Rockford Scanner™: Police Reporting Another Shooting Incident in Rockford




Sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford. 

Reports of multiple shots in the area of Broadway and 6th st. 

It is not yet clear if there is an actual shooting victim yet. 

But shots were fired in the area. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 



Rockford Scanner™: Business Burglarized, Police Perimeter & K-9




Sources are reporting a Rockford business was burglarized around 1 am this morning.  Reports of several police officers on the scene and have a perimeter set up in the area. 

A business in the area of Greenwood and Warren was burglarized. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 

If you see anyone suspicious in the area, call police. 

Check back later for possible updates



Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired Out At Rock Cut State Park, Still Developing

UPDATE: Officers said after investigating, it was determined that shots were not fired in the area. And the person who was reporting it (was 10-96), heard a water bottle in a bonfire nearby and thought it was shots fired. Police are now back in service.


Sources are reporting shots fired out at Rock Cut State Park just before 11 PM tonight. Shots were fired in the area of the campground at Rock Cut State Park. 

No injuries were reported. 

Possible suspect vehicle is a black truck. 

Several officers are en route. 

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Helicopter Assisting Local Police Combat Crime This Holiday Weekend

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Several fans have contacted us in regards to a helicopter that is flying around the area.

The helicopter is assisting the local police tonight and also through the holiday weekend in combating crime.

Police have made several releases over the last few days saying they are cracking down of criminals this holiday weekend. The Department Of Homeland Security assists the local police in combating crime.

This helicopter has assisted the local police on several occasions in the past. The helicopter has at least one local police officer in it, to relay communications to the officers on the ground.

The technology on the helicopter is very high tech and can easily help combat crime and assist the officers on the ground.

The helicopter is used in a variety of situations. From roadblocks, special patrols, violent crime scenes, chasing criminals, etc…

Last week there was shots fired near the Auburn High School area. The RPD said they were cracking down and doing special patrols.

The helicopter has been assisting the police and providing security for the local schools, and the Winnebago County area tonight and for the holiday weekend.



Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries In Ogle County

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On August 30th, approximately 7:55AM, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the 2200 block of W Montague Rd.

The driver and lone occupant, Deryl Beyer, was transported (by German Valley Fire/ambulance) to Freeport Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries


Rockford Scanner™: Hit & Run To A Child in Rockford, Still Developing




Around 4:20 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a hit and run in Rockford. 

A child approx. 12 years old was hit by a vehicle on N Winnebago in Rockford. 

The suspect vehicle fled the scene

No suspect information at the time of writing this. 

The child is injured, emergency personnel are en route 



Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel Are Responding To A Grass Fire




Around 3:15 pm, the Rockton FD were dispatched for a grass fire. 

Details are minimal right now,  only that there is a grass fire near Wagon Wheel.  Several units are en route. Still developing 



Rockford Scanner™: Local Emergency Room on Lockdown, Possible Shooting Victim

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Credit: Eric Westcott


On Thursday August 30, 2018 at 8:29 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a shooting victim.  The victim suffered from a non life threatening gunshot injury.  The victim indicated he was in the 600 block of St. Louis Ave. when he was struck by the gunfire.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

Several sources are reporting the Rockford Memorial Hospital/Mercy Health Hospital on N Rockton ave, is currently on lockdown.

Several officers are at the emergency room area.

We been told that there is at least one shooting victim. It is not yet clear if the shooting happened at the ER, or if the victim was brought to the ER from a different location.

RPD has yet to release info on this. Still developing



Rockford Scanner™: CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Walmart Employee Tells Citizen To Stop Filming The Police

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Walmart Employee Tells Citizen To Stop Filming The Police

Around 7 pm tonight police stopped a vehicle at the Walmart on E State st.

A citizen was filming the incident, and an employee of the Walmart tried to tell the citizen to stop filming the police.

The citizen stood up to his rights, KUDOS TO THIS CITIZEN for standing up for your rights for filming the police, WALMART clearly violated your rights.  

The man jumped out of his vehicle and the police officer was on his tail and was able to capture the suspect just a few feet away.

Keep up the good work filming and sending us your content!





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INITIATIVE SUCCESS: The months-long initiative aimed at reducing violent crime in the Rockford area has led to another arrest. The total number of suspects taken into custody as a result of the Rockford Police Department’s Gang and Narcotics unit, along with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Violent Crimes Task Force, now stands at 26.

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 a search warrant was executed in the 2100 block of Lucille Street, and detectives from the Narcotics Unit arrested 40-year-old Terrance Dotson. In addition, cocaine, cannabis and more than $20,000 were seized. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the following charges: Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver, and Criminal Drug Conspiracy

Dotson was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. His bond is set at $500,000. The charges against Dotson are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department En Route to A House Firer, Someone Inside Battling Fire With Garden Hose

Around 3 pm today the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a house fire. It happened in the area of 800 block of Hoban ave in Rockford. 

The residents evacuated the house. there is still someone inside the house trying to fight the fire with a garden hose, until RFD arrives. 

RFD arrived and confirmed smoke was showing and were laying a booster line to battle the fire. A fire investigator is also en route. 

Still developing 



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Asking For The Public To Help Them Identify Suspects In A Recent Crime

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IDENTIFICATION HELP: Detectives from the Rockford Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance identifying two people following a theft last month. On July 30, 2018 officers responded to Golden Corral (995 S. Perryville Road) for an elderly woman whose purse had been taken.

The female suspect is described as a white female in her twenties with brown hair and a tattoo on her outer right ankle. Her companion, who is not considered a suspect, is described as a white male in his twenties with multiple arm tattoos.

Anyone with information should call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

Rockford Scanner™: Several Emergency personnel Responding To A House Fire in Boone County


Sources are reporting a possible house fire in Boone County.

