Rockford Scanner™: Accident with multiple injuries in Rockford, Avoid the area

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Just before 5 PM several emergency personnel were responding to an automobile accident with multiple injuries.


Sources are reporting there is an automobile accident near West Riverside and Rockton.

Multiple injuries are being reported and several ambulances had been dispatched to the scene.

Please avoid the area or expect delays


Credit: RS Source

Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Police Officers & Crime Scene Unit, Working A Medical Assist Call in Rockford


Sources are reporting a scene on the west side.

Just after 5 am, there was a man in the street near Rockton ave and Sharon, across from the Mercy Hospital.  He was bleeding very heavily from the head area.

Numerous police officers and the crime scene unit were on the scene. They put crime scene tape up in the vicinity. And blocked the area off.

Not yet known what happened.  Several sources said the man was shot in the head. Another source said it appeared to be a hit and run to a pedestrian.

But the RPD labeled the call as a “Medical Assist”

As of 8 am (3 hours later) it is still taped off.

Update: At 9 am, they requested the RFD for a “washdown”



On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Sharon Avenue in reference to a complaint of a subject laying in the street. Upon arrival to the area, officers located a Hispanic male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Rockford Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died. The name of the victim is not being released at this time, pending notification of the family.

The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance and would like to encourage anyone with information regarding this investigation to please call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900.

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available at this time.


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™: 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™: Roscoe-Rockton Power Outage

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Rock Energy Cooperative is reporting a power outage across Rockton and Roscoe area that is affecting around 1,283 costumers or around 32.5%.

They said crews have been notified, but the cause is unknown at this time. There is no estimated time on when it will be restored.

Who is without power in the Roscoe/Rockton area?

Rockford Scanner™: Small Child Hit By A Vehicle in Rockford

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Just before 6 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a call, a small child was hit by a vehicle in Rockford. It happened in the area of Acorn and Rockton. 

Reports of a small child around 3 years old, was hit by a vehicle. 

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

This is still developing, check back later for possible updates. 



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Shots Fired Near Rockton/S Beloit




Sources are reporting shots were fired near Rockton/S Beloit. 

It happened around 2 am in the 14000 block of S Bluff. 

Shots were fired in the area. No reports of injuries at this time. 

Police do confirm a weapons violation. 



Rockford Scanner™: Serious Motorcycle Accident, 2 Injured. Avoid The Area




Around 7:30 pm tonight several sources were reporting a serious motorcycle accident in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of Rockton and Chestnut. 

There is a serious motorcycle accident near this location. 

At least two people injured.  One with massive head injuries and unconscious. 

Avoid the area.  



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Hostage Situation Near S Beloit

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Sources reporting a possible hostage situation near S. Beloit.

Details are minimal due to the encryption.

There is a domestic situation with a person with a knife holding some people hostage near Cheney Drive in S. Beloit. 

Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Accident in Rockton

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UPDATE:  Three total victims.  Two are sign offs, no injuries.  The third is being evaluated by paramedics. 

UPDATE:  Two vehicles on all fours (aka, not a rollover). Everyone is out of the vehicles.  Still unknown on injuries at this time.  They are staging all oncoming emergency personnel on E Gleasman Rd.

Just after 10:50 am, a call came in of a two vehicle crash at Main St and Gleasman Rd.  Rockton Fire department is en route/on scene.  Please avoid the area and find an alternative route.  Unknown on injuries at this time.  


Rockford Scanner™: MABAS Toned Out For A Structure Fire With Someone Possibly Trapped Inside

Photos  by George Bower 


UPDATE:  RS fans are still reporting that Yale Bridge Rd still is closed.  Please avoid the area and find an alternative route.

Earlier today the Rockton FD were dispatched for a structure fire with someone possibly trapped inside.  It happened in the area of Yale Bridge.

When emergency personnel were on scene, they confirmed a fire and no one was inside.

A MABAS was toned out and several area fire departments were responding to assist. 




Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, Man With Head Injury Laying On The Ground




Just after 7 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the East bound lanes of I-90 near mile marker 2. 

A truck has crashed into the median.  

At least one person was injured.

A male had a head injury and was laying on the ground when emergency personnel arrived on scene. 

Avoid I-90, or expect delays