RPD: Rockford Police say they were on patrol in the 200 block of South 6th Street on Saturday when they found a 25-year-old man lying in the grass, who had been beaten and robbed by a group of seven men.
According to police, around 5 p.m. officers spotted the victim lying in the grass just south of 1st Avenue.
The victim told officers that he had been walking in the 1000 block of 12th Avenue when seven men approached him and demanded his belongings. They then beat and robbed him.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Descriptions of the assailants were not given.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900.
It happened on 18th ave between 6th and 7th street
A vehicle crashed into a utility pole near this location.
Someone said there was a police chase in the area, unknown if it is related to this. Admin Will was on scene and he said it appeared there was no driver on scene that he could tell, so unknown if the driver fled or transported.
UPDATE: Belvidere police say there was an argument between two people. One person was stabbed during the argument. Unknown what the argument was about. The injuries are believed to be non life threatening. They said no charges have been filed as of right now, Police are investigating. Suspect is a black male, 5’9, thin build.
Just before 11 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a stabbing in Boone County.
A subject is at the fire station in belvidere, and needs medical help because he was stabbed.
353 E 6th st at the fire station. Then were updated with the location of Main and 6th.
UPDATE: RFD said the fire is under control and is under investigation. Initial reports said 2 homeless people were sleeping inside. RFD did not mention this in their release. So we assume those people were able to make it out.
Just before 4:30 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were battling a house fire.
It is reported to be a vacant house, but two people were reported to be sleeping inside the house.
It happened in the 1100 block of 8th, on Rockford’s East side.
Unknown on the status of the 2 reported people that were reported to be inside.