Crime Prevention

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 »

Police Dept. Annual Report is Out

Report Once Again Shows a Decline in Crime

The St. Charles Police Department has released its 2012 annual report that provides information about public safety programs as well as statistics regarding calls for service, crime and traffic accidents.
The report reveals that the number of calls for service continued its marked decline in 2012. In fact, they’re at their lowest levels since 2001.

Now You Can Report a Crime Online

Submit a tip online quickly and easily at on our Police Department page or call the Drug & Crime Tip Line 866-DRUG-COP.

Residential Burglary Arrest

A 39 year old St. Charles man was arrested and charged with Residential Burglary after he was observed by a neighbor inside of a residence on Millburn Court while the owners were on vacation.  Carl Newsome, of 1604 Indiana Street, was taken into police custody at his residence minutes after the break-in. 

On January 30, 2013 at approximately 2:50 p.m., St. Read more »

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