Armed Robbery To A Citizen In Rockford



Around 3 am this morning a broadcast came over the un-encrypted airwaves of the Illinois State police in reference to an armed robbery in Rockford.

It happened on Ridge ave in Rockford around 2 am.

The suspects fled in a Dark Blue Chevy Lumina 2 door.

#1 Male black around 6’2, wearing a black jacket or hooded sweatshirt. Armed with a gun.

#2 Male black, 5’6 wearing a White jumpsuit and armed with a gun

Last seen on Auburn st headed westbound


Another Person Stabbed In Rockford



Around 7:19 pm tonight the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to an address on Broadway. Sounds like the 1000 block of Broadway, but not confirmed yet. At Off The Top Barber Shop
Scanner traffic is minimal only saying there is a stabbing victim near this location. The victim is at a barber shop. The victim has been stabbed in the stomach area. He has lost consciousness

UPDATE: The victim has been stabbed many times in the chest and stomach area.  The vitals on the victim are very weak. They have called everyone available at the ER to be ready. The victim was transported to a local ER. The victim is a male around 40 years old.  The injuries are life threatening.

Sounds like the stabbing happened at a different location, and the victim walked into the barber shop, to seek help.

No suspect information, due to RPD being encrypted……..

Rockford police are encrypted, so no information from them


On Saturday, December 03, 2016 around 1915 hours Rockford Police Officers responded to Off the Top Barber Shop at 1024 Broadway in reference to a stabbing victim.  Upon arrival officers located a 48 year old black male suffering from multiple stab wounds. Rockford Fire arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment.

During the course of the investigation officers learned the stabbing occurred in an alley to the south of Broadway and 9th St.  At the time of this posting the victim was in serious condition.  No suspect information is available at this time.

Police Searching For A 15-year-old, For 1st Degree Murder Charges In Rockford



On Friday November 11, 2016 shortly before 7:00 p.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the area of North Rockton Avenue and Bruce Street in reference to a shooting incident. When they arrived officers located two victims: a 14 year old male, later identified as Jamario Crawford, who was deceased; and a 17 year old male, later identified as Lontrell Brantley, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Brantley was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident and the results were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, First Degree Murder charges were authorized and a warrant was issued for the 15 year old suspect, Coley Carwell.

WANTED: Coley Carwell 15 years old Rockford, IL
CHARGES: First Degree Murder
BOND: $3 million

Carwell’s photo is not available at this time due to his age. Carwell has yet to be arrested on the warrant and his current whereabouts are unknown.
No further information is available at this time. Additional details will be released when they become available.

The charges against Carwell are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Carwell is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court


The victim  14-year-old Jamario Crawford

The victim 14-year-old Jamario Crawford



RS FAN: Attempted Home Invasion/Burglary in Rockford

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Rockford Scanner fan contacted us around midnight and said:
“Home invasion attempt at our home on Bell Ave. Cops here now investigating.  the 1800 block of Bell ave. Suspect info is unknown right now. They tried to break in through the back yard first which is privacy fenced in and came back again to the front door after the police left the first time. The cops are back now looking around again”




Home Invasion/Burglary in Rockford

Around 9 pm tonight several Rockford Scanner fans were asking about what happened near the 3800 block of Shirley rd in Rockford.

As you know the Rockford police are encrypted, and they never released any information.

A Rockford Scanner fan contacted us and said there was a burglary that had just happened. Possible home invasion.

No suspect information, due to the RPD being encrypted.

Rockford Scanner fan Sarah Alfredson-Moe:
Two armed men broke into a 79 year old back door. She fought with one of the suspects and they got away with only her purse. Crime scene and K-9 units were on hand.

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Heavy Rockford Police Presence Near 11th st, Unknown Scene

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Video from the scene

UPDATE: The scene was on 9th st.  but several officers were on/near 11th st for the perimeter. They concentrated their search in the Keith Creek. Still no suspect information or what happened.  This is obviously a dangerous situation, since there are a lot of officers on scene. Please avoid the area. 

Main Scene was near 6th ave and 9th

Officers on scene said they were not able to talk to Rockford Scanner.  Fans that live in the area told us that the scene is a man with a gun, that fled from a vehicle.

Rockford police were reported to be at 9th street and 6th ave for an unknown scene involving many police. Police were seen at many locations forming a large perimeter including a K9 searching for a suspect.

When we asked for information from the RPD, they said “I am not able to release any information”

Due to this and radio encryption we have no suspect information available at this time.

Rockford police are encrypted so no information is available from them at this time.

Several Rockford Scanner fans have contacted us and said there are multiple police officers on 11th St. in the areas of 6th Avenue all the way down to the railroad.

It is not yet known exactly what is going on due to the police encryption. Please avoid the area!

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Vehicle Fled From police And Crashes, Suspect Has Very Serious Injuries


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DR Kevin Gander Fatal Accident Caught On VideoVideo
Credit: RS FAN

Watch it on Rockford Scanner Youtube channel

Update: The victim is 51-year-old Kevin Gander from Winnebago.

