Batavia Police Department

  • Agency: Batavia Police Department
  • Address: 100 N Island Ave, Batavia, 60510 IL
  • Chief: Gary J Schira (Chief of Police)
Phone: 630-454-2500
Fax: 630-454-2501

Batavia Police Department is located at 100 N Island Ave, Batavia, 60510 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Gary J Schira. The Batavia Police Department phone number is 630-454-2500.

Batavia Police Department News

Media Release Traffic Crash – Vehicle/ Pedestrian Batavia Police Report # 18-08139 On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at approximately 7:16 AM, Batavia Police were dispatched along with Batavia Fire and Medics to the 1100 block of W. Wilson Street in Batavia, IL for a traffic crash involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 15 year old male juvenile pedestrian was crossing W. Wilson Street from the north to the south when he was struck in the eastbound traffic lane by a 2011 Nissan Rogue that was traveling eastbound on W. Wilson Street. The vehicle was being driven by a 29 year old Elburn, IL resident. The juvenile subject was transported from the scene to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL for medical treatment. The driver of the passenger vehicle was not injured during the traffic crash. This traffic crash investigation is ongoing and as of this time no citations or criminal charges have been filed.

At approximately 4:30 pm on Friday, 5/18/18, Batavia Police and Fire responded to Batavia Public Library at 10 S. Batavia Ave for a traffic crash in the parking lot. A driver pulling from a parking spot went forward instead of reverse and drove through the wall of the upper lot and down into the lower lot, striking an unoccupied, parked vehicle in the lower lot, coming to rest in a vertical position. The vehicle was occupied by one adult and two children who were all able to get out of the vehicle without injury. Tow crews are currently on scene and are preparing to remove the vehicles. The scene is expected to be cleared shortly.

For the 16th year in a row, hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops, including locations at 2002 W. Wilson Street Batavia, IL, and 108 N. Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL to benefit Special Olympics Illinois on Friday, May 18th, beginning at 5 AM. Batavia and Geneva Police officers will be on hand to raise awareness and donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. Each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free donut coupon. Guests donating at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free medium coffee. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and hats, will be sold for various donation amounts. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family support. We hope to see you on Friday, May 18th!

The Batavia Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Watch Commander James Nettnin from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Watch Commander Nettnin has successfully completed the ten (10) week Staff and Command program held in Plainfield, Illinois, from January 8 – May 11, 2018. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 18,000 students both nationally and internationally. Watch Commander Nettnin was a student in SPSC Class #428 which accommodated a total of 47 students for the ten week period. The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. The major topics of study include: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation. Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes in addition to a staff study paper that are all required parts of the curriculum. Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 6 units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community. Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training, and Executive Development. The Batavia Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Watch Commander Nettnin’s attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.

Media Release Retail Theft Batavia Police Report # 18-7490 On Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 6:41 PM, Batavia Police Officers were dispatched to the AT&T located at 201 North Randall Road in Batavia, IL for an alleged robbery that had just occurred (later reclassified as a retail theft after subsequent investigation). Witnesses on scene advised that two male black subjects entered the store and asked the employees about the phones on display. The subjects then removed six (6) smart phones, damaging the displays in the process, and left the store without paying for the merchandise. The offenders entered a maroon four door SUV type vehicle and fled the area. Witnesses in the area observed part of a display thrown from the vehicle in front of Jewel-Osco, 119 South Randall Road, Batavia, in the parking lot area. This item was later recovered by Batavia Police Department Officers. The vehicle was later located by Kane County Sheriff’s Office deputies travelling eastbound on I-88 at a high rate of speed. KCSO attempted to stop the vehicle; however the offending vehicle did not stop. KCSO followed the vehicle and it was last seen travelling eastbound on I-88 near Naperville Road driving in excess of 105 miles per hour. At approximately 7:47 PM, Batavia Police Department was contacted by Lisle Police Department. Lisle Police Department advised they believed they had located the suspects near a wooded area. After Batavia Police Department provided Lisle Police Department with photographs of the suspects, it was determined that the subjects Lisle Police Department had located were in fact the suspects from the retail theft. The suspects were taken into custody and identified as a male juvenile and 28 year old, Sharn Green Jr., of the 1100 block of N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago, IL. Green and the juvenile were arrested and charged with the following offenses: • 1 count of retail theft of display merchandise with a value more than $300 – Class 3 felony. • 1 count of criminal damage to property not exceeding $500 – Class A misdemeanor. Green was processed at Batavia Police Department and subsequently transferred to Kane County Jail to await bond call. The juvenile was processed and subsequently transferred to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center to await a detention hearing. This case is still under investigation. The suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

At approximately 6:40 pm in 5/10/18, Batavia Police responded to a call of a robbery in progress at the AT&T Store at 201 N. Randall Rd. Two subjects reportedly entered the store and began stealing phones from the counters while the store attendant was distracted. They fled and police were notified. No weapons were displayed or implied. No injuries were reported by store employees or anyone else that police aware of at this time. Offenders are still at large and Batavia Police are investigating the incident.

Batavia Police are requesting assistance in identifying the pictured subject in regards to a theft. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the subject is asked to contact Batavia Police Investigations at 630-454-2500.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:55 AM, Batavia Police were notified of a suspicious incident that occurred near the intersection of N. River Street and Fayette Street. Officers learned that at approximately 8:25 AM a newer model small, black 4 door passenger vehicle had been driving northbound on N. River Street when it stopped at the intersection near a bus stop where several juveniles were awaiting the arrival of a school bus. The make and model of the suspicious vehicle is unknown. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle opened up the passenger side door and attempted to engage the juveniles in a conversation. The juvenile subjects advised the driver that they were not going to come near the vehicle at which point the vehicle drove from the intersection northbound on N. River Street. The driver is described as being a tall, white male in his 30’s with short, dark, curly hair and stubble for facial hair. No clothing description was given at this time. The Batavia Police Department and Batavia School District 101 encourages parents and guardians to speak with their children about the importance of immediately calling 911 or speaking with a trusted adult when confronted with situations involving suspicious persons. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Batavia Police Department Investigations Unit at (630) 454-2500.

2018 Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week Batavia Police Department to Participate in Second Annual Distracted Driving Week Education, Enforcement Campaign to take place April 23-27 Each day, 10 people are killed in distracted driving crashes - contributing to the 37,000 people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To help bring attention to the dangers associated with driving distracted, the Batavia Police Department announced today it will participate in Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week (DDAW) and conduct an enforcement campaign of Illinois’ distracted driving laws. “No distraction- whether texting or talking on the phone - is ever worth the loss of life on the roadway,” said the Batavia Police Department. “These senseless deaths can easily be prevented if drivers simply choose to focus on the core task of driving when behind the wheel. We aim to do our part to help keep Batavia’s roads safer.” The second annual Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week is a coordinated effort between the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), AAA, The Illinois State Police, The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois High School and College Driver Education Association (IHSCDEA) and nearly 300 local law enforcement throughout Illinois to educate motorists about the dangers of driving while distracted and enforcing the laws on Illinois’ roadways. Last year’s DDAW efforts resulted in over 18,000 warnings and citations for distracted driving offenses. In addition to traffic enforcement the Batavia Police Department will participate in education activities in coordination with the IHSCDEA: • Teach about the dangers of distracted driving in driver’s education classes and/or all school assembly • Work with teens to display distracted driving posts around community • Promote distracted driving messages through department’s social media channels Contrary to what some drivers may think, hands-free, handheld and in-vehicle technologies are not distraction-free, even if a driver’s eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel. The latest AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found that: • Drivers who text when behind the wheel more than double their odds of being involved in a crash; • Drivers who use in-vehicle technologies, like voice-based and touch screen features, can be distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message. • Removing eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk for a crash Violating Illinois’s distracted driving laws can be costly. Know before you go. In Illinois: • Law prohibits all drivers from texting and driving {FINE} • Law prohibits all drivers from using a hand-held phone while driving {FINE] • Law prohibits all teen drivers from using a cell phone while driving [FINE] For more information on Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week visit These partnerships have been formed to help further a traffic safety culture in Illinois and to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries resulting from distracted driving. Please help the ILACP, AAA, and the Batavia Police Department, to keep Illinois’ roadways safe and Illinois strong.

Phone scam alert: falsely representing ComEd Batavia Police Department and Public Utility department have issued a warning that callers imitating ComEd representatives have been making contacting Batavia residents via phone with a threat to disconnect electrical services unless over-the-phone payments are made. ComEd is not the electric utility provider for the City of Batavia. Such calls constitute a scam and residents should hang up on the caller. The City of Batavia provides electric, water and wastewater services. The Utility Billing department sends out and collects all residential, commercial and industrial utility bills. If you have questions about your bill, call 630-454-2020. Also, if you are new to Batavia or if you are moving within the City, please contact the Utility Billing Department by calling 630-454-2020.

Media Release Safety Concern at Batavia High School - UPDATE Batavia Police Report # 18-3165 Batavia School District 101 officials contacted the Batavia Police Department last week after receiving a tip about the concerns for the safety of students at the Batavia High School. The concerns originated from posts that were disseminated through various social media outlets. The police department in cooperation with Batavia High School administrators worked diligently to investigate this matter. As a result of the investigation it was determined that one juvenile subject exacerbated the situation by intentionally sending false information via social media related to a perceived school threat. Given that all of the involved students are juveniles, state statute does not allow for names of students or specific details to be released. Any disciplinary action against the involved students is handled in accordance with school district policy. The Batavia Police Department in conjunction with Batavia School District 101 encourages parents to talk with their students about reporting safety threats, containing rumors, and the importance of safety concerns. If your child sees or hears something concerning, please report it to a school staff member or the police. If your child says that they saw something or heard something, please assist them in reporting this to someone appropriate, such as a teacher, principal, or police officer. Be prepared to state, specifically, what was seen or heard, and the source of information. In addition, BPS101 has a safety line that is available to all community members at 630-937-5410 or Please leave your contact information in the event that more information is needed. Additionally, students and family members have the option to report concerns directly to the School Resource Officer or the police department non-emergency phone number (630-454-2500). Although we investigate each and every report, there is a distinction between the reporting of threats and the reporting of things that were overheard or came to know about second hand. Threats are those things that are directly seen or heard, and this information is most helpful to investigators. Rumors are things that are not directly heard or something that “everyone is saying.” Rumors may still be reported, but it might be helpful to also have the conversation with your student about how quickly rumors can spread misinformation and how real a rumor may seem despite a lack of actual facts. When a large number of people are spreading the same rumor, it seems to gain credibility. Lastly, please talk to your child about safety concerns and the serious consequences for starting false rumors or joking about school safety threats. Much of the concern at BHS this week was related to the spread of false rumors and intentionally misleading social media posts. The safety of every child is the number one priority for school and law enforcement officials. Should there be a time when a threat is deemed credible, school and or law enforcement will be in immediate communication with the BPS101 community. Authority: Deputy Chief Shawn Mazza Released: Thursday, March 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the Batavia Police Department received a report of a male exposing himself to a young girl in the 0-99 block of South Jackson Street in Batavia. The victim advised that while she was outside of her residence, she observed a male subject sitting in a white 4- door car. The man allegedly said something to the victim to get her attention and upon doing so, he exposed his penis to her before pulling away in his vehicle and fleeing the area. The victim described the offender as a male white subject, approximately 30 years old with dark, medium length hair and a tan complexion. She also advised that he had a moustache and goatee and was wearing a blue shirt. The victim’s father followed and tried to obtain vehicle information but was unable to do so as the car fled at a high rate of speed. It was last seen in the area of Western Ave/Wilson St proceeding northbound. As of this time, Batavia Police Department has received no other complaints similar to this incident. Anyone having any information that may be helpful in identifying this offender is encouraged to contact the Batavia Police Department immediately. Authority: Daniel M. Eul, Chief of Police February 28, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.

Media Release Safety Concern at Batavia High School Batavia Police Report # 18-3165 Batavia School District 101 officials contacted the Batavia Police Department last week after receiving a tip about the concerns for the safety of students at the Batavia High School. The concerns originated from posts that were disseminated through various social media outlets. The police department in cooperation with Batavia High School administrators continues to work diligently to investigate this matter. As of this time, the police department has determined that there is not an imminent threat or danger to students or staff at the high school. Given that all of the involved students are juveniles, state statute does not allow for names of students or specific details to be released. As of this time there have not been criminal charges filed against the students involved in this incident. Any disciplinary action against the involved students is handled in accordance with school district policy. To reassure parents and give added piece of mind, the police department has increased the police presence in and around the high school. Communications were also sent out to all families of high school students by the school district informing them of this investigation and to remind parents and students of the ability to utilize the BPS safety line (630-937-5410) to report concerns. Additionally, students and family members have the option and are encouraged to report concerns directly to the School Resource Officer or the police department non-emergency phone number (630-454-2500). Generally speaking, every school safety concern reported to the police department and/or the school district is taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. If at any point a threat is found to be credible and a danger exists, families would be immediately notified of the situation and of countermeasures being taken by the police department and school district. The Batavia Police Department and Batavia School District 101 strongly share the common belief that the safety of every student is of the utmost importance. Both organizations will continue to work cooperatively to help ensure that the safety needs of all students and staff are met. Authority: Deputy Chief Shawn Mazza Released: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 12:45 PM

UPDATE On Friday evening (02/23/18), the suspect from the Steak n Shake shooting incident turned himself in and is currently in custody at Kane County Jail.

Media Release Attempted Homicide Batavia Police Report # 18-2806 *UPDATE* On Friday evening (02/23/18), Mr. Hunter turned himself in and is currently in custody at Kane County Jail. ************************************************************************************** On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at approximately 6:25 p.m., Batavia Police Department officers were dispatched to the Steak and Shake Restaurant, 1901 McKee St, Batavia for a delayed report of a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot. Police were initially alerted by medical staff at a local area hospital that they were treating a male patient for an apparent gunshot wound that he told them he had received while in the parking lot drive-through lane at the restaurant. The victim was treated at Delnor hospital and released, suffering a single, non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper left leg. The victim is a 17 year old Carol Stream resident. Batavia Police completed a crime scene investigation at the restaurant related to this incident. Evidence collected at the scene indicated that the offending vehicle was a red sedan. The victim advised that while parked in the drive through lane at the restaurant there was a verbal altercation between the occupants in his vehicle and an occupant(s) of a red sedan. As a result of the altercation, the victim alleged a subject inside the red vehicle fired numerous shots at him, striking him once. The red vehicle then attempted to leave the parking lot, but lost control and struck another vehicle which was parked and unoccupied in the lot before finally exiting the lot. The offending vehicle sustained moderate damage to the front passenger bumper and fender, and was located several hours later in the 1000 block of Lorlyn Circle. The firearm believed to be used in this case was located in a parking lot near the scene of the shooting. Search warrants for the vehicle and residence associated with the vehicle were obtained and executed in conjunction with the Kane County S.W.A.T. Team. No injuries were reported during service of the warrants. Subsequent investigation resulted in the defendant being identified as 27 year old male, Terry W. Hunter. Following consultation with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, Hunter has been charged with the following: Attempt Murder (3) counts – 720 ILCS 5/8-4(a) and 720 ILCS 5/9-1(a)(1) – A class X Felony Aggravated Battery – 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05(e)(1) – A class X Felony Armed Violence – 720 ILCS 5/33A-2 – A class X Felony Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (7) counts – 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2(a)(2) – A class 1 Felony Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felon – 720 ILCS 5/24-1.1(a) – A class 3 Felony The defendant is not in custody at this time and the Batavia Police Department is actively looking for him. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone having any information about this case or the whereabouts of the defendant is asked to contact the Batavia Police Department at (630)454-2500. Anyone encountering the defendant should not approach him. Please immediately contact 9-1-1. The defendant is considered armed and dangerous at this time. The Batavia Police are requesting the assistance of the public in locating the defendant. The defendant is known to frequent the Batavia and Aurora areas. Terry W. Hunter ( 27 YOA) 1264 Yellow Pine Drive Aurora, IL Male/ Black; 6’02”; 250 Pounds; Black Hair/ Brown Eyes; May have a beard The Batavia Police would like to remind the public and media that a charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Any media inquiries should be directed to Detective Watch Commander Eric Blowers of the Batavia Police Department at (630) 454-2500. Authority: Daniel M. Eul, Chief of Police February 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The Batavia Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at Steak n Shake on Tuesday evening (02/20/18). Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Batavia Police Investigations (630-454-2500). Thank you.

*URGENT MESSAGE - SNOWFALL PARKING RESTRICTIONS* The National Weather Service is predicting substantial snowfall beginning tonight, Thursday, February 08, 2018, and continuing through the day tomorrow, Friday, February 09, 2018. As a reminder, parking on public streets, alleys, or municipal owned parking lots is prohibited when snowfall accumulations reach two inches (2”) or more. City plow and street crews need to be able to access all roadway surfaces in order to safely and efficiently manage snow removal operations. For at least the next 72 hour period no overnight parking permits will be issued. Vehicles in violation of the ordinance are subject to relocation at expense of the owner (see below). Please use caution and allow plenty of extra time if you need to navigate the roadways during the storm. CITY ORDINANCE: 6-6-9: PARKING PROHIBITED DURING SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS: A. It shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle or, if parked, to allow a motor vehicle to remain parked or standing in any public street, alley or Municipally-owned or operated parking lot during or after a snowfall in which there is an accumulation of two inches (2") of snow or more. This prohibition shall remain until twenty four (24) hours after the end of the snowfall or until the street, alley or parking lot is plowed or the snow removed there from, whichever occurs first. B. Any vehicles parked in violation of this Section are hereby declared a nuisance and a hazard to the public safety, and any police officer of the City is authorized to cause the removal of such vehicle to a public garage or other place of safety during snow removal operations of the City on such streets, and expense of such removal and storage in such public garage shall be paid by the owner or operator of such vehicle, in addition to any other penalties imposed by this Title. (1972 Code § 75.125) – Title 6, Chapter 6, #9

On Thanksgiving morning at approximately 6:30am a race clock, similar to the one in the image, was taken from the 1100 block of Carraige Drive prior to the Turkey Trot. Anyone with information, please contact Batavia Police Investigations at 630-454-2500. Make: Electro Numeric's Race Clock, Model #mm-01

One of our officers found a large male German Shepherd roaming around near the intersection of Rte 31 and Fabyan Parkway. We'd like to reunite him with his owner. If you happen to know the owner, please have them contact us at 630-454-2500.

Batavia Police Officer William Konovsky has recently been deployed with his military unit to aid in the Puerto Rico relief effort. Officer Konovsky is currently a 1st Lieutenant in the Illinois Army National Guard, where he is assigned as the Executive Officer of the 233rd Military Police Company. While in Puerto Rico, Lieutenant Konovsky’s unit mission will be to aid in humanitarian efforts and sustainment operations with the Puerto Rican municipalities by means of supporting law enforcement through logistics convoy escorts, protection details and assisting in providing food and potable water to civilians residing within his company’s Area of Responsibility. We wish the best of luck to Lieutenant Konovsky and his Soldiers, and look forward to their safe and speedy return.

This past Monday some of our first responders were able to join residents from the Batavia Apartments in some Halloween festivities.

BATAVIA POLICE OFFER FREE GUN LOCKS TO RESIDENTS Batavia firearm owners are invited to stop by the Batavia Police Department, 100 N. Island Avenue, to receive a free gun lock while supplies last. Batavia Police encourage all residents to safely store firearms at all times in order to prevent injuries or death due to accidental discharge. Police will neither request nor record personal information from those interested in obtaining a gun lock. The goal of the program is to promote gun safety in order to keep citizens safe. Please contact Deputy Chief Shawn Mazza at (630) 454-2500 if you need any additional information.

In preparation for Halloween, the Batavia Police Department has issued several recommendations to help make trick-or-treating a safe an enjoyable experience for young witches and goblins. Suggested hours for trick-or-treating are from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017. HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS 1. Walk in small groups, not alone 2. Bicycles and skateboards should be left at home 3. Younger children should be accompanied by adults 4. Costumes should not restrict vision 5. Use stick-on reflective material generously 6. Carry a flashlight if out after dark 7. Only give or accept wrapped or packaged candy 8. Parents should examine candy carefully before children are allowed to eat it HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Temporary Road Closures Wilson Street Bridge and Route 31 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 4:40 PM Batavia High School will be having their annual homecoming parade on W. Wilson St. in the downtown area business district. This will result in traffic being detoured on Route 25 and E. Wilson St., with temporary road closures of the Wilson Street Bridge and Route 31 (S. Batavia Ave. at W. Wilson St.). This event will have a significant impact on vehicle traffic on all roads that intersect the parade route. The Wilson Street Bridge will be closed to all East/West bound traffic at 4:40 PM and Route 31 (Batavia Ave.) will be closed at approx. 5:25 PM between McKee Street and Main Street. Parade units will begin staging between 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM on N. River Street at Spring Street. The parade will start at 5:00 PM and proceed south on N. River Street to Wilson Street, then W/B Wilson Street to the end point at Batavia High School. All vehicle traffic needing to get to the Westside of Batavia from Route 25 and the E. Wilson Street area will need to detour to Fabyan Parkway or head south and cross the river at Route 56 in North Aurora. The following detour routes should be used to avoid parade event area. Vehicle traffic needing to get to Randall Road from downtown Batavia should use McKee Street north of W. Wilson Street on Route 31 and Main Street south of W. Wilson Street on Route 31. Vehicles traveling east on W. Wilson Street at Western Avenue will be detoured north to Western Avenue to McKee Street. Please plan your route accordingly during this event as to minimize any further delays in your travel time to your destination. Duration of the parade will take approximately 1 hour.