Rockford Scanner™: Fire In Machesney Park




Around 12:30 am this morning several emergency personnel were on scene of a fire in Machesney park. 

It happened on Shappert Drive, just west of N Second st.

It was originally reported as a structure fire call.  When I arrived on scene it appeared to be a vehicle that was on fire.  It may have extended to the structure, but not confirmed. Emergency personnel were able to quickly get the fire under control.  No reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The vehicle had some writing on it, it appeared to say that it was from a landscaping business, but not confirmed.

I saw on one of the vehicles a name that said Landscaping Unlimited. A source sent me the following. It is not confirmed this was the business. It was either at or very close to this business

Update: Carlos Flores Lcu properties I work there”









 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Search Vehicle in Loves Park, Labor Day Weekend




A man was pulled over on Harlem just East of Alpine around 2:30 pm today.

Police had the man sitting on the curb while they searched his vehicle.

4 police squads were on scene. At the time I was there, he was not in cuffs.

It is unknown why the man was pulled over, and his vehicle searched.


Police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend.

SCOTTS LAW = MOVE OVER

DO NOT drink and drive!

Police have been promoting they were going to be out in full force this weekend. So I worked this scene to promote their campaign and show that police will be out and about all weekend and will pull you over, as they been promoting.  And to also bring awareness to the Scotts Law.

As for this scene, I only stopped to take photos of the scene to promote the Labor Day weekend campaign.  It appeared to be just a routine traffic stop, and the man was not in cuffs. So, I did not bother asking the officers any information about the scene, and wasting their time and mine. I was told not long after I left the scene, they let the man go.

From our friends at Q98.5:

The ISP released a statement stating troopers will be concentrating on drivers that are under the influence, distracted, speeding, or not wearing their seatbelts.

“There will be additional emphasis on DUI offenses over the holiday weekend,” read the statement.  It’s part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which started on August 14 and lasts through September 2.

Read More: Illinois State Police Issue A Labor Day Weekend Warning | https://q985online.com/illinois-state-police-issue-a-labor-day-weekend-warning-to-drivers/








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspect flees from police and crashes in Rockford




Police have confirmed a police chase on the a west side around 10 PM.

It ended on Furman near Taylor, when the vehicle crashed into a tree.

The vehicle was reported to be fleeing at speeds in excess of 100 mph. It appears it crashed into a tree near this location.

Many officers were on scene.

One in custody that was transported to a local hospital.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Vandalize A Local Store, Possible New Trend




Sources are reporting that a local store was vandalized on Sunday afternoon.

Three females allegedly went into the gas station at S Alpine and Linden on Sunday afternoon. They destroyed many items in the store.

Then they ran away laughing about what they had just done.

Sources said the police have video of the incident and also the suspects license plate number, but sources said the police were not interested in investigating this case.  Just took the report on it.

The employee that was working was highly distraught and crying.

This is the 13th incident we have heard about in the last few months, about something similar happening in other local stores as well. It seems to be a trend locally, because of how often it happens.

We have asked the police in the past about these incidents, and they refused to comment on the incidents.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Stealing Catalytic Converters In Loves Park/Machesney park Area




In recent weeks we have gotten several reports of suspects stealing the catalytic  converters off of vehicles in the Loves Park/Machesney park area.

Suspects are reported to be several black males in a dark colored truck (Suburban or similar)  with tinted windows.  They are stealing them overnight.  The older black male does the theft while all the younger black males stay inside the vehicle.

1 suspect gets out of the vehicle while the rest are inside the truck and are lookouts and security if needed for the suspect. Reports are saying they are armed with a duffel bag that has the tools and a gun in it.

The photo below the suspects were able to remove 2 bolts but unsuccessfully the 3rd bolt, To get the converter.

Reports are saying a local business  is buying these stolen catalytic converters. And are aware they are stolen. And still continue to buy them.

