Kent County Sheriff’s Department

Officers and kids eat, play together in Youth Night

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Program pairs police with middle school-age students Play kickball with cops, enjoy pizza and refreshments, Parisi speed school and pool games, win prizes and more. Kids from all around the area, not just Rockford, are invited to have a blast at MVP Sports Club this Friday, Feb. 10 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the seventh annual Rockford Youth Night. The event is a joint venture [...]

Sheriff offers alert system

December 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

In an effort to communicate with our residents about crimes and events that can impact their lives, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office is offering a new service. Community Alerts is a free service that allows citizens to register for e-mail and text messages from the sheriff’s office. Through this free service, participants can receive information about crimes, scams [...]

Early morning two-car crash seriously injures drivers

September 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, a crash Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:38 a.m. caused both drivers to be seriously injured. A 2009 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Johnathan Sutton, 38, of Howard City, failed to stop at the intersection of 13 Mile Road and Edgerton Avenue. Sutton was southbound on Edgerton. His vehicle was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Impala [...]

Day-long suicidal manhunt ends at Healing Fields

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Fifteen rescue units from Cannon Township, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department and Rockford Ambulance are on the scene after a suicidal man led officers on a day-long manhunt, calling from his cell phone and threatening suicide. Kent County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Roger Zoppa said a man fleeing authorities but calling on his cell phone threatening to [...]

Teen killed in Solon crash

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

A 19-year-old Rockford youth was killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening, August 11, in Solon Township. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Kyle James Alberta, 19, of Cannon Township was traveling westbound on 19 Mile Road in a 2006 Hyundai Sonata at about 6:52 p.m. when he stopped at the stop sign at Algoma. He reportedly then pulled out in front [...]
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