Rockford Scanner™: Local Officers Participate In The Lighting Of The Torch, For The Special Olympics

Credit: LPPD



This past Saturday 5/5/18, Loves Park Police Officers Johnson, Kindred, Pyfer, and Roberts, alongside multiple other state line area police departments, had the opportunity of helping a select few athletes light the torch to kick off this years Special Olympics Spring Games.

There were around 540 athletes who came to participate at Harlem High School for the 50th annual Special Olympics Spring Games!




Credit: LPPD



Rockford Scanner™: Local Police Are Searching For These Two Alleged Wanted Suspects



The following subjects are wanted as of 05/07/2018

Name: David V Ortiz
D.O.B 12/04/1970
804 S Main St.
Belvidere, IL 61008
Height: 5’00”
Weight: 140
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Wanted for: Obstruct Just/Destroy Evidence
Case #2017-CF-413

Name: Abdurazak Aleye Ararsa
D.O.B 02/04/1978
3550 W St. Germain
St. Cloud, IL 56301
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 130
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Wanted for: Poss Amt Con Sub
Case #2018-CF-105



Rockford Scanner™: Two Local Officers Recognized For Their Heroism Actions


The Belvidere Police Department and City of Belvidere would like to recognize Officers McDermott and Davenport for their heroism.

Ofc. McDermott and Davenport were recognized by the American Red Cross May 3rd 2018, at the Hilton in Chicago for their heroic acts on March 21st 2017, where they selflessly risked their own lives for the lives of two people including a small child from the Kishwaukee river.


Credit: BPD


Rockford Scanner™: Walmart is making its opioid policy more strict



Walmart is making its opioid policy more strict, limiting the duration of such prescriptions and requiring that they be filled electronically.

The company announced on Monday that within 60 days, it will only fill first-time acute opioid prescriptions for seven days or less nationwide, and it will limit the dosage to 50 morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs, per day. The CDC publishes MME conversion guides to help pharmacists figure out the right dosage for each type of prescribed opioid.

There are more than 5,300 Walmart (WMT) and Sam’s Club locations in the United States.

The new restrictions follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CDC study found that people who were prescribed at least one day of opioid therapy had a 6% chance of being addicted a year later — but for those prescribed eight or more days of treatment saw that chance spiked to 13.5%. The CDC also notes that patients who are prescribed higher dosages are more likely to die from an overdose.

Some states already limit prescriptions to seven days or fewer. Walmart will go by state law when the cap is lower than one week.

Walmart also said that starting in 2020, it will require e-prescriptions for controlled substances. The company explained that online prescriptions will help prevent prescription fraud and minimize error.


The new measures are an extension of Walmart’s efforts to fight the US opioid epidemic.

In January, the company introduced a way to safely destroy leftover opioids at home. DisposeRx is a powder that, when combined with water and the pills, creates a gel that is difficult to remove from its container. The mixture can be thrown out at home or left at a drop off location. The company said on Monday that it will make DisposeRx available online.

Plus, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists will continue to recommend the anti-overdose drug naloxone, which is available over the counter in some states, to customers who may be at risk of an overdose. They will complete a pain management curriculum by the end of August.

Other companies are making similar efforts to help fight the epidemic.

Aetna (AETstarted waiving co-pays for the anti-overdose drug Narcan, a branded version of the naloxone nasal spray, and limiting first-time opioid prescriptions to seven days in January. And CVS Caremark, the prescription benefit manager for CVS Health (CVS), began capping first-time prescriptions at seven days in February.

Purdue Pharma, which makes the opioid OxyContin, said in February that it will stop promoting the addictive painkiller to doctors.

The CDC said in March that more than 63,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2016, and that nearly two-thirds of those overdoses involved either a prescription or illegal opioid, like heroin and fentanyl.


Rockford Scanner™: FIRE: Apartment Fire, With A Person Trapped On A Balcony

FIRE: Apartment Fire, With A Person Trapped On A Balcony

Around 1:30 pm on Sunday May 6th, the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a fire at an apartment complex in Rockford.

It happened in the area of 3701 Trilling. That is near the Rock River and Cliffbreakers.

There was a fire in one of the apartments at the complex. 

One person was trapped on the balcony. The RFD was able to safely rescue the victim.

The fire was contained by a sprinkler system at the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Credit: RFD


Rockford Scanner™: Editorial: Rockford Scanner Website Redesigned, What Do You Think Of It?


As you probably have noticed by now, we have redesigned the Rockford Scanner website. 

We have listened to the feedback from our fans, and redesigned it to how many were wanting it. 


We were going to redesign the website later on down the road, but we ended up doing it overnight. 

There is one downfall, I forgot to back the content up. So when I redesigned it, I lost all the articles and content. 

So if you were searching for an older article, it is unfortunately gone. 


Good news though, fresh start. New design. Amazing load speeds. Great for cell phone users! 


We hope everyone enjoys the new design. Let us know what you think of it!


Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel En Route For An Accident With Injuries In Winnebago County


Around 6:50 am this morning several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the area of Montague and Westfield. 

At least one person is reporting injuries. The victim is reporting facial injuries. 

Several emergency personnel are en route. Avoid the area or expect delays


Rockford Scanner™: Two Dead After A House Fire In Dekalb County



Sunday morning several emergency personnel battled a house fire near Malta, IL. That is located in Dekalb County. 

It happened in the 3300 block of Gurler rd around 1:30 Sunday morning.  

The house and a barn were on fire.  Emergency personnel found two people dead inside the house. 

They have been identified as 75-year-old Marjory Kreda & 74-year-old William Kreda. 

The cause of their deaths are unknown at this time, officials are investigating the cause. 





Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident With Injuries. Several Emergency Personnel En Route. Expect Traffic Delays


Around 6 am this morning, emergency personnel were responding to an auto accident with injuries.

It happened on the Bypass between I-39 and Perryville.

There is an auto accident near this location.  The officer on scene said there is significant amount of damage to the vehicle and the nearby guardrail.

Injuries are being reported, medical is en route.  Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this. 

Avoid the area or expect traffic delays 

Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Officers At A Scene In Rockford


Around 11:30 pm last night several Rockford Police and WCSO officers were at a scene near the intersection of School st and Central ave in Rockford.

At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what happened due to the police encryption.  Sources have said that a vehicle may have fled from police, but not confirmed. We will update this as more information becomes available.