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Child Incident Bulletin

On Jan. 8, 2019 at approx. 8:10 a.m., a child was waiting for her bus at the corner of N. 6th Ave. and Cedar Ave. in St Charles. A male white subject in his 50s walked up to the child and offered her a one dollar bill. The male subject did not ask for anything from the child and did not attempt to touch her.

Driving Altercation Leads to Driver Being Charged

A Geneva man was charged with Aggravated Assault - use of a deadly weapon, and six (6) felony drug charges on Tuesday 12/18/18 following a driving altercation.

Arrested was, Robert J. Brouillette, 23 years of age, of the 600 block of Illinois St. in Geneva, IL.

On 12/18/18 at 2:11 PM, officers from the St. Charles Police Department were dispatched to the report of a driving altercation in the parking lot for Meijer, 855 S. Randall Rd.  Callers reported that one person involved had a handgun and that a physical altercation was taking place.

St. Charles Police Department Releases Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement Nov. 16–26, 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 10-day mobilization, St. Charles Police issued:

Death Investigation

2600 Block of Oak Street

On 11/27/18 at 5:22 PM a citizen reported to the St. Charles Police Department that an employee of his company had not reported for work and that he was concerned for the employee’s well-being.  The individual was believed to be homeless and had reportedly been living in a tent in a wooded area near Oak Street and W. Main Street.  Police checked that area and found an individual lying in the snow.  The St. Charles Fire Department Paramedics and The Kane County Coroner’s Office responded.

Halloween Traffic Enforcement Campaigns Get Results

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 Friday, October 26, through the early morning hours of Thursday, November 1. Officers assigned to this detail made:

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.