Fights break out over weekend

By Dave Gomez

Police are investigating a fight that occurred at Husky Grill and Sports Bar early Sunday morning.

DeKalb police said they were called to a report of a fight at 1205 W. Lincoln Highway, at 12:57 a.m. and found a large crowd at the business.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s police and state troopers also responded to the incident.

At least three men were arrested in the altercation, all from Chicago.

Martez W. Harding, 19, Lorenzo D. Bond, 19, and Deshunn D. Berry, 19, were arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer.

Harding was also charged with resisting a peace officer.

Three people injured from fight involving aluminum bat

DeKalb police are searching for two suspects after a man struck several people with an aluminum bat early Friday morning. Three people were injured.

Police responded to a fight near West Hillcrest Drive and Spiros Court around 3:17 a.m.

Officers arriving on scene said they saw a victim on the ground surrounded by a group of people, DeKalb Police Lt. Jim Kayes said.

Two men were spotted running away with a bat after seeing police arrive, Kayes said.

One of the men, later identified as Eduardo Aguirre, 20, of Rockford, tossed the bat into weeds next to a building but was caught soon after and charged with aggravated battery, Kayes said.

A 16-year-old juvenile accomplice, also of Rockford, was apprehended and charged with battery.

Police said witnesses reported seeing a van in the area with men shouting at two other men and a woman as they drove by. When the pedestrians shouted back, the van stopped, and at least three men got out of the vehicle, police said.

The verbal exchange then escalated as the men reportedly assaulted one of the pedestrians.

Witnesses told police Aguirre then came from the van with a bat and hit the man laying on the ground. Others were kicking and punching the man as Aguirre beat him, police said.

When bystanders attempted to help the man, the attackers began fighting with them, police said. Several people were hit with the bat, police said.

The man who was initially struck claimed to have been struck by beer bottles also, Kayes said, and claimed to have suffered a broken nose.

Several people involved had been drinking, but the incident does not appear to be gang-related, Kayes said. Police believe the two other attackers are also from Rockford, but are still missing.

People with information on the attack can contact DeKalb police at 748-8400.