Pana Police Department

  • Agency: Pana Police Department
  • Address: 118 E 3rd St, Pana, 62557 IL
  • Chief: Bradley D Sims (Chief of Police)
Phone: (217) 562-2141
Fax: 217-562-4119

Pana Police Department is located at 118 E 3rd St, Pana, 62557 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Bradley D Sims. The Pana Police Department phone number is (217) 562-2141.

Pana Police Department News

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK OCTOBER 27TH 10AM - 2PM On October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Pana Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will once again give the public an opportunity to rid your homes from expired and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the parking lot at Pana Walgreens where a Pana officer will be on site to collect the medications. (No liquids, needles or sharps. Only pills or patches.) This is free and anonymous to citizens of our area. Several Law Enforcement agencies in central Illinois are taking part in this service so please take advantage of this can be a life saver.

Questions have been raised about new or current Illinois Child Restraint System Laws. Please review the link below:

Safe Passage is at it again! Thank you Gateway Treatment Facility in Springfield for accepting another individual into treatment this evening. A beautiful young lady with incredible courage showed up and made the commitment. We are so proud of you. A big thank you to all who helped out in making this happen today. We will continue to be there for each other. Those of you who are Guides/Volunteers with the "Christian County Safe Passage Initiative", stay alert....we will be reaching out to you for assistance. Thank you for making time to be available. May this entire region of central Illinois be blessed with healing and restoration. Chief Bland

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We would like to thank Gateway Treatment Facility in Springfield for working with us on Labor Day afternoon and accepting a female from Pana into treatment within ONE hour of request. While most are enjoying the holiday with family and friends, we are grateful to be able to provide support for one hurting and desperate individual who was able to quickly get into treatment. Tears of hope and anticipation streamed down this persons face as a glimpse of a new beginning could be seen; our continual prayers and support are with you. The Christian County Safe Passage Initiative is rolling......if you need help, we will be there for you. Chief Bland

Thank You: Members of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office Reserves and the Christian County Sheriff's Office Reserves, stepped up once again and provided much needed support to the Pana Police Department for the safe operations of the Pana Labor Day Parade today. Thank you for taking time out of your holiday weekend to serve at this event, as well as providing support to your fellow law enforcement officers. There is no doubt, this day would be much different without all of your help and support. Thanks again. (See photo of Reserves) It is also very important to recognize current Pana Police Auxiliary Officer, Dan Brookman (retired former Pana Police Lieutenant), for working his 45th Labor Day Parade detail today (Yes 45!). This is an incredible accomplishment that demonstrates tremendous dedication and loyalty to the City of Pana and surrounding area. On behalf of everyone, we would like to thank you and your family, for so many years of incredible service; we look forward to seeing you again next year. (See photo of Aux. Officer Dan Brookman, and his son, Shelby County Sheriff's Reserve, Andy Brookman) Pana Officers & Dispatchers

To those who sit in the downtown 100 block of south Locust St., prepare for a slight adjustment and reroute this year due to the building being taken down. Thank you. Please share.

Pana Police Department receives Narcan through grant partnered by ILEAS (Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm Systesm) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) entitled: Empowering and Equipping Law Enforcement and Communities in Rural Illinois to Reduce Opioid Overdose. The goal of the grant is to provide, in 18 select counties in Southern Illinois, training to Law Enforcement first responders and equip them with NARCAN Nasal Spray, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Christian County is one of 18 counties in Southern Illinois eligible for this grant. The grant will also provide follow up care, referrals and care coordination in the targeted counties. (Pictured in photo are Chief Dan Bland (left) and ILEAS Regional Planning Coordinator/State Emergency Operations Center Liaison David Fellows; presenting the NARCAN)

It’s easy for some to criticize when they’re not in our shoes.....

Thank you Bob Ridings of Pana for your support to our agency and the community. We had a great time at the anniversary event. Thanks again!

