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Structure Fire Jan. 18

500 Block of Pheasant Trail

At 10:21 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, the St. Charles Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in a townhome located in the 500 block of Pheasant Trail. The first unit arrived on scene five minutes later and reported an active fire on a second-floor deck that had extended up the vinyl siding on the rear of the building. The townhome and adjoining residence were searched and confirmed all occupants where safe outside the building. The majority of the exterior fire was extinguished by the first arriving fire companies within three minutes of their arrival.

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:

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