House Struck By Gunfire in Rockford

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Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 3600 block of Preston Street.  Responding officers discovered that the west side of 3614 Preston Street had been struck three times by gunfire.  No one inside was injured.  The victims did not hear the gun shots but heard glass break and then noticed their house had been struck.

Officers did not locate any shell casings.  During a neighborhood check it was learned that after the shots were heard a black male was seen walking from the area however there is no indication that he was involved.




 

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Armed Robbery To A Citizen In Rockford





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Around 3 am this morning a broadcast came over the un-encrypted airwaves of the Illinois State police in reference to an armed robbery in Rockford.

It happened on Ridge ave in Rockford around 2 am.

The suspects fled in a Dark Blue Chevy Lumina 2 door.

#1 Male black around 6’2, wearing a black jacket or hooded sweatshirt. Armed with a gun.

#2 Male black, 5’6 wearing a White jumpsuit and armed with a gun

Last seen on Auburn st headed westbound




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Tutorial: How To Get Rockford Scanner Facebook Notifications In Your Newsfeed




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This is a quick tutorial on how to get Rockford Scanner Facebook page notifications.

As you know Facebook does a lot of changes on their site. This is the new way to get our notifications when we post things on our Facebook page.

Pretty simple steps and takes a few seconds to do! 

  1. Go to our Rockford Scanner Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/Rockford-Scanner-214732295205455/
  2. Hover your mouse above the LIKE button near the top of the page
  3. Now there will be a drop down.  Click on the pencil thing
  4. Now click of SEE FIRST. this will show Rockford Scanner posts in your feed now, and towards the top of your news feed. 
  5. Click on NOTIFICATIONS, and be sure to check all of them. This will give you a notification when we post something

Note: This is how to do it on a PC.

The concept is similar for your cell phones.


Useful Links:
https://www.facebook.com/help/notifications

https://www.facebook.com/help/299284303519326

 




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Home Invasion/Burglary in Rockford







Around 9 pm tonight several Rockford Scanner fans were asking about what happened near the 3800 block of Shirley rd in Rockford.

As you know the Rockford police are encrypted, and they never released any information.

A Rockford Scanner fan contacted us and said there was a burglary that had just happened. Possible home invasion.

No suspect information, due to the RPD being encrypted.


Rockford Scanner fan Sarah Alfredson-Moe:
Two armed men broke into a 79 year old back door. She fought with one of the suspects and they got away with only her purse. Crime scene and K-9 units were on hand.


We want to take a second and thank everyone for sending all the information, photos, videos. SEE IT, SNAP IT, SEND IT.

An informed community, is a SAFE community.

Keep up the good work and keep sending in the information

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Shots Fired During A Bank Robbery In Rockford

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Thanks to the un-encrypted airwaves of the Winnebago County police, we were able to hear the 10-68 of a bank robbery in Rockford.

The suspect fired off their gun inside the Harvard Bank at 2470 East Rock Drive in Rockford. The suspect was robbing the bank. Unknown if anyone was injured.

The suspect is a white male, 5’10, wearing a ski mask. He fled in a dark colored grand prix with tinted windows. Plate # of N536020 or similar.

The plate comes back to an address near Rockton.


 

 

 




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Victim Beaten And Then Shot in The Head in Rockford

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On Friday November 25th, 2016 at around 11:00 PM, Rockford Police responded to 1203 7th St in reference an aggravated battery with a firearm complaint. Upon investigation, one shell casing was found in front of the business. A local hospital called stating a gun shot victim had just arrived. A 54 year old male had sustained a gun shot wound to the head. The bullet had grazed the side of his head while he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of 1203 7th St. The victim stated he was waiting for a friend to come out of the business, when he observed his friend being confronted by a group of unknown black males. The group of black males then started beating on his friend at which point the victim exited the vehicle to also confront the suspects. 3 out of the 4 black male suspects then pulled out handguns, so the victim and his friend ran back to get into their vehicle to leave. One of the black males then pointed a handgun at the vehicle and fired one round through the front windshield grazing the head of the victim. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The victim is at a local hospital and is in stable non-life threatening condition at this time.

Suspect description:
Suspect 1: black male, around 6’00” tall, around 180 lbs, wearing a black hoody. In possession of a handgun fired one round.
Suspect 2: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 3: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 4: black male, unknown further.

This is an on-going police investigation



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Multiple Weapons Violations In Rockford, On Thanksgiving

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Multiple Weapons Violations In Rockford, On Thanksgiving




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Source: data.illinois.gov



Rockford Fire Department Battling A House Fire

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Around 11 pm tonight the RFD were dispatched for a smoke investigation. The caller said there was smoke in the area. So the RFD were en route to investigate.

While investigating, they were called over to 2906 Buckingham. There was heavy black smoke coming from the front of the residence.

Still developing




 

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Attempted Armed Robbery To A Citizen in Rockford

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On Wednesday November 23, 2016 at around 2320 hours, Rockford Police officers responded to an attempted armed robbery to a citizen complaint in the 1000 block of Van Wie Ave.  The male victim, a 49 year old  Rockford resident, stated he was taking trash out at a local bar when he was approached by a black male suspect.  The suspect was holding a black handgun and told the victim to give him all his money.  The victim then grabbed the gun and they both struggled over it until the victim was able to wrestle the gun from the suspect.  The suspect then fled southbound and the victim chased after him.  The suspect then ran into a local laundromat and the victim stopped to call police.  While police were en route, the suspect exited the laundromat and fled the scene on foot.  The black handgun used in the attempted robbery  was collected by police on scene.  The victim was not injured during the incident.

 

Suspect description:  Black male, around 30-40 years old, about 5’7” tall, around 175 lbs, wearing a black jacket and black hat.

 

This is an ongoing police investigation.


Around 12:22 am this morning a broadcast came over the airwaves in reference to an attempted armed robbery to a citizen. It happened at the tavern at 2327 N Main st.  Suspect is described as a Black male, 5’7, 175 lbs wearing dark clothing. They recovered a gun at the scene. 

 




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Bakery Robbed At Gunpoint in Rockford

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ROCKFORD POLICE ARE ENCRYPTED, SO NO OTHER INFORMATION

Around 1:30 pm today officers were responding to an armed robbery to a business at 1110 S Main at Delicious Bakery. A younger male armed with a gun, just robbed the bakery. ~ Via Un-Encrypted airwaves of other departments

 


On Wednesday November 23, 2016 around 1:30pm, Rockford Police Officers responded to the Delicious Bakery at 1110 S. Main St in reference to an armed robbery to the business.  Officers learned that the suspect entered the store armed with a handgun.  He pointed the gun at one of the employees before removing the cash register from the front corner.  The suspect fled the store while carrying the cash register.  One employee pursued the suspect until he dropped the register in the alley behind the business.   The suspect was last seen riding a dark colored bicycle he had in the alley heading east on Loomis St toward the river.   At the time of the robbery, there weer 3 employees in the business.  No one was hurt during this robbery.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic Male 5’05” to 5’07” 150lbs wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.




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