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St. Charles Police Release Independence Day Enforcement Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement June 15–July 6, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of 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 to reduce highway deaths by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers. 

During the mobilization, St. Charles Police issued:

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On Sunday June 14, 2020 at 4:15 PM units from St. Charles Police and Fire Departments responded to the 2500 block of N. 5th Av. (IL. Rt. 25) for the report of a vehicle crash involving injuries. Upon arrival officers found that the crash involved a motorcycle and a SUV.  The motorcyclist was unresponsive.  Officers and paramedics began resuscitation efforts.  The motorcyclist was transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  He has been identified as:

Perez, Jorge

Male, 24 years of age

Chicago, IL.

Fatal Vehicle Crash

On Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM units from St. Charles Police and Fire Departments responded to the report of a vehicle crash involving injuries.  Initial callers indicated that they believed one person involved might be deceased.

St. Charles Firefighters Honored

by American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois

Lt. David Chmelar and Firefighter/Paramedic Chad Tinsley of the St. Charles Fire Department have been honored as 2020 Everyday Extraordinary Firefighter Heroes by the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. Each year, the organization honors individuals for acts of bravery, dedication, and service to the community.

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