Safe Community - Safe DuPage

Safe DuPage is a community organization founded by Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne in 2020. The aim of Safe DuPage is to promote the public safety and welfare of DuPage County residents through education and advocacy on issues relating to crime and drug abuse.

Reduce incidents of violent crime, with particular emphasis on avoidable gun violence, and which involves repeat criminal offenders.

Address the clear failings of the Cook County criminal justice system and the harm those failures have on the residents of both Cook County and the counties that border Cook County...including DuPage County. Half of all violent crime occurring in DuPage County is committed by an offender that maintains an address in Cook County.

Address social inequity, namely the disproportionate degree to which minorities and the economically disadvantaged are victimized by gun violence and other crime.

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5 days ago

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Verizon store robbed in Naperville yesterday. Details outlined below.PRESS RELEASE: At approximately 7:37 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2020, Naperville Police responded to the Verizon store located at 2720-106 Showplace Dr. reference a robbery where multiple electronics were taken. Upon arrival, officers learned that the offenders had already fled the scene. A description of the suspects and their vehicle was provided to responding units. Naperville police officers located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it. The suspect vehicle failed to yield to the officers and fled the area at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle was later located by Aurora police officers in their jurisdiction, and three of the suspects were taken into custody. A large amount of proceeds was located by officers in the area where the three suspects were taken into custody. A fourth suspect remains at large. A description of this suspect is not currently available.

No weapon was observed or implied during this incident. One victim, a patron of the business, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

Suspect information:
• Estevon D. Vargas, 18, of the 600 block of Hartford Ave. in Aurora, IL, was charged with one (1) felony count (Class 2) Robbery, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/18-1(a).
• Jaquarrie Garrett, 20, of the 1500 block Margaret Ave. in Grand Rapids, MI, charged with one (1) felony count (Class 2) Robbery, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/18-1(a).
• Suspect #3 - Juvenile, charged with one (1) felony count (Class 2) Robbery, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/18-1(a).

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Read the full release and see booking photos here: www.naperville.il.us/2020-news-articles/three-arrested-and-charged-following-naperville-verizon-s...
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Verizon store robbed in Naperville yesterday. Details outlined below.

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Thank you for your service. All is appreciated. Stay safe out there.

5 days ago

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Beware of the many internet scams out there as we enter the holiday season. Example of one is shown below.As we enter the holiday season during a pandemic, we realize there will be a big increase in online shopping this year. The scammers realize this also and are out looking to steal your personal information or credit card information. The below email was received by one of our employees. The poorly worded content is your first clue that it is likely not from PayPal despite the logo and appearance that it is. We urge you to not click on any buttons/links asking you to update or verify your personal information without verifying it is legit. ... See MoreSee Less

Beware of the many internet scams out there as we enter the holiday season. Example of one is shown below.

6 days ago

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Arrest for felony dog theft in Naperville.PRESS RELEASE: Naperville Police Arrest Lockport Woman for Felony Theft of Puppy

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — On Nov. 21, 2020, at approximately 7:25 p.m., the Naperville Police Department responded to Petland located at 720 S Route 59 in reference to a puppy that was just stolen. Upon arrival, officers learned that Alicia Johnson-Medrano, 22, had left the store with a female Yorkshire Terrier puppy valued at $9,900, inside her jacket. Responding officers located and subsequently arrested Johnson-Medrano outside of the store. The puppy was returned to store employees and was not harmed during this incident.

Johnson-Medrano, of the 16700 block of Apache Drive in Lockport, was charged with one count each of Theft and Retail Theft, both Class 3 felonies, and transported to the DuPage County Jail.

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

View the press release and a booking photo here: www.naperville.il.us/2020-news-articles/naperville-police-arrest-lockport-woman-for-felony-theft-...
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Arrest for felony dog theft in Naperville.

