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St. Charles Police Releases Christmas/New Year’s Enforcement Numbers

The St. Charles Police conducted additional traffic enforcement December 16 through January 02, 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 18 day mobilization, St. Charles Police issued:

St. Charles Police Increase Patrols

Planned for Busy Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

The St. Charles Police Department today reminded motorists of the dangers of impaired driving as millions of motorists hit the road to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. From December 16, 2019, through January 2, 2020, additional officers will be assigned to DUI and seat belt enforcement.

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.

Structure Fire at 803 State Street

At 7:34 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to 803 State Street for an unknown fire situation. Firefighters were on the scene by 7:37 a.m. and found light smoke coming from the garage area of the house. A fire in a trailer was located within the garage at that address. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the garage and then extinguish the involved trailer. The structure was checked for any fire extension and the smoke was ventilated from the building. Firefighters removed the trailer from the garage and cleared the scene just after 10:00 am.

Come to the “Push-In” Ceremony for Fire Engine Company 101

Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Ave.

The St. Charles Fire Department is holding a traditional “Push-In” Ceremony and Dedication of Engine Company 101. All are welcome to come out Saturday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Ave., St. Charles.

After brief remarks, the old Engine 101 will be retired and the new Engine 101 will be pushed into the station. Following this, Tri-Com will sound a Still Alarm.

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:

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