Rockford Scanner™: Sources are reporting a scene in the 500 block of Park Place in Rockford.



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Sources are reporting a scene in the 500 block of Park Place in Rockford.

Sources are reporting a man not breathing in the 500 block of Park Place. The victim is a male approx. 50 years old.  Rockford Fire Department is requesting the police to get there quickly with lights and sirens, unknown why at this time.  Unknown what happened to the male victim.

Still developing


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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene , Crime Scene Unit & Several Officers


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Sources Reporting A Scene 

UPDATE:  Sources said this was a shooting incident scene. Police confirm a shooting incident but did not provide any details.


Sources are reporting the crime scene van along with several police officers are working a scene near  Kennedy Hill Rd & Montague.

As you know the local police are encrypted. So it is not yet known what happened.

We will try updating this, when more information becomes available.





Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident With Injuries Near Loves Park/Rockford


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Auto Accident With Injuries Near Loves Park/Rockford

Just before 3pm today, sources were reporting an auto accident with injuries near Rockford/Loves Park.

It happened near the intersection of E Riverside and Perryville.  The accident scene is just south of the intersection.

Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

Avoid the area or expect delays





Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Working A Scene Near Loves Park


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Sources are reporting a scene near Loves Park

UPDATE: Suspects were wanted in an aggravated hijacking. A couple of suspects are in custody. Sources said it appears the vehicle may have rolled over near the ramp to I-90. Still developing.


Sources are reporting approx. 20 police squad cars are at a scene near I-90 and E Riverside. At the time of writing this we do not yet know what happened.

We been told that there are several officers near I-90 and E State st as well, possibly related to this call.

We have been told this was a possible police chase that ended up into an auto accident. But not confirmed.  (Not related to the one from earlier)

Avoid the area or expect delays

Video by Dan





Rockford Scanner™: Police Chief and African American Liaison Advisory Committee to Host “Mocha with Moore”


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The African American Liaison Committee and Police Chief David Moore invite you to stop in for “Mocha with Moore” on Friday December 14th from 10AM – 12PM at Mocha Moment.

Use this opportunity to visit to visit with Chief Moore and members of the African American Liaison Advisory Committee. We look forward to visiting with you!

Mocha Moment
1121 Center Av.
Janesville, WI 53546

For questions contact:
Carrie Harrell-Payton
(608) 713-2688





Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Working A Scene Near Loves Park


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UPDATE: VEHICULAR HIJACKING ARRESTS: On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a report of an aggravated vehicular hijacking in the area of Lexington Avenue and Preston Street. Upon arrival, officers learned three armed, male suspects approached the 40-year-old female victim while she was stopped at a stop sign. One of the suspects demanded property from the victim, hit her with the gun, and forced her out of the vehicle. The suspects fled in the victim’s white car.

Officers located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on eastbound U.S. Hwy 20 near 11th Street. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed and officers pursued. The chase ended when the suspects crashed while trying to exit onto East State Street from I-90. The suspects got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. All three suspects were taken into custody. A Rockford Police K9 was used to apprehend one of the suspects, and a loaded firearm was also recovered. 

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges against the suspects. The third suspect, an adult male, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening. Charges are pending against him following the completion of medical treatment.

Juvenile Male, 16, Rockford: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police

Soldier Perkins, 19, Rockford: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Fleeing to Elude

Perkins also faces several traffic charges. The juvenile was lodged in the Juvenile Detention Center following treatment of minor injuries at a local hospital. Perkins was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against the suspects are merely accusations. The juvenile and Perkins are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court


Sources are reporting a scene near Loves Park

UPDATE: Suspects were wanted in an aggravated hijacking. A couple of suspects are in custody. Sources said it appears the vehicle may have rolled over near the ramp to I-90. Still developing.


Sources are reporting approx. 20 police squad cars are at a scene near I-90 and E Riverside. At the time of writing this we do not yet know what happened.

We been told that there are several officers near I-90 and E State st as well, possibly related to this call.

