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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Terrible news out of Aurora tonight.#APDNewsRelease: AURORA POLICE INVESTIGATING APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE

The Aurora Police Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide on the city’s east side Monday evening.

Just before 4:30 p.m., Aurora’s 911 Telecommunications Center received a call requesting officers to check the welfare of a family member inside of an apartment in the 1600 block of McClure Road. They told officers that they had been trying to get in touch with an adult female who resides at the residence all day without any response.

Officers responded to the condominium complex and met with the landlord who gave them access to the unit. When officers entered the unit, they found an adult male and an adult female inside deceased from gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide.

Detectives from the Aurora Police Department’s Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and began investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. Evidence Technicians also responded to the scene to identify and collect forensic evidence from the shooting.

As investigators began speaking to neighbors and collecting preliminary statements, they learned that a man had heard gunshots in the area at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, but the man did not call police to report them.

The Kane County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and to take possession of the deceased individuals. The coroner’s office will perform an autopsy and determine the exact cause and manner of death in the coming days.

Detectives are still investigating the incident, but preliminarily information leads them to believe that this a domestic-related incident.

If you have any information, 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.

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Previous information below:

#APDIncident: APD is currently on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in the 1600 block of McClure Ave. An investigation is underway and more details will be released shortly.
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Terrible news out of Aurora tonight.

3 hours ago

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Naperville police investigating fatal car crash. Details below.PRESSS RELEASE: Investigation Continues into Fatal Traffic Crash on Naper Boulevard

On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at approximately 3:26 p.m., the Naperville Police Department and the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department responded to the area of Naper Boulevard south of Plank Road for the report of a vehicle crash involving injuries. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that a 2008 Silver Volkswagen Rabbit, driven by a 23-year-old male out of Naperville, collided with a 28-year-old male pedestrian, from Naperville, in the southbound, curbed lane of Naper Boulevard. The initial investigation indicated that the Volkswagen struck the pedestrian, who was changing a flat tire.

The pedestrian was transported to Edward Hospital with life threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased soon after arriving at the hospital. Due to the nature of the incident, members of the Naperville Traffic Unit trained in accident investigation and reconstruction responded to the scene. Naper Boulevard was closed from Plank Road to Chicago Avenue, and traffic was rerouted until the roadway was reopened at approximately 7:16 p.m.

The crash investigation is still on-going. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (630) 305-5477.
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Naperville police investigating fatal car crash. Details below.

2 days ago

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Timeline PhotosPublic safety education is an important part of the job of Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point. Our telecommunicators regularly go out to schools, open houses and other events to teach kids how to dial 9-1-1, encourage the community to call for help and explain what to expect from the person who answers the call! #ASaferNaper ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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Wow! Awesome job Lisle PD and Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department last night!On Tuesday September 22, Officers responded with Lisle Woodridge FD for a multi-unit house fire in the 2700 block of Wayfaring Lane. One of our officers was nearby and quickly arrived on the scene and found a 14-year-old boy trapped in one of the units. The officer forced entry into the unit and pulled the boy to safety. Both the boy and officer were transported to the hospital to be checked out due to smoke inhalation and are expected to be ok. More information will be posted soon. ... See MoreSee Less

Wow! Awesome job Lisle PD and Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department last night!

6 days ago

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Multiple car break ins in Naperville over the weekend. Details covered in this NDP post.Naperville Police responded to three separate locations in central and south Naperville this past weekend for multiple reports of broken car windows and stolen valuables. These incidents were reported in park and fitness center parking lots and were immediately followed by attempts to fraudulently use the credit cards that had been left inside the vehicles. Residents are reminded to never leave purses, wallets or other valuables in their vehicles, even if they’re locked. ... See MoreSee Less

Multiple car break ins in Naperville over the weekend. Details covered in this NDP post.

1 week ago

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Who breaks into a church? Thank you to law enforcement for watching out for our religious centers. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Timeline PhotosNaperville City Dispatch is a 24-hour call center serving as a connection for residents to the City of Naperville’s Electric and Water Utilities and Department of Public Works. They truly make our community #ASaferNaper ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Eisenhower is entirely shut down this morning after person killed during carjacking. ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosAs if they don’t do enough for the community already, members of Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point began participating in “Charity Dress Down Days” in 2015 to help support local and national charities. To date, nine charitable organizations have received a total of $6,820 from the Communications Section staff. Learn more about this fun and rewarding initiative at www.naperville.il.us/asafernaper. #ASaferNaper ... See MoreSee Less

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Car jacking/home invasion suspect apprehended in Elmhurst tonight. Nice job by Elmhurst Police in quickly apprehending the suspect. ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosWe will soon be accepting applications from current law enforcement officers who want to come work for the Naperville Police Department. More details to come! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Early morning breaking and entering in Lisle. Harley motorcycles stolen and crashed. Please contact Lisle Police with any information,This morning (09/15/20) at 4:00 a.m., a LPD Officer observed three Harley-Davidson motorcycles at Yackley Avenue travelling eastbound on Ogden Avenue. The officer immediately went to the Heritage Harley-Davidson dealership and observed a broken out doorway. Shortly after, another officer observed one of the motorcycles near the ramp from Ogden to Route 53. It was apparent that the vehicle had just crashed off of the roadway, so a search was conducted for a possible injured suspect. Several area agencies assisted with the search, but the suspect was not located. Two of the stolen motorcycles were also observed in the Oak Brook area shortly after this crash.
Lisle PD is asking anyone with information that may help identify the suspects to contact the Lisle Police Department at (630) 271-4200.
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Early morning breaking and entering in Lisle. Harley motorcycles stolen and crashed. Please contact Lisle Police with any information,

