Macomb Police Department

  • Agency: Macomb Police Department
  • Address: 120 South McArthur Street, Macomb, 61455 IL
  • Chief: Curt Barker (Chief of Police)
Phone: (309) 833-4505
Fax: (309) 836-2765

Macomb Police Department is located at 120 South McArthur Street, Macomb, 61455 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Curt Barker. The Macomb Police Department phone number is (309) 833-4505.

Macomb Police Department News

Please join our friends from River Bend Mobile Food Pantry Friday, November 2, 2018 Prairieview Homes 1407 Wheeler St., Macomb, IL • Registration is from 9:15 am – 10 am. • Food distribution begins at 10:00 am. • Please do not arrive before 9:15 am. • Distribution will be outdoors unless inclement weather. • Laundry baskets are great for the Mobile Food Pantry. • Be prepared to wait as the process can take up to 2 hours.

With Halloween festivities beginning, we start getting questions regarding registered sex offenders participating in Halloween activities. According to their registration, offenders are not allowed to participate in “trick-or-treating” or any other holiday activities for children under 18 years old. This includes passing out candy or having their porch light on. Residents at a sex offender’s home can participate as long as the offender is not at home. Addresses of offenders living in Macomb can be located at . The Macomb Police Department performs sex offender compliance checks throughout the year and will be performing covert checks during the Halloween season to ensure compliance.

Macomb Police Department Chief Curt Barker 120 S. McArthur St. Macomb, IL 61455 PRESS RELEASE October 25, 2018 Operation Iced Out McDonough County Sheriff Nicholas M. Petitgout and Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker announce the federal indictments of three subjects during the course of Operation Iced Out by the Macomb/McDonough County Drug Unit. The Macomb/McDonough County Drug Unit has representation from the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office, Macomb Police Department, Bushnell Police Department, and Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety. On October 24, 2018, Levi J. Sloan, 23, of Bushnell, IL, Donald E. Graham, 48, of Bushnell, IL, and James A. Newman, of Dallas City, IL were indicted in the United States District Court Central District of Illinois at Rock Island for distributing methamphetamine throughout several counties in West Central Illinois. The federal investigation has been ongoing for the last 6 months and has covered McDonough County, Knox County, Warren County, Henderson County, Mercer County, Fulton County, Hancock County, and Burlington, IA. During the course of the investigation Law Enforcement has seized over 2 pounds of methamphetamine and multiple firearms. Investigators learned throughout the course of the investigation that approximately 50 pounds of methamphetamine a month was being distributed throughout the 7 west central Illinois counties. The following subjects have been arrested during Operation Iced Out in McDonough County for possessing or delivering methamphetamine: Jesse R. Pickrel, 27, of Bushnell, IL Jerel J. Guarin, 39, of Macomb, IL Vincent K. Farrar, 35, of Bushnell, IL Donald H. Friday, 22, of Bushnell, IL Seth R. Yates, 35, of Bushnell, IL Michael A. Smith, 24, of Bushnell, IL Damon J. Niethe, 22, of Bushnell, IL Blake A. Yazvec, 32, of Ipava, IL Joshua A. Easley, 36, of Astoria, IL Shandler R. Williams, 23, of Astoria, IL Kelsea T. Nicholas, 26, of Plymouth, IL Slade H. Kline, 23, of Plymouth, IL Jayson A. Kurdi, 32 of Monmouth, IL Gary D. Whitten, 42, of Burnside, IL Michael J. Snodgrass, 44 of Blandinsville, IL Lane R. Scott, 24, of Macomb, IL Kaleb E. Holzheuser, 29, of Oquawka, IL The following subjects are currently wanted by the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office for distributing methamphetamine: Heather M. Gillette-Oyler, 34, of Bushnell, IL Mamie K. Wojtkiewicz, 30, of Bushnell, IL The Macomb/McDonough County Drug Task Force was assisted in the investigation by the D.E.A., West Central Illinois Task Force, Galesburg Police Department, Monmouth Police Department, Burlington Iowa Police Department, Warren County Sherriff’s Office, Fulton County Sherriff’s Office, Mercer County Sherriff’s Office, and the Hancock County Sherriff’s Office. The McDonough County States’ Attorney’s Office along with the Hancock, Warren, and Henderson County States’ Attorney’s Office all assisted in the investigation. Future arrests and indictments are expected during the next several months. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Deer Hunters Open Range Day The Macomb Police Department along with McDonough Co. Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be hosting an open range day. Macomb Police Department’s Depoy range will be open on Sunday November 4th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deer hunters will be able to site in their shotguns or muzzle loaders for deer season with the assistance of certified range officers. A Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police Officer will also be on hand to answer questions about the upcoming season. The Depoy Range is located at the entrance to Spring Lake Park. Targets will be provided. Everyone attending will be required to sign a waiver to participate and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. Shooters must also bring eye and ear protection along with a valid F.O.I.D. Card.

