Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle At A Local Walmart

Update: The alleged robbery suspect snatched a purse and was fleeing, when they were hit by a moving vehicle. The alleged suspect might be connected to several other robberies in the area that police have been searching for. ~ Via source.

Sources are reporting a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle.

It happened around 4:15 pm today at the Walmart on Northridge.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near this location.

Non life threatening injuries were being reported.

A person involved in this, is reported to be a robbery suspect. The person is allegedly robbed a woman of her purse. It is not yet clear if the person injured is the victim or the suspect.

Police have yet to release a suspect description.

RPD is investigating.


Rockford Scanner™: RPD Releases Information On 2 Robberies At A Local Walmart

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Suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, 5’9, 160 lbs, dark jacket and light colored hoodie and dark pants.

On Tuesday April 2nd 2019 the RPD were dispatched to the Walmart on Northridge near Forest Hills and Riverside in reference to an armed robbery.

Suspect retrieved merchandise throughout the store.  He pulled a gun on an employee (We been told in the sporting goods area ) and threatened the employee.

The suspect then exited Walmart and slashed the tire of the security vehicle outside.  And then fled the scene.

RPD were again called back to the Walmart around 3:30 am, this time for an attempted armed robbery.  A man sitting in a truck in the parking lot was approached by a suspect in a Tan Suburban.  Suspect pulled a gun on the victim and demanded property. The victim threatened to call the police. The suspect then fled westbound on Riverside.  No injuries were reported.

The police are searching for the suspect. If you have any information please call the RPD at 815-966-2900


Rockford Scanner™: Robbery At A Local Walmart, Police Investigating

Sources are reporting an armed robbery at a local Walmart.

It happened around 3:30 am this morning at the Walmart on Northridge. That is the one near Forest Hills and E Riverside.

Reports of an armed robbery with a gun at the Walmart.

Reports of a man pulled a gun on an employee and also slashed a tire of the security vehicle.

The store went on lockdown. After the store went on lockdown, no customers were being let inside the building and the suspect robbed a customer in the parking lot.

Note: The man was reported to have been walking around the store since approx. 8:30 pm, approx. 7 hours before the incident took place.  Store security has great camera footage of the suspect, but has not released the footage.

Rockford Police confirmed an armed robbery, but did not provide any details.

UPDATE: RPD plans on making a press release on this now.  As soon as they do, we will update this.


Rockford Scanner™: Fight At A Local Walmart, Police Investigating

Several sources  are reporting a fight at a local Walmart.

It happened this afternoon approx. 3 pm at the Walmart on Northridge.

Reports of a man approx. 50 years old and a woman were fighting at the Walmart.

Unknown on injuries. The incident is being investigated by the RPD. RPD has yet to release any information. No other information at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Officers Working A Scene At A Local Walmart

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Sources are reporting a scene at a local Walmart.

Sources said there is approx. 12 police officers working a scene at the Walmart on W Riverside in Rockford.

It is not yet known what is going on. All we can confirm right now is there are numerous police officers at the Walmart. And to avoid the Walmart for awhile.

Once  (if) we get more information, we will update this.

Correction: We were originally told Northridge location, but it happened at the W Riverside location.

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Rockford Scanner™: Police Chase Near Loves park, police Catch Alleged Suspect

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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

BUSTED DURING BATTLE OF THE BELLS: Rockford Police officers ringing bells for the Salvation Army stop a shoplifter trying to steal more than a thousand dollars’ worth of merchandise. On Friday, December 14, 2018, at approximately 10:20 a.m., Rockford Police officers participating in “Battle of the Bells” against Rockford Fire Department were alerted to a male suspect shoplifting goods from Walmart (3859 Northridge Drive). When confronted by an officer outside, the suspect fled on foot. He was taken into custody after a short foot chase and now faces the below listed charges.

Danuel Schumacher, 37, Rockford: Retail Theft (Felony), Resisting/Obstructing an Officer

“While officers were volunteering for a noteworthy cause, they were quickly reminded of how important it is to remain ever-vigilant,” said Assistant Deputy Chief Carla Redd. “I am very grateful for the dedication the officers show to the community on a daily basis.”

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

Sources said Police put a man in handcuffs earlier today near the Starbucks near Forest Hills and Riverside.

Sources said the man committed a crime at Walmart on Northridge this morning then ran from police across the road near the Taco Bell and Starbucks. Police caught the man near Starbucks.

Sources said he is an alleged theft suspect.

Side note:  Rockford Police and Fire Departments were hosting an event at the same Walmart.  #BattleoftheBells: Come donate to the Salvation Army and help RPD beat Rockford Fire Department in this change challenge at the Walmart on W. Riverside and Northridge Dr. from 10 am – 2 pm!

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Rockford Scanner™: Source Reporting Suspects Robbing People At A Rockford Walmart

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Nyah Shelton posted online about a recent experience she had at the Walmart in Rockford. She was robbed at the local Walmart by 2 suspects. 



Rockford Scanner®: Accident With Injuries Near E Riverside

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Just before 3 pm today, emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries.  It happened on the side road between Dairy Queen and Walmart, near the bus stop at the Walmart on Northridge.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Local Walmart, Extrication Is Needed




Early this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched for a serious accident scene in Rockford. 

A vehicle has crashed into the Walmart on Northridge in Rockford. 

Extrication was needed to cut at least one person out of the vehicle. 

Injuries were reported.  Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this. 





Rockford Scanner™: Large Business Evacuated, Because Of A Bomb Threat. Still Developing

Bomb Threat – Walmart on Northridge
Date: 05/24/2018 1:00 pm
Location: 3849 NorthRidge Dr

Shortly before 1:00pm on May 24, 2018, an employee at the Northridge Walmart received a phone call from an unknown person stating there was an explosive device within the store. At that time, store employees and customers were evacuated from the store. Officers from the Rockford and Loves Park Police Departments responded to the store. Officers conducted a search of the store and no suspicious items were found. At this time, this call has been deemed as a hoax. The Rockford Police Department is conducting an investigation into this incident.


Around 1 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a bomb threat in Rockford. 

There are evacuating the Walmart on Northridge.  Reports of a bomb threat. 

Employees and customers have been evacuated.


Still developing.