Rockford Scanner™: Possible Stabbing, Reports Of The Boyfriend Stabbing The Female Victim



Around 2:15 pm today , emergency personnel were responding to a possible stabbing victim in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of the 2200 block of S 4th st. 

Reports of a possible stabbing victim near this location. 

Caller says her boyfriend stabbed her. 

Emergency personnel are en route. 



Rockford Scanner™: Accidental Stabbing In Boone County



Sources are reporting an accidental stabbing in Boone County. 

It happened around 1 pm today on Spring Circle in the 4 Seasons Trailer Park. 

A woman approx 60 years old has fallen. When she fell, a knife impaled her chest. 

The knife was still in her chest, when emergency personnel were contacted. 

 No other information at the time of writing this 


Rockford Scanner™: Elevated Tornado Risk Today

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Mesoscale Discussion 1329
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0446 PM CDT Mon Aug 20 2018

   Areas affected...Portions of far eastern IA...northern IL...and far
   southern WI

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely 

   Valid 202146Z - 202345Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...20 percent

   SUMMARY...A narrow spatial window remains for a brief tornado or two
   with a band of thunderstorms developing northeastward late this
   afternoon into early evening. Watch issuance is unlikely.

   DISCUSSION...A broken line of thunderstorms has recently developed
   across far eastern IA into parts of northern IL along an occluding
   warm front. Limited diurnal heating to the north of this boundary
   has allowed for weak instability to develop late this afternoon,
   with 21Z RAP mesoanalysis estimating MLCAPE up to 1000 J/kg is
   present. Both the low and mid-level flow is not overly strong across
   this region as an occluding upper low continues to develop slowly
   eastward across the Upper Midwest this evening. Still, VWPs from
   several radars just to the north of the warm front (KMKX/KLOT) do
   show a veering and modestly strengthening wind profile in the 0-3 km
   AGL layer. Coupled with a north-northeasterly storm motion, this
   low-level veering is supporting around 100 to locally 150 m2/s2 of
   effective SRH. A couple of cells within the broken line have
   exhibited low-level rotation, with one report of a tornado in
   Clinton County IA at 2049Z. Current expectations are for a brief
   tornado or two to remain possible with these low-topped
   thunderstorms for the next couple of hours. However, the airmass
   with northward extent (into southern WI) quickly becomes less
   unstable due to persistent cloud cover. Therefore, the overall
   limited spatial and temporal nature of the severe threat will
   probably remain too marginal to justify watch issuance, although
   radar and mesoscale trends will be closely monitored


Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook-
La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-Livingston-Iroquois-Ford-
Lake IN-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Central
Illinois…Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

.DAY ONE…This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected…

Significant Thunderstorm Risk…with an associated:
Elevated Tornado risk.
Limited damaging wind risk…up to 60 mph.
Limited Flooding Risk.
High Swim Risk


Thunder will be limited with most of the shower activity through early
afternoon. Expect occasional showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
from northwest Illinois arcing southeast to portions of east central Illinois.
Conditions could become favorable for a couple of these storms to
potentially become tornadic from mid afternoon until around sunset.
There is also a low damaging wind threat. The greatest risk of severe
weather is south and west of a line from Dixon to Joliet to Fowler Indiana.



Rockford Scanner™: RPD Releases Some Information On This Weekends Violence in Rockford

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More incidents at 


Aggravated Discharge: On Saturday, August 18 shortly after midnight, officers responded to the area of the 3500 block of Preston Street in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found more than a dozen spent casings and two homes that had been struck by gunfire. No one was hurt and there is no suspect information.

Home Invasion: At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers were called to the 600 block of 17th street for a home invasion. There, officers learned three armed male suspects entered the house through a window and held up the two victims inside. The suspects left with electronics. No one was hurt. The suspects are described as three black males all around 5’10” tall and all under the age of 20. One was wearing a red hoodie and faded blue jeans. The second suspect was last seen in a gray hoodie with the hood pulled tight around his face. The third suspect had on a black hoodie with the hood pull tight around his face.

