Rockford Scanner™: Man Charged In Allegedly Killing A Rockford Man


Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against a Rockford man in reference to a murder that happened in April.

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On April 7th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers were called to a home in the 600 Block of Alliance Avenue for a death investigation.  Officers found the body of a deceased male inside the home.

The victim was later identified as Samuel Randolph, 64 of Rockford. The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined that Randolph died as a result of blunt force trauma to the body. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was recently reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.  As a result, First Degree Murder charges have been authorized against Douglas Williams (D.O.B. 1/13/1963). Williams is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail on unrelated charges. A $2 million warrant has been issued on the murder charges.


First Degree Murder is a Class M Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a possible extended term sentence of Natural Life followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.


The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.



Rockford Scanner™: Double Shooting Victims, Possible Fatal


Update: RPD call log shows this as as a weapons violation.

UPDATE from the Winnebago County Coroner:  The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Trequan Stamper-Ashfor

Sources are reporting a serious shooting scene in Rockford. 

Reports of at least two shooting victims.

The victim was shot in the head and chest.

It happened near 311 Albert ave in Rockford.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing.

UPDATE: Confirmed fatal. At least one of the victims has died. Reports are saying this is possibly a double fatal. We can only confirm the 1 fatal right now, but reports are saying this is possibly a double fatal. RPD has yet to release information.

From the RPD:


Rockford Scanner™: Numerous police including the SWAT team are working a scene near Roscoe, possible very dangerous situation

We sat on the story a while waiting for police to release any information on it, and they have yet to do so so we are going to post it.

Multiple police officers from several jurisdictions are on scene near Roscoe. The Rockford crime scene, Rockford SWAT team, and some of even said the bomb squad, and several police officers are all working the scene.

This is located near old River Road and Gleason Road, northeast of that location in the subdivision.

As you know the police are encrypted and they have yet to release any information. So all we can confirm right now is a possible dangerous situation going on near Roscoe.Numerous police officers from several jurisdictions including the SWAT team are working the scene.

If police release any information we will update this


Rockford Scanner™: Man found dead, police are investigating

UPDATE: Officials said that Mr. Fort was beaten and assaulted in the 600 block of West Stephenson. Then was dumped in a vacant lot in the 500 block of East Iroquois.  Police do not believe this is a random attack.

The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Thomas Fort. Police have taped off a house in the 600 block of West Stephenson, that is related to the scene. Still developing.

Death investigation near Freeport

It happened around 7:00 am this morning in the 500 block of East Iroquois Ave near Freeport.

Reports of an adult male was found dead near this location.

We’ve been told he was murdered, The police are saying it is a death investigation.

No other information at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Possible Murder Investigation in Rockford


We got an email from William Pickering’s manager. He said: William goes by BillyDaKid079 and is a recording artist. He was formerly know as GMEBE Bandz and EBE Bandz. He is asking the public to help search for William. Please help find him! Not knowing if he’s alive or dead is a lot worse than knowing if he was dead.

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UPDATE: RPD will only say they are investigating “Suspicious Activity” 

Sources are reporting a scene on the west side near 500 Fisher ave in Rockford.   We been told this is a possible murder investigation. But police have yet to release any information on this scene.

RS Source said: “There has been a scene on Fisher and Haskell on the west side all morning. lots of police, police yellow tape and one garage door up with a red vehicle in it. Don t know what’s going on but I live around the corner n I have kids I would like to know if I should be aware of anything. Cop told me “Were doing an investigation” my response was “Well DUH”. They are there n have been there since early this morning Fisher and Haskell”

Note: They been there since at least 10 am this morning, and still on scene as of 6:30 pm. Several sources are reporting it to be a murder scene. RPD has yet to release any information.

We been told the scene is related to the missing man ~




Rockford Scanner™: Scene Near Lowes Distribution in Rockford


Sources are reporting a scene at the Lowes Distribution center on Springfield ave around 10:30 pm tonight. 

Sources said there was a 41 year old man wanted for murder that was a passenger in a semi with NC plates, they came up I-39 and then on US-20, then parked at the Lowes Distribution center. 

Police surrounded the area with numerous police officers.  Several officers have a perimeter in the area.  

Reports of a suspicious person to the south of Lowes, unknown if it is related. 

No other information at this time. 



Rockford Scanner™: List Of The Recent Medical Assist Call Logs

List of the medical assist calls.

As you know from the past the police have labeled violent crimes such as murder victims, shootings, stabbings, deaths, overdoses, etc… as medical assist calls.

Note: Unknown what happened at each incident. So it could be a legit medical assist or it could be a violent crime labeled as a medical assist, it is unknown.

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Rockford Scanner™: Reports Of 9 Different Shooting Scenes In The Area Tonight

UPDATE: The murder victim has been identified as 32 year old Robert Brooks of Rockford

One person is confirmed dead.
Victim was shot in the stairs area of Auburn Manor.


Sources are reporting multiple shooting incidents tonight.

We have gotten several reports of numerous shooting incidents in the area tonight.

  • Alpine & Highcrest
  • 300 block of Arcadia Terrace
  • 1400 block of N Main
  • Downtown area (Might be related to the N Main above)
  • School and Furman
  • 5100 block of Woodcreek
  • 16100 block of Green rd
  • Auburn and Johnston
  • Auburn and Central (Might be related to above)
  • 1700  block of S Bend
  • Charles and 16th

We have been told there are several shooting victims. But we can not confirm this. There is also property damages. Police have yet to release information on any of these shooting incidents.


Rockford Scanner™: Several emergency personnel working a scene by Machesney park Mall


Victim is 70 year old  Sharon Stoner of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Police arrested her son 46 year old Kent Stoner for 1st degree murder. Emergency personnel found this victim approx. 10 am, she had “Traumatic Injuries”. Police investigated and determined the suspect was her son and arrested him with 1st degree murder 


A woman was found dead, the police are investigating this as a homicide. 

Sources are reporting a scene behind the Machesney park Mall.

Reports of several emergency personnel on scene at the condos behind the Machesney Park Mall. Police crime scene tape is up.

It is not yet known what happened. A few said it was a possible shooting. But we can not yet confirm this.  Avoid the area for awhile so emergency personnel can investigate the scene.

If you have info. please contact us.


Rockford Scanner™: Death Investigation In Rockford, Still Developing

 Death Investigation

Sources are reporting a dead body.

It happened in the area of 9th st and Harrison ave around 4:45 pm today.

Sources said there is a dead body near this location.

Unknown how the person has died.

Still developing