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August 31, 2017

 

Press Release

 

On August 30,2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m. the Geneseo Police Department arrested Isaiah L. Sanchez age 22,  Andrew J. Doxee age 19 and a 16 year old male juvenile all of Muscatine, Iowa on charges of burglary to motor vehicle, criminal trespass to motor vehicle and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Officer (s) responded to a complaint of unknown person(s) burglarizing a vehicle. The two adult males were turned over to the Henry County Jail and the male juvenile was released to the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. The incident was investigated by the Geneseo Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff's Department. Anyone that believes they are a possible victim or with further information is asked to the Geneseo Police Department at 309-944-5141.

 

Chief Thomas J. Piotrowski

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Tips for Preventing Vehicle Burglaries

 

  •    Keep your vehicle locked.
  • Park in a well-lit area.
  • Stash your valuables before parking.
  • Close all windows and sunroofs.
  • Keep cash, wallets, purses, electronics, and any other items out of sight.
  • Obtain a vehicle alarm.

If you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, contact the police.

 

 

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***Ordinance Changes***

On October 11, 2016 two City Ordinances were updated by the City Council. They will go into effect on October 22, 2016.

Click on the Ordinance number to review them.

O-16-176 Large Truck Parking

O-16-177 Prohibiting Cannabis

 

 

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Are you a victim of Identity Theft? Do you have questions about freezing your credit report? Read the Illinois Attorney General's Identity Theft Resource Guide.

 

***SCAM ALERT***

 

 

 

The Geneseo Police Department is warning residents about some potential scams. A recent potential scam is an unsolicited call from people stating they are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The IRS will contact persons via postal service mail and will not call people regarding a potential lawsuit on back taxes or fines.  Please do not provide any type of personal information.  As stated on the IRS website, www.IRS.gov:

 

Note that the IRS will never:

 

1) Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.

 2) Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.

3) Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.

4) Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. 

5) Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

 

 

Things to Remember:

 

  • Although senior citizens may be the preferred target group for such scams and cons, anyone can be a victim of a con artist, regardless of age.
  • The best prevention is to talk with a trusted family member or friend before making any financial investments or contacts.
  • Ask your attorney or a local bank questions about any request you receive to forward money or asking for money.
  • Never give out your bank account numbers, credit card numbers or other personal information  to anyone you do not know or have not checked out.
  • Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Any unsolicited contacts should be discarded.

 

 

For other Crime Prevention information, contact the Geneseo Police Department at 309-944-5141.

 

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Gun Locks

Keep our children safe! Project Child Safe and the Geneseo Police Department have teamed up to bring FREE gun locks to our community. Stop by the Police Department and pick up your gun lock and gun safety information!

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Outdoor Storm Sirens
 
 On June 25, 2014, the City of Geneseo updated storm siren locations within the city limits; adding a new siren and relocating an existing siren.  A new siren has been added to the water stand pipe located at the SW corner of Chicago and U.S. Highway 6. The siren previously located at Boelen Field has been relocated to the former civil defense building north on Illinois Route 82. Braniff Communications assisted the city with the relocations, coverage mapping and purchase of the sirens. The upgrades will better alert outdoor areas in the event of severe weather. The siren locations also add redundancy in case of a siren failure. The sirens are tested at 10:00 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.