News: Public Safety

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

Police News

IDOT FY2015 STEP Program Enforcement Campaigns

The St. Charles Police Department completed a two-week enforcement period in connection with a Traffic Safety Campaign, ending on March 22, 2015.  This safety campaign is done in cooperation with, and funded by, the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

During this enforcement period, St. Charles officers made 2 DUI arrests, 1 drug arrest, and 1 class 4 felony arrest; issued 2 citations for suspended/revoked license, 1 citation for an uninsured motorist, 12 citations for speeding, and 2 citations for other violations. Read more »

2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Parking Restrictions & Road Closures

The 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015. A number of street closings will be in effect. There will also be additional parking restrictions in the downtown area.

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Seat Belt and DUI Safety Checks this St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Part of the IDOT Fiscal Year 2015 STEP Program Enforcement Campaigns March 13-17

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St. Charles Police Officer to Take the Plunge for Charity

Officer Adam Stander to Participate in the Lake Bluff Polar Plunge March 7

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Fire News

Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet Earns International Accreditation

Official Presentation to be Made at the March 2 City Council Meeting

Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet has been designated a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. 

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Explosion Midwest Powder Coat 3865 Swenson Ave.

Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m., the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a reported activated fire alarm at the Midwest Powder Coating Company located at 3865 Swenson Avenue.

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Please Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Hydrants Need to be Visible and Accessible at All Times

In the wake of nearly two feet of snow we received in the past week, the St. Charles Fire Department would like to remind residents to keep fire hydrants clear of snow.

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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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