Rockford Scanner™: Water Rescue Near Janesville

On 03-11-19 at about 3:00pm, Janesville officers were dispatched to the Center Avenue Bridge for a check welfare complaint. Rock County Dispatch received a phone call from a male who said he was going to jump off the bridge and the phone line disconnected.

Upon arrival, officers located a male on the west side of the Center Avenue Bridge. As officers tried to approach him, he climbed over the bridge railing. Crisis Negotiator Officer Stutika arrived on scene and tried negotiating with the male who was threatening to jump. Eventually, the male discontinued talking to Officer Stutika and jumped into the Rock River.

The male was pulled from the river by the Janesville Fire Department’s water rescue team. The male was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.


Rockford Scanner™: Suspicious person on Rockford Eastside


Shamra A. sent us the following information on a suspicious person in Rockford.

“People in green shirts that say something like secure energy are going down S. 6th street saying you’re entitled to a gift card since com ed replaced your box. Com Ed says this is a scam. Please beware!”

If you encountered this person or anybody similar, please call the Rockford Police Department to report them. Several people are going around pretending to be from an energy company or other businesses with the intent to scam you and your neighbors.


Rockford Scanner™: Structure fire call at a local golf course


Sources are reporting just before 8 AM the Rockford fire department responded to a possible structure fire at 5151 Guilford Rd. at the Mauh-Nah-Tee- See Country Club.

Reports of smoke was coming from a maintenance building. No flames were shown at the time but smoke was showing. Rockford fire Department responded to the scene.

It is not yet known if it was a confirmed fire or not we never did hear an update from our source.


Rockford Scanner™: Garage on Fire on The West Side, Several Emergency Personnel On Scene

Sources are reporting a garage fire on the West side.

Around 10 am this morning, the RFD were on scene of a garage fire on Huffman blvd.

The fire was mostly extinguished before the fire department arrived on scene.

There are several units from the RFD including a fire investigator on scene.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: Possible Bank Robbery in Rockford, Several Officers On Scene


The two armed suspects fled in a stolen Gray Highlander SUV with a partial plate # of V1985731 or similar. or Y895670. Stolen out of Rockford.

RPD release the following:
RPD officers are on scene of an attempted bank robbery to Northwest Bank (3106 N. Rockton Ave.). Two masked males attempted to get into the bank shortly before 9:00 a.m., but were unable due to the doors being locked. Fled in a gray SUV. No injuries


Rockford Scanner™: Lots Of Blood & Broken Windows, Police Investigating A Building Check

Sources are reporting a house with broken windows and blood all over.

It happened in the 2500 block of Ellen in Rockford.

There is a house with several windows broken out and blood all over the place.

Unknown what happened at this time.

RPD said this was a building check call.


Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Another Robbery in Rockford, Possible Injuries

Sources are reporting another robbery in Rockford.

Sources are reporting a strong armed robbery that happened around 4 am in the area of Arthur and Avon.

We been told there were injuries, but it is not yet confirmed.

Sources said the possible suspect was in a stolen BMW, but RPD will not confirm this either.

All we can confirm right now, is there was a strong armed robbery at Avon and Arthur around 4am.

We are awaiting to hear back from the RPD.


Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Several Violent Crime Scenes in Rockford Tonight

Sources are reporting several scenes in the area

#1 In the area of Bennett and Summit in Rockford.   Sources said there was a shooting victim near this location. RPD has only confirmed a medical assist.  In the past, they have said shooting victims were medical assists. But they have yet to confirm the shooting, just saying a medical assist. There are several police, police k-9 and an ambulance on scene.

#2 On E State st near the Walmart, sources said there are numerous police working a scene near this location. It is not yet clear what is going on. RPD said it was a found juvenile.

#3 2900 block of 16th st. We were told there was a victim robbed and shot during the robbery.  RPD only confirmed an in progress person call. In the past they have labeled both a shooting victim and a robbery as an in progress person. But they wouldn’t confirm it for this scene yet.

#4 Sources said they heard several gunshots near Trevor Circle. RPD has not confirmed any shooting victims yet. Only saying it is a weapons violations call.

#5 Sources are reporting a scene in the 2200 block of 10th st.  Sources said a person was robbed near this location and was possibly stabbed. RPD has only confirmed an in progress person call near this location.

No other information on these incidents or suspect information at this time.

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