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Darien Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

A Darien man was charged with multiple counts of Possession of Child Pornography; both class 2 and class 3 Felonies due to an incident that occurred in the 3800 block of Ohio Ave.

Arrested: Richard A. Kusnierz, M/W, 58 years of age, of the 100 block of Janet Ave, Darien, Illinois 60561.

On Monday, November 25, 2019, officers responded to a business located in the 3800 block of Ohio Ave for a report of a discovery of child pornography found on an SD card (digital storage device) that had been found on the floor inside the business.      

Parking Spots Designated for Ride Share Vehicles

The City of St. Charles recently passed an ordinance which increased the number of parking spaces dedicated specifically for ride share vehicles working around the busy downtown district on the weekends. Three parking spaces along the 0-99 block of North 3rd Street as well as two designated spaces on the southeast corner of North 3rd Street and Cedar Street are reserved for rideshare operators actively working Thursday through Saturday nights, from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. New signage outlines the parking restrictions.

St. Charles Police: Increased Patrols Planned for Busy Thanksgiving Week

The St. Charles Police Department today remind motorists of the dangers of impaired driving as millions of motorists hit the road to celebrate Thanksgiving. Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. From November 22 through December 2, additional officers will be assigned to DUI and seat belt enforcement.

Results of Halloween Traffic Enforcement Campaign

The St. Charles Police Department completed the Halloween Mobilization Campaign associated with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement crackdown took place from Saturday, October 19, 2019 through the early morning hours of Sunday, November 3.  Officers assigned to this detail made:

St. Charles Police Participate in State’s Campaign for Halloween

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket”

The St. Charles Police Department is continuing its support of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) for FY2020 and reminds motorists to fasten their seat belts over the Halloween Holiday period or run the risk of receiving a ticket. The objective of the STEP program is to reduce the incidence of motor vehicle crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities, through increased, highly visible enforcement of occupant restraint, impaired driving, speed and pedestrian safety during national and state enforcement campaigns.

Police Statement: Lucylle Court Incident


While working with Geneva Police Department to investigate a threats complaint, one of our officers took a suspect in to custody. It was discovered that the suspect had in his possession what appeared to be a possible incendiary device. As a precaution, we contacted the Kane County Bomb & Arson Squad to assist and evacuated some nearby residents. That suspicious device has been deemed safe but as a further precaution we are checking a vehicle and residence in the area.

Child Incident Bulletin


On 100119 at approx. 0820 hrs a juvenile was riding her bike to school in the 1400 block of Moore Ave. The juvenile reported that she was approached by a male subject who was wearing a black hoodie and black ski mask, black pants and black boots. The subject reportedly held out a baggie containing unknown pills and asked the juvenile if she wanted some. The juvenile rode away and was followed by the suspect briefly before she lost sight of him. The juvenile went to school but did not report the incident to them. The juvenile reported the incident to her mother after school.