Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel Battle A Fully Engulfed Car Fire


Around 8:30 pm tonight several emergecny personnel were dispatched for a fully engulfed vehicle. 

It happened in the area of W State and Meridian. 

All the occupants inside, were able to safely escape without injury. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation



Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Working A Scene, Possible Dangerous Situation. Avoid The Area



UPDATE: RPD call log 


UPDATE: RS fans Jill, said someone was breaking into vehicles at Happy Wok, and police were searching the area for the suspects. 


Several sources are reporting a scene near N Main

Several police officers are working a scene behind the area of N Main by the Whiskey Bar and Skateco area. 

Reports of a police perimeter and a police K-9 searching for someone. 

Unknown what happened at this time, We can not confirm this due to the police encryption and the police have yet to release information. 

Sources are reporting the police perimeter is from the Rock River along the train tracks, to N Main 

If information becomes available, we will post updates 

Rockford Scanner™: Man Robs A Local VFW At Gunpoint



BPD: We are investigating an armed robbery that occurred shortly after noon today (Monday) at the VFW on Afton Road. The suspect entered the bar area, pointed a handgun at several occupants inside, and took cash from the bar. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing dark clothes and left the area in a blue van.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. We are asking the community’s help in identifying this individual. Anyone with information can contact the Dispatch Center at 608-757-2244


Rockford Scanner™: Do You Know How and What to Report For Severe Weather?

The National Weather Service in Chicago shared a great graphic explaining what to look for  and how to report Severe Weather.  We have shared it below!  We highly suggest submitting severe weather reports, but remember, SAFETY FIRST!



Rockford Scanner™: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 10 pm!

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 10 pm for the counties listed below:


ADAMS                BOND                BOONE
BROWN                BUREAU              CALHOUN
CASS                 CHAMPAIGN           CHRISTIAN
CLINTON              COOK                DE KALB
DE WITT              DUPAGE              FAYETTE
FORD                 FULTON              GREENE
GRUNDY               HANCOCK             HENDERSON
HENRY                IROQUOIS            JERSEY
KANE                 KANKAKEE            KENDALL
KNOX                 LAKE                LA SALLE
LEE                  LIVINGSTON          LOGAN
MACON                MACOUPIN            MADISON
MARSHALL             MASON               MCDONOUGH
MCHENRY              MCLEAN              MENARD
MERCER               MONROE              MONTGOMERY
MORGAN               MOULTRIE            OGLE
PEORIA               PIATT               PIKE
PUTNAM               ROCK ISLAND         SANGAMON
SCHUYLER             SCOTT               SHELBY
ST. CLAIR            STARK               TAZEWELL
WARREN               WHITESIDE           WILL

Scattered Hail up to Lime size and Scattered Wind Gusts up to 70 mph is possible!



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating An Escaped Prisoner From the Winnebago County Jail




Details are minimal due to the encryption. 

Police are investigating a prisoner escape from the Winnebago County Jail. 

This could be as simple as someone not showing up for work release, or it could be a prisoner escaped from the jail. 

Unknown because the police are encrypted and have yet to release information



Rockford Scanner™: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Likely To Be Issued Soon

The Storm Prediction Center issued a mesoscale discussion for parts of the region with a 95% issuance of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch just before 3 pm.  It is possible this watch will be issued just to the South of the Rockford area.  Full discussion is posted below!


Mesoscale Discussion 0413
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0237 PM CDT Mon May 14 2018

   Areas affected...central/northern IL

   Concerning...Severe potential...Severe Thunderstorm Watch likely 

   Valid 141937Z - 142030Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...95 percent

   SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop across the
   discussion area the remainder of this afternoon with a risk for
   large hail and damaging winds.  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch will be
   issued prior to 20Z.

   DISCUSSION...Latest visible imagery shows deepening cumulus in the
   vicinity of  the front over central/northern IL at 1935Z, and
   modification of the special KDVN sounding for current conditions
   shows little remaining CINH.  Thunderstorms are expected to develop
   and will likely become severe over the next few hours given an
   environment characterized by moderate surface-based instability and
   40-45 kts of deep-layer wind shear. Damaging winds and large hail
   will be possible, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch will be issued
   prior to 20Z.

Rockford Scanner™: Woman Runs Her Boyfriend Over With A Vehicle in Rockford

Around 2:15 pm today emergency personnel were responding to an accident in Rockford. 

Reports are saying a woman has ran over her boyfriend with a vehicle. He is down in the roadway. 

It happened near Eastmoreland in Rockford. 

Several units are en route. Still developing 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Death Investigation In Rockford


Details are minimal due to the police encryption. 

There are reports of a dead body near 17th in Rockford. 

Sources reporting both RPD and RFD are on scene. 

It happened around noon today. 

No other information is available 


Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Possible Shooting Scene Near Cherry Valley



Several sources are reporting a scene at the gas station near Cherryvale Mall earlier today. 

Reports are saying there was a shooting incident at the gas station, but not confirmed. 

Sources report hearing approx. 4 gunshots


Police are encrypted and have yet to release information. 


We can confirm there are several officers and crime scene tape, at the gas station. 

We will post updates as they become available