Peru Police Department

  • Agency: Peru Police Department
  • Address: 1503 4th St, Peru, 61354 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 815-223-2151
Fax: (815) 223-2267

Peru Police Department is located at 1503 4th St, Peru, 61354 IL. The Peru Police Department phone number is 815-223-2151.

Peru Police Department News

Trick-or-Treating Hours Announced for Oct. 31, 2018 for the City of Peru: The City of Peru and your Peru Police Department encourages its residents to participate in the upcoming Halloween holiday by trick-or-treating or passing out of candy. The designated trick-or-treating hours for the City of Peru are 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Homes that want to participate in trick-or-treating should leave on a porch or exterior lights. As you plan for a safe and happy Halloween, please keep in mind these safety tips: For trick-or-treaters and parents: Accompany all young children while trick-or-treating. Older participants should travel in groups and avoid traveling alone. Stick to neighborhoods you are familiar with. Closely inspect all candy before eating. Check labels closely for potential allergens. Avoid homemade treats given out by strangers. Remind children to walk, not run, between houses and use sidewalks when available. Use caution when crossing the street and cross only at intersections when traffic is clear. Wear brightly colored costumes or add reflective tape to costumes for visibility. Carry a flashlight. Residents: Motorists should be careful and alert during and around these hours. Use battery powered candles to light your jack-o’-lantern and other decorations. Leave walkways and paths to homes clear and well-lit to avoid trip hazards. Leave on a porch or exterior lights if you plan to participate in trick-or-treating. Anyone experiencing suspicious behavior, vandalism, or similar activity should report it immediately to the non-emergency Peru Police phone number at 815-223-2151 extension 0. Always call 9-1-1 in case of emergency! Like in past years, extra Peru police officers and ESDA personnel will be deployed in various zones throughout the city to insure a high police presence as we work to insure a safe evening for everyone.

If you have any information you can call the Peru Police Department at 815.223.2151 ext 0 or at the PPD tip line at 815.223.1432. PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT ON THIS POST!

Peru Police Department’s K9 Miko has received donation of body armor Peru Police Department’s K9 Miko has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Thin Blue Line USA and Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Sgt. Sean Gannon, Yarmouth Police Department”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

****Do not comment on this post**** The two subjects in these photos are suspects relating to a matter under investigation by the Peru Police Department. The incident took place at Walmart on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 around 3:30pm. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Peru Police Department at 815.223.2151 ext 0 or at the PPD tip line at 815.223.1432. Reference PPD case number 18-23302

Peru Hyvee ...... 10am until 2pm today.....free car seat checks. 6 Peru police officers who are certified nationally as child safety seat technicians on hand to insure your children are safe! Anyone transporting a child should stop by.

Press Release Peru Police Department Chief Douglas Bernabei For Immediate Release September 20, 2018 On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, at approximately 11:33 p.m members of the Peru Police Department patrol division arrested the below subjects following a traffic stop of a U-Haul truck for a speeding violation on I-80 near Plank Road. Assisting in the arrest was the Peru Police Departments K-9 Saxon. Approximately 50 pounds of cannabis was recovered during the arrest as well as the seizure of two firearms. The Peru Police Special Investigation Unit was called to handle the follow-up investigation and conducted a 24-hour investigation into the seizure identifying others believed to be involved outside the State of Illinois. The LaSalle County States Attorney’s office approved a class X charge of unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver against both subjects. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are likely involving the other individual involved in the suspected trafficking of cannabis. Arrested: Joseph A. Olsen DOB 8-2-1988 age 30 1032 GRACE ST HIGH POINT, North Carolina Sarah V. Harney DOB 05-14-1997 age 21 3620 SINGLE LEAF CT HIGH POINT, North Carolina Both were taken to the LaSalle County Jail to appear in bond court. This defendant, like all criminal defendants enjoys the presumption of innocence and this charge is merely an allegation at this time.

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Press Release Peru Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Friday September 7, 2018 Chief Doug Bernabei For Immediate Release Arrested: Stefan K. Helpingstine age 26 1617 LaHarpe Street LaSalle, Illinois Day/Date/Time/Location of arrest: Friday September 7, 2018, 10:33am in a parking lot in north Peru. Charge against Helpingstine: Class 1 Felony Unlawful Delivery of a controlled substance-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) commonly referred to as Molly. It is alleged that Helpingstine delivered methamphetamine in Peru as part of a joint undercover police operation conducted by the Peru Police Special Investigations Unit and Trident Drug Task Force. Case background: Peru Police Department SIU after receiving reports of possible drug activity regarding the delivery of MDMA in and around the Peru area street initiated an undercover police operation with the help from the Trident Drug Unit. During the course of the operation, it is alleged that Helpingstine delivered more than one gram of the substance to an undercover police officer at 10:33am today while in north Peru. The arrest took place as part of a buy bust operation where the delivery was made and a team of surveillance officers immediately made the arrest. The LaSalle County States Attorney’s office approved the class one-felony charge and Helpingstine has been lodged at the LaSalle County Jail pending an appearance in bond court. Chief Bernabei stated, “I am very pleased with the cooperative efforts of these two drug units. The distribution of drugs knows no boarders, no community is immune, but please know that local law enforcement is committed to working together to make for a safer Illinois Valley Community.” The charges in this case, as in all criminal cases are merely allegations and the defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.

(ILLINOIS VALLEY REGIONAL DISPATCH (IL)) .SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WEST CENTRAL LA SALLE COUNTY UNTIL 530 PM CDT... At 445 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over McNabb, or near Hennepin, moving east at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 45 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Peru, Oglesby, La Salle, Spring Valley, Utica, North Utica, Tonica, Cedar Point and Leonore.