Around 12:45 pm, several emergency personnel were responding to a possible house fire in the 4200 block of Hearthstone ln

Reports are saying smoke and flames are coming from the garage area. 

Unknown if the house is occupied. 

A MABAS has been toned out for this fire.

Check back later for updates

Note: If you know the street name, please post it in the comments area below


Rockford Scanner™: Police Working A Scene At The Rockford Bus Station




Sources are reporting several emergency personnel were working a scene at the bus station downtown at 501 W State around 8 am this morning. 

Police have yet to release information, but confirmed an “In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery” at that location at 7:59 am. 

Tony Grimmett: “We just had a disorderly person here upset and made threats.”

Heidi Block: “This address is for the bus terminal, which is closed due to construction. According to my downtown sources, there was an incident at this time and in the vicinity, a person was detained, and there were no weapons involved. No stabbing, no shooting and no robbery.”

Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Numerous Emergency Personnel Working A Scene in Loves Park




Several sources are saying there are numerous emergency personnel working a scene in the 4400 block of Windswept Way. 

Numerous police officers are reported to be on the scene. 

It happened last night around 11:30 pm

Police confirm there was an “In Progress Person:Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery”

No other information at this time. 



Rockford Scanner™: Police Arrest Several Suspects On Warrants

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On 08-29-18 the following were arrested for outstanding Ogle County Warrants:

Gregory M Bradford, age 27 of Rockford for Failure to Appear. Bradford did not post the $2,820.23 Full Cash Bond and remains in the Ogle County Jail. Bradford will appear in court on 09/04/18 at 9:00 am.

Shane R Brogan, age 21 of Rockford for Domestic Battery. Brogan did not post the $25,000 10% bond and remains in the Ogle County Jail. Brogan will appear in court on 08/30/18 at 2:00 pm.

Brian J Miller, age 33 of Rockford for Failure to Appear with a Full Cash Bond of $1,922. Miller posted $601 and was released. Miller will appear in court on 09/04/18 at 9:00 am.

Shon E Yarbrough, age 40 of Savannah, TN for Contempt of Court. Yarbrough posted the $15,000 10% bond and was released. Yarbrough will appear in court on 09-21-18 at 9:00 am.

he following were arrested on Ogle County Outstanding Warrants:

Brett Bradley, age 37, of Rockford for Drug Court Sanctions. Bradley does not have a bond, but will go to court on 08/29/18 at 1:00pm. Bradley remain in the Ogle County Jail.

Pracey Walton, age 47, of Freeport for Deceptive Practice. Walton had a bond of $7,500/10%. Walton did post bond and was released from the Ogle County Jail. Walton will have to return to court on 09/10/18 at 9:00am.

On 08-24-18 the following were arrested for outstanding Ogle County Warrants:

Marissa A Cathina, age 30 of Rockford for Failure to Appear with a Full Cash Bond of $601. Cathina was released on a Recognizance Bond and will appear in court on 09-24-18 at 9:00 am.

Kelly M Morrison, age 34 of Rockford for Failure to Appear with a Full Cash Bond of $3,600. Morrison was released on a Recognizance Bond and will appear in court on 9-24-18 at 9:00 am.

On 08/23/18 the following people were arrested on outstanding Ogle County warrants:

Misti Fant, age 36 of Ashton, for D.U.I. Fant has a bond of $3,000/10% and remains at the Ogle County Jail. Fant will appear in court on 08/24/18 at 1 p.m.

Hector Flores, age 29 of Rockford, for Failure to Appear. Flores posted the $201 purge bond and was released from the Ogle County Jail.

Daniel Ellison, age 22 of Mt. Morris, for Disorderly Conduct. Ellison posted the $3,000%10% bond and will appear in court on 09/14/18 at 9 a.m.

On 08/22/18 the following people were arrested on outstanding Ogle County warrants:

Ryan Harleman, age 40 of Byron, for Contempt of Court. Harleman posted the $2,075 purge bond and was released from the Ogle County Jail. Harleman will appear in court on 08/23/18 at 1 p.m.

Melvin Gay, age 46 of DeKalb, for Failure to appear. Gay has a bond of $3,234 and remains in the Ogle County Jail. Gay will appear in court on 08/23/18 at 1 p.m.





Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Investigating Another Armed Robbery, On The East Side




On 8/28/18 at 8:53 pm Rockford Police Officers responded to the 2200 block of S. 4th St for a report of an armed robbery to citizens.

Officers learned the victims just parked their vehicle in the 2200 block of S. 4th St. when a gold or brown SUV stopped in front of them. Two suspects exited the SUV armed with handguns.

The suspects demanded money and property from the victims. After the suspects took the property they returned to the SUV and it fled south bound from the scene. No injuries were reported.

Both suspects were described as follows:

Black male, about 25 years old, armed with a handgun



Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Police Officers Working A Scene Near A Rockford School, School Goes On Lockdown


Several sources are reporting a scene near the William Dennis head start school.  That is in the area of Springfield and Cunningham. 

Sources reporting numerous police officers, police k-9 units and a crime scene van in that area. 

It is not yet known what is going on. But sounds like the incident happened near Preston and Trenton shortly after 1:30 pm. 

RPS 205 said: Dennis Early Childhood Center was on lockdown this afternoon because of police activity in the area. Students and staff remain safe, and the lockdown has been lifted. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.



Rockford Scanner™: Automobile accident with injuries causing long traffic delays

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Several sources are reporting an automobile accident on 20 in the eastbound lanes near the 11th St. bridge around 8 am this morning. Injuries were being reported but it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. Traffic is backed up for a long ways so avoid the area or expect long traffic delays. The cause of the accident is under investigation