Anna Police Department

  • Agency: Anna Police Department
  • Address: 201 E Vienna St, Anna, 62906 IL
  • Chief: Gordon Hopp (Chief of Police)
Phone: 618-833-8571
Fax: 618-833-9511

Anna Police Department is located at 201 E Vienna St, Anna, 62906 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Gordon Hopp. The Anna Police Department phone number is 618-833-8571.

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The City of Anna has decided to change the Halloween Trick or Treat hours from Wednesday, October 31, 2018, to Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, due to the possibility of inclement weather.

UPDATE!!! THE SUBJECTS IN THIS POST HAVE BEEN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO CALLED IN. 10/04/2018@3:15 PM The Anna Police Department (Illinois) is seeking the identities of three individuals. A theft report was made by Anna Walmart stating on September 03, 2018, three individuals utilized the self check station to improperly scan merchandise. Walmart reported a $201.72 loss. Any help identifying any of these subjects would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. 618-833-8571 ext 1503

Anna, IL 09/26/18– The Illinois State Police, Anna Police and CN Police Service (CNPS) will be conducting a railroad crossing enforcement campaign on 09/26/18. Police from both departments will be patrolling for drivers who fail to obey traffic laws in and around railroad crossings. In 2017, more than 2,100 highway-rail grade crossing collisions occurred in the United States, according to Federal Railroad Administration statistics. ISP, APD and CNPS encourage all drivers and pedestrians to use caution around railroad crossings and to always obey all crossing warning signs and lights. Driving Safety Tips: Trains and cars do not mix. Never race a train to the crossing ‐ even if you tie, you lose. The train you see is closer and faster‐moving than you think. If you see a train approaching, wait for it to go by before you proceed across the tracks. Be aware that trains cannot stop quickly. Even if the locomotive engineer sees you, a freight train moving at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop. That's 18 football fields! Never drive around lowered gates ‐ it is illegal and extremely dangerous. If you suspect a signal is malfunctioning, call the 1‐800 number posted on or near the crossing signal or contact your local law enforcement agency. Do not get trapped on the tracks; proceed through a highway‐rail grade crossing only if you are sure you can completely clear the crossing without stopping. Remember, the train is three feet wider than the tracks on both sides. If your vehicle ever stalls on a track with a train coming, exit the vehicle immediately and move quickly AWAY from the tracks in the direction from which the train is coming. Moving AWAY from the tracks in the direction from which the train is coming can lessen your chance of being stuck by debris after your vehicle is struck by the train. Call your local law enforcement agency for assistance. At a multiple track crossing waiting for a train to pass, watch out for a second train on the other tracks, approaching from either direction. When you need to cross train tracks, go to a designated crossing and look both ways. If no trains are coming, cross the tracks quickly, without stopping. Do not stop closer than 15 feet from a rail.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT!! An incident was reported this morning at the Anna Jonesboro High School in reference to school violence. The incident was investigated and there was not a legitimate threat. The situation has been resolved.

CNPS and Anna Police Department encourage all drivers and pedestrians to use caution around railroad crossings and to always obey all crossing warning signs and lights. Driving Safety Tips: • Trains and cars do not mix. Never race a train to the crossing ‐ even if you tie, you lose. • The train you see is closer and faster‐moving than you think. If you see a train approaching, wait for it to go by before you proceed across the tracks. • Be aware that trains cannot stop quickly. Even if the locomotive engineer sees you, a freight train moving at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop. That's 18 football fields! • Never drive around lowered gates ‐ it is illegal and extremely dangerous. If you suspect a signal is malfunctioning, call the 1‐800 number posted on or near the crossing signal or contact your local law enforcement agency. • Do not get trapped on the tracks; proceed through a highway‐rail grade crossing only if you are sure you can completely clear the crossing without stopping. Remember, the train is three feet wider than the tracks on both sides. • If your vehicle ever stalls on a track with a train coming, exit the vehicle immediately and move quickly AWAY from the tracks in the direction from which the train is coming. Moving AWAY from the tracks in the direction from which the train is coming can lessen your chance of being stuck by debris after your vehicle is struck by the train. Call your local law enforcement agency for assistance. • At a multiple track crossing waiting for a train to pass, watch out for a second train on the other tracks, approaching from either direction. • When you need to cross train tracks, go to a designated crossing and look both ways. If no trains are coming, cross the tracks quickly, without stopping. Do not stop closer than 15 feet from a rail.

UPDATE. The breached gas line has been shut off. Thank you for your patience. The evacuation has been lifted.

ATTENTION!!! A gas line has been breached on East Vienna Street near Hardees'. The City of Anna is mandating an evacuation of approximately 2,500 feet from the breach. Stay away from the area!

The Anna Police Department would like to thank the public for their patience last Thursday during the closure of Interstate 57. The Illinois State Police routed all southbound traffic from I-57 into Anna, which created a massive influx of traffic to the east side of town. Also, thanks to those who stopped and supplied officers with water and Powerade. Your gratitude is greatly appreciated.

