Rockford Scanner®: Two Shooting Victims At A Rockford Business






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Details are still minimal right now.

Sources reporting 2 confirmed shooting victims at a Rockford business.

It happened at Taco Bell in the 2600 block of Auburn st

One of the victims has life threatening injuries, doing CPR on the victim.  Unknown on the other victims condition.

Update:  One of the victims is a female that was shot in the stomach area. The other is a male shot in the lower right region, possibly the hip.

Unknown on suspect information, due to the encryption

Still developing

UPDATE ON SUSPECT INFO: Dark Chevrolet older model S-10. Occupied by several black males, last seen westbound on Auburn







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Rockford Scanner®:judge ordered an investigation Tuesday into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder.






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(AP) — An Illinois judge ordered an investigation Tuesday into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder.

Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw gave the order the day Patrick Pursley’s retrial was slated to start. He was convicted in 1994 for the murder of Andy Ascher, 22, during a robbery in Rockford, but last year Pursley, 52, won a new trial because ballistic testing proved the gun prosecutors used as evidence was not the homicide weapon.

The allegations against police arose after Ascher’s mother informed prosecutors a detective said to her after Pursley’s first trial that investigators never found the gun used to kill her son. She told prosecutors about the information last year after a judge ordered a new trial, but it was not disclosed to Pursley’s attorneys until days before the retrial was set to begin.

Now, prosecutors and the Rockford police department must turn over all paper and electronic records that mention Pursley’s case by Dec. 20, when an evidentiary hearing is scheduled. Pursley’s attorneys have also asked for the personnel records of the detectives who investigated Ascher’s death

But, in the meantime, defense lawyers want the case dismissed, citing misconduct by police and prosecutors.

“His life should not continue to be hijacked by their misconduct,” Andrew Vail, one of Pursley’s attorneys, argued in court.

Assistant state attorney James Brun agreed to the investigation into whether the detective’s statement to Ascher’s mother is true, but he pushed back on the request to dismiss the case entirely.

“The credibility of the statement needs to be determined before the court makes an appropriate ruling,” Brun said.

Rockford police spokeswoman Laura Madher did not immediately return a call for comment.

Pursley spent years representing himself during his prison sentence and successfully lobbied state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow him to use the Integrated Ballistic Identification System to retest the shell casings used to prosecute him. IBIS, which became available five years after his conviction, compares high-resolution, multi-dimensional images of shell casings to find markings unique to a specific weapon.

“I’m grateful but I’m also just dismayed,” Pursley said after Tuesday’s hearing. “I feel like this is never going to stop.”

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Very Cold Temps Tonight






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Across the region overnight, clear skies and diminishing winds set the stage for favorable radiational cooling. Anticipate lows falling into the teens area-wide overnight with some spots falling into the single digits. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 30s will continue to be much colder than normal Wednesday.

If you live in a mobile home, you might want to let your water drip from the faucets so they don’t freeze. Also bundle up the little ones (and yourself) when you go out in the morning!

 







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Rockford Scanner®: MABAS Toned Out For A Structure Fire At A Business






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Update:
Approximately 12:30 WinBurSew Fire department respondd to a structure fire at Buckeye Pipeline Company.
MABAS was called to ensure appropriate resources were available due to a lack of hydrants in the area.
A fire was contained to a small metal structure that was noticed by employees working nearby.
No Firefighters or employees were injured, and everyone is accounted for.

WinBurSew responding to structure fire 7245 Cunningham.

At Buckeye Pipe Line Co.

MABAS to Byron and Stillman FD’s for assistance.

MABAS Box 12 to the box alarm

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Home Invasion In Machesney Park






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Sources are reporting a home invasion in Machesney Park this morning.

It happened just before 8 am this morning in the 4900 block of Minns

Police are encrypted and have yet to release any information.

No other information is available at this time

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Shots Fired, While A Stolen Vehicle Is On Fire






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Sources reporting overnight the Rockford Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire in the area of Central and Preston.

The vehicle was reported stolen.

While they were battling the fire,  shots were fired nearby.

Unknown on suspect information, due to the encryption.

 







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Rockford Scanner®: At Least One Person Trapped During A Structure Fire in Rockford






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Just after 10 pm tonight several units from the Rockford Fire Department were on scene of a structure fire on Haskell in Rockford . (900 block)

There is a confirmed fire.  Sounds like a multifamily structure.

Reports of at least one person trapped on the 3rd floor.

Still developing

UPDATE: Sounds like the situation is under control now. Red Cross is assisting

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Couple Of Robberies At Local Businesses Being Reported, Also A House Fire






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Sources reporting a few scenes in Rockford.

  • Subway at 3021 Rockton ave: Source said a possible robbery
  • Walgreens at 2525 S Alpine: Sources said a possible robbery
  • 911 Whitman st: House fire (Stove on fire)

As you know RPD are encrypted, so we can’t confirm anything right now.  No suspect information, due to the encryption.


UPDATE:

On 11-12-18 at 8:09 hours Officers responded to Walgreens, 2525 S. Alpine Rd., in reference to an armed robbery to the business. The suspect entered the store and approached the cashier. He displayed a knife and demanded money. The suspect then took an undetermined amount of money and fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30-35 years old, 175 pounds, wearing a black coat and darker pants with a black hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.

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Rockford Scanner®: Police Chase With Stolen Vehicle, Suspects Crash Into A Tree And Get Away On Foot



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Sources are reporting a police chase/accident in Rockford.

