Police swarmed around a car in the twelve hundred block of
Rockford Police Lieutenant Marc Welsh says warmer weather may be a factor for the recent crimes, and they are working to put more officers on the streets. "In the last couple of weeks, we've had extra details in each part of the city to try to stop some of the criminal activity we've been seeing." Said Welsh. He believes an increase in gang violence is also playing a role. He brings up the shootings of homes throughout
This has Rockford Residents like Lopez fearing for both his safety, and the safety of his tenants the next couple months. "It's getting warmer, more people you see walking the streets, and sometimes they have guns." Says Lopez.
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