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Structure Fire 1125 Fern Avenue

 At 1:21 p.m. April 21, 2019, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported detached garage fire at 1125 Fern Avenue. Firefighters were on the scene by 1:23 and found a detached garage well involved in fire. Firefighters had the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes however remain on the scene as of the writing of this release completing the fire investigation. Firefighters extinguished the fire, checked for any fire extension and ventilated smoke. There were no occupants at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to firefighters.

Arcada Theatre and Club Arcada Receive Temporary Occupancy

4/3/19 UPDATE

4/3/19 UPDATE: Progress continues at the Arcada and we are doing weekly follow-up inspections. The major work right now involves the electric service for the building. The City is currently doing work right behind the theater to make a service upgrade possible for the facility. We also continue to work on the exiting issues and Mr. Onesti has provided the exiting study as part of this effort. I don’t have a firm date for you on when all of the work will be completed.

St. Charles Police will have Extra Patrols Out St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Celebrate Responsibly or Get Pulled Over

The St. Charles Police Department will conduct special patrols St. Patrick’s Day weekend to arrest impaired drivers and encourage use of seat belts. “We’re urging you to plan ahead for St. Patrick’s Day festivities,” said Commander Eric Majewski. “Don’t ever drive under the influence of alcohol or any drug. It’s not just about you. There are other people on the roads who are impacted by your decisions.”

If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party:

Officer Jennifer Larsen is the Kane County Officer of the Year

Recognized for Saving the Life of a Baby

St. Charles Police Officer Jennifer Larsen is the Kane County Officer of the Year. Officer Larsen is recognized for saving the life of a baby in 2018 when responding to a 911 call for help.

Officer Larsen was presented with the special award Feb. 27, 2019, at Annual Kane County Officer of the Year banquet. The banquet is hosted by Batavia Moose Lodge 682 and the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association. She was nominated by St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan.

Structure Fire 1809 Cambridge Drive

At 2:22 p.m. Jan. 13, the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire in an attached garage at 1809 Cambridge Drive. Firefighters were on the scene by 2:27 and found a small fire in the garage. The homeowner had extinguished most of the fire before firefighters arrived on the scene. Firefighters extinguished the remaining fire, checked for any fire extension and ventilated smoke. There were three occupants at home at the time of the fire and all three were checked by paramedics. None required transport to the hospital. There were no injuries to firefighters.

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.

Increased 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 New Year’s. Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. From December 17th through January 2nd additional officers will be assigned to DUI and seat belt enforcement.

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.