10:00 AM Weather Siren Test Today

PUBLIC SAFETY POST REMINDER Over the past couple of weeks, the City of Pana has seen an increase in thefts from vehicles, sheds and garages, some from unlocked or unsecured areas, but others have been forced open. We would like to provide a few reminders to the Citizens of Pana and surrounding areas: 1. Remember to lock your vehicles, sheds and homes at all times. Criminals prey upon easy-target areas; areas they can quickly gain access to, remove property, and leave the area without being detected. Remove any items of value from plain view inside your vehicles: purses, wallets, phones, electronics, book-bags, etc. If items remain inside a locked vehicle, please keep them out of sight. Yes forced entry can occur, but your odds of being a victim are reduced drastically by locking your property. 2. Light Up your Area. As daylight hours become shorter, darkness sets in and creates longer nights. Citizens are reminded to turn on exterior lights around your homes and businesses (front and rear entrances). Criminals like the darkness to conceal their movement and activity. Neighborhoods and businesses that are well lit improve visibility for patrol officers as well as others in the area who can report suspicious activity. All citizens are encouraged to be vigilant in reporting any suspicious, unusual, negligent, or criminal behavior no matter the time of day or night. It is not unusual for there to only be one or possibly two officers on duty at different hours of the day and night, which makes it difficult to provide all the coverage needed throughout the entire community. We depend on the citizens to be watchful and supportive of each other and to quickly report suspicious behavior thus improving response times and reducing criminal opportunity. We believe the majority of these recent thefts are being committed by 4-5 individuals who already have criminal convictions for doing the same thing in the past. We are working to establish enough evidence once again to prove our suspicions in a court of law. Until we do, please remind and share the information above with your family and friends. Thank you.

Update: The Water leak was repaired, completed and back in service at 1:30am. Thank you Pana Street for all your hard work. No boil order issued at this time but we will keep you posted if anything changes. There is a water leak on 6th Street Road by the cemetery. A significant portion of the City is affected. We will post more information when it becomes available.

To the person who placed this sign in front of City Hall, we say thank you for your support.

PRESS RELEASE: METH TRAFFICKING CHARGES AND INDICTMENTS The following is a press release issued today by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Springfield following a lengthy investigation by DEA and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group (CIEG) which led to the arrest of four subjects in Pana on May 22, 2018: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Trial has been scheduled on Aug. 3, 2018, for three Pana, Ill., defendants and a Missouri man charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Claudette Borders, 46; Jesse Stoldorf, 43, Randy Hammond, 39, all of rural Pana; and Raymond Toth, 60, of Cuba, Mo., were arraigned in federal court in Springfield on June 28. The defendants were previously charged by complaint and arrested on May 24, 2018. Each of the four defendants has been ordered detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A federal grand jury returned the indictment against the four on June 20. The indictment charges Borders and Stoldorf with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of distribution of methamphetamine, which was obtained from Missouri, from their Pana home on May 3, 2018. Hammond is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on May 22, 2018. Toth is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of meth on May 22, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, the charges against Borders, Stoldorf, and Hammond carry statutory penalties of up to 30 years in prison. If convicted, the drug charge against Toth carries a statutory penalty of 10 years to life in prison. For possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, the penalty is a mandatory five years in prison to be served consecutive to any sentence ordered for the underlying drug crime. The charges are the result of an investigation by DEA and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group (CIEG) with the assistance of the Pana Police Department and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Crystal Correa. Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; each defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Weather Siren Notification Reminder:

Press Release Offense: Unlawful Use/Possession of Firearm by Felons Date: 06/25/18 Location: 205 S. Clark Street, Pana, IL Suspects: *Benavides, Anthony D. (Age 23) 205 S. Clark St., Pana *Stephens, Lucas D. (Age 21); 205 S. Clark St., Pana *Fleming, Theodore M. (Age 35); 1225 W. Main Cross, Taylorville, IL On June 25, 2018, at 4:19 am, Christian County 911 received a call of shots fired in the 200 block of Clark St. in Pana, with reports of a male subject with possible gunshot wounds. A Pana Officer arrived and located where the incident occurred- 205 S. Clark Street; Christian County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area to assist. The Pana Officer discovered one male subject who was later identified as Theodore M. Fleming, forced his way into the residence of 205 S. Clark Street, and threatened individuals with a handgun. A struggle ensued inside the residence between multiple subjects where several shots were fired inside the home. Officers did not locate anyone injured at 205 S. Clark, but was told Fleming was last seen fleeing on foot to the south. At 4:34 am, Christian County 911 received an additional call of a male subject knocking on the door at 403 S. Chestnut Street with gunshot wounds. Officers responded along with Pana Ambulance and EMS, and located Fleming on the porch with multiple gunshot wounds to the right arm. Fleming was transported to Springfield St. John’s Hospital for treatment; non-life threatening injuries. Pana Police contacted Illinois State Police Zone 4 Investigations for assistance, along with ISP Crime Scene Services, Central Illinois Enforcement Group, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, and the Christian County States Attorney’s Office. During the investigation, two handguns were recovered during the incident. Benavides and Stephens were charged with Unlawful Use/Possession of Firearm by Felon and transported to Christian County Correctional Center. Fleming was last reported to be in stable condition at a hospital in Springfield. The case remains under investigation, with additional charges pending against Fleming.

Congratulations Dispatcher Carla Thompson, on your retirement from the Pana Police Department. Thank you for 36 1/2 years of dedicated and honorable service to your Community. We wish you all the best!