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St. Charles Police Respond to More Than 1,200 Incidents on Main Street This Year

Reports range from burglary to assault to suspicious people happened between Jan. 1 to July 10, 2012.

There were 1,272 incidents on and around Main Street St. Charles reported between Jan. 1 and July 10, 2012, according to a report prepared for Mayor Sally Faith by Maj. Ed Mitchell of the . 

The incidents ranged from an alarm sounding at a business, to police stopping a pedestrian, to a report of a fight. Aside from the , this information provides a snapshot at crime and police activity in Main Street area this year. 

Get the full report by clicking the PDF link above. Below, see the results summerized:

Between Jan. 1 and July 2012, there were 1,272 incidents on Main Street which included: 

  • 3 liquor violation reports.
  • 5 reports of a noise disturbance. 
  • 6 incidents of indecent exposure, three of which referred to someone urinating in public.
  • 7 incidents of a burglary in progress or not in progress.
  • 7 reports of people refusing to leave. 
  • 13 stolen automobiles.
  • 21 incidents of property damage.
  • 26 incidents of assault in progress or not in progress.
  • 31 reports of a parking problem. 
  • 35 suspicious subject or vehicle. 
  • 43 reports of an intoxicated subject.
  • 47 incidents of stealing, not in progress.
  • 69 incidents of a fight in progress. 
  • 80 pedestrian checks, 4 of which were a peace disturbance, 10 were taken into protective custody, and 8 were urinating in public.
  • 125 reports of a "disturbance" which turned out to be everything from a peace disturbance to an assault to a fight. 
Just a mom August 01, 2012 at 02:43 PM
For as much business that is brought into st charles on the south end and north end does help the community. I have been the DD for those late night people. I am sober and in my late 40s. I have witnessed the police almost harrassing those in their 20's. I understand they have to have control but, now with this new law i can see how the city of st charles will use their authority for fines and revenue. And place a stupid charge on a young college kids record. Study the spreadsheet the article is very misleading on what is happening on north main!
Annie P August 01, 2012 at 04:10 PM
How is it misleading? Do the police report differently for South and North Main? Are there fewer incidences reported on North Main?
Agustus Brandenburger September 05, 2012 at 06:48 PM
In my opinion it shows the police are doign their job and helping to temper a certain atmosphere at closing time that is appropriate. I would like to hear what some of those who where stopped by the police say. Come to the forum and speak.
Geri Greene October 18, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I've never understood why very, very loud motorcycles are not banned on the Main St - or anywhere near it - in this otherwise peaceful venue. The roaring thunder could better be relegated to the interstates, and let us have a few hours of quiet as we visit the past as St. Charles has done a good job maintaining.
BIKER_VET December 28, 2012 at 03:04 PM
geri is pathetic. leave us bikers alone, you pathetic excuse for a human. get a hobby or a life infact. or just off yourself, before you piss off the wrong person!

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