Petersburg Police Department

  • Agency: Petersburg Police Department
  • Address: 122 S. 6th Street, Petersburg, 62675 IL
  • Chief: Terry J Johnston (Chief of Police)
Phone: (217) 632-7137
Fax: (217) 632-0161

Petersburg Police Department is located at 122 S. 6th Street, Petersburg, 62675 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Terry J Johnston. The Petersburg Police Department phone number is (217) 632-7137.

Petersburg Police Department News

The following is a list of road closures for Harvest Fest beginning Friday September 14th. Friday: Beginning at 8 am there will be no parking on Douglas between 6th and 7th Street west of the entrance to the courthouse. Beginning at noon there will be no parking on the east side of the 7th Street between Douglas and Jackson. Saturday: From 6 am to 1 pm there will be no parking on 7th Street from Lincoln to Taylor. From 6 am to 1 pm there will be no parking on Lincoln from 7th Street to 13th Street. From 6 am to 1 pm there will be no parking on Douglas from 6th Street to 8th Street. From 6 am to 1 pm there will be no parking on Jackson from 6th Street to 10th Street. All vehicles have to be off these streets prior to 6 am on Saturday September 15th or the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. We look forward to a safe and fun Harvest Fest and look forward to seeing you all there!

Sheridan will be closed between 2nd and 4th Street for resurfacing. The road should be re-opened early next week.

Sheridan (Snake Hollow) is closed between 8th Street and 13th Street for repairs by the water department.

On Monday, August 27th, between noon and 1:00 p.m. an unknown subject attempted to unlawfully enter a residence in the 100 block of E. Rutledge by forcing the front door open. The intruder is believed to have been stopped by the family pets. If you have a information or saw anything suspicious in the area yesterday please call 217-632-2273 and speak to a Petersburg officer or send us a message via Facebook. As a reminder, please lock your doors to your residence when you leave home. Be aware of your surroundings as you leave. For instance, is there an occupied car parked on the street that is not normally there, is there a stranger walking down the street watching you leave. If there is suspicious activity, call us. We will investigate immediately.

Congratulations to Kirsten Bolinger, daughter of former Menard County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chris Bolinger, as she graduated from the police academy today and will begin her career at the Taylorville Police Department. Welcome to the family, Kirsten!

Highway 123 is closed due to an accident at Indian Creek Bottoms.

Thank you to the kind folks at Sangamon County Association for Home & Community Education for bringing us these awesome gift bags!

This Monday and next Monday members of the Methodist Church’s Mission Camp will be asking for donations of non perishable food items for the Menard County Food Pantry. The food pantry helps the homeless and families in need in our community and is a priceless resource to those in need. So if you receive a knock on your door from any of these fine young members of our community please give what you can. Thank you!

As we get ready to celebrate our nation's independence, a reminder of Illinois law regarding fireworks. Prohibited Consumer Fireworks include, but are not limited to, the following: • Hand held fireworks • Bottle rockets • Firecrackers of any size or type • Sky rockets • Roman candles • Chasers • Buzz bombs • Ground items other than those identified as Approved Consumer Fireworks • Helicopters • Missiles • Pin wheels or any other twirling device whether on the ground or mounted above the ground • Planes • Sky Lanterns, the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel same PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THE PYROTECHNIC USE ACT In addition to injunctive relief and other penalties identified throughout the Pyrotechnic Use Act, Section 5 states “any person, firm, co-partnership, or corporation violating the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.”

Officer DeJaynes to the rescue!

Come join us at the Community Center, 18 Georg Road for the Strong Families Celebration going on now until 6 pm!

This morning we received notice of a bmx style bike that was on the side of the road. If you are missing a bmx bike please message us with a description of your bike. Thank you.

Rutledge is now open.

West Rutledge is closed between 8th and 10th Street.

If anyone know an Emily Abbott, her pocketbook was turned into the PD. She can call 217-632-2273 to schedule a time to pick it up.

A smart phone was turned into the department today, it was located laying in the road near the High School. If you are missing your smart phone, please give us a call....but only if you can identify the case and screen saver.

*****Press Release***** On Saturday May 19th at 5:44 P.M. the Petersburg Police and Menard County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the alley behind 111 N. 7th Street for a report of shots fired. Once on scene, officers interviewed a victim. The suspect, identified as Robert A. Marr, 35, of Springfield, fled the scene. A stop and hold message was sent out to all state agencies and the suspect was apprehended in Springfield by the Illinois State Police. Mr. Marr was charged by State's Attorney Gabe Grosboll with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and 2 counts of Aggravated Battery. Mr. Marr is being held on a $200,000 bond at the Menard County Jail.

The street party is going strong with Off The Wall!