Police ask public help in ATV crackdown: report

File this under “why we can’t have nice things” – in Rockford, Illinois, groups of ATV riders using illegal routes have its police department beginning a crackdown, and hoping annoyed neighbors will help.

According to FOX 39 Rockford, the Rockford Police Department is asking the public to file complaints of ATV and other off-road vehicles on city streets.

“We are aware of the ongoing issues with ATV’s & other off-road vehicles on the streets of Rockford. Illinois law states that any motorized, unlicensed vehicle on the street is illegal,” the department issued in a recent statement.

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