7 days ago

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Shooting last night in Downers Grove. Details below. ... See MoreSee Less

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Over 100 shootings last week in Chicago.Last week saw 2020's 14th week to top 100 people shot but recorded the lowest number of fatailities since February.

YTD: 713 killed, 3,178 wounded
2019 YTD: 476 killed, 2,068 wounded

#chicago #police #cpd #Gang #guns #shooting #homicide
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Over 100 shootings last week in Chicago.

1 week ago

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Shooting in Aurora last night.#APDIncident: Aurora Police are investigating after a person was shot on the city’s east side overnight.

Just after 1:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the alley of the 1700 block of Ravine Park Lane for reports of a gunshot victim. When police arrived on the scene, they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was transported to an area hospital by Aurora Fire Department paramedics. He was later airlifted to a Chicago area hospital and is currently listed in critical, but stable condition.

An investigation into the shooting is being conducted by detectives from the Aurora Police’s Division of Investigative Services.

If you saw anything, heard anything or have any information about the incident, call APD Investigations Division at (630) 256-5500 or email tips@apd.aurora.il.us. You can also call Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 to report information anonymously.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to people who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.
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Shooting in Aurora last night.

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Timeline PhotosThe pandemic has brought a wave of depression amongst our youth. KidsMatter is doing something about it, and you can help.

Please give $68 to cover the operational cost of the Crisis Text Line for one day! ❤️

Learn more at bit.ly/34XNIyg

#GivingTuesday #MentalHealthMatters
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1 week ago

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This was a nice gesture by the Village of Woodridge. Now more than ever, our law enforcement need to know that they have the support of their local officials. ... See MoreSee Less

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Way to go Mayor Gina Cunningham!! ❤️ Love and appreciate this!!! @VillageofWoodridge #villageofwoodridge

1 week ago

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Los Angelas moves forward with Defunding the Police. Looks wonderful doesn’t it?Months after L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti promised activists that the city would slash $150 million from the LAPD budget, the LAPD is announcing significant cuts to specialized units.

Gone is the Sexual Assault Special Section, Homeless Outreach/Engagement, Animal Cruelty Taskforce, Burglary/Auto Theft Special details, and more. Did the calls to "defund the police" go too far? Or not far enough? Tonight at 11 from ABC7 Eyewitness News. abc7.la/3pMZhDB
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Los Angelas moves forward with Defunding the Police. Looks wonderful doesn’t it?

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Violent Criminals’ Mecca. Good weather, no rules. Wahoo!

I think there’ll be some regrets in the nit too distant future. Especially from people that need those services to still be there.

Despicable!

Just remember you get what you ask for.

1 week ago

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Auto theft in Hinsdale. ... See MoreSee Less

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Let the crime increase... this is the season!

1 week ago

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Aurora Police arrest man in connection with Aurora murder.#APDNewsRelease: MONTGOMERY MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE FELONY MURDER

Aurora Police have arrested and charged a man with multiple felonies after an Aurora resident was killed in a mid-October incident on the city’s west side.

On October 17, 2020 at approximately 12:05 a.m. Aurora Police patrol officers were in the area of the 1100 block of Plum St. when they reported hearing numerous gun shots being fired. Aurora’s 911 Center also received calls in the 700 block of Redwood Drive. from residents who reported hearing the gunshots as well. Upon searching the area, officers located a 2006 Dodge Durango on Redwood Dr. that had crashed into a tree and a parked vehicle at that location. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Ernest A. Hardy, 39, of Aurora. Hardy was transported to an area hospital in critical condition following the accident and later transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL, where he succumbed to his injuries on October 22nd.

Detectives from the Aurora Police Department’s Bureau of Investigations, as well as investigators from the Aurora Police’s Traffic Division initially responded to the scene and began investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. Evidence Technicians also processed the Dodge Durango and determined that it had been struck by gunfire during this incident.

