Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It's Police Week in the United States; in that spirit, we asked our local readers in Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia what they appreciate most about their local force.
Did you know that this week—May 13-20—is officially Police Week in the United States? According to PoliceWeek.org: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. In the spirit of the week, we reached out to our St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia Patch readers on Facebook and asked what they appreciate most about the various Tri-Cities police departments. Here’s some of what readers shared with us: Jessica Ledlow Silha…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Police in West Chicago are investigating Monday night shooting in 300 block of Barber Street.
West Chicago police are investigating a Monday-night shooting whose victim apparently was targeted. The West Chicago Police Department said the shooting occurred about 9:25 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, in the 300 block of Barber Street. Police said a victim, identified only as a male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening. “The victim appears to have been targeted, and no additional threat to public safety is believed to exist at this time,” the department said in a release on Tuesday. “However, residents are always encouraged to report any suspicious activity.” Police said more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The investigation has been under way since three people were battered Jan. 6 along Route 38.
St. Charles police are investigating what is being described as a hate crime after two men and a woman were battered during an incident that began in the parking lot of a Lincoln Highway sports pub. Police spokesman Paul McCurtain said Friday the incident remains under investigation, and declined to discuss the nature of the hate crime. The FBI defines hate crime as any crime that is motivated by a bias or prejudice, usually related to race, sexual orientation, religion and other factors. In the St. Charles incident, police responded at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 6 to the 2000 block of Lincoln Highway (Route 38) to a report of a battery against two males and a female. The victims told officers that they were in the parking lot of Time Out Sports Pub, …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A motorcycle and a small car collided on Route 31 near downtown Batavia, witnesses said. This is the second motorcycle crash in two days for the area.
One man was transported to a hospital after a motorcycle vs. car crash Thursday near downtown Batavia, police and witnesses said. This is the second motorcycle crash for the Geneva-Batavia area over a 36-hour period. At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle vs. semi crash at Kirk Road and Cherry Lane in Geneva Township. The Thursday crash occurred at about 7 p.m. in the 100 block of North Batavia Avenue (Route 31) in Batavia. Patrol officers and the Batavia Fire Department responded to an initial call for a crash with injuries, according to police. A narrative of the crash was not available Thursday night from officials. Ray Marchand heard the crash impact from inside his home on Route 31. “It …
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Police Department monthly reports show that the number of burglaries is up this year, but crime is dropping in several categories. It also shows that violent crimes are few here.
The Geneva Police Department monthly reports so far this year offer a Top 10 List that's almost as cheerful as a David Letterman bit. This Top 10 is good news for Geneva residents, anyway, for the simple fact that the number of crimes in several categories is decreasing year over year, and the crimes that police most-often respond to aren't usually life threatening. And the extremely serious, dangerous crimes—like murder, aggravated sexual assault and armed robbery—continue to be few and far between. One exception to the downward trend is in the category of burglary. In all of 2010, the total number of burglaries in the Geneva annual report is 23. Through the first 11 months of 2011, 41 burglaries have been reported. "We talked about this …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The city welcomes Chris Reading to the Geneva police force.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Rick Nagel
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Geneva welcomed a new police officer to the force Monday at the City Council meeting. Christopher Reading is a Geneva High School grad who was "extended a conditional offer of employment by the Police Department in August and has since successfully passed the pre-employment screening process," Police Chief Steve Mexin said in his monthly report. "Mr. Reading is now scheduled to begin employment with the Geneva Police Department as a sworn police officer on Sept. 19," Mexin said. "Mr. Reading will be filling one of the three vacancies that the PD currently has in its Patrol Division. This is a budgeted position." Say "hi" to Christopher when you get a chance and take a look at his swearing-in ceremony here.