Friday, April 26, 2013
From extreme moulage to extreme disaster, this drill is playing for serious stakes.
Scenario As a part of a full-scale drill, a boiler explodes due to equipment failure during first period at Geneva Middle School South, collapsing part of the building. The building's fire alarm is activated. Extrication is needed for students and staff members trapped in the building. Triage is also needed. Five people are being transported to Delnor Hospital with a variety of serious, simulated injuries. The video and narrative that follows is the "reporter's-eye view" of the drill, first during the preparation stage, then from outside the building. Notes under the subheads were provided by School District 304. 11:15 a.m. — Preparing for the Drill It looks like fun, but it's serious business at Geneva Middle School South, as …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The women involved in last week's Batavia stabbing do not live or rent a unit at Batavia Apartments, police said. Here are some new details about this incident.
The two women involved in a stabbing last week in Batavia do not actually live at the complex where the stabbing took place, police said. Neither Cyrenthia Williams or the Aurora woman she attacked live at Batavia Apartments, said Glenn Autenrieth, a Batavia Police Department deputy chief. "The apartment the incident took place in was rented by another individual," Autenrieth said in an e-mail. Williams, 18, and the 26-year-old Aurora woman were in someone's apartment at the complex when a verbal argument turned physical, police said. Williams stabbed the Aurora woman with a knife in the back of her right shoulder, according to police. Williams was jailed after the incident, but she posted bond and was released over the weekend.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "Where's Baby" campaign is meant to prevent heat related injuries.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Geneva Police Department sent an e-mail Friday advising residents—especially parents—on how to keep children safe in cars in hot weather. Parents and caregivers are urged to take a few simple steps to never run the risk of losing a child to heatstroke, because kids in hot cars are a deadly combination, the city's press release said. Never leave infants or young children unattended in a vehicle, even if you leave the windows partly open or the air conditioning on. It’s against the law to leave a child unattended in a vehicle in many states. But most important, you run the risk of losing a child to heatstroke because kids are much more sensitive to rising temperatures than adults. Do things to remind yourself that a child is in the …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Two Geneva police reports were filed about a runaway car that lost control on Fargo Boulevard and again on West State Street, where it struck a curb and went airborn and eventually was found abandoned on Fourth Street. Geneva police cited Marianne Murdock, 19, of Geneva for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to leave notice of damage and driving an uninsured vehicle after driving her car off the road at least twice on April 23. The first police report said Murdock was traveling south in the 2100 block of Fargo Boulevard about 30 feet north of St. Andrews Circle at around 2:45 p.m., when a witness saw her lose control of her Chevrolet Malibu, spinning the car 180 degrees before striking a parkway tree in front of 2197 Fargo with its …
The following arrest information was supplied by the St. Charles Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Retail theft and just plain theft happens now and again in the Tri-Cities. Here are three examples, reported by the St. Charles Police Department. Retail Theft St. Charles officers arrested a woman for shoplifting panties and a bra from Kohl’s Department Store. Officers arrested Miranda Ahsley Lozada, 214 Walnut St., for retail theft after a Kohl’s loss prevention officer detained her after leaving the department store with the undergarments. The four pairs of panties and bra were valued at $40.36, according to the police report. Lozada, 20, told officers she had never shoplifted before and the experience of being arrested “taught her a lesson.” Retail Theft Officers arrested an Elburn man for shoplifting 24 items from Meijer on …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Police reports: A two-woman team apparently worked in tandem to shoplift hooded sweatshirts.
Someone took 12 zip-up hooded sweatshirts from Aeropostale, 502 Commons Drive, sometime around 4 p.m. April 22, Geneva police reports said. The complainant told police that two subjects came to the store within a minute of each other and went to the back of the store. The first subject came to the front of the store and asked for help, asking a number of questions about items in the front of the store, while trying to place herself between the employee and the second subject. The second subject at the back of the store left carrying a full Bed, Bath and Beyond bag. The employee noted there are no Bed, Bath and Beyond stores in the Commons and told police he could see the red-and-blue zip-up hoodies in the bag. The second subject exited the…
Police reports: Suspect tries to avoid police by running into Magoo's Tavern, but gets stopped by a bouncer.
St. Charles officers arrested John Collin Reedy of Geneva, 23, for public urination. An intoxicated Reedy was on Main Street and, according to the police report, observed by St. Charles officers urinating on the side of a building. When officers approached Reedy, he attempted to evade police by running into Magoo’s Tavern, but was stopped by the doorman. When the officers caught up with Reedy he became belligerent, according to the police report. He was cited for public urination and resisting arrest. Patch reports on law enforcement activity in our town, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The officer has been with the department for 11 years. Here are the details.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Batavia's police chief has suspended an officer involved in a March 30 car crash, according to media reports. Police Chief Gary Schira suspended Officer Scott Mercil for 1.5 days without pay, the Kane County Chronicle reports. A crash report indicated Mercil was behind the wheel of the at-fault vehicle in a March 30 crash in which a pickup truck hit the rear passenger-side door of his squad car. Mercil was preparing to pull another vehicle over and followed behind it as it turned left from southbound Randall Road onto eastbound McKee Street. Mercil was struck by the northbound pickup truck after he drove into the intersection, according to the report. Mercil did not appeal his suspension to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. He …
Suspects arrested for beating up a former boyfriend and his new girlfriend.
An Elburn woman and an acquaintance broke into the St. Charles home of her former boyfriend early Sunday morning and battered the victim and his new girlfriend, according to a police report. Officers arrested Caitlyn R. Knight, 21, 4N216 Citation Lane, Elburn, and Octacia L. Williams, 23, 312 County Line Road, Maple Park. Each were charged with two counts of home invasion, a Class X felony punishable from six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The 28-year-old male victim living in the apartment told officers he and his new girlfriend were asleep in his bedroom when they were awakened by Knight striking them with a set of keys and her fists. The victim said he witnessed a second offender, identified as Williams, punch …
Chief Judge Robert Spence says Kane will join Illinois Supreme Court's pilot program.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Chief Judge Robert B. Spence announced Thursday that the 16th Judicial Circuit will apply to join the Illinois Supreme Court’s pilot program to allow cameras in the courtroom. The decision is based on the recommendation of the 16th Judicial Circuit Courtroom Media Committee. “I appreciate the Media Committee’s work on this, and based on its recommendation, the 16th Circuit will apply to join the pilot program,” Spence said. “The committee will continue in its work on this, as we will need some rather detailed rules concerning the plan’s logistics. We want to be thoughtful about it and try to anticipate issues that might arise. The application will be submitted after the local rules are written.” The move was applauded by Judge Timothy …