News: Public Safety

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

  • January is National Radon Action Month

    01/22/2015 - January is National Radon Action Month. Radon gas is found all over the United States and comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and enters buildings, including homes, through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon gas is odorless, tasteless and invisible and is classified as a carcinogen.
  • Structure Fire 104 S. Third Avenue

    01/15/2015 - Sunday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 104 South Third Avenue. Firefighters were on the scene by 7:32 and found smoke showing from a second floor window. 
  • Beware of Dangerous Ice

    01/08/2015 - The St. Charles Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers of walking on ice-covered bodies of water. Ice thickness and stability are never guaranteed. 

Police News

Arrest Made in Tobacco Store Armed Robbery

On Sunday, January 4, 2015 at approximately 6:27 P.M., St. Charles Police responded to an “armed robbery that just occurred” dispatch at the Tobacco and Gift Store, located at 1556 E. Main Street.

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Theft of Mail Update

Arrest Made

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Blackhawk Trail for a suspicious person possibly stealing packages from door steps.  

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No Telephone Service at City of St. Charles Police & Fire Departments and City Offices

The City of St. Charles Police Department, Fire Department, and City Offices are currently experiencing telephone issues; at this time we are unable to receive any incoming calls.

Should you have an emergency or need to reach police or fire services, please call 9-1-1.

Once the phone lines are back up and running for the City Offices, Police and Fire Departments, another posting will be made to inform all of the status.

St. Charles Police Department Hosting Citizens Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of the law enforcement profession? Read more »

St. Charles Police Department Annual Internal Affairs Summary - 2014

The St. Charles Police Department is a CALEA Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.  Annually, the Department releases a summary of internal investigations from the prior year. 

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Fire News

January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon gas is found all over the United States and comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and enters buildings, including homes, through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon gas is odorless, tasteless and invisible and is classified as a carcinogen.

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Structure Fire 104 S. Third Avenue

Sunday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 104 South Third Avenue. Firefighters were on the scene by 7:32 and found smoke showing from a second floor window. 

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Beware of Dangerous Ice

The St. Charles Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers of walking on ice-covered bodies of water. Ice thickness and stability are never guaranteed. 

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety

No one wants to be a Grinch, but Christmas trees can present a fire safety issue. Christmas tree fire danger often is brought on by electrical malfunctions as well as a dry tree.

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City Awarded $100,000 DCEO Grant

Funds to be used for Police and Fire Departments Projects

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