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