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Police Release St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Grant Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement during the week preceding St. Patrick’s Day and on the day itself.  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.  This included working alongside the Kane County States Attorney’s Office which was holding a “no refusal” weekend.

During the mobilization, the detailed officers:

St. Charles Police Welcome New Comfort K-9

Officer Meghan Kramer & Charlie

The St. Charles Police Department welcomes its newest member Charlie, a police comfort dog. Charlie was “sworn in” at the City Council Meeting Feb. 22, 2022. His star number is 202 and his handler is Officer Meghan Kramer.

Role of a Comfort K-9

Unlike the typical K-9 which helps police with searches, tracking, and apprehension, Charlie’s main role is to provide emotional support, especially after traumatic incidents.

2/23/22 - Report of a Person Shot Inside an Apartment

No Fatalities – One Person in Custody

On Wednesday February 23, 2022 at 6:55 a.m., St. Charles Police officers were dispatched to the report that a woman had been shot inside an apartment in the 1700 block of Covington Court. Upon arrival officers found a 24-year-old female with two apparent gunshot wounds. Officers also learned that a possible offender had left the apartment just prior to their arrival. St. Charles Police, with the assistance of Geneva Police Department and the Kane County Sheriff's Office, immediately set up a perimeter of the surrounding area.

Massage World License Revoked

Mayor Lora Vitek, acting as Liquor Control Commissioner, revoked the license of Massage World, 615 South Randall Road, #100. The decision was rendered at a Jan. 19, 2022, hearing of the St. Charles Liquor Control Commission, which considers alcohol, tobacco, and massage license issues.

 The licensee was cited for several violations in accordance with section 5.20.100 of the St. Charles Municipal Code, and is required to pay $1,250.00 in fines and court costs.

Police Department Maintains National Accreditation

The Police Department has held CALEA Accreditation since 1989

The St. Charles Police Department once again has been awarded National Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA maintains professional standards for public safety to improve the delivery of services by participating law enforcement agencies. The St. Charles Police Department first achieved its accredited status in 1989, when it became one of the first agencies in the State of Illinois to become Nationally Accredited.

Social Worker Supports Our Police & Fire Departments

When police officers or firefighters respond to a call and arrive at the scene, they often find that the situation requires additional professional assistance. Sometimes it’s clear that crisis intervention services for traumatized victims, mental illness, or other issues are desperately needed. That’s when the expertise of Sandra Rincon, the St. Charles Police Social Worker comes in.

St. Charles Police Releases Super Bowl Enforcement Numbers

St. Charles Police conducted additional traffic enforcement January 31 through February 3, 2020, as part of a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation to keep impaired drivers off the road during Super Bowl weekend. The St. Charles Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway deaths by issuing citations and arresting impaired drivers.

On Super Bowl Sunday alone, the St. Charles Police had 2 DUI arrests and additionally issued:

•           1 uninsured motorist citation

•           1 speeding citation