Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries in Rockford, Temp. Shuts Down School st





Around 11:30 pm tonight there was an auto accident with injuries in Rockford. 

It happened on School st just East of Forest ave.  

Two vehicles were involved in the accident.  

3 Ambulances were requested to the scene.
Sounds like the injuries were non life threatening, but not yet confirmed. 

We were told there was possible extrication needed. But from what I saw at the scene, it appeared that they did not need to extricate anyone from any of the vehicles. 

There was a large crowd on scene, so several officers were on scene for the accident and also to help with crowd control. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

The accident temporarily shut down School st for approx. an hour while emergency personnel worked the scene. It has since re-opened. 








 

Rockford Scanner™: 3 Scenes With Many Officers On Each Scene in Rockford




Sources are reporting a few scenes in Rockford that has numerous officers on each scene. 

The first one was in the 1500 block of 4th st.  Approx. 9 officers are on scene. This was around 10:30 pm.  Unknown what is currently ongoing.
UPDATE: We have been told it was a 10 year old boy that stole his grandmas vehicle. Police have yet to confirm this.

Another scene around the same time is near Douglas and Camlin.  Several officers are on scene. Again, unknown what happened. Police have yet to release any information.

Third scene happened in the 1900 block of 4th st around 8:30 pm. Video below by Angela Marie Bailey Eklund. She said the police stopped her daughter thinking she was another individual and then tackled her 17 year old daughter because they thought her daughter was someone else. (Mis-identification) .  3 people were detained, 2 arrested.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Violent Home Invasion, At Least One Shooting Victim




Sources are reporting a violent home invasion in Rockford with at least one person that has been shot. 

It happened around 9:45 pm tonight in the 1900 block of S 6th st.

Reports of a violent home invasion. Shots rang out and at least one person has been shot.  It is unclear at this time if the shooting victim is the victim from the home invasion or the suspect.

No other information at this time. Still developing.

UPDATE:  Suspects are in a  Black 2005 Grand Prix with a plate of AX32712  that comes back to an address on 9th st. #1 White male, 5’8, 150 lbs, dark clothing armed with a gun  #2 black male 6’1 170 lbs. Dark clothing and a mask and a gun.  Last seen northbound on Kishwaukee.

The victim is a man approx. 65 years old and was shot in the arm.

 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Scene on The East Side, possible Body Found




Sources were reporting a large police presence working a scene on the East side. It happened around 4 am near 22nd ave and 10th st, near the alley.  

We have been told there was a body found.

RPD wouldn’t provide  any details at the scene and Officer Vasquez told us to call the media line to get info. We called the media line and no one answered. 

RPD has yet to confirm any details.

All we can confirm is several officers working the scene near this location and while we were on scene the officers had the crime scene tape in hand and they have not released any information or confirmed anything. And sources told us it was a dead body that was found. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Possibly More Than Just A Routine Traffic Stop?




 

Earlier tonight several officers had a vehicle stopped on Central, just North of School st.

The officers had the vehicle stopped in the northbound lanes of traffic.

Police had 2 subjects out of the vehicle and on the curb.

It appeared it was more than just a routine traffic stop, because the amount of officers on the scene. But it is unclear if it is just a traffic stop or more to it.

There was approx. 8 police officers on scene, for a traffic stop.

Note: Police log traffic stops in their call logs.
This scene was not in their call log.

RPD has not released any information.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Scene on The East Side




Sources are reporting a scene on the East side.

It happened this morning around 4:15 am on 4th ave, just East of 12th st.

Several officers were on scene. Police had the crime scene tape up.

Sources said this was a shooting scene. One victim with non life threatening injuries.

Police are saying a woman was found unconscious inside a locked vehicle.

So it is unclear exactly what happened.




Rockford Scanner™: Police Trying To Negotiate With A Man Wanting To Jump Into The Rock River






Sources are reporting a possible jumper in Rockford. 

It happened around 4 am this morning near the Morgan st bridge.

A man is threatening to jump into the Rock River.

The police are trying to calming and peacefully negotiate with the subject.

The man was on the North side of the bridge, towards the East end.

Police currently have the bridge blocked off from traffic.

At the time of writing this, is was still ongoing. Avoid the area.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Scene in Rockford




 

Sources are reporting a scene with multiple emergency personnel on scene. 

Sources said: It happened around 10 pm near the area of: “Ridge Ave is blocked off south of Glenwood. Bunch of Police and ambulances”

It is unclear at the time of writing this, exactly what happened.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Many Jurisdictions Working A Scene in Machesney Park, Police Told Me “Huge Misunderstanding”




Update: You can clearly see the officer saying “nothing is happening” and it was a “huge misunderstanding” on my body camera footage.  Wrex just said this was some burglary suspects that were caught.

So now this poses a question:  WHO is lying?  The officer who said “nothing is happening” and is was a “huge misunderstanding”  that you can clearly see and hear on my body camera footage, or the local news?


Around 5 am this morning sources told us about a scene that involved numerous officers in Machesney Park. 

It happened near Ventura  blvd. Just North of Ralston.

I got out of my vehicle to work the scene and just set up my camera when a WCSO officer and a Illinois State Trooper approached me and said to not go any further. I was a ways back and did not plan on going any further.

He then said that “absolutely nothing going on here”   and I responded back and pointed and said “that’s nothing” (referring to all the police on scene) and laughed. The officer then responded back and said “it was a huge misunderstanding” and walked away. (body cam footage below)

I saw 3 jurisdictions on scene from my vantage point. Winnebago County Sheriff, Illinois State Police, Loves Park and what appeared to be a white van, possibly a crime scene unit but I wasn’t able to tell because an officer had the view blocked with his squad..

So it is unclear exactly what happened.
But police said it was a “huge misunderstanding”

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Call log shows it to be a suspicious auto call, with several area police departments responding to assist with a suspicious auto








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Tasered A Suspect While Fleeing & Fighting With The Officer




Police were working a scene near Howard, on Rockford west side.  Two suspects attempted to run from police according to witnesses.

An officer told the suspect to not run from him or he was going to use his tazer. The suspects failed to comply to the officers orders and the officer did what he told the suspect he was going to do if he ran. The officer tazed the suspect. The suspect was also fighting with the police officer.

Two people were reported to be in custody.