Rockford Scanner™: Victim Shot In The Head in Rockford, Still Developing

UPDATE: Sources told us the suspect vehicle is a dark colored impala with tinted windows, damage to the driver side rear quarter panel, no hubcap on the passenger side, and no front plate. Last seen southbound on 6th st

Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford. 

It happened just before 3 pm today near State and 6th st.

Reports of several shots were fired and one person was shot in the head.

A victim was reported to have been seen laying in the roadway.

Possible multiple victims but not yet confirmed.

Police have the area blocked off.

RPD has not released any information.

The suspect(s) are still roaming the streets of Rockford, police have not released any information on the incident or suspects

UPDATE: RPD released the following info: SHOOTING UPDATE: Initial investigation shows shots fired between two vehicles traveling SB on 6th near E. State. Two people struck in one vehicle – one has life-threatening injuries, unknown on other victim’s condition at this time
NOTE: A local news station is reporting this to be a fatal shooting, but not yet confirmed.



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Beat And Rob Another Female in Rockford

Recently suspects have been going up and beating and robbing women in the Rockford area.  Several of these incidents have happened. And RPD has yet to release information on most of them.

Suspects come up behind and hit the female victim, then start beating on her, then rob the victim.

The most recent attack/robbery happened today. A woman was walking her dog near the Mobil gas station, just south of Auburn and Main.

2 male suspects came up and viciously beat her.  Then robbed her. They stole her backpack. She had to go to the hospital to be treated.

We have asked for RPD to release information on this incident, at the time of writing this, RPD has not released any information at all on this incident, or most of them.




Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Head On Into A Tree, Extrication Needed.


Viewer discretion is advised for the 2 videos.   
Videos by RS source Dee.

RS sources are reporting an auto accident with injuries, and extrication is needed. 

A vehicle has crashed head on into a tree in the 2400 block of Bell ave.

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

Extrication was needed to cut the victim out of the vehicle.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire in Rockford


Sources are reporting a structure fire in Rockford. 

It happened around 8 am in the 700 block of Cambridge ave.

Reports of the basement on fire inside a nearby structure.

Several units from the RFD are en route.  Still developing

UPDATE: Dryer fire, situation under control pretty quickly by the RFD


Rockford Scanner™: Another Motorcycle Accident With Injuries


Sources are reporting another accident with injuries in Rockford, involving a motorcycle. 

There is an accident that involves a motorcycle near the Road Ranger on S Main.   At least one person is reporting injuries to their leg.  The cause of the accident is under investigation. Avoid the area for awhile.



Rockford Scanner™: Fully Engulfed Vehicle Fire


Sources are reporting a fully engulfed vehicle fire. 

It happened on the bypass in the eastbound lanes of traffic, near Alpine.

A vehicle is fully engulfed.  Requesting more units to the scene, to assist.

No reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

RS Source


Rockford Scanner™: 2 Scenes: Possible Multiple Shooting Victims


Sources are reporting 2 scenes:
Several sources are reporting 2 scenes on the East side. 

  • Multiple gunshots were fired in the area of 11th st and Harrison ave area.  We have been told there is at least one shooting victim, possibly multiple victims. We have been told the alleged suspect is a black male wearing dark clothing, in a dark colored vehicle.
  • Several emergency personnel at the apartments on Harrison near the Fas Fuel.

Unknown if these 2 scenes are related.

Police have not released any information or confirmed anything.



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Abandoned Factory On Fire, With Someone Trapped On The Roof

UPDATE: Contractors working on the building. 


Sources are reporting an abandoned structure fire with someone possibly trapped on the roof. 

It happened just before 7:30 pm tonight near Kishwaukee and 23rd ave. 

Reports of the building on fire with unconfirmed reports are saying a person is trapped on the roof. 

A person said they saw flames coming from the building and a person on the rooftop. 

Used to be a factory, and is 5 stories tall. 

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident With Injuries


Sources are reporting a motorcycle accident with injuries. 

It happened around 7 pm near the 6300 block of S Mulford.

Reports of an accident with injuries, that involves a motorcycle.

It is unknown on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Cyber Attacked The Rockford Public School 205 District System


Suspects Cyber Attacked The Rockford Public School 205 District System

RPS 205 parents/guardians and staff,

Our district is working with a professional forensic firm to investigate this ransomware attack.

We are still working to both recover and rebuild our systems. We want all employees to know that our forensic firm has not identified any specific personal information that was accessed by the attacker group. However, the investigation did determine that user names and passwords might have been involved.

When you log onto your RPS 205 email account or onto a district-issued device in the coming days, you will be forced to change your password to gain access. As a precaution, please change any personal passwords that you have used on a district-issued device, as well.

We are still investigating whether any student or staff personal information was affected by this incident. We will share more information as soon as we’re able to provide it.

Our Information Technology team continues to make progress during our districtwide systems outage. We expect to hit several milestones this week, such as restoring access to phones, bells and PA systems; providing staff with access to Google, Google Classroom and Google Drive, and restoring access to districtwide WiFi so students can use Chromebooks in class, as well. We will share a time frame to expect access in the coming days.

Our Information Technology team is working around the clock to rebuild our network and restore access.

We continue to share our thanks to our teachers, principals, staff, students and parents for their patience and understanding during this outage