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Home Invasion Results in Two People Shot

One person fatally shot, a second remains hospitalized. One person has been charged.

On Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 7:37 p.m., St. Charles Police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Walnut Drive for a report of shots fired inside of an apartment. Upon arrival, officers arrived to an active scene and located several people in the apartment, including a 26 year-old-man of Lindenhurst identified as James Gherardini, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest area. As officers arrived Gherardini was being dragged out of the apartment by another person, 26-year-old Panagiotis Koutroumbis, also of Lindenhurst.

St. Charles Police Release Holiday Traffic Enforcement Grant Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement during the week preceding the Christmas holiday and leading into New Year’s Day.  These extra patrols were held in conjunction with the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St. Charles Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois with their effort.

During the mobilization, detail officers:

St. Charles Police Release Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Grant Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement during the week preceding Thanksgiving. These extra patrols were held in conjunction with the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St. Charles Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois with their effort.

During the mobilization, the detailed officers:

St. Charles Police Release Halloween Traffic Grant Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement in the week leading up to and including Halloween. These extra patrols were held in conjunction with the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St. Charles Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois with their effort. The department also worked alongside the Kane County States Attorney’s Office in conducting a “no refusal” weekend in conjunction with this statewide initiative.

During the mobilization, the detailed officers:

St. Charles Police Increasing Patrols for Halloween DUI Enforcement

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Runs through Oct. 31

The St. Charles Police Department is participating with agencies across the state in seeking to curb intoxicated driving over the weeks preceding and up to Halloween. The Department also will be working in cooperation with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office during an upcoming “No Refusal” weekend.

The high-visibility Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign will run through October 31. During this period, motorists in St. Charles will see an increase in patrols as officers will be specifically designated to locate dangerous intoxicated drivers.

Temporary Road Closures Scheduled Due to Weekend Events in St. Charles

Sept. 16, 17 & 18

The St. Charles Police Department wants residents and those traveling through St. Charles to know of a few upcoming road detours beginning Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Road closures are needed to accommodate two parades and the Fox Valley Marathon, all happening this weekend.

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022
Main Street/IL Rt. 64 will be closed between IL Rt. 25 east of the river to 7th Street on the west side of the river for the St. Charles East Homecoming parade. Police will implement a detour route beginning at 12:45 p.m. through approximately 1:30 p.m.: 

St. Charles Police Increase Patrols During Upcoming Labor Day Weekend

The St. Charles Police Department is partnering with law enforcement throughout the state to stop impaired driving and help save lives this Labor Day.

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign will run between August 19th and September 6th.  During this period, motorists in St. Charles can expect to see stepped-up impaired driving patrols and seat-belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat-belt usage rates are at their lowest. Speeders and distracted drivers should also be aware.

August 19 is ‘Cop on a Rooftop’ at Two Dunkin’ Locations in St. Charles

Group Photo of Police at 2021 Event
St. Charles Police Department Fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois

On Aug. 19, don’t be surprised to see St. Charles Police Officers posted on the rooftops at two St. Charles Dunkin’ locations: 1711 W. Main St and 1566 E. Main St. They will be perched up on the roof to bring awareness to the annual “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics Illinois.

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