CL Police Report Halloween Weekend Results

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:

The Crystal Lake Police Department Completes the Halloween Crackdown to Save Lives

The Crystal Lake Police Department recently completed participation in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program conducted for the Halloween weekend designated “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over / Click It or Ticket”.

The crack down in May of 2013.

The crack down in May of 2013.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort from October 31st through November 2nd and to buckle up, especially during late-night hours.

Throughout this period, officers continued to patrol the City, respond to calls for service, and conduct daily traffic enforcement efforts.

During the mobilization, the Police Department conducted supplemental traffic enforcement utilizing personnel dedicated to this sole purpose which resulted in the following:

  • 42 additional motorists were stopped for traffic violations
  • 31 additional traffic citations were issued by officers, which included:

Crackdown to Save Lives

to save lives by encouraging motorists to refrain from drinking and driving

  • 9 safety belt citations
  • 7 citations for speeding
  • 2 citations for other moving violations and equipment
  • 3 citations for operation of uninsured motor vehicles
  • 10 citations for unlawful use of an electronic communications devices
  • 2 subjects were arrested for the following offenses:
  • 1 subject was arrested for DUI
  • 1 subject was arrested for possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis


CL Police Report Halloween Weekend Results — 15 Comments

  1. Nothing but modern day road pirates. They shook down hundreds and maybe thousands of innocent motorists to arrest one DUI driver and nail a teenager for a dime bag of weed.

  2. What a haul of criminal activity!

    But also a timely show of force, by Government before an election.

    You may get to cast your meaningless vote on Tues., but you better have your papers in order, answer our illegal questions and have that belt buckled at our checkpoints.

    It’s all for your own good, you see.

  3. Oh, DJ. You are so right.

    When will the rest of the people in this county wake up?

    All we hear from the commentators is the constant rah rah chorus with their personal politics crap.

    Then they attack anyone that doesn’t live in their fairy land.

    Kudos to you.

  4. First off, you all realize-that unlike the photograph-the STEP is roving patrol and not a stationary roadblock, right?

    Per the IDOT website, the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program is where officers are paid OT to drive around and function as traffic cars, meaning they should have CAUSE to pull someone over.

    BTW, I think this was the very same grant Prim’s former coworker wound up in trouble over-for fictitiously generating numbers.

    To be sure, traffic enforcement is not a glamorous part of law enforcement, but the underlying premise is to ensure safe operation of vehicles on the roadway (or some critics would claim–generate revenue).

    So, despite the low production, this is not a gestapo tactic like a roadblock, this was merely extra uniformed patrol out to make a presence and enforce traffic laws…

  5. Prim had nothing to do with this.

    You are so misinformed, really?

    Maybe you should concentrate on helping your buddy Harrison ” lift that bar of his” l.o.l.

  6. reading comprehension voter, reading comprehension.

    Never said Prim had anything to do with it…just that his former co-worker was indicted for fraud RE: STEP grant…

  7. Prim has been running his own campaign for a year now.

    Whaat part of reading comprehension son’t you understand.( and that is on record stunod.

  8. Yes Voter, Tomorrow is another day.

    A day that we will have a new Sheriff, Bill Prim

  9. To me this is sad and shameful.

    What a crappy job for those officers on the beat.

    Turning your own citizens in to a police department that is out of control.

    Next year, let’s have the police crackdown at Walkup and Crystal Lake Avenue.

    Then, they can proudly arrest the mayor’s family and all their drunk off duty cops leaving the Cottage.

  10. Unfortunately the “probable cause” is usually something either minor like a license plate light out or completely made up. ”

    I saw you weren’t wearing your seatbelt”

    this is one of the reasons people don’t trust the police

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