House Fire Near Roscoe



Around 9:35 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to an address on Wild Deer Trail near Roscoe. Scanner traffic is saying there is a house fire near this location. Everyone is reported to be out of the residence. Emergency personnel are en route

UPDATE: Confirmed active fire. Mutual aid requested from nearby fire departments.


Traffic Alert Near Roscoe


Rockford Scanner Fan Laura Kraman :
“Hello, I was wondering if you could put a message out for me. My company AMS will be doing road work the next 3 days (Wed, Thurs and Friday) on Willowbrook Rd between Elevator and McCurry, then McCurry and Rockton Rd. We wanted to ask drivers to be cautious of the workers. Thank you.”


Suspects Attempted To Stab Girlfriend During A Fight In S Beloit



Around 11:25 pm tonight several units were dispatched to the 500 block of Northwestern ave in S. Beloit. Scanner traffic is saying there is a violent domestic between a 16 year old female and her 19 year old boyfriend. The female is saying her boyfriend beat her and attempted to stab her during the fight. There is an infant on site as well. The female was able to get away and run to the nearby police station. They have requested medical for the female. Still developing


Motorcycle Accident With Injuries

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Yesterday there was a motorcycle accident in the area of Prairie Hill rd and White School.  Injuries were reported.

There were conflicting reports on the cause of the accident. One report said a deer caused the accident. Another report said a car caused the accident.




Violent Threat Posted on Social Media, About Violence At Rockford Schools

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Several Rockford Scanner fans sent us the following below.

The FB profile who posted it is called GangGangTheClown

RPS 205 Administrators are aware of a hoax connected to the Internet. District officials are working with Rockford Police to vet these threats and don’t believe they are credible. As a precaution, the district has increased staff and security levels to ensure our schools remain safe. We have also encouraged staff to report any suspicious activity to authorities.

We’re sharing this information to inform parents and community members – not to alarm them. We take all threats seriously – whether they appear to be a hoax or not.

Safety is a top priority in Rockford Public Schools. If you have specific concerns, please contact your building principal.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


UPDATE: There is another clown page threatening the Harlem High 9th grade campus. The profile who posted the Harlem threat is called Rockford Clowns at

Harlem School district send out a mass phone call to parents letting them know they are aware of the threat and are taking precautions and investigating the threats.




It was posted on social media yesterday. The threat is saying these people plan on going into a Rockford School (Appears to be Auburn) and start knocking people out. And several parents and students have saw it and are scared. Many parents have called in their children from school, or plan on going to get them from school.

The Rockford police are encrypted, so there is no way to tell if this incident will happen, or maybe has happened……….

Let’s pray that this is only a threat, and this will not actually happen. And police are able to handle this situation before it happens.

NOTE: Scary clown sighting in Rockford:

Update from the RPD:

Following a national trend of “creepy” clown sightings for the past few months, the Rockford Police Department has received numerous calls regarding suspicious clown sightings around the area. The clown sighting trend began in late August and has gained local momentum during the past several days. While most reports across the country have been unfounded, there have been some instances of criminal activity and victimization.

Rockford Police officers are investigating all local reports, all of which have been unfounded at this time, with the exception of a radio promotion of which it has been made aware.

“We appreciate the fact that during this season leading into Halloween, people are using clowns as a fun way to celebrate,” said Chief Dan O’Shea. “However, conveying threats on text or social media that infringe on other people’s rights to feel safe is a crime and will be investigated as such.”

Citizens are encouraged to use caution during unfamiliar encounters and are reminded to call the non-emergency number at 815-966-2900 to report a suspicious sighting, or call 911 to report a crime in progress

The Beloit Police Department is looking into the Twisty the Clown Facebook social media account. As it stands right now the department has not read anything that is illegal or cause for concern. The police department understands the fear that this type of free speech can create and appreciates the concerns that have been expressed. We are partnering with the School District of Beloit to help alleviate and address the fears and concerns that have been voiced. The police department will continue to monitor this Facebook page and take appropriate action should it rise to the level of criminal activity. If anyone happens to know the identity of Twisty the Clown, please lets us know through our Facebook account.
Thank you.

There have been recent reports in the national media concerning subject dressing as clowns with the intent to scare the public, commonly described as “clowning.” These incidents are not simple cases of kids in costumes enjoying a party and trick-or-treating, but more deliberate acts designed to cause a disturbance in our community.
The DeKalb Police Department has also had some recent reports of “clowning” and will investigate each report fully. While it is not illegal to wear any costume, intentional acts that alarm the public may result in criminal charges. The Police Department will also have additional officers working during the Halloween holiday to ensure that everyone enjoys it safely.
The DeKalb Police Department encourages everyone to enjoy the Halloween season responsibly and discourages any “clowning” activities. We further encourage any person to report all suspicious activity to the police department at 815-748-8400 or report all emergencies to 911

On October 4, 2016 the Roscoe Police Department took a report of a suspicious incident/threat put out on the social media platform Instagram towards Roscoe school district students. The threat was from user siggy.the.clown with a photograph of a clown stating: Im coming for you students located in the Roscoe School District…watch out. Another post claims of a sighting in Roscoe. There has been no sighting reported to the Roscoe Police Department, and there is no credible information that anyone is in danger.

The police department has been in contact with the school district, as always we will work closely with them in regards to school safety.
These posts have been circulating all across the country. As you would in any circumstance involving your children advise them not to speak with strangers and to report suspicious incidents to police.





Serious Motorcycle Accident Near S Beloit



UPDATE: The victim was transported to a hospital

Around 7:30 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to the 2300 block of Fisher rd in S Beloit. Scanner traffic said there was a motorcycle accident near this location. At the time of dispatch, initial reports were saying one person was not breathing. Several emergency personnel were en route. No other information is available



Truck Crashes Into A Ravine, Unknown On injuries



Around 5:38 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Freeport and Pecatonica rd. Scanner traffic is saying a pickup truck has crashed into the nearby ravine. Unknown on injuries at the time of dispatch. Several emergency personnel are en route.



Serious Accident In S Beloit



UPDATE: Confirmed fatal accident

Last night around midnight there was a serious accident near Fischer Rd near S Beloit.  Scanner traffic said someone was ejected out of the vehicle that rolled over and had life threatening injuries and may be possibly passed away.  The police asked for the crime scene unit to the scene. No other information is available. 




Large Barn On Fire, Several Emergency Personnel En Route



Around 2:30 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to an address on Fish Hatchery Rd. Scanner traffic is saying some siding was on fire. When emergency personnel arrived on scene they confirmed it was on fire, of a large barn and was spreading rapidly. Several emergency personnel are en route