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:
A St. Charles man was charged with Aggravated Assault, a class A Misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct in relation to an incident that occurred at Wal-Mart, 150 Smith Road on Thursday night.
Arrested: Frederick J. Murphy II, M/W, 61 years of age of the 1400 block of E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174.
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.
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.
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.
We have heard about a scam in the area that involves non-registered solicitors visiting residents' homes and offering sealcoating services.
Please be aware that all solicitors must register with the St. Charles Police Department before they can go door-to-door. In addition, commercial solicitors must display a photo identification card issued by the Police Department.
As Illinoisans gear up to mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations throughout the state, the St. Charles Police Department announced its plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on drunk, unbuckled and distracted drivers.
“Our goal is to help ensure that our community’s residents and visitors make it home safely after the party ends,” said Commander Eric Majewski. “We’ll be out in force to keep impaired drivers off the roads. If you’ll be celebrating, we urge you to plan ahead for a sober ride. It could be a matter of life or death.”
On 08/09/19 at 10:09, St. Charles Police received to a call of a masked subject at Wal-Mart, 150 Smith Road. It was reported that a male subject entered the store wearing a mask concealing his face.
Wal-Mart management took precautionary measures and evacuated the store. St. Charles police, assisted by Geneva and W. Chicago police cleared the Wal-Mart building and the subject was located.
It was determined that the subject was wearing a medical device due to recent medical treatment. There was no criminal activity involved in the incident.
The City of St. Charles held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 7:30 a.m., Sept. 11, 2019 at the Fire Dept. Memorial Monument, 2 E. Main St. All were invited to come together as a community to honor the first responders who put duty before self and remember those who lost their lives that day.