Aggravated Discharge: A shots fired call led Rockford Police officers to the 1700 block of 2nd Avenue at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Saturday. The two victims advised they heard several gunshots. Their apartment was hit by gunfire five times. The day before, a car owned by one of the victims had its windshield broken out. The victims are familiar with the suspect and do not believe this incident is random. No one was hurt.

Aggravated Discharge: On Sunday, August 19 shortly before 7:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 2100 block of 19th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned that a blue car had driven by, and the occupants inside fired off several shots at the victim who was unloading groceries from his car in the driveway. The victim was not hurt and no property was hit. Officers located one spent shell casing.

Aggravated Battery w/ Knife: Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers were advised that a 39-year-old male had walked into a local hospital with stab wounds. The victim advised that was approached by two male suspects. One suspect began to stab and slash at him with a box cutter. The victim claimed the incident happened while he was walking in the 1100 block of 2nd Avenue, however that location could not be confirmed as he was uncooperative. The victim’s injuries are non-life-threatening. The incident is not random.

Aggravated Discharge: Rockford Police officers met with a shooting victim who walked into a local hospital shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday. The 26-year-old male was looking to purchase illegal narcotics when he was shot. The victim was uncooperative so the exact location of the incident is still unclear. His injuries are non-life-threatening.

Armed Robbery: At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers met with a pizza delivery driver who was robbed in the 2000 block of S. 5th Street. The victim was walking to the door of the address given when he was approached by three male suspects. One suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded the victim’s money. The driver handed over cash and three pizzas. He was not hurt. The suspects are described as three black males in their mid-20’s. One is about 6’0”, 180 lbs, wearing a black hat and a black or gray jacket and armed with a handgun. The second suspect is 5’9”, about 160 lbs with short black hair, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and jeans. The third suspect is about 5’9”, 150 lbs wearing a black hoodie and jeans.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Drugs After Being Stopped By Police




On 08/20/18 at about 12:41 a.m. Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jonathan Diaz, age 30 of Berwyn, for two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver, all three being felony charges, after a traffic stop in the 4000 block of South IL Route 251. Diaz was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending an appearance before a judge. Diaz was also cited for speeding



Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Several Officers Working A Scene At A Rockford Business




Several sources were reporting a lot of police officers at the Walgreens on Charles st in Rockford just after 1:30 am. 

Sources said there was a shooting/robbery.  RPD has yet to release information on it. 

Their call log shows “In Progress Person”  RPD labels shooting, stabbing, robberies as this in their call log. 

No other information is available at this time. 


Rockford Scanner™: One Person Shot, Numerous Shots Fired Scenes As Well, Plus One Person Stabbed in Rockford

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Rockford Scanner™: RPD Releases Some Information On This Weekends Violence in Rockford

Sources reporting a shooting victim at the Mercy Hospital on N Rockton ave in Rockford around 10 pm.

Unknown if the shooting happened at the hospital or at a different location, due to the encryption. 

There were several reports of shots fired (Weapons violations) tonight in Rockford. 

Shots fired in the following areas: 

  • 3700 Greendale
  • 2600 Charles 
  • Central and Island 
  • College and Seminary
  • Concord and Delaware
  • 1700 S Alpine
  • 2100 19th ave 
  • Kishwaukee and 10th

Notes: There was also a stabbing on 2nd ave. And a Delivery driver robbed, details at

Sources reporting a very large police presence at the Walgreens on Charles st ~


Rockford Scanner™: Another Delivery Driver Robbed, During A Rash Of Recent Delivery Driver Robberies

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On 8/19/18 at 10:22 p.m. the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2000 block of S. 5th St for an armed robbery to a delivery driver. The victim was making a delivery when he was approached by three suspects who were armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded and took the food and money before fleeing the area westbound on foot. The victim was not injured.

The suspects were described as follows:

Suspect 1 – Black male, 6’0”, 180 lbs, mid 20’s, wearing a black hat and a black or gray jacket armed with a handgun.

Suspect 2 – Black male, 5’9”, 160 lbs, mid 20’s, short black hair, wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

Suspect 3 – Black male, 5’9”, 150 lbs, mid 20’s, wearing a black hoodie and jeans.