From our friends at Gander was also a well-known physician in the Rockford area.   He worked for OSF Medical Group at the office on Spring Creek.  OSF released a statement saying: “Our OSF colleague and physician, Dr. Kevin Gander was well-liked by his patients.  He will be missed by his OSF family and we offer Kevin’s family our deepest sympathy and prayers.”



Update: At 12:12 am they said “The coroner is advised”
Sounds like there might be more than one victim involved in the accident. One confirmed victim, unconfirmed for more.

Around 10:36 pm tonight an officer was attempting to catch up to a vehicle near Auburn st. The vehicle is a Black Chrysler 200. The officer stopped chasing the vehicle. A short time later it crashed through a fence. Sounds like the injuries are life threatening, the officer said he was calling the dispatcher with the extent of the injuries. Possible fatal, but not confirmed. They are requesting the crime scene unit.  It crashed near Weldon. Still developing.

Updates: Weldon rd and Winnebago rd, they are diverting traffic. They are trying to contact an Illinois State police Sargent, unknown why at this time.


Credit: WREX

Credit: WREX

Multiple Shots Fired In Rockford



Around 4:30 pm today several gunshots rang out in the area of Mulberry and Forest. Approx. 20 gunshots heard. Unknown on injuries. A Red Car and a White SUV are believed to be the suspect vehicles.

RPD is encrypted, so no information from them



Officer Crashes His Squad Car on E State st

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Around 11:40 am this morning an officer crashed his squad car in the area of Warren and State. Scanner traffic is saying an officer crashed into someone near this intersection. The other party involved was requesting medical. The officer was OK. The cause of the accident is under investigation

Rockford Scanner fan said the officer rear ended the other vehicle





4 cops shot in 24 hours in 4 cities, 2 shootings called targeted



4 cops shot in 24 hours in 4 cities, 2 shootings called targeted

Last Updated Nov 21, 2016 6:58 AM EST

Two police officers have been shot in separate incidents in what authorities are calling targeted attacks. One died; the other was shot twice in the face but was expected to survive.

They were two of four officers shot Sunday in four incidents.

A San Antonio detective writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car late Sunday morning outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said.

San Antonio police Chief William McManus identified the officer as Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the force.

Police posted a picture of a possible person of interest Sunday evening:


Image released by San Antonio police of possible person of interest in slaying of officer there on November 20, 2016


CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV reports Mike Helle, president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, knew Marconi personally. He said Marconi leaves behind two adult children.

“Ben was a great guy. People loved him, and certainly, he had an aura about him,” Helle said. “You had to go out of your way to not like him. So he’s that good of a guy.”

Police said the search for a male suspect was still underway early Monday and that no arrest had been made. McManus said he doesn’t believe the suspect has any relationship to the original motorist who was pulled over, and no motive has been identified.

In St. Louis, a police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot twice in the face Sunday night in what the police chief called an “ambush.” Police reported early Monday that the suspect was later killed in a shootout with police.

CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV reports the shootout started when the suspect again shot at officers.

Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 46-year-old officer was shot twice in the face.

“Fortunately for the blessing of God the officer’s going to survive,” Dotson said during a brief news conference after the shooting. He declined to name the officer but said he is a married father of three who has been with the department for about 20 years.

The officer was not involved in a call or a traffic stop but was sitting in traffic about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when another car pulled up alongside his marked police vehicle. The officer told police he heard at least two shots.

“This officer was driving down the road and was ambushed by an individual who pointed a gun at him from inside of his car and shot out the police officer’s window,” Dotson said.

Police reported that officers later pulled up behind the suspect’s vehicle and that he fled on foot. Police said the man fired shots at the officers, who returned fire, killing him. No officers were shot.

Police said the suspect was wanted for violent crimes and likely feared being recognized.

Two other police officers were also shot Sunday night, but it wasn’t clear whether the incidents were targeted attacks.

An officer with the Gladstone, Missouri, police department near Kansas City was shot, along with a suspect. A Sanibel, Florida, officer was shot in the shoulder during a traffic stop Sunday night, and was treated for his injuries and released.

Kansas City police issued a statement Monday morning saying that late Sunday night, Gladstone PD stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation. Someone ran from the vehicle, and Gladstone police chased the person on foot. Officers tried to take the suspect into custody and a struggle ensued during which the suspect produced a handgun. Shots were fired and the suspect was fatally wounded. A Gladstone PD officer was also shot, suffering non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken into custody but was later questioned and released.

Sunday’s fatal shooting in San Antonio came less than five months after a gunman killed five officers in Dallas who were working a protest about the fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. It was the deadliest day for American law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001.

Ten days after the Dallas attack, a man wearing a ski mask and armed with two rifles and a pistol killed three officers near a gas station and convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And earlier this month, two Des Moines, Iowa-area police officers were fatally shot in separate ambush-style attacks while sitting in their patrol cars.

“It’s always difficult, especially in this this day and age, where police are being targeted across the country,” McManus said.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the slaying of Marconi a “horrific act of violence.” Abbott said in a statement that “attacks against law enforcement officers will not be tolerated in Texas and must be met with swift justice.



Source: cbsnews