishing nearby spotted the body and called police. The womans body has not been in the river to long and the Winnebago County Coroners office hopes to have the identity by this afternoon. Sources said it is possibly a reported missing woman. 

We will post updates as they become available. 


Confirmed dead body.  Emergency personnel are recovering a dead body from the Rock River.  No other information at this time. 

Several sources reporting a scene on 20, between 11th st and S Main. 

Numerous police officers, crime scene unit, Winnebago County Coroner’s office, etc… are all on scene. 

We been told that it was a body found near the bridge.

They do have one lane of traffic blocked off in the area, so expect traffic delays. 

As you know, details are minimal due to the encryption.   

Still developing. 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Hits Victim In Head, Then Steals The Victims Truck




Details are minimal due to the encryption. 

This morning a man came out of his residence on N Main in Rockford.

It happened near 3514 N Main. 

While he exited his house a suspect hit the victim in the head. The victim needed medical attention. 

Then the suspect stole the victims truck. 

No suspect information, or vehicle information at this time. 



Rockford Scanner™: Woman Walking, Suspects Pull Up And Viciously Beat The Woman Up Then Flee




Just before 2:30 am this morning a woman was walking in Rockford.

She was walking in the area of Main and Springfield.

A vehicle approached her and the suspects got out and viciously beat her up.

The woman is reported to have been beaten up pretty bad.

She is injured and needs medical attention. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 




Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near North Town Mall



Around midnight emergency personnel were dispatched to North Town Mall, in reference to an auto accident with injuries. 

It appears the vehicle may have crashed into a pole.

The damage on the vehicle look consistent with crashing into a pole. 

There was only one vehicle at the scene. 

Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation.