East Peoria Police Department

  • Agency: East Peoria Police Department
  • Address: 201 W. Washington St., East Peoria, 60611 IL
  • Chief: Ed Papis (Chief of Police)

East Peoria Police Department is located at 201 W. Washington St., East Peoria, 60611 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Ed Papis. The East Peoria Police Department phone number is (309) 698-4700.

East Peoria Police Department News

The East Peoria Police Department is pleased to announce we recently received a generous donation from a local citizen for the purchase and training of a new K-9 for the Department. Esther Spinder and her son, Tim Spinder, are making the donation in memory and honor of their husband and father, Herb Spinder who passed away late last year. Herb worked many years in security at Illinois Central College and was a friend and great supporter of our local police. The East Peoria Police Department is both honored and humbled by this gift and the support it shows for our department. In the next few weeks we will be moving forward in purchasing a K-9, choosing a handler and having them train together. We hope to be ready to have this new addition on the street by the end of the year. Dick Ganschow Chief of Police City of East Peoria

On July 16, 2018, the East Peoria Police Department welcomes it's newest memeber, Officer J. Helmig.

The East Peoria Police Department would like the public's help in the identification of the persons of interest in a theft investigation. Please contact Detective Fisher at 309-427-7711 or PM with any information Please refer to #1801903

The East Peoria Police Department would like the public's help in the identification of the persons of interest in a Robbery investigation that occurred at a gas station in East Peoria. Although there is limited information we believe someone would be able to identify this subject. Please contact Detective Fisher at 309-427-7711 or PM with any information Please refer to #1801647

The East Peoria Police Department would like the public's help in the identification of the persons of interest in a theft investigation. Please contact Detective David Catton at 309-427-7708 or PM with any information Please refer to #1801257

**************************************WARNING************************************ Neither The City of East Peoria nor The East Peoria Police Department will notify drivers of any violations through email, nor will either department email payment requests for fines. Any person receiving this email should exercise caution. Do not click on any of the links contained in the scam email as that could infect your device with malicious malware and compromise your sensitive information. Never open any attachments in suspicious emails. Never provide your sensitive personal or financial information unless you have confirmed the person or organization requesting that information. The website or link, “violation@citygovernment.co.gov” has been linked to several scams similar to the one shown throughout the United States for the past couple months. Please use caution when receiving any suspicious emails that you are not familiar with. An example of the scam email is shown below as a reference.

************************WARNING******************************** The East Peoria Police Department, East Peoria Fire & Rescue and surrounding areas are experiencing a large amount of emergency medical calls from the ingestion of synthetic cannabinoids, commonly referred to as K-2/Spice. The K-2 is causing severe bleeding from multiple body sites, back pain and stomach pain. If you or someone you know experiences these types of symptoms they should immediately seek medical help. K-2 is a substance sold as an “herbal incense” or “potpourri”, but mimic’s THC which is the main ingredient of marijuana. Individuals have reported using some of the following: Mind Trip, Red Giant, OMG, Kush, Yellow Giant, Bling Bling Monkey, Sexy Monkey, Kisha Coles. Pictured is an example of Red Giant and typical type of packaging for K-2.

This is a post the East Peoria Police put out in Sept of 2017. The solicitor practices are deceptive and customers should be very cautious of anybody that comes to their door.

Beware. ENERGY SUPPLIER alert.

With the vehicle burglaries we have been having, this a good reminder to help increase the chances to get your property back. See below

The East Peoria Police Department has been experiencing a large amount of vehicle burglaries in the 1900 block of Springfield Road and surrounding areas. This includes two motor vehicle thefts. These vehicles were recovered in a nearby city in the last 24 hours. If anyone has any information regarding these crimes please call the East Peoria Police Department at 309-698-4700 Vehicle Burglary Prevention - Lock your Car -Close windows/ Sun Roofs -Secure your valuables - Mark Your valuables with your initials -Record serial numbers on valuables -Don't leave your keys in the vehicle -If you have security surveillance video, make sure monthly that it is recording and functioning. - Leave outside porch/street lights on at night

On behalf of the East Peoria Police Department, we would like to extend our gratitude to John and Linda Zimmerman for the wonderful gift. Your recognition and appreciation for what we do is deeply appreciated. Your act of kindness provides a reminder to us of the many wonderful people in the City of East Peoria whom we serve. Again, thank you for the thoughtful gift and please know, those donuts most certainly will be enjoyed!

GREEN DOT DEBIT CARD MONEY SCAM In the past couple months, the East Peoria Police Department has taken reports from citizens and local business about money scams involving “Green Dot Debit Cards”. Scammers are calling the citizen or local business saying they have to pay this bill or they have to pay this fee and it has to be done by Green dot. These cards aren’t connected to a bank account. A citizen/local business (victim) buys one and puts between $10 and $500 on it, then the victim scratches off a section of the back that reveals a set of numbers, or gets a PIN when they register their card online. It’s those numbers the scammer needs in order to access the money on the card. Once those numbers are given to the scammers over the phone, the money is gone. Additionally, local businesses need to be aware that scammers will pose as corporate offices conducting internal investigations. They will ask employees not to tell anyone and get that same employee to put the money from cash registers and/or company safes on a green dot card and have that employee provide them with the card number. Companies do not conduct internal investigations in this manner. At this time, the East Peoria Police have found that these cards are virtually untraceable or the information found is that of another victim or fictitious altogether. Remember, no power company, debt collector, or anyone from the government will ever demand that you pay them over the phone with a green dot card. DO NOT share the number on the back of the card or your pin number with somebody that you don’t know.

**************ENERGY SUPPLY ALERT********************** The City of East Peoria has received several complaints of Clearview Energy soliciting practices. Please be advised and alert any family or friends to be aware of Door to Door solicitations that represent false information. Electric marketers approaching residents are not part of East Peoria’s aggregation program. Residents should be certain to review all contract terms, ask about additional charges and not feel pressured to take action right away. The city’s electric aggregation program has been extended through June 2019 with a fixed rate of 6.007 cents per kilowatt-hour. Homefield Energy will continue to be the program's electricity supplier. In East Peoria’s aggregation program residents are not required to sign a contract at all, and will not be called or visited by a salesperson. Residents can be confused by the actions of marketers, who typically present savings compared to the Ameren Illinois rates. The city’s program is protected from market volatility and the price is guaranteed for three years. Further, the city program’s rates do not have variable, hidden or “pass through” charges. The East Peoria Police Department continues to investigate these complaints.

The East Peoria Police Department would like to recognize the following people on some outstanding police work: Lifesaving Award- Awarded to members of the Department who perform actions that directly result in saving or sustaining a human life Officer Tyler Swearingen Officer Jason Ernst Officer Ben Middleton Meritorious Conduct- Awarded to members of the Department who display consistent excellence and professionalism in the performance of their duties which brings recognition and credit to the Department. Recipients will have shown they have placed the needs of the Department above their own Officer Jeffrey Bieber Henry P Kounse Memorial Award of Valor- Awarded to members of the East Peoria Police Department for outstanding bravery or heroism in which the member demonstrates a great degree of selflessness, personal courage and/or devotion to duty Officer Brad Catton

The East Peoria Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Keith McElyea on a well-deserved promotion to the rank of Sergeant.

The East Peoria Police Department would like the public's help in the identification of the persons of interest in a theft investigation. Please contact Detective David Catton at 309-427-7708 or PM with any information. REF.1703051

The East Peoria Police Department has been investigating a string of Burglary to Motor Vehicle's that have occurred in recent weeks in the areas of Richland Neighborhood, Fondulac Drive, and Pekin Ave area. On 08/21/2017 the East Peoria Police arrested several individuals responsible for those burglaries. Those arrests lead to the recovery of personal property that is believed to be stolen. If you suspect your car may have been burglarized and you are missing property, please contact Detective Fisher at 309-698-4607 Reference# 173017.

This years fireworks will begin at 9:30 PM on July 4, 2017. Many of the streets will begin shutting down at 9:00 PM, so please plan accordingly. The parking spots fill up early and there will be NO PARKING in marked areas, on public roads/shoulders, or any area that may cause a traffic hazard. Please be careful driving and observant of those walking. Traffic pattern directions will be different than normal and please exercise patience during exit as there are limited egress routes. No grills or alcohol are permitted in RiverFront Park. No fireworks shall be used in East Peoria, including bottle rockets, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, no whistlin' bungyholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin' kitty chaser.