Beecher Police Department

  • Agency: Beecher Police Department
  • Address: 724 Penfield St, Beecher, 60401 IL
  • Chief: Jeffrey L Weissgerber (Chief of Police)
Phone: 708-946-2341
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Beecher Police Department is located at 724 Penfield St, Beecher, 60401 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeffrey L Weissgerber. The Beecher Police Department phone number is 708-946-2341.

Beecher Police Department News

Would you leave Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, or your son or daughter outside in this weather? No, so don't leave the other members of your family outside. It's going to be cold tonight, please bring your pets in.

On Monday, January 8th, BPD took a report for a burglary to motor vehicle that occurred overnight, Sunday into Monday, in the 300 block of Woodward Street. The vehicle was unlocked and in the driveway of the residence. This is the first burglary to MV for the year and we want to reduce the # of them moving forward and need your help. With that in mind we would like to provide a short PSA for our residents and visitors: What are thieves looking for? The answer: EVERYTHING This includes: firearms; medication; audio equipment; cash; purses; cell phones; tools; clothes; drivers licenses and other personal documents; check books; luggage; cameras; anything of value or personal identification – anything they can pawn for cash. *And if a thief manages to get anything on it with your personal information, including a social security number, you are now in danger of also becoming an Identity Theft victim. Quick tips to prevention: • Lock your vehicle doors and take the keys with you • Park in a secure/well lit location • Don’t leave valuables out in plain site lock them in a trunk or take them with you • Park in your garage Lock it or Lose it! The key to preventing theft from vehicles starts with YOU!

UPDATE 2:35 p.m. ComEd has completed the replacement of the pole and the roadway is open. Thanks for working with us, and using alternate routes, while the road was closed. ******************************Update 0936 hrs**************************** ComEd will need to replace a pole in danger of falling. The road will be closed for an undetermined period of time. Indiana Avenue closed east of Dixie to Cardinal Creek due to a low hanging power line. ComEd on scene working to remove the line.

As we swing into tax season, BPD would like to warn everybody about the ongoing scams trying to separate you from your hard earned money and personal information. Heck they even try to scam the police. On Monday, January 8th I received a call from the (not) IRS and they were kind enough to leave a voice mail for me. Apparently I am being sued by the (not) IRS for non-payment of taxes. If you Google the number the call came from (292) 299-9295 you will find it has been used to try and scam individuals out of their personal information and money. BPD would like to remind our residents the (real) IRS will not contact you by phone concerning non-payment of tax liability. In addition, if a government agency calls and asks you to pay any type of outstanding lien, balance, or fine with a Western Union money order, Green Dot, iTunes, Amazon, MoneyPak or any other type of gift/credit card found on the endcap of your finer Walgreens, it’s not legit. It’s a SCAM. If you’re in doubt about any call from an “official” government organization, obtain a call back number and take the time to determine if the call is real or not. Do not provide payment information over the phone. If you are still not sure, give us a call and we will help you determine if the call is legit or not. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recommends if you receive a call indicating you owe taxes, and you don’t, take the time to fill out the “IRS impersonation scam” form at www.tigta.gov or call TIGTA at (800) 366-4484.

Good afternoon Beecher. What a day today. The temperature is almost downright tropical considering the last couple of weeks. Enjoy the next couple of hours, before January comes back. Unfortunately Mother Nature is just messing with us, before she puts us in a half nelson later this afternoon into the evening. It appears we will have a temperature drop tonight and looks like a cold, possibly snowy weekend. As the Sun and temperature drop tonight don’t be hot dogging it, or you may put your ride in the ditch. Remember to slow down and drive defensively. The ‘85 Bears version of defensively – not the 2017 version. Watch for black ice, put the cell phone away, be careful approaching intersections and give the plow trucks room to work spreading salt. In addition, remember to move over for Police, Fire, EMA, and tow trucks while they are out working. Stay safe and as always, be careful.

Good morning Beecher. Welcome to Tuesday, January 9th. If you’re a Bama fan (Roll Tide), like dense fog advisories and have been waiting for the kids to go back to school, today is your DAY, savor the moment, your day has arrived. But, if you don’t like Bama, hate driving in fog, and will miss the kids, we have some information for you. College football returns the 1st weekend of September, only 8 short months away. In regards to the fog, please slow down this morning while driving. Turn on your headlights, and increase your time to brake. Also, keep a watch for school buses picking up the kids. Visibility, in Washington Township, is less than ¼ mile in places. And well, the kids will be off from school on Monday, January 15th, so take them bowling with the Beecher Youth Commission. Be careful today and stay safe.

Good information to know:

We are very proud to announce a Mental Health First Aid class will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Beecher High School, 538 Miller Street, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are not dealing with a mental health issue in your family now, odds are you will at some point in time. Mental health issues cut across all lines of society, financial standing, education level, age, or ethnicity. Mental health issues don’t discriminate. The class Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. BPD is proud to partner with the community to help address this growing issue.

