Pekin Police Department

  • Agency: Pekin Police Department
  • Address: 111 S Capitol St #100, Pekin, 61554 IL
  • Chief: Greg Nelson (Chief of Police)

Pekin Police Department is located at 111 S Capitol St #100, Pekin, 61554 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Greg Nelson. The Pekin Police Department phone number is 309-346-3132.

Pekin Police Department News

The bridge is now open. Please use caution. The Pekin Bridge is currently closed due to dangerous icy conditions until IDOT arrives to treat it. Please avoid the bridge and use caution while driving.

The following are arrests made over the weekend: Warrant: 1 Arrest DWLS/DWLR: 1 Arrest Theft Under $500: 1 Arrest Criminal Trespass to Real Property: 1 Arrest Criminal Damage to Property: 1 Arrest Home Invasion: 1 Arrest Domestic Battery: 1 Arrest Unlawful Restraint: 1 Arrest Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: 1 Arrest Possession of Cannabis: 1 Arrest Curfew: 1 Arrest Possession of Tobacco by Minor: 1 Arrest Possession or Consumption by Nonage Person: 1 Arrest Total: 13 Arrests

Today is Veteran's Day. The men and women of the Pekin Police Department would like to thank all of our veterans and service men and women for your service and sacrifice.

The Pekin Police Department would like to warn you about a scam that is being reported over email. Citizens are getting an email advising they have been infected with the RAT virus 43786?! The email states the receiver is to send $330 and if not received all the information obtained off of the receivers computer and mobile phone (microphone, web camera, etc.....) will be disseminated to everyone in the their contact list. There is no validity to this. Treat it as a scam. Do not send money.

The following are arrests made Thursday, November 8th: Domestic Battery: 1 Arrest Theft Under $500: 1 Arrest Aggravated Domestic Battery: 1 Arrest Disorderly Conduct: 1 Arrest Criminal Trespass to Real Property: 1 Arrest Nuisance; Creating or Maintaining: 1 Arrest Retail Theft: 2 Arrests 8 Arrests

The following are arrests made Wednesday, November 7th: Theft Under $500: 1 Arrest Disorderly Conduct: 2 Arrest Possession of Cannabis: 1 Arrest Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: 1 Arrest Possession of Consumption in Public Places: 1 Arrest Total: 6 Arrests

We find it is that time of year where that four letter "S" word is showing up in our forecasts. Tonight the weather forecast is stating that we are going to see "possibly" an inch to inch and a half of snow. So, being the first snow of the season please drive carefully and allow distance so that one does not end up in an accident. We do not expect it to be a significant event, but felt it was the appropriate time to address issues as they apply to when parking bans are placed into effect, and explain how they work so there is not any surprise with tickets and or towing of vehicles. First of all, one needs to familiarize themselves with our City Code as it applies to our snow routes and snow route ticketing. Title 8 Chapter 4 of the City Code addresses our snow routes. This can be found under 8-4-H(1). Many people will start messaging us about snow bans and street parking during a snow event. The posted signs on the snow routes clearly state that when snow events of 2 or more inches are expected, no vehicles should be parked on that street. Our ordinance further states, "Regardless of whether or not the snow emergency route has been plowed, a prohibition under this Section shall remain in effect for 48 hours unless the City Manager or his designated representative, by declaration prior to the end of such 48 hour period and in the manner prescribed in Subsection 8-4-1. H.1.e., extends such prohibition beyond the initial 48 hour period." So one cannot use this as a defense if their street has been plowed to get out of a ticket if one is issued. We do communicate with our Street Department frequently during an event and once they give us the all clear we do make notification through NIXLE and our Facebook page and Twitter. So if one wants to be informed please friend, follow or sign up for the alerts. One can find a snow route map on the city website at this link: http://www.ci.pekin.il.us/document_center/depts/public_works/Snow_Routes_No_Parking_2015-2016.pdf We also want to differentiate from a snow route violation and a full city parking ban. A full parking ban will go into effect if we are expecting a significant event. 8-4-H(2) states, PARKING PROHIBITED ON STREETS NOT DESIGNATED SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES Whenever the City Manager or his designated representative shall find, on the basis of accumulated snow, sleet or ice, that it is necessary that parking on streets not designated “snow emergency routes” be prohibited or restricted, he may put into effect a parking prohibition on parts of or on all of the streets by declaring that parking be prohibited. Such declaration shall be made in the manner prescribed in subsection 8-4-1.H.1.e. In the declaration, the City Manager or his designated representative shall state the date and time on which such parking prohibition shall take effect, provided said time shall not be less than (3) hours after such declaration. Regardless of whether or not such streets have been plowed, said parking prohibition shall remain in effect until terminated by declaration of the City Manager or his designated representative. So again, we will push that information out through Facebook, Twitter and Nixle as well as notifying the local news media who will hopefully share. What can one do to be prepared. Download a copy of the snow routes and be aware of where one parks. Have a plan in place in the event we are expecting 2 or more inches of snow, and utilize alternative parking should the snow hit. Follow us on Facebook and or Twitter. Sign up for Nixle at www.nixle.com and receive text alerts and emails that alert you to snow bans and snow route enforcement activity. While alternate parking may be an inconvenience it helps the City respond quicker to the snow / ice events and quite possibly keep your vehicle from being damaged or buried in snow as the plows go around.

The results are in........... Ahen and the Pekin Police Department brought home 4th place thanks to everyone's support. Thank you to everyone who took the time out of their busy days to vote and thank you to Aftermath for the opportunity. Congratulations to the other winning departments! Great job to all. $5,000―Larksville Borough Police Department, PA $4,000―Tucson Police Department, AZ $3,000―Clinton Police Department, CT $2,000―Pekin Police Department, IL $1,000―Marion County Sheriffs Office, FL $1,000―Peoria County Sheriffs Office, IL $500―North Port Police Department, FL $500―Great Barrington Police Department, MA $500―Warrensburg Police Department, MO $500―Peekskill Police Department, NY $500―Cherokee County Sheriffs Office, GA $500―Wausau Police Department, WI $500―Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office, CA $500―Corona Police Department, CA

The holiday season is upon us and even though this applies throughout the year the Pekin Police Department would like to give you a few reminders regarding holiday safety. Whether it is protecting your home or while you are out and about, remember to be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant. Have a wonderful holiday season!

The following are arrests made Tuesday, November 6th: Warrant: 3 Arrests Possession of Another's Credit Card: 1 Arrest Possession of Tobacco by Minor: 1 Arrest Retail Theft: 1 Arrest Total: 6 Arrests

***************************UPDATE********************** Amy has been located and is safe. Thank you to everyone who contacted us with information and shared. More information regarding missing 50 year old, Amy Foster-Eagan. If you have any information on Amy or know where she is at please call the Pekin Police Department at 309-346-3132.

Voting is over............Now we wait! The winner for the Aftermath K9 grant will be announced tomorrow, November 7th. Thank you to everyone who voted and showed their support for Ahen. We will let you know as soon as we find out.

The following arrests were made Monday, November 5th: Warrant: 4 Arrests Disorderly Conduct: 2 Arrests Retail Theft: 4 Arrests Possession of Tobacco by Minor: 1 Arrest Total: 11 Arrests

Congratulations to Local 524 President Tom Veatch who was promoted to Engineer with the Pekin Fire Department. Great job Tom!

***************************UPDATE********************** Amy has been located and is safe. Thank you to everyone who contacted us with information and shared. Missing Person The Pekin Police Department would like your help in locating this female who has been reported as missing. Amy Foster-Eagan is 50 years old and was last heard from on social media on the 3rd of October. If you have any information on Amy or know where she is at please call the Pekin Police Department at 309-346-3132.

This is our last day to vote! Every vote counts! Make sure you get yours in! The votes were very close between 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. If you have multiple email addresses you can vote with each address. The link is https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ one can also vote through Instagram at @AftermathK9Grant by following their page and putting Pekin PD in the comments. We will get the results on the 7th. Let's win this again this year. Ahen will be retiring and the money will be going towards our new K9. Vote! Vote! Vote!

The following are arrests made over the weekend: Retail Theft: 1 Arrest DUI: 1 Arrest Aggravated Domestic Battery: 1 Arrest Violation of Order of Protection: 2 Arrests Aggravated Battery: 1 Arrest Domestic Battery: 2 Arrests Battery: 1 Arrest Criminal Trespass to Real Property: 1 Arrest Theft Under $500: 3 Arrests Warrant: 1 Arrest Possession of Controlled Substance: 1 Arrest Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: 1 Arrest Theft over $500: 1 Arrest Disorderly Conduct: 1 Arrest Possession of Cannabis: 1 Arrest Public Indecency; Acts or Language Prohibited: 1 Arrest Possession or consumption in Public Places: 1 Arrest Total: 21 Arrests

Thank you to all of our Veterans and Service Men and Women for your service and sacrifice. "Throughout the course of American history, courageous men and women have taken up arms to secure, defend, and maintain these core principles upon which our Nation's freedoms depend." George Bush

Remember to vote for Ahen. 2 more days............ Every vote counts at this point! Make sure you get yours in! We can vote every 12 hours. If you have multiple email addresses you can vote with each address. The link is https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ one can also vote through Instagram at @AftermathK9Grant by following their page and putting Pekin PD in the comments. We were in 3rd place last time the votes were counted. Let's win 1st place again this year.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND Daylight saving time became federal law way back in 1918, making this year its 100th anniversary. Here’s a fun fact: It really is daylight saving time, not daylight saving(s) time. Daylight saving employs two methods “spring forward” and “fall back.” It is the “practice of changing standard time with the intention of ‘saving’ (as in, making better use of) natural light.” This means we save more light in the spring when we move our clocks forward by one hour. In the autumn we “fall back” to our regular time. Remember to turn back your clocks tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 4. at 2 a.m. local time or tonight before you go to bed.

The Bob Quarello Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Sunday, November 4th, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Pekin Moose Lodge. The scholarships will be given to local students who plan on continuing their education in law enforcement. Please come out and support this great cause.

And the countdown begins.................3, 2, 1 The last day to vote is November 5th. Make sure you get your vote in! We can vote every 12 hours. If you have multiple email addresses you can vote with each address. The link is https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ one can also vote through Instagram at @AftermathK9Grant by following their page and putting Pekin PD in the comments. We at the Pekin Police Dept. and Ahen would like to thank you for your votes!

With the tragedies that have occurred the past week the Pekin Police Department would like to remind motorists to be observant and careful when driving through school zones and approaching school buses. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the deaths and injuries of these young children. We, also, want to remind you of the laws and penalties for passing school buses and speeding through school zones. It is unlawful for a driver to pass a school bus that has stopped to load or unload children when it's stop signal arm is extended. The driver is required to stop his or her vehicle before passing the school bus from either direction. (this also includes 2 lane roads with a median). An exception is when the driver is on a highway with four or more lanes with at least two lanes of traffic in either direction. If the driver is going in the opposite direction of the bus, they do not have to stop. Illinois law provides that the driving privileges of a person convicted of passing a stopped school bus will be suspended for three months for the first offense and one year for the second, if the second conviction occurs within five years. Additionally, the fine for a first conviction is $150 and $500 for a second or subsequent conviction. Furthermore, the speed limit in school zones when students are present is 20 mph. Drivers ticketed for speeding in a school zone must appear in court and face a minimum fine of $150. Please, slow down, be observant and drive with care.

Vote Vote Vote We have a few more days left to vote! Make sure you get yours in! We can vote every 12 hours. If you have multiple email addresses you can vote with each address. The link is https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ one can also vote through Instagram at @AftermathK9Grant by following their page and putting Pekin PD in the comments. Let's win 1st place again this year.