Aurora Police Detectives continued their investigation into the incident and located evidence showing a vehicle chasing and firing shots at the Dodge Durango, just seconds before the crash. Detectives were ultimately able to identify 30-year-old Chuckie E. Chatman of the 800 block of Victoria Drive in Montgomery, Illinois, as being an offender in this case.

The case was presented to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized the following charges:
1st Degree Murder- Forcible Felony (Class X Felony)
Aggravated Discharge of Firearm (4 cts) (Class 1 Felony)
Reckless Homicide (Class 3 Felony)

Aurora Police Detectives are still continuing their investigation into this incident. If you have any information about this shooting or details surrounding the incident, please call the Aurora Police Department’s Investigations Division at (630) 256-5500. You can also call the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 to report information regarding the incident anonymously.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to citizens who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.
Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendant listed in this release is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial, at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendant listed in this release is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial, at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Aurora Police arrest man in connection with Aurora murder.

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Missing person reported in Aurora.UPDATE: 11/22/20 1:15 pm. Bryyanna has been located and is safe and at home with family. Thanks for sharing.

#APDMissing Missing Person/Endangered

Bryyanna Nelson was reported missing by her family and friends on 11/16/20 after she made comments about wanting to harm herself. APD last made contact with Bryyanna on her phone at 4:00 pm on 11/16/20. Bryyanna is 24 years old, 5'01 190 lbs with black hair, and brown eyes. Bryyanna should be driving a silver/gray Suzuki Sport Utility IL/Reg CC91495. If you have any information regarding Bryyanna’s whereabouts or see her vehicle, Please contact Aurora Police Investigations at 630-256-5500 or call 911.
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Missing person reported in Aurora.

2 weeks ago

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Armed robbery in Downers Grove last night. Details below.POLICE ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY ROBBERY SUSPECT

On November 13, 2020 at approximately 9:45 p.m. the Police Department responded to a report of a Robbery at Bucky’s Express at 2181 63rd Street. During the incident a person wearing a mask entered the store and threatened to harm the clerk if he was not given cash and merchandise. The person then fled the store with proceeds from the robbery. No one was injured during the incident.

The attached photos show the offender in the store. The Police Department is asking anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the person pictured to contact 630-434-5600.
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Armed robbery in Downers Grove last night. Details below.

2 weeks ago

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Fraud Alerts way up per Naperville police.Reports of identity theft and fraud (particularly unemployment fraud) are way up this year!

So far in 2020, we’ve taken more than 1,100 identity theft or fraud reports. More than a third of those are reports of unemployment fraud. In contrast, we took a total of 595 reports of identity theft or fraud in all of 2019.

If someone fraudulently files for unemployment benefits in your name, be sure to report it to your employer and the Illinois Department of Employment Security immediately. Find information here: www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/Reporting_Unemployment_Insurance_Fraud.aspx

For more identity theft resources, visit www.IdentityTheft.gov.
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Fraud Alerts way up per Naperville police.

2 weeks ago

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Year to date crime stats for the City of Chicago. Chicago will likely end 2020 with more than 4,000 shootings. A number that is very hard to fathom and suggests a level of crime that inevitably presents a long term concern to DuPage County given our close proximity. ... See MoreSee Less

Year to date crime stats for the City of Chicago. Chicago will likely end 2020 with more than 4,000 shootings. A number that is very hard to fathom and suggests a level of crime that inevitably presents a long term concern to DuPage County given our close proximity.

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These numbers are with a lockdown in place most of the year. Think what it could have been??

Solutions?

2 weeks ago

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Information wanted by Aurora PD on suspect below.UPDATE (Mon 11/16): The person wanted in connection to a hit and run crash that occurred at the Amstar Gas Station in the 0-100 block of Hill Avenue in late September has been identified. Thank you to the community for their support.



Do you know this man? He is wanted by the Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Division for

If you know this person or have any information, contact our Traffic Division at 630-256-5330 or email tips@apd.aurora.il.us. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to report information anonymously.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to people who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.
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Information wanted by Aurora PD on suspect below.

