On August 17th, 2019 at around 5:59 pm, Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 3800 block of 11th Street, reference an aggravated battery.
Upon arrival, a male victim was riding his bike south in the 3800 block of 11th St, when a silver 4 door sedan rode past him and fired several paintball pellets at him. The victim was struck one time in the face causing him to fall off his bicycle. Suspect vehicle fled west on Airport Drive.
Suspect Vehicle : silver 4 door sedan
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867
100 STRONG was formed in January of 2016 by a handful of bold men that made the call to ALL concerned men in Rockford that realize that we have no right to complain about the problems that’s going on in Rockford if all we’re gonna do is open our mouth but not be willing to lift a finger to help towards a solution. This call to action was a response to the several deaths, shootings and chaotic state of mind of the Rockford Youth.
Learn more at http://100strong-rockford.com/about/
They held a fundraiser event on Saturday August 17th 2019 in the afternoon at their safe house at 4111 Auburn, Across from the Auburn Manor.
They are a non profit organization that helps the community. The fundraiser on Saturday was to help with funding the young bull athletics team. All donations go towards transporting the children to and from games and practice, equipment, referees, etc. Also for our community center that keeps our youth out of the streets and helps them and their families when in need .
They had delicious chicken sandwich’s and a pop for a few bucks.
We highly recommend you trying their chicken sandwich’s!
We sat down and talked with one of the board members of the 100 Strong, Danny B Worley. He describes what 100 Strong is, how they help the community, their goals and how they started, etc… Take a few minutes and watch the interview below.
100 Strong’s primary mission is to educate, mentor and support programming that advances the positive interests of youth throughout Rockford.
100 STRONG is a grassroots organization consisting of men and women with a common goal of helping our community by teaching, mentoring, empowering, and uplifting our youth.
The members of 100 Strong are devoted to improving the quality of life for African-Americans-particular young males-through programs focusing on positive social interaction, economic empowerment, mentoring and education. We seek to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our young people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. We do this by coordinating our efforts and by focusing attention on systemic issues that impede African Americans from achieving a higher quality of life.
Some of our main objectives in this Safe House are:
1) Crime reduction by providing skills and an open work environment.
2) Illiteracy reduction by introducing non-traditional avenues of learning and education.
3) Neighborhood development by inspiring community members with a renowned sense of self-worth, self-pride
4) Increasing positive social interaction by providing a place where youth can freely resolve peer conflicts in
a safe and loving environment.
If each one can reach one to teach one we can change our community!
Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
or stop on in at 4111 Auburn st, across from Auburn Manor
Sources are reporting a vehicle has crashed into a Rockford business.
It happened around 7:30 pm last night in the 3700 block of E State st in Rockford.
RPD confirmed the accident and confirmed there were injuries. It is unknown how severe the injuries were though.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
RPD: On Saturday August 10th,2019 at 7:30 PM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to Royal Liquors in 3700 block of E. State Street to investigate a motor vehicle accident. Officers arrived to find a vehicle had driven through the front glass entrance door of the business. The female driver was not injured and stayed. This investigation is currently ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.
It happened overnight at 4800 block of N 2nd st in Loves Park at the Clayton House Motel. We have been told it was to the business, but police have yet to confirm that. The suspect is a black male, wearing all dark clothing and a ski mask, armed with a gun. Last seen running from the Clayton House Motel
On Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 0101 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 700 Island Ave. reference numerous cars in the area. Upon arrival Officers heard gunshots.
An occupied vehicle was later located struck by gunfire once. No injuries were reported. Occupant of vehicle advised having heard gunshots and vehicle had been struck once. A dark colored vehicle was seen fleeing the area.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900