Rockford Scanner™: Hot Air Balloon Crash in Rockford

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Around 6:40 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a hot air balloon crash in Rockford.

Reports of a hot air balloon crashed behind the Burlington Coat Factory near 6260 E State st

Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this.

UPDATE: No injuries, everything is under control. It was an emergency hot air balloon landing. 

Still developing.

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Rockford Scanner™: Sighting Of A Stolen Van, Driver Armed With Gun. Police Don’t Chase

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Sighting of a stolen vehicle in Rockford.

Police did not chase the vehicle.

The vehicle was reported stolen. Police saw the vehicle at the Mcdonalds in the 40 block of S Perryville around 3:40 pm

White 2000 express van with blue spray paint on it, plate number of 1768197

Driver is armed with a gun.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Officer Involved In AN Accident, Car Catches On Fire

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Sources are reporting a few accidents today. 

The first accident involved a Rockford police officer. That happened in the area of E State and Fairview. Unknown on injuries. 

The 2nd accident scene is near E Riverside and Perryville.  One of the vehicles involved has caught on fire. Unknown on injuries. 

Both accident scenes are under investigation. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Bad Accident On The East Side, Avoid The Area

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Several sources reporting a serious accident on the East side. 

It happened around 5 pm in the area of Perryville and Spring Brooke. 

Injuries were reported.  Extrication was initially requested but cancelled. 

Traffic is backed up, avoid the area. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Loves Park, Avoid The Area



 

 

UPDATE:

 



Winnebago County Coroner office has confirmed the victim as 58-year-old Mary Wymore of Machesney Park


Several sources reporting a bad accident in Loves Park. 

Sources reporting a bad accident in the area of Perryville and Mulford. 

Injuries were reported. Sources reporting they might be life threatening injuries.

Possibly fatal. Not yet confirmed.  

Several vehicles are reported to be in the accident.

Up to 5 vehicles are reported to be involved in this accident. 

Please avoid the area or expect traffic delays. 


UPDATE: Police are working the scene and were not available to provide any information. 

What I can confirm from what I saw on scene, numerous police officers on scene, NPFD, County Highway, Rock Valley PD, WCSO, Crime Scene unit, etc…

One vehicle has a tarp on it. Safe to assume that is the vehicle that has the fatality in it.  Witnesses said the White SUV/Truck ran the red light and T-Boned the other vehicle. 

Their were reports of up to 5 vehicles involved, but I only saw only 2 vehicles when I was a t the scene.

The driver of the truck got out and tried to flee the scene on foot but a bystander tackled the man. He told the other male in the truck to run. That is believed to be a boy around 12 years old, possibly the drivers son.

I can confirm police are searching the area for someone. So it is safe to assume it is the 12 year old boy, the father told to run from the scene.   Witnesses said that driver smelled of alcohol. 

Reports of the victim that passed away is possibly female.

We will post updates if the police release an official statement. In the meantime, avoid the area.  

Viewer discretion advised on the video below


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Rockford Scanner™: Medical Helicopter En Route For A Multiple Vehicle Accident in Loves Park





 

UPDATE FROM THE LPPD

 

UPDATE: LPPD working the scene of a serious traffic crash. Please avoid N. Perryville Rd. and E. Riverside Blvd.

We will have N. Perryville Rd. closed from Riverside to Rock Valley Parkway for several hours, anticipating until at least 2 am.

The victim that was airlifted via the REACT helicopter is currently listed in critical condition.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident. The accident happened approx. 8:15 pm


Reports of 4 vehicles involved, but I only saw two vehicles on the scene.  One person was taken by medical helicopter to a local ER. Police will have Perryville just North of E Riverside blocked off for several hours while they investigate this very serious accident scene.  Check back later for updates


Around 8:30 Pm tonight there was a very serious accident in Loves Park. 

Reports of at least 4 vehicles are involved in an auto accident near Perryville and E Riverside

Injuries were being reported. At least one medical helicopter was en route to the scene.

Another helicopter was put on stand by. 

This is still developing, avoid the area for awhile. We will post updates as they become available 

 

Credit: Ron Neuschwander

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Rockford Scanner™: ARMED ROBBERY TO BUSINESS IN ROCKFORD





 

ARMED ROBBERY TO BUSINESS 

  • Date: 05/04/2018 10:00 pm
  • Location: 611 Highgrove Place

On May 4th, 2018, at around 10:00 PM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 611 Highgrove Pl, in regards to an Armed Robbery to the business.

Officers met with several employees who reported that two suspects entered the business, while armed with handguns, and demanded money from the registers.  The suspects were given an unknown amount of currency and fled the business on foot.  The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1: Black male, unknown age, 5’10” 180lbs, wearing dark clothing, and a mask covering his face, armed with a handgun

Suspect #2: Hispanic or black male with a lighter complexion, unknown age, 5’07” 150lbs, wearing dark clothing that covered his face, armed with a handgun.

No injuries were reported during this incident.  Anyone with information is urged to call the Rockford Police Department.