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Good reminder from our Illinois State Police.Not just an arrest for speeding 102 mph in a 70 mph zone....but driver was also arrested for aggravated DUI and no driver’s license.

This occurred at 4:00 pm.

Report reckless drivers and suspected impaired drivers by calling 911.
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Good reminder from our Illinois State Police.

2 weeks ago

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Announcement

In the coming months Safe DuPage will begin posting written articles and essays on matters that pertain to public safety (crime, drug abuse, mental health, COVID-19, etc.) If you enjoy writing and may have an interest in supporting law enforcement and public safety by writing articles, please message us and subscribe to our newsletter at the link below in the comment section. High school and college students are welcome!
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3 weeks ago

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Question for the DuPage residents out there:

Does crime in your City or Village seem to be getting better, worse, or is it about the same?
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WORSE

Gotta treat the causes of crime, not the symptom. What causes crime, Safe Dupage?

Worse

Seems worse. Either reported more or they are emboldened with fewer potential witnesses on the streets

Worse

You mean like the construction workers who were held up in the middle of the day by gunpoint this week for their tools??????

Worse-Naperville

3 weeks ago

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To all of the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving our great nation...we can’t thank you enough! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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Tornado Watch in EffectTORNADO WATCH: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Naperville area until 8 p.m. tonight. Both Will and DuPage counties are included in the watch. There's also a wind advisory for our area until 3 a.m. tomorrow, with gusts of up to 45mph expected, and gusts of up to or more than 50 mph possible. Secure any outdoor furniture or lightweight objects that could get blown away. ... See MoreSee Less

Tornado Watch in Effect

3 weeks ago

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Home burglaries in Hinsdale.Hinsdale Police detectives are requesting your help for any information about a weekend Residential Burglary. Between Saturday Nov 7th at 3pm & Sunday Nov 8th at 11pm, someone broke into an home in the 10 block East 57th Street, while the residents were away, and made off with jewelry.

If anyone has video footage at that time, or saw anything suspicious in that area, please reach out to us at 630-789-7080, reference report HICP2000882.
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Home burglaries in Hinsdale.

3 weeks ago

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Armed Robbery (by gunpoint) today in Naperville. Details below.PRESS RELEASE: Naperville Police Investigate Armed Robbery on Mundelein Road

On Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at approximately 10:12 a.m., Naperville Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Mundelein Road for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, two masonry workers stated they were completing work for the homeowner when they were approached by two male subjects, one armed with a handgun. The subjects stole power tools from the job site and left the area in a vehicle. No one was injured as a result of the incident.

Witnesses described the offenders as follows:

Offender #1: Male, unknown race, approximately 5’8” – 5’10”, medium build, wearing a black sweatshirt, dark pants, and a full face and head covering.

Offender #2: Black male, 20-30 years of age, approximately 5’5”, medium build, wearing a red shirt and a mask covering his neck, nose, and mouth.

Offending vehicle: Gray Toyota sedan with tinted windows.

If anyone has information regarding these crimes, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.
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Armed Robbery (by gunpoint) today in Naperville. Details below.

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The Aurora Police Department has received multiple inquiries from some residents expressing concerns about potential civil unrest surrounding the election.

Over the past few weeks, the Aurora Police Department has been working proactively with local, county, state, regional, and federal law enforcement agencies to plan and monitor any threats. Our expectation is that the election in our area will proceed without disorder, but APD and our law enforcement partners are prepared to respond to any possible threat.

The Aurora Police Department has no specific information leading us to believe civil unrest is imminent or even likely. We are continuing to monitor any potential threats around the clock.

