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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford PD Surrounded A Large Group Of Off Road Vehicles At A Local Business, Tip411 & How To Report Tips To The Police


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Rockford PD recently released the following:
ATV/OFF-ROAD VEHICLE INFO: We are aware of the ongoing issues with ATV’s and other off-road vehicles on the streets of Rockford. Illinois law states that any motorized, unlicensed vehicle on the street is illegal and we need the public’s assistance in locating the violators and where they reside. You can file a complaint here: or email with any details/photos you may have.

Rockford PD have asked the citizens to report any off road vehicles that you see on the local roadways.

A large group of people riding off road vehicles were allegedly acting disorderly near S Main and Harrison.
Sources told us numerous tips came in, reporting this large group of off road vehicles.

We were told 3 officers came in first to approach the group, while approx. 20 or so local police officers sat back a few seconds, then quickly surrounded the large group of off road riders in the parking lot of the nearby business.

Several off road vehicles were able to escape,
while officers were detaining other off road riders.

Sources told us many people were detained, and police planned on confiscating the vehicles.

Rockford Police reminds citizens that if you see any off road vehicles, to report them.
You can call the non emergency line or you can 815-966-2900 or you can relay anonymous tips via their new Tip411 app.

tip411 Anonymous Tip Reporting and Alerts

ALWAYS call 911 for immediate threats to safety and property.

The Rockford Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web-based application which will allow citizens to report tips to us. Our ability to solve crimes, and create a safer city has a lot to do with the involvement of its citizens.

The Rockford Police Department is embracing new technologies which will allow us to open up a two-way line of communication that will enable citizens to anonymously provide us with information that will assist us in the solving of crimes and create a safer community. You can even attach photographs and videos after you submit an initial tip!

When you submit a tip via any of the three options listed below, it is sent to a 3rd party tip service, which acts as a privacy buffer between you and the Rockford Police Department in order to protect your identity and your contact information. If you have a tip for the Rockford Police Department, you can utilize any of the three options listed below to help provide vital information on crimes, criminals, or those engaging in illicit or criminal activity which will assist us in keeping the City of Rockford safe for everyone.

This service is being provided to the public for non-emergency use, tips may not be received by us until the following day.

This service is not meant to substitute for a call to request police in an emergency. 

In the event of an emergency, you should always contact 9-1-1. 


To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Rockford Police Department, text the keyword RPDTIP (space) and your tip to 847411.

When the text message is sent to the Rockford Police Department the tipster’s cellular phone number is completely anonymous and is never received by the Rockford Police Department.


In addition to submitting tips, tip411 assists the Rockford Police Department in communicating with community members on important public safety matters by sending public safety alerts. Community members can sign up for all Rockford Police Department alerts or customize their alerts. Types of alerts may be public safety messages, re-routing traffic due to an accident, or other public safety matters.

Link to ROCKFORD PD App on iPhone

Link to ROCKFORD PD App on Android



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