The Anna Police Department (Illinois) is currently investigating a complaint of identity theft. A complaint was made by a business from Marion, Illinois, which stated one of their credit card numbers were compromised, and used at a department store in Anna. Attached are images of the suspects. The Anna Police Department is asking the public's assistance with identifying the suspects. If you know either person, please contact the Anna Police Department at 618-833-8571 ext. 1503, or contact your local police department so they can contact us. Thank you. ***The suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty***

## UPDATE ## 02/12/2018@1130AM ****THE TWO SUBJECTS IN THIS POST HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO CALLED IN WITH INFORMATION**** The Anna Police Department (Illinois) is asking for the public's assistance with identifying two subjects, who are suspected in committing a theft at Anna Walmart. Asset protection reported after reviewing recorded video surveillance over the liquor aisle, they discovered a theft. The two subjects in the photograph are suspected in taking over $100 of liquor from the store without offering payment. They drove away in a grey 4 door passenger car. Any information would be appreciated. Please call 618-833-8571, ext 1503

2018 Anna Police Department Assistant Chief/Detective Bryan Watkins, Officer Shawn Stone, Officer Jesse Spencer, Officer Tim Smith, Officer Shawn Knupp, Officer Jason Leek, Chief Michael Hunter

THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THANK YOU. 01/09/3017 The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying two subjects who are suspected in a theft. The theft was captured on video surveillance after a store employee found empty merchandise boxes hidden behind other merchandise. The items stolen were hover boards, valued at $298 each. There were five hover boards reported missing, totaling $1490. The subjects took the hover boards from its packaging and placed them in a cart. The subjects then placed their children over the merchandise and walked out the entrance doors without paying for the merchandise. They drove away in a black passenger car. Cameras were not able to capture a license plate number on the car. The Anna Police Department always appreciates any assistance offered. If you have any information on the identity of either of these subjects, please contact the Anna Police Department at 618-833-8571, ext 1501.

HELP WANTED: The City of Anna is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time police officers. Officers perform general police work for the protection of life and property, order maintenance, preserving the peace and service to our community. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, have a valid driver's license, have certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and must be willing to reside within 30 minutes of the corporate limits of Anna. Candidates should apply with resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references by mail at Anna Police Department, 201 East Vienna Street, Anna, Illinois 62906, or by email: annapdchief@cityofanna.org. The City of Anna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Anna Police Department would like to ask for the public's assistance with identifying two people, who are suspected in committing thefts. The thefts were committed on 11/25/2017 and 11/26/2017. Walmart asset protection discovered the thefts after empty merchandise boxes were found by store employees. Walmart is reporting a loss of $695. The merchandise was described as electronics items. The two people left the property in a white extended cab Ford Ranger. A vehicle registration number was not attainable. Please call the Anna Police Department with any information. 618-833-8571 ext. 1501

On December 01, 2017, an unknown male subject walked out of Anna Walmart without offering payment for merchandise he concealed under his coat. The theft was captured on recorded video surveillance after an asset protection associate found an empty merchandise box hidden on a shelf. The merchandise was described as a Google Chromebook and was valued at $249. If anyone knows this person, please contact the Anna Police Department (618) 833-8571 ext. 1503.

The Anna Police Department is currently investigating several criminal damage to property complaints, which involves an unknown person(s) shooting a BB gun at business' windows. Video surveillance from one of the businesses who reported damage captured the suspect's vehicle on the parking lot. The police department is asking for any assistance with identifying the people in this vehicle. We believe the vehicle is maroon in color and could possibly be an early 2000's model Ford F-150.

The boil water order has been lifted.

The City of Anna is currently under a boil water order until further notice.

Christmas time is upon us again, and the Anna Police Department would like to thank each and every person who has made a donation to the Anna Police/Fire Department Shop With a Cop program. We have received several donations throughout the year and because of those donations, several children will enjoy a free meal and an undisclosed amount of money to shop for Christmas gifts for themselves. The police officers and fireman will host those children for the evening during the event. Donations are still being accepted at the Anna Police Department.

The Anna Police Department would like to say thank you to the River to River Assisted Facility staff and residents for their generosity last week. All area law enforcement and emergency services personnel were invited to a luncheon at their facility. The officers who attended were served a delicious meal and were treated with great hospitality. We spoke with many residents and staff members, as well as administration. Your thoughtfulness has not gone unnoticed. Thank You.

The Anna Police Department is currently investigating a burglary, which occurred at Fitness Forum. Two unknown subjects entered into the business and took a cash register and additional cash. Video surveillance was provided from the business, but the two suspects had masks over their faces. I will post a picture of the suspects knowing they are masked, but maybe someone might recognize something in a photograph which could help the police department solve this crime. Thank anyone in advance for their assistance. Please call 618-833-8571, ext 1503.

The Anna Police Department (Illinois), along with the Murphysboro and Carbondale Police Departments, are asking for the public's assistance with identifying subjects involved in an identity theft investigation. The two subjects pictured below have allegedly used a credit card which did not belong to them, nor did they did have permission from the owner to use the credit card. Several transactions have been made at various stores throughout the area. Over $900 of transactions were made at the Anna Walmart. The two subjects were driving a smaller sized dark colored SUV.

The Anna Police Department (Illinois) would like the public's help with identifying a person of interest. The person pictured is needed for questioning in a theft investigation. If anyone knows the identity of this person, could you contact the Anna Police Department at 618-833-8571, ext 1503. Thank you in advance for any assistance. All calls will remain anonymous.

The Anna Police Department (Illinois) is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a male subject involved in a theft investigation. Anna Walmart reported a male subject exiting the store with three merchandise scanning devices, which are used for managing inventory. The male subject concealed the property inside his shorts and was in and out of the store in 5 minutes. The items were not retail merchandise, but property of Walmart. Two of the scanners were valued at $787 per unit and the other at $964. The total value of Walmart property taken was over $2500. The male subject got into a silver mid-sized sedan, possibly a Ford Fusion. A license plate was not obtained. If anyone knows this person, and would like to offer assistance, please call 618-833-8571, ext 1503.