Sources said several suspects in a stolen vehicle fled from police. Police chased the vehicle. The suspects ended up crashing into a tree near Wilcox. The suspects then got out and fled on foot. Several suspects were reported to be loose in the area, police are searching for the suspects.

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Several Emergency Personnel En Route To A Structure Fire in Loves Park






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Around 3:50 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a structure fire near 5149 Bluff ct in Loves Park.

There is reports of a structure fire near this location

Smoke is reported showing. Several units from the LPFD and NPFD and HRFD are en route.  Still developing

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Facebook Is Down






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Developing Story

At the time of writing this, Facebook is down.

If you go to Facebook website, it shows an error message

Reporting problems with mainframe malfunction in deoptomizer codes

According to downdetector.com, outages are hitting the East coast and spreading.

Users also took to Twitter to report the outage, with #FacebookDown trending quickly.

This story is developing.







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Rockford Scanner®: Shots Fired, Two Houses Hit By Gunfire






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On 11/11/18 at 9:37 pm Rockford Police Officers responded to the 2100 and 2200 block of Lawndale Ave for a report of gunshots fired and a house struck by gunfire.

Officers located two residences, which were occupied, to be struck by gunfire. No injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing.

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).







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Rockford Scanner®: Possible Overdose, CPR In Progress On The Victim in the Median Of A Busy Intersection






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Around 10:20 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to a possible Over Dose call in the area of Riverside and Forest Hills.

CPR is in progress at the time of writing this.

The victim is in the median of the intersection and CPR was being performed.

It is not a confirmed Over Dose yet, but officials do believe it is.

Still developing







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






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Emergency personnel are responding to an accident with injuries just after 10 am this morning

It happened in the area of W State and Garver.

Injuries were being reported. Believed to be non life threatening injuries.

A vehicle has crashed into a pole near this location.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Semi Tractor Trailer Hits A Pedestrian In Machesney Park






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Just before 8 am this morning, emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries.

Initial reports are saying a pedestrian was hit by a semi tractor trailer in Machesney Park.

It happened in the back parking lot of a business in the 9800 block of N Alpine.

Injuries were being reported, unknown on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Check back later for possible updates

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Numerous Police Working A Scene At A Rockford Business






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UPDATE:  RPD did not add this call in their call log 

Update: Source reporting police stopped a stolen vehicle and detained a person. 

Sources are also reporting: Not related to this incident, but someone tried to break into this store this morning. no suspect information.


RPD did not add this call in their call logs, so Unknown what happened. All we can confirm is a lot of police at the scene. Unknown due to encryption and they did not add this to their call log


Several sources are reporting a scene at the Walgreens on N Main

It is not yet known what happened yet.

It recent weeks there have been several  crimes reported at this store.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECENT CRIME

 

All we can confirm right now is at least 8 squads at the Walgreens on N Main

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Another Shooting Victim In Rockford, Another Violent Weekend In The City






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Rockford Scanner®: Double Shooting Victim Scene in Rockford, CPR Being Performed


 

RPD:

On 11/11/18 at 0359 hours Rockford Police Officers responded to the 900 block of N. Church St for a shooting victim. It was learned that the victim met the suspects in the area to sell them a cell phone.  The victim entered the suspect’s vehicle where he handed them the cell phone.  One suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and the victim fought the suspect.  During the fight the victim was shot.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were described as black males, in their 20’s, 5’10”- 6’, one was armed with a black handgun. The suspect vehicle was described as a newer black sedan.

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).


Sources are reporting another shooting victim in Rockford.

Last night was a bloody violent night in Rockford once again.

This shooting scene happened in the 900 block of Church  in Rockford.

It happened around 4 am this morning.

At least one person was confirmed shot, not yet known on the severity of the injuries. No suspect information, due to the police encryption.

Once more information becomes available, we will update this

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Another Body Recovered From The Rock River






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UPDATE: On 11/11/2018, at around 11:49 AM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block of W State Street(Rock River) in regards to a possible body in the river.  Upon arrival officers located a deceased male, partially in the river on the west bank.   The body was recovered from the river by members of the Rockford Fire Department and a death investigation is currently being conducted.  No signs of traumatic injury were located on male and his cause of death will be determined by the Winnebago County Coroners Office. The identity of the male will be released at a later time after his next of kin are located and notified.


Early this afternoon emergency personnel recovered a body from the Rock River.

Details are minimal right now.

The only information we have is a body has been recovered from the Rock River near the downtown area.

No other details are available at this time

 







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Thank You Veterans, Veterans Day






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Rockford Scanner wants to thank all our Veterans who has served and are currently serving.

My cousin is serving on the USS Nimitz.  Shout out to my cousin Robert! My aunt served at Ft Bragg for many years.  Both my grandpa’s served in the military.  And I know many friends who served and are currently serving. Sending a shout out to all of them!

Also sending a shout out to ALL the veterans who served or are currently serving!  THANK YOU!

Are you a veteran? Do you know someone who served or is serving?
Post their names in the comments area below, and give them a shout out!

VETERANS DAY

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Rockford Scanner®: Rollover Accident With Injuries






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Rollover Accident With Injuries

It happened in the area of Springfield and Cunningham Just after 1:30 am

There is an auto accident near this location.

A vehicle has rolled over. Injuries were being reported.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 







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