Rockford Scanner™: Local School On Lock Down, Man possibly With A Gun On The Grounds

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Reports of a helicopter hovering over the area

Video by Gerri Pavone

Around 1:20 pm today, several emergency personnel were responding to a man with a gun, near a local school.

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Rockford Scanner™: Scene at a local school numerous police officers from several jurisdictions on scene

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UPDATE:   A person had an umbrella, and someone thought it was a gun.

So they treated the scene as an active shooter scene.

The situation is wrapping up. Everyone is SAFE.

Police have reviewed the cameras and also cleared the school several times. Situation is clear and everyone is safe.  They treated this as an active shooter scene, to be safe.

The school released this:

Our school has been secured by the Rockford law enforcement agencies due to a report they received. There are no reported injuries from any student or staff member. Every student has been accounted for and has been transported to a secure location. At this time we are cooperating with law enforcement to ensure a safe and proper procedure.

Parents, we will keep you posted as to when we will dismiss


UPDATE from the police:  Berean Baptist Christian School has been evacuated after reports of a possible armed suspect, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.  Treating the scene as an active shooter scene.

No injuries,  police are accounting for all the students right now. And they are bringing the students over at Anna Page School, where they are releasing the students to the parents there.

Update from a source:  “A  woman  in the parking lot around pick up time thought she saw a man go in the building with a rifle. It was a person with an umbrella with a strap on it, and after that a man ran in the building with a hammer apparently to catch the man with the rifle that was never there. Everyone is safe. The police are doing a second sweep of the school just to be sure. But false alarm. Better to be safe than sorry. And the school is always locked no matter what time it is and everyone has to be buzzed in so they would have recognized the parent with the umbrella coming in to pick up their child.”

Several sources are reporting a major scene in Rockford

Approximately 30 police officers from numerous jurisdictions are at a school, Berean Baptist school. And more police are still arriving on scene.

They have a command center and numerous officers, k-9’s, and ambulances are all on scene

It is not yet known what is going on, they are staging over at Anna |Page. They said they are going to be meeting parents of the students there

It is highly recommended to avoid this area

Students were scene crouching down and hiding behind objects. Police are setting up a perimeter in the area around the school.

it is not yet known exactly what is going on, due to the police encryption. 

As soon as we know more information we will update this


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Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Vehicle Accident, Including A School Bus With Children On It

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Around 9 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to an auto accident that involved a school bus with children on it.

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Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Another Armed Robbery in Rockford

Sources are reporting another armed robbery in Rockford. 

This robbery happened in the 2700 block of School st 

A citizen was robbed by 2 suspects. 

#1 Black male, wearing black shirt and blue shorts. 

#2 Female black, dreads and wearing a grey shirt. 

Armed with a weapon. 

Last seen southbound on foot. 




Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Currently Searching For A Missing Child, Still Developing

UPDATE:   Family is reporting the boy was located safely.

The family said: “My son has been found thank the lord and the Rockford police officers. He was put on the wrong bus shame on 205 he is only 5 and just drop him off no one was there thanks to my good neighbors”

Sources are reporting the Rockford Police are currently searching for a missing child from Haskel School

The child is described as a black male, 4 foot, 80 lbs, wearing a blue shirt, blue pants, and blue shoes. Last seen wearing a Nike backpack.

No photo available at the time of posting this. Still developing


Rockford Scanner™: Teen Girl Missing, Need Your Help Locating Her


Have you seen her?    

Missing:  Desare Miller is  14 years old

Please call the police if you have seen her.
Detective # is 815-319-6414

Missing from the Winnebago County area.  Last seen near the Harlem freshman campus on Tuesday around 3:45 pm


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™: Hit & Run Rollover Accident, Sounds Pretty Serious. Avoid The Area




Around 7:30 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to Miriam and School st. 

There is a hit and run, rollover accident near this intersection. 

Injuries were reported, sounds like it might be a pretty serious accident scene. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 

Avoid the area, we will post updates as they become available 



Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department En Route To A Possible Apartment Fire




Details are minimal right now. 

Around 7:35 pm tonight the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a possible structure fire. 

It happened in the 1000 block of School st 

Reports of smoke inside an apartment complex. 

Several units are en route. Still developing




Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident With Several Injuries Reported. Avoid The Area


On Friday, May 11, 2018, at approximately 1:00 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Garden Prairie Road north of U.S. Route 20 in Garden Prairie for a two vehicle accident.

Preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle traveling northbound on Garden Prairie Road crossed the centerline striking a vehicle traveling southbound. The driver of the northbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital with minor injuries.

The accident is still under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone County Coroner’s Office.

The names of the drivers are not being released at this time


Around 1 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched for a serious accident. 

It happened in the area of Garden Prairie rd near the Camelot School. 

Multiple injuries are being reported. 

At least one person needs to be cut out of the vehicle. 

Still developing. Avoid the area. 


Rockford Scanner™: Local Officers Participate In The Lighting Of The Torch, For The Special Olympics

Credit: LPPD



This past Saturday 5/5/18, Loves Park Police Officers Johnson, Kindred, Pyfer, and Roberts, alongside multiple other state line area police departments, had the opportunity of helping a select few athletes light the torch to kick off this years Special Olympics Spring Games.

There were around 540 athletes who came to participate at Harlem High School for the 50th annual Special Olympics Spring Games!




Credit: LPPD



Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Officers At A Scene In Rockford


Around 11:30 pm last night several Rockford Police and WCSO officers were at a scene near the intersection of School st and Central ave in Rockford.

At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what happened due to the police encryption.  Sources have said that a vehicle may have fled from police, but not confirmed. We will update this as more information becomes available.