Good morning Beecher. The combintation of freezing rain and light snow overnight has made this morning’s commute a little slick in places. Drive too fast, and try to stop quickly and you may have a white knuckle moment as you pray for Our Lady of Blessed Braking to assist you. The plows are out clearing the snow and dropping some salt on the roadways. Move over, slow down and give the plow operators room to work. Remember they have limited visibility in the trucks and with their side mirrors. It looks like we will hit a tropical 50 later this week with a chance of rain before we step back into the freezer. Stay safe and enjoy the day.

Good morning Beecher, welcome to the last day of 2017. It’s going to be a very cold New Year’s Eve this year. Enjoy and celebrate safely tonight. If you find you had too much merriment, please have a designated driver, call a friend to pick you up, or give Uber a shout. Take care, be good to each other, and we will see you next year.

From all the staff at BPD we wish you a Merry Christmas. The Sun is out and it looks like it is going to be a very cold, but beautiful day. Public Works is out finishing the clean-up from yesterday’s snowfall. Enjoy your day with family and friends, and please be careful if you are traveling today. To the extended family of police, fire, dispatch, and EMA working today, stay safe. As always, we ask you to keep in your prayers, the Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, and Airmen of the United States Armed Forces wherever they are deployed. They stand a post, away from family, so you can enjoy the holidays in peace and safety.

Are you curious to know where Santa is today, since he began his journey earlier this morning in the Pacific region? (Spoiler Alert: as of 1134 a.m. he was heading for Perm, Russia. ) Well you’re in luck go to http://www.noradsanta.org and let the good folks at NORAD in Colorado Springs, CO assist the little ones in tracking Santa as he delivers joy across the globe. Or, give them a call toll free at 877 Hi-NORAD (877 446-6723) and let the staff and volunteers at NORAD provide a live update for the kids.

Good morning Beecher, Merry Christmas Eve. Looks like we will have a white Christmas after all. Public Works is out working on the village streets and IDOT is out on Dixie Highway. It’s slick, so please use caution, slow down and allow for increased stopping distances. If you are involved in a traffic crash, call 9-1-1 and we will be enroute. Please drive carefully, enjoy whatever you are doing today, and take time to reflect on what is really important in life.

********Cooper's family was located and he went home last night******** We had this guy brought to the Beecher Vet Clinic around 5:30 tonight, and we need your help to find his family. He was located by an individual on Eagle Lake Road east of Dixie. In the interest of full disclosure, he has had an interesting day. He smells like he met a skunk who did not enjoy his curiosity. So spread the word and lets have a Festivus miracle and get him reunited with his family.

Happy Festivus everybody. As you gather around the Festivus pole to celebrate today, with family, friends, and co-workers, we wanted to let everybody know Beecher public safety is standing by. So if the Airing of Grievances gets out of hand, BPD will be there to mediate. If you suffer an injury during the Feats of Strength, BFD is more than happy to make a house call. Enjoy your Festivus dinner and remember Festivus is not over until someone is pinned.

Remember, everything in moderation this holiday season, turkey, pie, the couch, alcohol, and even family (you all know which member of your family we're talking about). Be safe and enjoy. Happy Holidays Everybody!

Today, we had the pleasure of stopping by Beecher Manor for our monthly coffee with the residents. This month had a holiday feel to the gathering. Santa even stopped by, to enjoy the festivities, and visit with the residents and staff. Police Navidad everyone.

On Saturday, December 16th, we had the opportunity to take 19 kids Christmas shopping at Target in St. John. After shopping, Target staff assisted the kids in wrapping their purchases before returning to Beecher for lunch at the fire station. First, I would like to say thank you for the generous donations from the individuals and organizations we received. Your financial support made the day possible. Secondly, a very big thanks to the firefighters, police officers, EMA members, Village of Beecher officials, Beecher Fire Protection District board members, bus drivers and their family members/friends who joined us Saturday morning. You volunteered and contributed your time, energy, and enthusiasm, all of which are priceless, to give back to the community.

A big THANK YOU to the Beecher Girl Scout Troop 70314 who brought us a delicious plate of home made Christmas cookies tonight. Officer Little and Officer Nieken are very appreciative. Officer DaCorte was unavailable for the picture... he was already testing the cookies!

BPD and Beecher EMA were out today to collect the donations for the Project Share food drive. Second year in a row the truck was completely filled with food. A big thank you to everybody who donated, especially the Grade School and Junior High School. All donations stay in the community at the local food pantries. In January, the best part for us takes place. We get to treat the most generous home rooms in both schools to pizza and say thank you.

After 19 years of dedicated service, the Eastern Will County Communications Center (EASTCOM) signed off this morning and went 10-42. Our new dispatch center, Laraway Communications Center, became operational for EASTCOM police and fire agencies around 10 a.m. this morning. When you call 9-1-1 for an emergency, or 946-2341 to speak with an officer, you should not notice any change in service. To all the dispatchers who worked at Benton Street over the past 19 years thank you for your service. To the new dispatchers, from the 31 agencies being consolidated in Will County, welcome to the extended family.

Thank you to Zion Church and School for the cookies and Christmas cards the 7th and 8th grade classes delivered today to the police and fire departments. Beecher first responders have enjoyed this show of support from Pastor Rock and his congregation for many years. The gesture is very much appreciated by us.