If any concerns of public safety emerge in the coming days, we will share that information with our #OneAurora community as soon as possible. Make sure you’re signed up for the Aurora Alert Notification System for the latest information and to receive emergency alerts from the Aurora Police Department and the City of Aurora: www.aurora-il.org/AuroraAlert
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4 weeks ago

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We know there are citizens concerned about civil unrest, and we share those same concerns. Lisle PD is prepared to protect the 1st amendment rights of those who peacefully assemble. That said, anyone who chooses to break the law and commit acts of violence will be held accountable. No matter who wins this election, no matter when we find out, we ask that everyone remain civil. Lisle PD will be here for you like always, 24/7, 365 days a year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosAs election day approaches, we want to assure the public that the Naperville Police Department is thoroughly prepared to address any large demonstrations, civil unrest or criminal activity that may occur in Naperville in the days, weeks or months following the election.

We are committed to maintaining the peace in Naperville and to protecting citizens’ rights to vote and peacefully protest. To date, early voting has occurred without incident in Naperville, and there is no indication at this time that this will change. We sincerely hope that the preparations we’ve made end up not being needed. But rest assured, we have made operational plans and secured the resources necessary to deal with any situation that may arise.
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The Woodridge Police Department wishes you a happy and safe Halloween!

🎃Trick or Treating hours are from 3 PM - 7 PM.

🎃Turn on your porch light if you are going to pass out candy. Signs indicating if you are or not participating in trick or treating are available for download to display: www.woodridgeil.gov/my_government/administration/coronavirus.php

🎃 Please wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands regularly if you plan on trick-or-treating

Remember to report suspicious activity to 911. We all have one “ghoul” this October 31: for everyone to enjoy a spooky and safe Halloween!

Ponder this spooky thought: the song "Monster Mash" isn't the Monster Mash — it's a song ABOUT the Monster Mash… which is not heard on the song 👻
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4 weeks ago

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BBQ anyone?

Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause - Friends and Family Night at Mission BBQ is TONIGHT! Come on out from 6-9 pm to grab some delicious food! Due to the change in indoor dining, no in person dining is allowed. Orders can be placed on site for carry out.

100% of the proceeds will be going to support the renovation of the Firefighter’s Memorial on Jefferson Ave.

Please support a great cause and enjoy some BBQ!

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[Image description: Mission BBQ and NPFFC Friends and Family flyer. October 28th from 6-9 pm. Carry out only.]
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4 weeks ago

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Another reminder of a ruse burglary team that has hit the DuPage area a couple times recently. Details below!We want to make the community aware that there have been two ruse burglaries reported in surrounding towns this week involving criminals posing as water utility workers needing to check the residents’ water for possible contamination. Once inside, the suspects burglarized the homes.

Residents are reminded Naperville’s water utility employees wear uniforms and drive vehicles with the City logo on them. Additionally, residents should always ask to see the credentials of anyone claiming to be from a utility company or the City of Naperville and asking to enter the home. If the individual is not able to provide credentials or if you are unsure whether the person is there for a legitimate purpose, do not let the individual into your home and call 9-1-1 to report the situation to police.
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Another reminder of a ruse burglary team that has hit the DuPage area a couple times recently. Details below!

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Naperville Police will beef up patrols on Election Day!As election day approaches, we want to assure the public that the Naperville Police Department is thoroughly prepared to address any large demonstrations, civil unrest or criminal activity that may occur in Naperville in the days, weeks or months following the election.

We are committed to maintaining the peace in Naperville and to protecting citizens’ rights to vote and peacefully protest. To date, early voting has occurred without incident in Naperville, and there is no indication at this time that this will change. We sincerely hope that the preparations we’ve made end up not being needed. But rest assured, we have made operational plans and secured the resources necessary to deal with any situation that may arise.
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Naperville Police will beef up patrols on Election Day!

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Hope the other towns are planning to do the same.

1 month ago

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Wishing a Happy National First Responders Day to Westmont Fire Department, Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center - ACDC and to all our partner agencies. Also, thank you to our residents for their outstanding support! ... See MoreSee Less

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Learn about crime in your neighborhood on the Naperville incident map discussed below. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Ruse burglaries being reported in DuPage County involving subjects pretending to be electric company employees. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 felony arrests in Lisle over the weekend. 1 involved battery of a police officer. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for keeping us safe. We support you for doing the best job possible under these adverse circumstances. Stay safe out there.