2 weeks ago

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Alleged assailant is only 13?PRESS RELEASE: Naperville Police Arrest Juvenile for Armed Robbery; Charges Pending

Naperville Police were called to the 300 block of Washington Street at approximately 5:17 p.m. on September 13, 2020 for a report of an armed robbery.

Responding officers were informed that the juvenile victim was sitting with friends in Fredenhagen Park when an unknown male approached him, pointed what appeared to be a handgun at him and demanded cash. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the scene on foot.

Responding officers located the suspect, a 13-year-old from Lisle, a short distance away and took him into custody. Charges against the juvenile are pending, and the incident remains under investigation. If anyone has additional information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.
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Alleged assailant is only 13?

2 weeks ago

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Police arrested a man for an alleged armed robbery in downtown Naperville yesterday. Details should be released on this incident later today.NAPER NOTIFY: Naperville Police responded to an alleged armed robbery in the area of Fredenhagen Park in Downtown Naperville today around 5:15 p.m. Police have one suspect in custody and have cleared the area. There is no active threat to the community at this time. ... See MoreSee Less

Police arrested a man for an alleged armed robbery in downtown Naperville yesterday. Details should be released on this incident later today.

2 weeks ago

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Thank you to the Naperville Police Department!PRESS RELEASE: Naperville Police have arrested two juveniles from Aurora in connection with an armed robbery that occurred during a scheduled meet to sell vape cartridges.

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 at approximately 5:23 p.m., Naperville Police responded to a 911 call in the 1400 block of 95th Street for a report of an armed robbery. Two juvenile victims had prearranged a meet to sell nicotine vape cartridges to some subjects. When they arrived at the location, they were robbed at gunpoint of the vape cartridges and U.S. currency.

An investigation into the robbery led to the arrest of two suspects, both 17-year-old residents of Aurora, Illinois. One was arrested on Sept. 3. The other was arrested on Sept. 9. The two suspects were charged as juveniles in Will County with Armed Robbery in violation of 720 ILCS 5/18-2(a) (Class X Felony) and were released to their parents.

If anyone has additional information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department 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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Thank you to the  Naperville Police Department!

3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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A Message from Mayor Gina Cunningham

Dear Neighbor,

Many of us remember the exact moment we first learned about the September 11, 2001 attacks – the tragic events weigh heavy on our hearts and in our memories. In Woodridge, together let us remember the victims and honor the heroes on this the 19th 9/11 anniversary. Each year we come together with our neighbors in Lisle for a moving and solemn ceremony. This year’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will be a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines. I invite you and your family to please watch our virtual Remembrance and to take some time and reflect on 9/11 – let us never forget.

Please join the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District, Woodridge Police Department, Lisle Police Department, and the Woodridge VFW for a Virtual September 11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 11, at 8:30 a.m. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department will live stream the event from their Facebook Page. The Remembrance Ceremony will feature a posting of the colors, invocation, remarks from LWFD Chief Keith Krestan, a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., and Amazing Grace performed by Woodridge Police Chief Brian Cunningham on the bagpipes.

The tragic events of 9/11 continue to resonate today, and the stories of heroism and unity we shared as a country continue to be an inspiration. Like on 9/11, we face a challenging time right now with the pandemic. Thinking of and thanking all those who help us remember every year in Woodridge – our first responders, our heroes, those who survived, and all who are devoted to honoring those who sacrificed so much on 9/11. Let us continue to come together as a community and help one another through any adversity.

Thank you so much, and please take good care.

My Kindest Regards,
Mayor Gina Cunningham
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3 weeks ago

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The Twin Towers on the night of September 10, 2001. The last night that they would stand. Let us never forget all the lives lost that day. Let us also never forget the hundreds of police and firefighters lost on that terrible day. ... See MoreSee Less

The Twin Towers on the night of September 10, 2001. The last night that they would stand. Let us never forget all the lives lost that day. Let us also never forget the hundreds of police and firefighters lost on that terrible day.

3 weeks ago

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Timeline PhotosJoin the Rotary Club of Naperville this Thursday, September 10 as we hear from our school district superintendents, Dan Bridges (D203) and Dr. Adrian Talley (D204).

Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/87198864256
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3 weeks ago

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Happy Labor Day everyone! Let’s remember that not everyone has today off. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Labor Day everyone! Let’s remember that not everyone has today off.

