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This Halloween, Keep Scares off the Road

The St. Charles Police Department today reminded motorists of the dangers of impaired driving, particularly on Halloween when little ghouls and goblins are out in neighborhoods and on busy streets after dark. If you plan to be out celebrating, keep this fearsome warning in mind: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. October 26th through November 1st, additional officers will be assigned to DUI and seat belt enforcement.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Death Investigation

4051 E. Main Street

On September 6, 2018, at 9:20 p.m., St. Charles Police and Fire units were dispatched to the parking lot of Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. for the report of an unconscious, unresponsive person. Upon arrival, an adult male, later identified as Earl K. Hagen, 61 years of age, of Plainfield, Illinois, was found in the parking lot. Hagen was found to be deceased with some apparent injuries to his upper body indicating that Hagen may have been struck by a vehicle.

Appliance Repair Scam Reported

On Sept. 6, 2018, a local restaurant was approached by a man who asked if they needed any repairs on their freezer. The man then asked for a $200 deposit and said he would return. The man never returned to do the repairs and the phone number he provided did not lead back to him.

While this incident involved a business, it's a good idea for everyone to be alerted to this and spread the word. If you suspect you have been approached by a potential scammer, please report it to the St. Charles Police Department 630.377.4435.

Police, Fire & School District Work Together to Keep Students Safe

Student Safety Plans are Practiced throughout the Year

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School is back in session in St. Charles August 22, and student safety is at the forefront of back-to-school preparations. Coordinated student safety plans developed collaboratively by the St. Charles Police Department, St. Charles Fire Department and St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 officials are in place to keep students safe when they are in school.

St. Charles Police Join Forces with Agencies Statewide for 2018 Illinois Speed Awareness Day Campaign July 25, 2018

Extra Patrols will be Out

On July 25, the St. Charles Police Department is joining with agencies across the state in an effort to reduce speed-related traffic accidents for Illinois Speed Awareness Day. The campaign is a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through both education and enforcement.

Evening Citywide Mosquito Spray Scheduled for July 9

West Nile Positive Mosquito Identified in Trap

Clarke Environmental, the mosquito control vendor for the City of St. Charles, is conducting a citywide spray the evening of July 9, 2018. Clarke also will be spraying in surrounding communities.

Clarke recently identified a West Nile positive mosquito in one of their traps in St. Charles. This information, combined with additional trap data, and a review of recent weather patterns and forecasts prompted a communitywide spray.

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