We have been told this was a possible police chase that ended up into an auto accident. But not confirmed.  (Not related to the one from earlier)

Avoid the area or expect delays

Video by Dan





Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting a scene in Machesney Park


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UPDATE:

This is what sources are reporting so far.  The police chase was first reported in Machesney Park near N Second. Reports of the vehicle was traveling over 100 MPH. During this time a Department of Homeland Security vehicle was rammed.  Unknown on injuries. The suspect vehicle proceeded to keep fleeing from police. They had a government helicopter in the air and was following the suspect vehicle. A short time later, reports were saying the vehicle crashed near Forest Hills and Landstrom.  Also reports of a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the same location. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Sources said they were able to catch a suspect at the scene. It is not yet known what the suspect was originally wanted for.  (Possibly drug related according to sources) Please avoid this area, numerous officers are working the scene and are diverting traffic. We will post updates as they become available


The vehicle crashed near Forest Hills and Landstrom.  Police have the alleged suspects in custody. Unknown on injuries.  Sounds like they might have hit a pedestrian near this location as well. Still developing, avoid the area

Video by Collin


Sources reporting a scene in Machesney Park

Several sources reporting numerous police going extremely fast down N Second st towards a scene near N Second and Harlem area.

At this time, it is not yet known what happened due to the police encryption.

All we can tell you is numerous police officers working a scene near this location, and to avoid the area.

We will try bringing you updates, if they become available

If you have info, please email us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

UPDATE: This is a police chase, a police helicopter is following the suspects. The suspect rammed a Department of Homeland Security vehicle during the chase. Still developing.

Video by Ryan





Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Boone County


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Several sources are reporting a serious accident in Boone County. 

Sources are reporting a serious accident in Boone County near Pearl and 20.

Multiple injuries were being reported and at least a couple of ambulances are on scene.  We been told the medical helicopter might have been dispatched to the scene as well. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time.

Avoid the area. The cause of the accident is under investigation.





Rockford Scanner™: Police are asking for your help in locating/identifying suspect(s) responsible for residential burglaries and burglary to motor vehicles


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Suspect info sought for residential burglaries and burglaries to motor vehicles that occurred in the Chicory Ridge subdivision.

The Roscoe Police Department is asking for your help in locating/identifying suspect(s) responsible for residential burglaries and burglary to motor vehicles that occurred in the 10800 and 10900 block of Meadowsweet Lane as well as burglary to motor vehicles that occurred in the 11000 block of Lemon Grass Lane and 400 block of Santolina Drive.

Attached are two photographs one of possible suspects and the other of a possible suspect vehicle.





Rockford Scanner™: Baofeng UV-5R Review by KD9MAP


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KD9MAP sent us the following, thanks!

Baofeng UV-5R Review by KD9MAP

This is a $20 5-watt transceiver for 2m and 70cm, based on SDR technology I think.

It comes with Li-Ion battery, charger cradle, 7″ rubber whip antenna, and a earpiece/microphone headset.

The advertising for it is so hilariously written, and the price is so low, it’s reasonable to be skeptical whether the radio actually works.

I got mine quickly from a USA supplier for $6 shipping. I’ve used it for a week.

Pros:

It works!

It’s cheap! You can carry it everywhere and not worry as much about losing or breaking it as you would an expensive handheld.

The UV-5R SDR receiver seems to be as sensitive as my “real radio” Alinco DJ-X2000 handheld scanner, which cost 15 times as much.

Cons:

The charger cradle emits enormous QRM during charging cycle. You won’t want to use that charger anywhere near your shack.

There’s no DC jack anywhere on the radio to plug in a power adapter. If you want to run on external power, you have to get their $7 battery eliminator cable.

The little instruction booklet doesn’t tell you everything you need to know to program it. Adequate info can be easily found on the internet.

For easier programming, I bought the $20 BaofengTech FTDI programming cable and used it with free Chirp software. You have to press the cable into the radio with both thumbs and crushing strength to get a connection, but it does work.

(Note: Software creators like Chirp complain that Baofeng changes the firmware on these radios quite often, which makes them difficult and risky to develop for.)

Low-cap 1600 mAH battery doesn’t last long if there’s much traffic.

Bottom Line:

The UV-5R for the price of dinner is a darn good deal for a VHF/UHF handheld transceiver. I don’t know how long it will last, but so far I think the low price outweighs its minor problems.