Chester Police Department

  • Agency: Chester Police Department
  • Address: 1330 Swanwick St, Chester, 62233 IL
  • Chief: Donal McKinney (Chief of Police)
Phone: 618-826-5454
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Chester Police Department is located at 1330 Swanwick St, Chester, 62233 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Donal McKinney. The Chester Police Department phone number is 618-826-5454.

Chester Police Department News

The Chester Police Department has received multiple complaints from our citizens regarding the "Grandparents Scam" making its rounds through Chester again. In a typical Grandparent Scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative (such as a lawyer or law enforcement agent). The "relative" of the grandparent explains they are in trouble and needs their grandparent to wire them funds that will be used for bail money, lawyer’s fees, hospital bills, or another fictitious expense. The victim is urged not to tell anyone, such as the parent of the “grandchild” because they do not want them to find out about the trouble they've gotten themselves into. The grandparent never hears from their fake grandchild again and is tricked out of hundreds or even thousands of dollars. To detect and avoid the Grandparent Scam, Chester Police Department recommends the following tips: • Beware of any urgent solicitation of funds, especially if it is needed to pay for unexpected bills, such as bail money, lawyer’s fees, or doctor bills. • Before sending funds, independently contact the relative (or parent of the relative) the scam artist is claiming to be (or represent) at a known phone number to verify the details of the story. • Scam artist’s payment method of choice is the wire transfer. Any urgent request to wire money should be treated suspiciously. • Be aware that fraudsters attempting the Grandparent Scam may call late at night to confuse potential victims. • Consumers who have been victims of this scam should immediately report it to local law enforcement and the Illinois Attorney General’s office.

Chester Police Department wants to wish all of our little ghouls and goblins a Happy Halloween! Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury . Hard Facts On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Top Tips 1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible . 2. Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 3. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups . 4. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours. 5. When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

A big thank you to James Maes! They turned out great!

Remembering our officer and friend, Officer James Brockmeyer.

All of us at the Chester Police Department want to send our congratulations to Officer Jeff Hammel on graduating the police academy! Officer Hammel's academy class graduation ceremony was held earlier today. Great job Officer Hammel!

We had some terrific visitors last night from our local Cub Scout Pack 316. Dens 10, 8, 3. Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed the visit. Pictured with our local scouts are Officer Golding and Officer Laramore.

CHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE 10/20/2018 Re.: Shots Fired / Domestic CHESTER, IL Earlier this morning at approximately 7:17am, Chester Police received a call from a resident at 304 Lakeview Drive in Chester in reference to a man with a gun firing shots outside of the home. The man, later identified as 47-year-old Charles R. Hoskin, was alleged to have been in an argument with his spouse and firing a handgun randomly outside of the home. Additional reports indicated that Hoskin was highly intoxicated and agitated. Police were able to safely remove the other residents from the home and eventually make contact with Hoskin who remained armed inside. Contact was eventually established with Hoskin, who agreed to surrender. Hoskin was taken into custody at that time without incident. Hoskin has initially been charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unlawful Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. END. M. Ryan Coffey, Chief of Police

The men and women of the Chester Police Department wish to extend their sincere sympathy to the family of Bradley Eggemeyer. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We would also like to thank the following teams for their assistance this week. Team Watters Sonar Search and Rescue, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Randolph County Sheriffs Office, the Illinois State Police, the Chester Fire Dept., the Perry County Sheriffs Office, and the Missouri Highway Patrol Water Patrol and Dive Team. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and are appreciated. We would also like to thank all of the volunteers throughout the community and beyond. Your efforts were not only helpful but inspiring. Please continue to keep the Eggemeyer family in your thoughts and prayers.

UPDATE: MISSING BRADLEY EGGEMEYER: At approximately 5:02pm a red 2007 Mitsubischi Eclipse belonging to 25-year-old Bradley Eggemeyer of Chester was recovered from the water in a flooded field near Horse Island Chute in Missouri. Horse Island is located at the Chester Bridge on the Missouri side. The vehicle had been fully submerged in approximately 8 feet of flood water. The deceased body, of a who police believe to be Bradley Eggemeyer, was found located in the drivers seat of the vehicle. The scene and all further investigation is being handled by the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Perry County Coroners office.

*UPDATE* At approximately 5:02pm a red 2007 Mitsubischi Eclipse belonging to 25-year-old Bradley Eggemeyer of Chester was recovered from the water in a flooded field near Horse Island Chute in Missouri. Horse Island is located at the Chester Bridge on the Missouri side. The vehicle had been fully submerged in approximately 8 feet of flood water. The deceased body, of a who police believe to be Bradley Eggemeyer, was found located in the drivers seat of the vehicle. The scene and all further investigation is being handled by the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Perry County Coroners office. END. The Chester Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 25 year old Bradley Eggemeyer of Chester. Bradley was last seen at 2:30 am on October 16th. Bradley has a medical condition that requires medication. Bradley was last seen driving a Red 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse with Illinois Plate AE51920. If you see Bradley or his vehicle please call the Chester Police Department at 618-826-5454 or call 911.

We were invited to Mrs. Miller's class at CGS today for some coffee for National Coffee with a Cop Day! A big thank you to Mrs. Miller's class for their kind gesture!

IDOT has started a resurfacing project this morning near the entrance of the Chester Grade School. Expect delays.

CHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE 09/24/2018 Re.: Ol’ Farmhouse Robbery CHESTER, IL Four Chester men have been arrested in connection to the August 4th Robbery at the Ol’ Farmhouse Restaurant in downtown Chester. On August 4th, owner Jodi Mehrer reported that she had been robbed as she left her restaurant at closing time that evening. Mehrer reported at that time an unknown individual approached her from behind and ripped her purse off of her shoulder. Mehrer received minor injuries as a result. The purse contained a cash, identification information and miscellaneous personal property. On September 21, 2018 26-year-old Brandon J. Quihuis of Chester, 18-year-old Jakob Crabtree of Chester and 20-year-old William L. Morefield of Chester were arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery in connection to their involvement in the above mentioned crime. A fourth, 19-year-old Logan D. Wahl of Chester, was arrested the following day and also charged with Aggravated Robbery. On Sunday, bond was set at $75,000.00 for each of the four defendants. Chester Police believe that they now have all of the involved parties in custody. END.

Reminder: If you're concerned about driving down to the LST or confused about where to park, we have shuttles running until around 6pm today and all day tomorrow. Stops are State and Church Street (near Chester Car Wash), the American Legion, and near the Baptist Church. This is a stress-free way to get around to the many activities including the Picnic grounds and the Smithsonian exhibit located at the Chester Public Library, in addition to the LST.

RACE/ PARADE UPDATE: The Popeye 5k race will take place rain or shine. We will have updates regarding the status of the parade as we progress toward start time. Lets keep our fingers crossed 🤞😉

REMINDER: As in years past, we will be restricting all parking along the 5k race and parade route beginning tomorrow morning 7am (Sat. Sept. 8th). Dont risk having your vehicle towed, make the necessary arrangements tonight!

LST 325 PARKING REMINDERS Friday, Sept 7th Standard passenger vehicle parking is available on sight along Water Street south of the ship (follow the signage). The best approach is from the Buena Vista Street/Rockbridge Road route, and then on to Water Street. Unless you have handicap parking needs, do not attempt to enter from the north side of the grounds (Kaskaskia St). Shuttles begin running tomorrow following the Popeye Picnic Parade. Stay Safe everyone!

Welcome LST-325!

Next week we'll share some important parking info and transportation options to and from the riverfront! We hope to see you there!