News: Public Safety

Police News, Fire News, and other Safety-Related News


Police News

Precautionary Tips on Coyotes

With the increase in coyote sightings in suburban areas, the St. Charles Police Department would like to offer a few tips. 

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IDOT Fiscal Year 2015 STEP Program Enforcement Campaigns

Halloween Traffic Results

The St. Charles Police Department completed a three day enforcement period in connection with a Traffic Safety Campaign ending on November 2, 2014. 

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Child Incident Bulletin - Date of Incident: 10.14.14

The following narrative describes a situation that occurred on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Narrative:  On 10-14-14 at approximately 7:15 a.m., a 13 year old male, middle school student, was walking south from W. Main St. in the parking lot of the Valley Shopping Center located at 1500 W. Main Street. At this time, a male Hispanic subject called out “hey” to 13 year old. The child said the male subject was on foot and behind the sports bar “Rookies.” The child said when he looked over at the subject, the subject motioned for him to come over. Read more »

Suspicious Incident Involving a Child

On 10-14-14 at approximately 7:15 a.m., a 13-year-old male middle school student was walked south from W. Main St. in the parking lot of the Valley Shopping Center, 1500 W. Main Street. At this time, a male subject called out "Hey" to the 13-year old.

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Fire News

Structure Fire 3800 Commerce Drive

The St. Charles Fire Department responded to a fire Sat. at the Eifeler Lafer Company, 3800 Commerce Dr.

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Thanks for Filling our Boots!

Thanks to all who generously donated to the St. Charles Fire Department’s Fill the Boot campaign this year. Our firefighters were able to raise $4,454.36 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
City of St Charles News

Fire Department Recognizes Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12

October 6-12 is Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme, “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” is helping spread the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. According to the latest research from the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with two of every five home fires beginning in the kitchen. Cooking fires also are the leading cause of fire-related injuries in the home.
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