1 month ago

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Halloween Tips!Halloween can be a scary time for pets with doorbells ringing and kids screaming. Secure your pets in another room with a radio or television on for distraction! For more holiday tips, see the graphic or contact Animal Control at 630-420-6178 or animalcontrol@naperville.il.us ... See MoreSee Less

Halloween Tips!

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Press Release from Naperville PD regarding arrest of man for attempted child abduction.PRESS RELEASE: Naperville Police Arrest Resident for Attempted Child Abduction

Residents with similar or suspicious interactions with offender are asked to call police - Click here for a booking photo of the offender: www.naperville.il.us/2020-news-articles/naperville-police-arrest-resident-for-attempted-child-abd...

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Naperville Police this week arrested a Naperville resident for attempted child abduction following an investigation into an Aug. 2, 2020 incident.

On that day, Naperville Police were called to the 1600 block of Warbler Drive for a complaint that a man in a blue Honda Accord had been parked in front of the victim's house on the 0-100 block of Redstart Road when the male driver called out to two girls, ages 3 and 5, who were in their open garage to “come here.”

The investigation led police to Owen M. Calkins, 69, of the 1700 block of Kildeer Drive in Naperville, who turned himself into Naperville Police on Tuesday, Oct. 20. He is charged with misdemeanor counts of attempted child abduction and attempted disorderly conduct.

Police are requesting that anyone who has had a similar or other suspicious interaction with Mr. Calkins to call Naperville Police at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
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Press Release from Naperville PD regarding arrest of man for attempted child abduction.

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Very suspicious incident in Woodridge involving another female jogger. Details below.🚨News release: Woodridge Police Seek Information on Suspicious Incident 🚨

• A suspicious incident occurred on October 22 at 5 p.m. near Woodridge and Wild Plum Drives
• The suspect touched a teenage girl’s arm while she was jogging and asked if she wanted a ride
• The Woodridge Police Department reminds people to be vigilant and to report crime tips

WOODRIDGE, Ill., October 23, 2020: On Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 5 p.m., the Woodridge Police Department received a report of a suspicious incident that occurred in the area of Woodridge Drive and Wild Plum Drive. While jogging on Woodridge Drive, a teenage girl turned onto Wild Plum Drive. A suspicious man with a skateboard approached her. The man left the skateboard in the roadway as he approached her on the sidewalk. He then touched her arm and asked if she wanted a ride. The girl immediately left the area and reported the incident.

The victim describes the offen¬der as a male, white, 20s or 30s years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 180 lbs. – 200 lbs., short dark hair, possibly wearing jeans and riding a skateboard. She believes that the man followed her onto Wild Plum Drive from Woodridge Drive at the start of the incident.

This incident may or may not be related to the October 11, 2020, case when a man grabbed a woman on the bike path in the 7100 block of Woodridge Drive. In that case, which is still under investigation, the offender fled on a bicycle he stashed near the bike path.

The Woodridge Police Department is actively investigating this incident and is seeking information. Investigators ask anyone in the area to check their video security systems for any video related to the incident. Anyone can report a crime tip to Woodridge detectives by calling 630-960-8998, dialing 911 or emailing crimetips@vil.woodridge.il.us.

“Please be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant – take a mental note of people in the area that appear to have no agenda,” said Brian Cunningham, chief of police, Woodridge Police Department. “For example, are they standing around or walking a bike into the woods? While this activity does not necessarily mean they’re engaging in criminal activity, consider if the behavior is ‘normal’ for the area. Situational awareness and providing crime tips can both contribute to a safer community.”

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Very suspicious incident in Woodridge involving another female jogger. Details below.

1 month ago

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