Crime Prevention

Quarterly Crime Prevention Newsletter

The Crime Prevention section of the St. Charles Police Department issues a community newsletter on a quarterly basis. The first issue was offered in October 2014. Its goal is to provide helpful information for protecting yourself, family, home and other areas of your life against crime. The information may be seasonally based and offer criminal information that surround holidays and weather. Crime trends within the city also are addressed, with tips on how to defend yourself against a certain trend. Read more »

Beware of Rental Scams

The St. Charles Police Department recently took a report of an unknown person attempting to rent out a house that was not for rent, but for sale through a legitimate realtor. The scammer placed an advertisement for the property on two popular realty websites: Zillow and Trulia. Interested parties contacted the listing agent attempting to rent the property. The ads were removed and it does not appear there were any victims in this case. Read more »

Reporting a Crime

The St. Charles Police Department appreciates alert, concerned citizens who can help keep an eye out for suspicious activity. Remember, there are two convenient, anonymous ways to report any suspicious activity: with the Drug & Crime Tip line at 866-DRUG-COP (1-866-378-4267) or the online submission form.

When reporting a tip, please give as much information as possible and remember all information is kept strictly confidential. As always, dial “9-1-1” for an emergency. For non-emergencies or to speak to an officer, call 630.377.4435. Read more »

St. Charles Police Working with City Apartment Managers

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 »

St. Charles Police Reminds Citizens to Report Crime

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 »

Residential Burglaries

On Monday March 3, 2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the St. Charles Police Department responded to a residence in the 0-100 block of Roosevelt Street reference to an attempted residential burglary.  The resident reported that sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. someone attempted to pry open a rear door.  No entry was made into the residence and no property was reported missing.

A short time later, officers responded to the 800 block of Gray Street reference to a reported residential burglary.  The resident reported that sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Read more »

St. Charles Police Department Hosting 2014 Citizens Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of the law enforcement profession?  The St. Charles Police Department once again is hosting its annual Citizens Police Academy, which will run from March 18 through May 15, 2014. Read more »

Be Aware of Scammers Calling Claiming to be from Microsoft

St. Charles residents recently have reported that subjects purporting to be from Microsoft have called several times over the last week, and attempted to “help fix a problem” with residents’ home computers/laptops. The callers have been both male and female, and have a strong foreign accent.

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Arrest Made for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse: City of St. Charles and Unincorporated Hampshire

A 22 year old Hampshire man was taken into custody and charged yesterday with nine felony counts after a five month long investigation completed by members of the St. Charles Police Department and the Child Advocacy Center.  Nathan Lake, of 44W011 Plank Road, Hampshire, was taken into custody yesterday afternoon. Read more »

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