Officers found this pup on Canyon Drive today around 6:30PM. If this sweet pup belongs to you they can be picked up at animal shelter.

***Media Release*** On 10/18/18 at approximately 10:15 p.m., A search warrant was conducted by the Macomb/McDonough County Drug Unit at 430 W. Elting St. Apartment 8 in Macomb for suspected manufacturing of Psilocybin Mushrooms. Upon searching the residence officers located a large Psilocybin Mushroom grow operation containing over 35 pounds of Psilocybin Mushrooms, spores and seeds. Officers also recovered 294 grams of cannabis inside of the residence. Esteban Hernandez (21) was located in the residence and placed under arrest. Hernandez was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis 30 grams to 500 grams. Hernandez was lodged at the McDonough County Jail. The Macomb/McDonough County Drug Unit consists of officers from the Macomb Police Department, McDonough County Sherriff’s Office, Office of Public Safety (W.I.U.), and the Bushnell Police Department. *All subjects are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.*

The Macomb Police Department along with Ameren Illinois officials and Macomb Downtown Development met with several local businesses on the square to make them aware of scam calls being made. Ameren wants everyone to be aware of people calling local businesses and residences posing as Ameren Employees. The phone caller informs the business that their power is going to be turned off if they do not pay a certain amount of money. The caller always wants paid by using a green dot prepaid credit card. Ameren wants everyone to know that they do not operate in this manner so be suspicious of calls like these.

Sgt Lipcamon is helping a stranded motorist. He's probably one of our most handy "car guys". Ultimately, the car wouldn't start, but Sgt loaded baby and groceries and drove them home. Special thanks to Sloane, the man in the red shirt, and his family for helping as well.

Come join us for some wings while we help raise funds for a great cause!!

Sgt. Chris Butcher has been working with Scott Coker, Director of Public Works, Father Adam Stimpson, and Principal Laura Cody to increase safety at St. Paul's Pre-School. Recently a solar powered LED school zone sign has been installed. The sign is programmed to flash at departure and arrival times for the pre-school and elementary schools. The sign is in the middle of the 300 block of W. Washington. The school provided the white St. Paul Preschool sign to make motorists and residents aware of the pre-school's location. The End Speed Zone sign was added to "book end" the engineering efforts. All of this was done to increase safety for the children arriving and departing the schools. MPD raises awareness of these events to educate the motoring public so they can make safe driving decisions. MPD also takes the opportunity to take enforcement in school zones when necessary. Pictured: (left to right) Scott Coker, Father Adam Stimpson, Principal Laura Cody, and Sgt. Chris Butcher.

Good Morning Macomb! I noticed my windshield was a little frosty this morning. Give yourself an extra minute or two to defrost that windshield before driving.

Thank you mysterious stranger that paid for my coffee at Dunkin

Great training opportunity!

Good morning Macomb! Sgt. Butcher is running radar by St. Paul Pre-school this morning. Remember the speed limit in school zones is 20 mph

Check out this great pic from our friends at the WIU Visual Production Center!!!

****update, the phones are back on****** Fyi- the Macomb Fire Department non-emergency phone line, 836 7800, will be down this weekend for repair. Please call the police non emergency line 833 4505 (for the real heroes) Remember all emergencies (Fire, Medical, or Police) can be reported by calling 911

Following buses on this rainy Friday. Be sure to use your headlights if your wipers are on.

Yesterday Macomb PD and the McDonough County Sheriff's Office celebrated National Coffee with A Cop Day with the staff and consumers of Bridgeway. Chief Deputy Adam Cremer was even able to do a K9 demonstration with his partner Kenzo. Bridgeway has been a dedicated partner in our effort to continually improve the level of service we provide to their clientele. Stay tuned for next month's Coffee with a Cop which will be held at a public location to be announced.

Good morning Macomb! It's a bit foggy out there today, let's drive safely, use those headlights, and leave a few minutes early.

#We are grateful to everyone who helped make #RailSafetyWeek a big success! We know we can #STOPTrackTragedies - together!

Parade starts at 1030am :) This is the WIU HoCo 2018 Parade Map. This map shows the effected streets along with the staging area.😎😎😎😎