Rockford Scanner™: River Rescue In Rockford


Sources are reporting a river rescue in Rockford. 

Just before noon today there was a person in the Rock River in the 1400 block of S Main.  A citizen was trying to rescue the person in the water.

Emergency personnel were en route.   No other details at this time.

Update: The person was rescued out of the river, unknown on the victims condition.

RS Source


Rockford Scanner™: SERIOUS ACCIDENT: Semi vs Vehicle With Injuries


Sources are reporting a bad accident in Rockford. 

It happened near the “Wreck-It-Round-A-Bout”  (Auburn & Main) 

A semi and a vehicle have collided near this location. 

Injuries were being reported. 

Extrication was being requested to cut a person out of a vehicle. 

Avoid the area


Rockford Scanner™: Extrication Needed At A Bad Accident Scene

Sources are reporting a bad accident.

It happened near Latham and N Main.

There is an accident with injuries near this intersection.  Extrication is being requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle. Avoid the area. Traffic is reported to be backing up in the area.


Rockford Scanner™: Officers Hear Gunshots, Vehicle Struck By Gunfire


On Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 0101 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 700 Island Ave. reference numerous cars in the area. Upon arrival Officers heard gunshots.

An occupied vehicle was later located struck by gunfire once. No injuries were reported. Occupant of vehicle advised having heard gunshots and vehicle had been struck once. A dark colored vehicle was seen fleeing the area.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900



Rockford Scanner™: Fire At A Local High Rise Building


Sources are reporting a fire at a local high rise building. 

It happened last night around 8:30 pm at the Skyrise Apartments on N Main.

There was a fire inside one of the apartments on the 11th floor of the building.

Sounds like it was contained very quickly. No injuries were being reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Accident with injuries in downtown Rockford

Accident with injuries in downtown Rockford.

There is an accident near N Main and Whitman in downtown Rockford.

Non life threatening injuries were being reported.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Runs Off With A Gun, Possibly An Officers Gun


Sources are reporting a scene on the West side. 

Reports of a suspect that ran off with a gun, possibly an officers gun. A silver revolver. 

Several officers from several jurisdictions are on scene including the state police. 

Several officers are near Halsted, Rockton, Kilburn, Searles, Glenwood, N Horseman, etc… a very large perimeter.

Sources said black sweat shirt and grey pants the suspect is wearing. 

Update: Someone saw the alleged suspect running behind some house near Sablewood.  We were told it was a silver revolver the suspect has. Initial reports are saying it is a possible officers gun. But some are saying the local police do not carry revolvers. Others said some officers still do carry them as a backup.  So unknown, all we know is there is an armed suspect running through the neighborhood near here.  We have been told there were 3 shots fired, but again police are encrypted and have not confirmed this or released any information on the incident.

RPD has yet to confirm this or release any info. on the incident or suspects. 

Sources  ” They are juveniles , 3 teenage boys threatened to shoot some kids. So I called the cops. 2 in custody. 1 still  on the loose.There was 3 juvenile boys all 3 of them had guns”


Rockford Scanner™: Several Robberies In Rockford Recently

Sources are reporting several robberies recently.

  • 1200 block of N Main
  • N Main and Wagner
  • 2400 block of 11th st
  • Broadway and 11th
  • Mulberry and Soper

Police have not released any suspect info on these robberies.



Rockford Scanner™: Bank Robbery In Rockford, Suspect Gets Away

A Rockford bank was robbed Wednesday around 11:40 am. 

A suspect robbed the Chase Bank at N Main and W Riverside.
3699 N Main.

Suspect is described as a black male, approx. 6 foot, wearing a black knit hat, dark hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, a white surgical mask, white shoes and black gloves. Approx.  25 to 35 years old. Armed with a gun.

No injuries were reported.

Police are offering a $1K reward for information.


Rockford Scanner™: Fire At A Local Gas Station

Sources are reporting a possible fire at a local gas station.

It happened around 8:50 pm in the 3400 block of N Main at the Fas Fuel.

Small flames are on the Charlie Delta corner, possible electrical fire.

RFD is on scene now getting the situation under control.

No injuries, they have evacuated.

Photos by Raven Reed