Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting several shots fired in Rockford, Police are investigating

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Several sources are reporting multiple gunshots in the area of the Rockton Avenue shopping center near Rockton Avenue.

Rockford police confirm shots were fired in the area of Rockton Avenue and Midway around 1:40 PM today.

At the time of writing this it is, there are conflicting reports on if there is any shooting victims or property damage.

No suspect information at this time due to the police encryption


Rockford Scanner™: Rollover accident in Boone County, Several emergency personnel in route



Just before 2 PM several emergency personnel were responding to a rollover accident in Boone County.

A vehicle has rolled over on Newberg  just west of Ispen.

Everyone was able to evacuate out of the vehicle. Injuries were being reported but it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

Please avoid this area or expect traffic delays.

The cause of the accident is under investigation



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Springfield— Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the results of the statewide Saturation Saturday campaign, which took place Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Saturation Saturday is a statewide initiative with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to raise awareness on the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, and increase enforcement to remove and arrest individuals driving under the influence. Troopers across the state joined county and local law enforcement agencies to increased enforcement during the evening hours of August 25 and early morning hours of August 26.

During the 10-hour enforcement period, ISP Troopers arrested and removed thirty-nine (39) intoxicated drivers from Illinois roadways. Eight (8) were more than twice the .08 legal limit. Troopers also made 162 arrests for other offenses including: open alcohol, possession of drugs and warrants.

“I’m proud of our officers’ hard work and dedication to saving lives by removing impaired drivers from Illinois roadways,” said ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz. “Please help avoid a tragedy by designating a driver. If you see what you suspect to be a drunk driver, call 911,” added Director Schmitz.

The ISP wants to remind motorists to obey all traffic laws and avoid the “Fatal 4 Violations”; DUI, speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt, and distracted driving.



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™: Another Business In Rockford Has Been Robbed

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On 09/06/18 at approximately 12:22 AM Rockford Police were sent to The Circle K at 3819 Broadway to investigate an Armed Robbery to the business.  The store employee stated a masked suspect entered the store and displayed a handgun while demanding cash.

During the robbery the suspect struck the employee in the back with the handgun. The suspect left with an undetermined amount of cash and fled south on foot.

The armed robbery suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 160 pounds, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front. The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap and had a dark bandanna covering his face.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Rockford Area Crimestoppers.



Rockford Scanner™: Computer Catches On Fire Inside A House, One Person Needing Medical


Sources are reporting a house fire on the West side.

It happened around 10:15 pm tonight in the 1800 block of Loomis in Rockford.

A computer in the attic area of the residence has caught on fire.

The house is filling up with smoke.  One person is reporting they are having a difficult time breathing and an ambulance has been dispatched.

Still developing.


Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Vehicle Accident,Multiple Injuries

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Sources are reporting a multiple vehicle accident with multiple injuries in Rockford.

It happened around 9:45 pm in the area of S Alpine and Carthage.

Reports of up to 4 vehicles involved.

At least 2 injuries were reported, and 2 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.  Still developing. Avoid the area or expect delays



Rockford Scanner™: Couple Bad Accidents in Boone County, Bicyclist & Semi Are Involved In The Accidents

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Sources reporting a couple of bad accidents in Boone County.

A bicyclist has been struck by a vehicle near Spring Creek And Town Hall.

Also a Semi is involved in an accident near 173 and Caledonia

Injuries being reported at both scenes.

Witnesses are reporting both the scene look pretty bad, avoid these areas



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Another Shooting in Rockford, Possible Multiple Victims



Sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford.

Suspect shot at least two victims vehicles.

We have been told 3 people were shot, but we can not confirm this yet.

2 vehicles are confirmed struck by gunfire.

Suspect was last seen in a Silver Sedan that was last seen on Arthur.

Unrelated to the shooting incident above: There is also another shooting scene near W State and Central, sources are reporting. Unknown on injuries or property damage.

No suspect information

Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A Brick Building in Rockford

Several sources were reporting a vehicle has crashed into a building in Rockford.

It happened this afternoon in the area of S Main and Morgan.

A vehicle has crashed into a nearby brick building.

Unknown on injuries.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene At A Local Walmart

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Several sources were reporting a scene at a local Walmart.

It happened around 3 pm today at the Walmart in Belvidere.

Reports of a gas leak at the Walmart, and everyone inside the store including the employees had to evacuate the building.

No reports of injuries at the time of writing this.

The cause of the leak, is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Extrication Needed, Near A Rockford School

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UPDATE:   This is a fatal accident.  One person is confirmed dead.

The male driver of the red car, who was traveling east on Spring Creek, has died after crashing head-on into the maroon car (westbound) at approximately 1:15 this afternoon.

Around 1:20 pm today, sources were reporting a bad accident in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of the 3500 block of Spring Creek. 

There is an auto accident near this location. 

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

Three ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

It is in front of Eisenhower Middle School.

Extrication is being requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle. 

Avoid the area or expect delays

RPD is on scene of a serious, 3 car accident on Spring Creek Rd. in front of Eisenhower Middle School. Spring Creek will be shut down for several hours. The only way to access the school is from the east. Driftwood Lane is still open.

Rockford Scanner™: Man Stabbed In The Chest In Rockford, Still Developing


Sources reporting a serious stabbing incident early this morning in Rockford.

A man approx.  45 years old was stabbed in the chest.

It happened in the area of Rockton and Acorn.
Original reports said 709 Horsman, but the victim was found at Rockton and Acorn.

The victim was stabbed at least one time in the chest and they were applying pressure to the stab wound. The injuries are believed to be life threatening, but not confirmed. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital.

Due to the encryption, no suspect information.



Rockford Scanner™: Driver fled from an accident scene on the west side, several officers any police canine assisting




Several sources are reporting an automobile accident near Central Avenue on Rockford West-side.

Unconfirmed reports are saying this stemmed from a police chase just prior to the accident. But we are not yet able to confirm this.

A subject fled from the accident scene. His name is Christopher and he is a white male last scene with no shoes on.

Several officers are in the area including a police canine, Searching for the suspect.

Still developing please avoid the area



Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Officers Working A Scene On The East Side

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Several sources are reporting a large amount of police officers working a scene on the East side.

It happened at the Burger King on E State st.

Numerous police officers are on scene.

At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what happened. We will post updates as they become available.

Video posted on our FB page



Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting a shooting incident in Rockford

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Several sources are reporting a shooting incident on Rockford West-side. It happened near Cherry Street.

Witnesses are reporting a subject on foot was shooting at a nearby vehicle.

At the time of her writing this there were no reports of injuries. There are reports of property damage. No suspect information at this time.

Once the Rockford Police Department releases information on the shooting we will update the article. So please check back later on.




Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Dept. Battling A House Fire

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 Details are still coming in. The Rockford Fire Department is battling a house fire in the 4300 block of Red Coat rd. 

No injuries have been reported. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation


Rockford Scanner™: Rockford fire department in route to a vehicle on fire

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Just after 4 PM Rockford fire department were responding to a vehicle that was on fire.

It happened in the area of Central Avenue and Cunningham on Rockford’s Westside.

Several units from the Rockford fire department are in route. No reports of injuries at this time.

This is still developing, the cause of the fire is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene Near A Local Elementary School



Several fans have been asking about what happened earlier near the Jackson Elementary School in Rockford. 

Jackson Elementary School is located near the 300 block of Summit. 

There were no calls in the immediate area of the school. 

But there was an “In Progress Property: Home Invasion/Burglary” in the 1200 block of Crosby around the same time everyone was asking. (11:40 am) 

Which is located down the road a block or so. 

No other information at this time.