Sources are reporting another delivery driver has been robbed in Rockford. 

It happened on the East side, near 2027 S 5th st

Suspects are described as 2 black males around 20 years old around 6 feet. Last seen on foot westbound. 

There has been a rash of violent attacks and robberies to delivery drivers in the Rockford area recently. 



Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident, Possible Head On With A Semi Involved

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Several sources are reporting a very serious accident in Boone County. 

It happened in the area of Genoa and bypass 20. 

Reports of a head on collision near this intersection. 

A semi is involved, along with up to 3 other vehicles. 

Injuries were reported.  Unconfirmed but some may be life threatening. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation

Credit: Brian M.


Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired in Rockford, Possible Shooting Victim


Sources are reporting shots fired on the East side. 

It happened in the area of 17th st and 19th ave. 

Sources reporting shots were fired and a possible shooting victim. 

Still developing





Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Investigating More Shots Fired

On August 19, 2018 at 11:45AM members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1700 block of 2nd Ave. to investigate shots fired at an apartment building. Upon arrival officers met with two female Rockford residents who said their apartment had been struck (5) times by gunfire. Officers located (5) bullet holes on the outside of the apartment. There were no injuries as a result of the gunfire. A witness observed a mid 2000’s burgundy SUV in the immediate area during the incident. This investigation is still on going.

Sources are reporting shots rang out in Rockford just before noon today. 

It happened in the 1700 block of 2nd ave. 

Alleged suspects are 4 male blacks in a Maroon 2002 Rav 4. 

Suspects shot the gun out of the passenger side of the vehicle. 

Some sources have said a person was hit by he gunfire, but we can not yet confirm this. 

RPD confirms a “Weapons violation”



Rockford Scanner™: Man Stung By Numerous Bees



Just before 2 pm today, the RFD were responding to a be sting call. 

There is a man that was stung with approx. 40 bees, On 6th st. 

There have been a couple of these calls over the last month in the area. 

People being stung by numerous bees. 




Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Injuries At An Accident Scene in Rockford



Just before noon, several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the area of 7th st and 12th ave. 

Reports of an auto accident near this intersection. 

Possible extrication was needed. When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they confirmed they did not need extrication. Multiple injuries were being reported. Several ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. 

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Small Aircraft Crashes Into A Nearby Bridge, Pilot In Critical Condition




On 08/18/2018 at 9:31 am Janesville Police and Fire responded to an ultralight aircraft (single man aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute) crash at the Memorial Bridge.

The pilot was traveling from north to south and collided with the Memorial Bridge. The forty-eight year old pilot sustained non-life threatening, but critical injuries.

He was the only person injured and was transported to a local medical center by Janesville Fire for treatment.

The investigation of the accident is still on-going and will be done jointly between the Janesville Police Department and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.



Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries in Rockford

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Sources are reporting a rollover accident. 

It happened around 9 pm tonight in the area of S Main and Antler Trail. 

A vehicle has rolled over near this location. 

Injuries were being reported. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department En Route To A Possible Structure Fire



Around 8 pm tonight, the RFD were responding to a structure fire call. 

It happened in the 2000 block of Knowlton. 

Reports of a freezer on fire in the basement of the residence. 

Several units from the RFD are en route. 

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle In The River, Emergency Personnel On Scene




Sources are reporting a vehicle in the river. 

It happened in Belvidere, at the Kishwaukee River by Appleton. 

Unknown if it is occupied. 

Details are still preliminary

UPDATE: Sources are reporting the vehicle was at  the nearby gas station and the brakes released and it rolled across and into the river, unoccupied.


Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident With Injuries




Several sources are reporting a motorcycle accident near Rockford. 

It happened on I-90 near the State st exit, just south of here. 

Injuries were being reported. Unknown on how bad the injuries are at the time of writing this. 

Expect delays in the area. 

Check back later for possible updates 



Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Several Officers Working A Scene On The East Side



Several sources said there were many officers working a scene in the 2000 block of 11th st this morning. 

RPD said it was an “In Progress Property”  and has yet to release anymore info on this. 

Check back later for possible updates