The Macomb Police Department would like to welcome back all returning WIU students and extend a special welcome to all incoming freshman students. We would like for everyone to take the time to explore our webpage, especially the section for WIU students. There you will find tips and suggestions as to how to make your stay in Macomb a more enjoyable one. The Macomb Police Department takes great interest in student safety and your successful graduation from Western Illinois University. Have a safe and wonderful year!
A McDonough County Crimestoppers tip has led to the arrest of a Monmouth resident on one count of burglary and one count of theft. The subject also had a Warren County warrant for his arrest for two counts of Stalking.
The Crimestoppers tip led Macomb Police Department and McDonough County Sheriff’s Office investigators to Monmouth, Illinois where they were able to recover a Blue Holland Tractor from rural Monmouth. The tractor was stolen on December 13th, 2013 from the Lakeview Nature Center on Spring Lake Road. The tractor was valued at over $13,000.
Arrested as a result of the investigation was Michael D. Brewer, age 40 from Monmouth. So far the investigation has discovered Brewer’s involvement in the burglary at the Lakeview Nature Center as well as a theft of a mailbox on Tower Road and another possible burglary in Macomb. This investigation continues and more arrests are pending.
Investigators from the Macomb Police Department and the McDonough County Sheriff’s Officer were assisted by officers from the Monmouth Police Department and Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On 08/01/2014 at approximately 1:21pm, Officers from the Macomb Police Department responded to an apartment at 414 W. Wheeler street for a deceased tenant. Upon arrival Officers discovered a severely decomposed body in the apartment. Due to the level of decomposition officers called for the support of the Macomb Fire Department and together treated the scene as a hazardous materials scene. The McDonough County coroner was also called. Upon investigation it was determined that the deceased was 36 year old Adam Fox of Macomb. There were no signs of foul play and it appeared that Fox’s body had been in the apartment for at least nine days. It appears that Fox died from natural causes and due to the advanced stages of decomposition no autopsy is planned.
July 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Macomb Police Officer resigned today following an internal investigation by the Macomb Police Department. The Macomb Police Department received a citizen complaint that accused Officer William Kennedy of Forgery and State Benefits Fraud. The criminal investigation was turned over to the Illinois State Police who conducted an independent investigation and a warrant was issued. Officer Kennedy was arrested on July 28, 2014 for Forgery and State Benefits Fraud. He posted the required ten percent of his $30,000 bond and was released. Officer Kennedy had been employed as a Patrol Officer with the Macomb Police Department since June 2005. He will appear in court in August.