News: Public Safety
Police News, Fire News, and other Safety-Related News
The St. Charles Police Department has partnered with local area apartment managers in the City of St. Charles to implement a line of open communication, training, and guidance to be utilized among the different apartment complexes and the police department.
The goal of these meetings is to prevent future issues, whether they stem from occupants of the apartment complexes, vagrants, or criminal activity; as well as offering managers different subject training sessions, which includes topics such as utility information and fire prevention tips. Read more »
The St. Charles Police Department would like to remind the community that concerned residents can report any suspicious activity within the city in two ways. Read more »
It is that time of year again when businesses start going door to door selling their products and/or services. The City of St. Charles would like to remind citizens and potential solicitors that there is a process that needs to be followed before any solicitation can begin.
There are two types of solicitation; charitable and profitable. If it is a charitable organization there is no fee; however, they still need to register with the City; if it is a profitable organization, there are fees that need to be paid during the registration process. Read more »
Liquor compliance checks were completed on Friday, March 21, 2014 by members of the St. Charles Police Department, as well as two civilian Special Agents who were 19 years of age.
A total of 23 businesses were inspected. Of the 23 businesses inspected, 21 were found to be in compliance. One of the businesses that was found to be non-compliant was the “Thirsty Fox” located at 104 E. Read more »
The St. Charles Police Department completed a five day enforcement period in connection with a Traffic Safety Campaign, ending on March 17, 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 three DUI arrests; issued three citations for safety belts; eight citations for speeding; and five citations for other violations. Read more »
The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting a hydrant flow test at 3800 Commerce Dr., on Thursday, July 11, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Residents may experience rust in the water during or immediately after the testing procedure. The water is safe; however you may want to refrain from doing laundry until the water is clear. In the event rusty water discolors clothes while being laundered, please be sure to keep the clothing wet, and contact the Public Works Department at 377-4405 to request a rust-removing solution packet. Read more »