If you see anyone fitting this description or anyone suspicious call the police. Or you can relay a tip to us anonymously and we can relay it to the police for you.

https://www.allstate.com/blog/catalytic-converter-theft/

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Caught on Video A Little Bit Ago Attempting To Break Into A House Near Loves Park/Machesney park





Sources are reporting a suspicious person who was attempting to break into a house in Machesney park a little bit ago. It happened in the neighborhood around Windsor and Elm. A black male came up to his door and was looking in his windows. It looks like he noticed the camera and took off. Below is the RING camera video.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Crime Scene Tape Up, Vehicle Crashes Into A Rockford Busines





Sources are reporting an accident on the East side.

It happened around 10 pm near Alpine and Broadway.

Reports of a Dodge Neon has crashed into a business near this location.

Unknown on injuries.  We have been told that there are numerous police officers on the scene, so it is unknown if anything else happened

(Due to the very large police presence and police have the crime scene tape up)

Sources said 1 person was taken away in an ambulance. Unknown on the injuries or the severity of the injuries.

This is still developing.  Admin Will is on his way to work the scene.

Video below by RS source








 

Rockford Scanner™: Many Jurisdictions Working A Scene in Machesney Park, Police Told Me “Huge Misunderstanding”




Update: You can clearly see the officer saying “nothing is happening” and it was a “huge misunderstanding” on my body camera footage.  Wrex just said this was some burglary suspects that were caught.

So now this poses a question:  WHO is lying?  The officer who said “nothing is happening” and is was a “huge misunderstanding”  that you can clearly see and hear on my body camera footage, or the local news?


Around 5 am this morning sources told us about a scene that involved numerous officers in Machesney Park. 

It happened near Ventura  blvd. Just North of Ralston.

I got out of my vehicle to work the scene and just set up my camera when a WCSO officer and a Illinois State Trooper approached me and said to not go any further. I was a ways back and did not plan on going any further.

He then said that “absolutely nothing going on here”   and I responded back and pointed and said “that’s nothing” (referring to all the police on scene) and laughed. The officer then responded back and said “it was a huge misunderstanding” and walked away. (body cam footage below)

I saw 3 jurisdictions on scene from my vantage point. Winnebago County Sheriff, Illinois State Police, Loves Park and what appeared to be a white van, possibly a crime scene unit but I wasn’t able to tell because an officer had the view blocked with his squad..

So it is unclear exactly what happened.
But police said it was a “huge misunderstanding”

Keep up the good work sending in your tips to us. SEE IT, SNAP IT, SEND IT

Call log shows it to be a suspicious auto call, with several area police departments responding to assist with a suspicious auto








 

Rockford Scanner™: Home Invasion, Medical Needed At The Scene




 

Sources are reporting a home invasion. 

Details are minimal due to the encryption.

It happened just before midnight near the 1400 block of Apache.
That is located near Guilford & Alpine.

Suspects are described as 3 black males, all armed with guns.

We have been told there are injuries. Medical was at the scene. Unknown why at this time. We have been told the suspects have violently beaten up a victim, but police will not yet confirm this.

This is still developing.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Shoot A Dog During A Raid in Rockford




 

Sources are reporting the local police shot and killed a dog, during a raid. It happened Thursday in the 1200 block of Ashland. 

At least one dog was shot, unconfirmed reports are saying 2 dogs. Unconfirmed reports said the dog has died. They were reported to be in a confined area, when the police shot the dog. 

The source said as soon as the police opened the door to the vehicle to conduct the raid, they shot the dog(s) immediately after opening the door to the vehicle. And were not yet even on the property, when the shots were fired. 

Unknown why the police conducted the raid.
(Possibly drugs, but not confirmed) 

One person was in handcuffs.

Source who sent us the video, provided some info in the video. Watch it below. 

  Local police have yet to release any information.
(Had to bold this, because some people don’t read. The information that is posted above, is provided by a source. We can only run the info. that IS provided to us. Police have yet to release information, if they do, we will update this) 

Video by RS Source