****Do not comment on this post**** The two subjects in these photos are suspects relating to a matter under investigation by the Peru Police Department. The incident took place at Aldi Foods on Monday, August 13th, 2018 around 2 P.M. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Peru Police Department at 815.223.2151 ext 0 or at the PPD tip line at 815.223.1432. Reference PPD case number 18-19546

Anyone with information on the subjects in the below photographs is asked to call the Peru Police Department and Detective Sergeant Hocking at 815-224-6017. This is in reference to an incident at Hyvee (18-18688) about a month ago. Do not comment on this post.

(ILLINOIS VALLEY REGIONAL DISPATCH (IL)) This is ValCom announcing a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch coverage area. This storm is capable of producing heavy rain, dangerous lightning, and storm damaging winds. Be prepared to move to a place of safety.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE “GRANDPARENT SCAM” You get a call or an email unexpectedly from someone who claims to be a friend or relative. This often happens to grandparents with the caller claiming to be their grandson or granddaughter. The caller says there’s an emergency and asks you to send money immediately. But beware, there’s a good chance this is an imposter trying to steal your money! Follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. *How do these scammers choose you to contact?* Sometimes they contact people randomly. They also use marketing lists, telephone listings, and information from social networking sites, obituaries and other sources. Sometimes they hack into people’s email accounts and send messages to everyone in their contact list. *How do these scammers know the names of your friends or relatives?* In some cases they don’t. For instance, the scammer may say “Hi grandma,” hoping that you actually have a grandson. If you ask, “David, is that you?” the scammer will say “Yes!” Often these crooks will call in the middle of the night and take advantage of the fact that you may not be awake enough to ask more questions and you may not want to disturb other people by calling them to confirm the information. Sometimes the scammers do know the names of your friends or relatives. They can get that information from a variety of sources. Your relatives may be mentioned in an obituary or on a social networking site. Your email contact list may contain the names of friends and relatives. *Wat do these scammers usually say?* They might say something like, “I’m in Canada and I’m trying to get home but my car broke down and I need money right away to get it fixed.” Or they may claim to have been mugged, or been in a car accident, or need money for bail or to pay customs fees to get back into the United States from another country. They may also pose as an attorney or law enforcement official contacting you on behalf of a friend or relative. No matter the story, they always want you to send money immediately. *f you realize you’ve been scammed, what can you do?* These scammers ask you to send money through services such as Western Union and MoneyGram because they can pick it up quickly, in cash. They often use phony IDs, so it’s impossible to trace them. Contact the money transfer service immediately to report the scam. If the money hasn’t been picked up yet, you can retrieve it, but if it has, it’s not like a check that you can stop – the money is gone. *How can you protect your email account from being used by scammers?* Use a firewall and anti‐virus and anti‐spyware software. Many computers come with these features already built‐in. They are also easy to find on the Internet. Keep your software updated. Don’t open attachments in emails from strangers, since they can contain programs that enable crooks to get into your computer remotely. *What else can you do to protect yourself?* If you get a call or email from someone claiming to know you and asking for help, check to confirm that it’s legitimate before you send any money. Ask some questions that would be hard for an imposter to answer correctly – the name of the person’s pet, for example, or the date of their mother’s birthday. Contact the person who they claim to be directly. If you can’t reach the person, contact someone else – a friend or relative of the person. Don’t send money unless you’re sure it’s the real person you know. For more information about protecting yourself from fraud, go to www.consumerfed.org/fraud

Press Release Peru Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Peru Emergency Response Team (PERT) Friday August 17, 2018 Chief Doug Bernabei For Immediate Release Arrested: Nathan A. Knapp age 31 and Amy M. Knapp age 40 Both of 1837 May Road, Apartment 23 Peru, Illinois Day/Date/Time/Location of search warrant and arrests: Friday August 17, 2018 at 4:58am Valley Green Apartments 1837 May Road Apartment 23 Peru, Illinois Charges: Unlawful Possession Controlled Substance-Heroin approved by the LaSalle County States Attorney and additional charges are possible. Both subjects are currently out on bond on other LaSalle County Felony charges. Case background: Peru Police Department SIU initiated a narcotics investigation after receiving reports of possible drug activity in and around an apartment complex on Peru’s north side. Working with the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s office and the Trident Task Force, a search warrant was obtained for the apartment. At 0458 am on Friday morning, August 17, 2018 a team of Peru Police officers who are members of the Peru Police Department Emergency Response Team (PERT), along with PPD SIU Detectives and Trident agents executed a search warrant at 1837 May Road, apartment 23. During the course of the search, detectives seized suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. This investigation, search warrant, and arrest are yet another part of local law enforcement's ongoing commitment to the community in targeting the heroin problems facing the Illinois Valley area. The PERT team is a tactical response team consisting of members of the Peru Police Department who have undergone special training in tactical response and search warrant tactics and was formed in 2016. The charges in this case, as in all criminal cases are merely allegations and the defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.

Excellent overnight police work by officers and detectives from La Salle and Peru Police Departments.

Do not comment on this post! The person in these pictures is a person of interest relating to a matter under investigation by PPD. The incident took place at the Target based CVS pharmacy at 435pm on Monday August 13, 2018. Anyone with information on this person's identity is asked to contact the PPD at 815.223.2151 ext 0 or at the PPD tip line at 815.223.1432. PPD case number 18-19556. Please do not comment on this post.

Do not comment on this post! The person in these pictures is a person of interest relating to a matter under investigation by PPD. The incident took place at the Hyvee Store at 115pm on Friday August 10, 2018. Anyone with information on this person's identity is asked to contact the PPD at 815.223.2151 ext 0 or at the PPD tip line at 815.223.1432. PPD case number 18-19527. Please do not comment on this post.