News: Public Safety

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

Police News

Theft of Mail

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.  The caller stated that he approached the subject and then called the police.  The subject fled the scene in a black colored Jeep, striking a mailbox and post, as well as brushing the caller with the vehicle.  Officers were able to locate the black Jeep and made contact with Alexander G. Niemann, M/21 years of age, in the area of 1500 E. Main Street. Read more »

Please be Aware of IRS Phone Scam

The St. Charles Police Department continues to receive complaints, and take reports, about residents being targeted and victimized in what has become known as the IRS scam.

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City Awarded $100,000 DCEO Grant

Funds to be used for Police and Fire Departments Projects

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IDOT Fiscal Year 2015 STEP Program Enforcement Campaigns

The St. Charles Police Department completed a two-week enforcement period in connection with a Traffic Safety Campaign ending on November 30, 2014.  This safety campaign is done in cooperation with, and funded by, the Illinois Department of Transportation.  During this enforcement period, St. Charles officers made six (6) DUI arrests, two (2) drug arrests, and issued three (3) citations for illegal transportation of alcohol; one (1) citation for uninsured motorist, 12 citations for speeding, and six (6) citations for other violations. Read more »

Fire News

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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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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