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3 weeks ago

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Nice post by County Board Member Hart!“Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes”

On Friday evening, I rode alongside a DuPage County Sheriff's Deputy on his normal beat for nearly four hours. In that limited timespan, I saw how much is expected and how dangerous, uncertain, and at times thankless daily life is for our men and women in blue. I also saw how much good our law enforcement officers do in DuPage County - from helping the critically injured, to supporting vulnerable communities, to keeping the peace.

Are there national issues we need to address when it comes to policing? Yes. But anti-racism and support for justice is not mutually exclusive from support for law enforcement. In fact, I believe they are linked. Our law enforcement officers risk their lives every day for the safety and security of all Americans. These professionals are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. These men and women deserve more support, not less. Certainly more funding, not less.

My thanks to James Mendrick DuPage County Sheriff, Undersheriff Eddie Moore, and Deputy Pufundt for allowing me to “ride along” this evening. Most importantly, thank you to all law enforcement officers across the country. I support you. 🔵🚔🚨🇺🇸
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Nice post by County Board Member Hart!

3 weeks ago

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Nice job by Naperville PD!PRESS RELEASE: Naperville Police Make Arrests for Car Burglaries

The Naperville Police Department has made several arrests in recent days in response to two separate incidents of burglaries to motor vehicles.

Two juveniles were arrested Thursday, Sept. 3, following an investigation into an Aug. 13 incident in which officers were called to the 600 block of Spring Avenue around 5:43 p.m. after someone witnessed juveniles entering unlocked vehicles. Upon arrival, officers observed numerous vehicles with doors open that appeared to have been rummaged through.

Two of the juveniles involved, both from Naperville, were arrested Sept. 3 and subsequently released to the custody of their parents. Each is charged with one (1) felony count of Burglary, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/19-1(a).

Naperville officers also made an arrest on Saturday, Aug. 29, after receiving a 911 call at approximately 9:38 p.m. about someone looking into vehicles on the 1600 block of Smokey Court. Responding officers discovered vehicles that appeared to have been burglarized and located a suspect in the area, who was found to be in possession of stolen items.

William W. Brown, 44, of the 4900 block of W. Pope in Chicago, was arrested and charged with one (1) felony count of Burglary, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/19-1(a), one (1) misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer, one (1) misdemeanor count of theft, and one (1) misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Brown (pictured) was transported to the DuPage County Jail and was later released on a personal recognizance bond.

Read the full release: www.naperville.il.us/2020-news-articles/naperville-police-make-arrests-for-car-burglaries/
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Nice job by Naperville PD!

3 weeks ago

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Timeline PhotosToday, on the second anniversary of Mayor Emeritus Pradel's death, we remember the community policing legacy he left in Naperville by adding a photo of his statue and his beloved catchphrase "Welcome to Naperville" to a program brochure we're giving to area realtors to introduce new residents to our many community programs. www.naperville.il.us/NPDProgramsServices. His daughter, Carol, is pictured here with the brochure. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Lost dog found in Woodridge! Anyone recognize this guy?Found dog! 🐶 No tags or microchip. Resembles Falkor from the movie The NeverEnding Story.

⌚️ Found at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 1

📍 Highcrest Townhomes at 83rd/Route 53.

DuPage County Animal Services says the pooch is a female, terrier mix and not up for adoption. DuPage County Animal Services can be reached at 630-407-2800.
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Lost dog found in Woodridge! Anyone recognize this guy?

4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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Car burglaries continue to happen. You can help stop them by removing items of value from your car and locking your car’s door. Be vigilant. Report any suspicious activity in your area (when you see it happening) by dialing 9-1-1.

If you have any information on recent car burglaries, please call Detective Sergeant Downey at 630-393-2131, or email him at jdowney@warrenville.il.us.
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4 weeks ago

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Yesterday three defendants were charged with allegedly committing two armed home invasions in Lombard and Wheaton. During one of these home invasions one of the defendants shot the father who was attempting to physically defend his family.

This case was broken open by the DuPage County Crime Lab, who analyzed blood left by a defendant at the scene of one of the crimes.

www.bobberlin.com/news/offenders-in-wheaton-lombard-home-invasions-and-shooting-charged
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Timeline PhotosNAPERVILLE CRIME STOPPERS are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for a burglary.

On Saturday, August 22, 2020, at approximately 9 a.m., the below pictured subject forced entry to a dental business located at 300 E. 5th Ave. The subject appears to be dressed as a doctor/healthcare professional; wearing a stethoscope, white coat, and white Croc-like shoes.

If you have any information, please contact CRIME STOPPERS AT 630-420-6006 or contact us through our website: www.napervillecrimestoppers.com.

Your information is important to Crime Stoppers and all callers may remain anonymous. A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this incident.
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4 weeks ago

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Horrific crimes in Lombard. Thank you to Bob Berlin for doing your job! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Incredible story out of Georgia. Thank you to all those in law enforcement that played a part in saving all of these kids!

U.S. Marshals say they found 39 missing children in Georgia during two-week operation
"These missing children were considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area," the U.S. Marshals Service said.
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1 month ago

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A discussion on COVID-19 school protocols, recent legislation and executive orders from Springfield, and local public safety concerns for parents to be aware of. ... See MoreSee Less