Rockford Scanner™: Body Found In Stephenson County

Sources are reporting a body has been found in Stephenson County.

The body was located near the Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park in Stephenson County on Sunday.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

The cause of the death is not yet known.

The name will be released after the family has been notified.


Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired & High Speed Police Chase

From BPD:

We are investigating a report of shots fired that occurred during a disturbance in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue at 1:54 a.m. Monday. An individual in a vehicle fired several rounds, striking a vehicle and a house, following the disturbance that involved acquaintances.

Officers nearby observed the suspect vehicle and pursued it as it fled the area going southbound on Interstate 90. The South Beloit Police Department placed stop sticks on the interstate and the vehicle was stopped shortly after crossing the state line.

The vehicle went into the ditch and two males fled from the vehicle on foot. The driver, Emily A. Morris, 26, of Darien, stayed in the vehicle and was taken into custody for felony fleeing. One of the males who fled from the vehicle, Jared D. Johnson, 27, of Janesville, was arrested for recklessly endangering safety and felony bail jumping.

We are still investigating the involvement of the second male who fled from the vehicle. If anyone has information about the disturbance on Wisconsin Avenue or about the three individuals who were in the vehicle pursued by our department, please contact us at 608-757-2244


Overnight several area police departments were involved in a high speed chase.  It stemmed from a shooting incident in Beloit bear Wisconsin and Bayliss. Several shots were fired.

Police located the suspect vehicle a short time later. The suspect vehicle fled from police. Speeds were well over 100 MPH at times during the chase.

During the chase, the suspect went off road.

They fled into Illinois. South Beloit Police threw out stop sticks to stop the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle hit the stop sticks.  The suspect vehicle pulled over and they fled on foot.

One was held at gunpoint.  They got another suspect a short time later.  One is still at large.  The suspects were last seen westbound jumping a fence from I-90 going into the  area near of the S Beloit ramp.

Numerous police officers from several departments are assisting with the search of the suspects.

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Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Working A Scene On The East Side, 2 Arrested

Sources are reporting a scene near Charles and 14th st.

Rockford Police have a perimeter setup and a police K-9 in the area.

It is not yet clear exactly what happened.

Police have a house surrounded and have taken at least two people out in handcuffs.

All we can confirm right now is a lot of emergency personnel working the scene. Avoid this area, check back later for updates.


Rockford Scanner™: Accident Involving An Off Road Vehicle in Rockford

Sources are reporting an accident involving an off road vehicle.

It happened around 4 pm today in the area of Auburn and Springfield.

Sources said several off road vehicles (4 wheelers and dirt bikes) were driving in the roadway when one of them was hit by a vehicle. Sources said they were riding recklessly just prior to the accident, but RPD has yet to confirm this.

Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. Sources said it appears to be life threatening injuries. But officials have yet to confirm this .

Witnesses are reporting the off road vehicle (Dirt-bike) slammed into the side of the vehicle (Truck). Police have yet to confirm this.

Rockford Police have only released the following: AVOID Springfield Avenue south from Auburn St due to traffic incident. Some roads closed.
Rockford Police advise you to AVOID Springfield Avenue south from Auburn Street due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near this intersection has closed Springfield Avenue Southbound and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.

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Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery At A Rockford Business, Suspect Carjacks A Vehicle To Getaway


Update: The vehicle was located in the 3100 block of North Rockton Avenue in the parking lot of Schnucks. The suspect is still on the loose.

Sources are reporting an armed robbery and carjacking in Rockford.

It happened at the Mobil Gas Station near 4962 20th St.
That is near Samuelson and 20th.

Suspect is a black male in his late teens, 5’10, with facial hair and wearing a gray hoody. Armed with a black pistol.  He stole a 2012 dark Blue 4  door Honda Civic. Last seen headed towards Samuelson.

It is not yet known if the robbery was to the business, or to a citizen at the business. Police have yet to release any information.


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries Near Loves Park/Rockford

Samantha Harney

Sources are reporting an accident with injuries near Loves Park/Rockford.

It happened around 1:30 pm today in the area of E Riverside and Mulford.

Injuries were being reported.  Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Please avoid the area or expect delays.

Samantha Harney


Rockford Scanner™: Area Fire Departments Requested To Assist Flooding Evacuations in Freeport

Sources are reporting several area fire departments were requested to assist emergency personnel in evacuations in downtown Freeport around 1:30 pm today.

Staging area was near a bridge in downtown Freeport.

We have no heard any injuries.

Just evacuations from the rapidly rising flood waters.


Rockford Scanner™: Possible House Fire In Rockford

Sources are reporting a possible house fire in Rockford.

It happened this morning around 10 am in the 500 block of Foster ave.

Reports of smoke showing from the residence. The neighbors were trying to get the occupant out of the residence.  No injuries have been reported.

RFD arrived on scene, and the situation was under control very quickly.


Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries On TheEast Side

Sources are reporting an automobile accident in Rockford.

It happened around 10 am near the area of E State st and I-90.

The accident is reported to be in the Eastbound lanes of traffic.

Injuries were being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

Please avoid this area for awhile, or expect delays


Rockford Scanner™: Home Invasion In Machesney Park, Police Investigating

Source are reporting a scene in Machesney Park.

It happened around 3:30 am in the 700 block of Kingsley.

WCSO confirmed a home invasion call.
But did not provide any other details.

Unknown on suspect information. Unknown on injuries.

No other information is available