Nine juveniles arrested for curfew violation in response to elevated criminal activity

Online Staff Report

Recent crime analysis had shown specific areas of the city had experienced an elevated level of criminal activity. The reported crimes included aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery, aggravated assault and robbery. This activity had been occurring during late-night hours, in specifically identified areas of the city, and many times involved minors. Gang activity was also suspected.

The Rockford Police Department, in a collaborative effort with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police, the Loves Park Police and the Winnebago County Probation Department, responded to this information with increased enforcement in the areas of concern Thursday, Oct. 2. This effort is part of the ongoing Violent Crime Task Force Street-level Enforcement.

Nine juveniles were arrested for nighttime curfew violation as a result of this enforcement. All minors were released to a parent or guardian.

Posted Oct. 6, 2014

3 thoughts on “Nine juveniles arrested for curfew violation in response to elevated criminal activity

  • Oct 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Perhaps the parents should be cited also? It’s 10 o’clock, do you know where your children are?

  • Oct 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    And WHY weren’t those GUARDIANS arrested for neglect and held financially responsible for these juveniles NOT being at home AFTER CURFEW??? That is the problem with this city… one is held responsible OR punished. Hit those guardians in the pocketbook or put them in jail & the juvies in juvenile detention and then MAYBE the guardians will do their jobs LIKE THE REST OF US DO with our children!!

    • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:51 am

      Almost Retired, aren’t you aware that criminal neglect is unconstitutional, as it’s an ex-post facto, ad hoc invention?

      Also, what’s with the cops going after curfew violators? Sounds like a secret police force. And how old were these children? Seems like they were targeted by racial bias, if I had to guess. And where was reasonable suspicion?

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