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Celebrate Responsibly this Super Bowl Weekend

It's Super Bowl weekend and the St. Charles Police Department is reminding football fans and partygoers that they will be out in force on game day to keep impaired drivers off the roads. Extra officers will be working Sunday specifically looking for impaired drivers. If your Super Bowl celebration will involve alcohol or cannabis, don’t forget: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”

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 Station Wins Award

The American Public Works Association (APWA) selected the new St. Charles Police station project as a public Works Project of the Year in the $5- $25 million structures category. This award promotes excellence in project management, safety, community relations, environmental impact, and construction innovation.

“The success of this project is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of the entire project team,” said Public Works Director Peter Suhr.

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.