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St. Charles Police Increased Patrols During Upcoming Halloween Season

As Halloween approaches, the St. Charles Police Department is partnering with law enforcement throughout the state to stop impaired driving and help save lives.   

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign will run through the early morning hours of October 17th through November 2nd. During this period, motorists in St. Charles can expect to see stepped-up patrols for impaired driving and seatbelt enforcement, particularly at night when seatbelt usage rates are at their lowest. Speeders and distracted drivers should also be aware.

Update: Woman in Wheelchair Killed in Hit and Run Crash

Arrest Made

10/11/20 Update: Arrest Made – Charges Authorized – Victim’s Identity Released

St. Charles police detectives continued to investigate this matter through the weekend. A suspect and vehicle were taken in to police custody late Friday evening. This afternoon, charges were authorized by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. 

Arrested was:

Andrew J. Jensen (23 years old) of the 100 block of S. 13th Street in St. Charles.

Jensen has been charged with:

Police Social Worker Hosting Zoom Webinar

Coping with Loss Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of our lives and has resulted in much loss...loss of a loved one, lost job, lost connections, loss of normalcy, and much more.

Join St. Charles Police Social Worker Sandra Rincon Oct. 7 for a virtual Zoom presentation about coping with loss due to COVID-19. Click here for information on how to register.

Read on for more information about the Police Department Social Worker

Social Worker Supports Our Police & Fire Departments

When police officers or firefighters respond to a call and arrive at the scene, they often find that the situation requires additional professional assistance. Sometimes it’s clear that crisis intervention services for traumatized victims, mental illness, or other issues are desperately needed. That’s when the expertise of Sandra Rincon, the St. Charles Police Social Worker comes in.

Armed Robbery – Arrest Made

Summary of Incident:

A 17-year-old male juvenile residing in Campton Hills was taken into custody and charged with Armed Robbery, a class X Felony, and Intimidation, a class 3 Felony, in relation to an Armed Robbery that occurred at a St. Charles 7-11 store on August 9th.

On Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM, officers responded to the 7-11 Store located at 2400 E. Main Street for the report of an armed robbery which had just occurred.

St. Charles Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

7-11 Store 2400 E. Main Street

On Sunday August 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM, officers responded to the 7-11 Store located at 2400 E. Main Street for the report of an armed robbery which had just occurred.

The employee reported that a male subject entered the business and displayed a knife as he approached the counter.  The offender was described as approximately 5’10” tall wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and red face covering.  The offender also had what appeared to be red dye on his hands.

St. Charles Police Release Independence Day Enforcement Numbers

The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement June 15–July 6, 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 mobilization, St. Charles Police issued: