Manteno Police Department

  • Agency: Manteno Police Department
  • Address: 98 East Third St., Manteno, 60950 IL
  • Chief: Bernie Thompson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 815-929-4801
Fax: 815-468-8240

Manteno Police Department is located at 98 East Third St., Manteno, 60950 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Bernie Thompson. The Manteno Police Department phone number is 815-929-4801.

Manteno Police Department News

Thank you to all of our Veterans! Your sacrifices will never be forgotten. God Bless our Military and our Country! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

First snowfall of the season. Please slow down and give yourself extra time! Ending up in the ditch this morning will ruin your whole day we guarantee.. Now stop looking at Facebook and get moving, you need to leave early....

Some of our officers got to use the driving simulator today. As you can tell Officer Rourke was having way to much fun, even when she crashed! If you look close at second pic though she seems a little more serious - think she almost hit a ๐Ÿ‡ in that simulation! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿฐ

****Clarification on the DNA swabing*** This is only done with new students and parental permission - NO student is allowed to do this w/o a signed permission slip from guardian.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ DNA swabing at the Elementary school this morning. We had a great time interacting w all the kids.

****Update**** Street now open-Comed still on scene for a while working on power outage. 6th St from N. Walnut to Jodi CT. will be closed for a while due to a small fire on a utility pole. Comed is enroute.

Hey Noah G., you forgot your wallet at the jumping pillow in Manteno. We have it at the PD. Come see us.

Attention Manteno trick or treaters: Make sure to stop by and see our officers patrolling this evening. They might have a little treat for you. Have fun and stay safe!!

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Several of Manteno PD's finest were at a week long training on Peer Support. Learning how to not only take care of each other, but how to take care of ourselves. It was a very eye opening class and it will be the foundation for the newly created Manteno Police Department Peer Support Team. Officers Jason Forbes, Quincy Spears, Dan Lengel, and Sgt Mike Berns will all be part of the initial team.

This is from CN Railroad--You probably never thought about Halloween safety around RR tracks have you?..but you should and please pass this on to your little monsters..or princesses if they are not going the scary route!! HALLOWEEN, FALL SAFETY AROUND RAILROAD TRACKS With Halloween and Trick-or-Treating around the corner, please make sure that children and parents are not utilizing railroad tracks or railroad property to get from one side of the neighborhood to another. Please pass along these safety tips to members of your community. WALKING NEAR TRACKS. Never walk, cycle or drive along railway tracks. It is hard to judge how far away a train is or what speed itโ€™s currently traveling at. Trains can go as fast as 70 mph and can take up to a mile or more to come to a complete stop. That is the length of 18 football fields. RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY Railway yards, tunnels and bridges are all private property. If you are caught trespassing on them, you could be fined up to $500. Itโ€™s not just illegal to trespass on railway propertyโ€”it is extremely dangerous. Railway tunnels and bridges are only slightly wider than the rails, leaving little to no room for you if a train does come along. USE DESIGNATED RAILWAY CROSSINGS Always cross railway tracks at designated crossings. Trying to cross tracks anywhere else could be deadly. Remember, trains can come at any time, from either direction, and on any track. They do not always run on a set schedule. OBEY ALL RAILWAY SIGNS AND SIGNALS Obey all railway signs and warning devices, such as lights, bells, and gates. Before proceeding through a crossing, look both ways and listen for approaching trains. If a train is coming, or railway warning signals are activated, stop behind any gates or stop lines and wait for the train to pass. Make sure to wait until the warning signals have ceased and you are certain no other trains are approaching, from either direction, on any track before proceeding across.

We need some help.... Suspicious Subject This image shows an unknown male subject in the area of the Southcreek Subdivision on 10-24-18 at approximately 3:00 am. If anyone knows the subject or can identify him, please contact the Manteno Police Department. 815-929-4801 Thank you!

The Manteno Police is currently investigating an incident that occurred at approximately 1:30AM on October 22nd in the area of Katie Lane and South McGuire Drive. While taking out their trash a woman came across an unknown individual who possibly had entered her unlocked vehicle. The woman was struck and knocked to the ground as the subject fled from the area. The subject was described as a male unknown race wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants with black shorts over the top, and having black gloves on. If anyone has information in reference to this case or has a home video surveillance system that may have picked up activity in the area please contact the Manteno Police Department at (815)929-4801.

These 2 are serious party poopers! They found out about the numerous parties that have been occurring at the "Barn" just outside of Manteno. They said it is private property and NO one is allowed there! But if you would like to show up, they are ready with their breath test instrument, citations for trespassing and some pals from the Sheriffs Dept. Bummer dude... ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž Seriously though, anyone caught at this property will be cited for trespassing. Please be smart and be careful, it only takes 1 stupid move or some bad luck to ruin your life...

Today is National Move Over Day! Please give police, fire, ems, tow trucks, construction workers room when you see them on side of road. Move Over, Slow Down, Pay Attention - Save a Life!

***Coyote/Fox reminder and info.*** The following is an excerpt from our Living with Wildlife brochure we have available at the PD. Coyote/Fox Corner Coyotes/Fox generally avoid humans; however, the presence of a free buffet in the form of pet food, compost, or trash can lure coyotes into yards and create the impression that these places are perfect feeding areas. Without the lure of food or other attractants, their visits will usually be brief and rare. But a coyote who finds food in one yard may learn to search for food in others Individuals do sometimes kill or injure domestic pets, young livestock, or poultry. These incidents can typically be prevented by removing resources that attract coyotes/fox and by using exclusion techniques. Some coyotes/fox become accustomed to human activity and may approach close to buildings, people, or pets. Cats and small dogs should be observed closely and placed in fenced areas (yards, kennels) when coyotes/fox are known to be present. โ€ข Do not feed coyotes/fox, or any wildlife. โ€ข Comply with local ordinances that require oversight/restraint of pets. Do not leave small pets unattended when they are outside. โ€ข Recognize that coyotes and foxes are a permanent fixture in Illinois rural, suburban and urban areas. Seeing a coyote/fox cross a field, backyard, golf course, road, etc. does not necessarily constitute a problem or a dangerous situation for humans or domestic animals. โ€ข Recognize that coyote/fox population reduction is usually unrealistic and always temporary. Removal of coyotes/foxes also requires time, effort and funding.

Yesterday afternoon some lovely residents of Heritage Woods dropped off some sandwiches, chips, and water to show their appreciation to our officers ... and we appreciate them right back for thinking of us! Also, the ladies were very interested in the patch boards seen behind them in the break room. So, Ptlm. Ramseyer gave them a tour to see the other four patch boards we have displayed throughout the station. And while they did like our patch collection, in the end they were a mischievous group who seemed more interested in trying to lock each other up in our holding cell! ๐Ÿคฃ Stay young, ladies!!

*****Traffic Quiz Time****** Watch the vieo and let us know if what the black pickup does is; 1.) A big Fat No-No 2.) Perfectly fine (you better not pick this one!) 3.) Worthy of at least 1 citation and maybe more 4.) EXTREMELY unsafe 5.) All answers are correct except #2 I hope we don't have to actually say the correct answer(s) in this post. Drive safely and Sensibly.

We need some parental help.... We are having some issues at the new jumping pillow. We want all kids to have a great time jumping on it, Not fighting /wrestling /rough housing on it. We have already banned numerous kids from the park after several warnings of inappropriate behavior on the pillow. Please tell your children, especially the older ones that are jumping on it, that we will not allow the fighting /rough housing. If there are smaller children on it, give them a break and allow them to jump without worry of being smashed-or bounced into the alley! We really appreciate everyone's help on this one... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

We had a great time (and ate very well) at Manteno's Homecoming Week PRIDE Best Buddies picnic today. Thanks for inviting us to hang out!

SRO Tobeck and Officer Reynolds talking with the teen drivers at today's safety event. Thank you to Hoekstra Trucking and Innovel for this great event. Thank you also to all the other police departments that were involved. It was impressive!

Hoekstra is hosting a teen driver safety event at Innovel in Manteno. About 400 driver's education students from six Kankakee County schools are present. Officer Chris Reynolds represented Manteno PD at the event. He looks very comfortable in front of the camera, doesn't he? Future public information officer we're thinking! Awesome job Officer Reynolds...

End the violence! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We are extremely lucky to have Harbor House in our area. They do a phenomenal job helping victims. Great article with the new director.

Officer Dan Lengel read to Mrs. Lengel's class today. We think Officer Lengel enjoyed himself as much, if not more than the kids did! Thank you for inviting him to hang out.... ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ฎ

Bikes Bikes Bikes Bikes Bikes We have a whole pile of bikes we have found over the last 5 years or so. We will be donating them to Project Re:Cycle at beginning of Nov. If you have lost a bike in past few years you can Call us with your contact information and detailed bike description and we will see if we have it. Below are the important details on what to do; *-Deadline is Oct. 31st to call us *-Only phone calls to the PD Mon-Fri from 8a-4p will be accepted *-Tell our secretary your contact info and a Detailed description of the bike *-No Facebook replies about your lost bike will be answered *-815-929-4801-if no one answers - call back - no messages please. *-We will look and call you back-hopefully w good news! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Unless you want this phrase rolling off your lips one of these mornings, LOCK it up! Numerous car thefts occurred overnight in various places in the county... Also remember that most of us keep our garage door openers in our cars so when your car is left unlocked, now your garage is unlocked! Please keep everything locked...