State Police tackling crime initiative results in 85 arrests in nine locations, including Cass and Sangamon counties

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A project providing saturated law enforcement efforts in nine locations across the state, including Cass County, resulted in 85 arrests for offenses including driving under the influence and sexual abuse.

A project providing saturated law enforcement efforts in nine locations across the state, including Cass County, resulted in 85 arrests for offenses including driving under the influence and sexual abuse.

Illinois State Police said that since its launch in October, the Project Safe Neighborhood program has conducted 27 details. State Police worked with law enforcement in Peoria and Champaign and in Hancock, Cass, Coles, Christian, Sangamon, Vermilion and Moultrie counties.

In addition to arrests for offenses such as possession of child pornography, possession of methamphetamine, Internet crimes against children and gun violence, 199 warnings and 142 citations were issued. Twelve firearms, nearly 4 pounds of methamphetamine, 248 pounds of cannabis, 15 doses of LSD, 12 pounds of mushrooms and two stolen vehicles were seized.

The project is funded by grants from the US Department of Justice.


“The implementation of targeted law enforcement patrols by the Illinois State Police Project, in partnership with local law enforcement, has been and continues to be effective in evicting from our cities the people responsible for the increase in violence,” the U.S. Attorney for the Central District said. said Gregory K. Harris. “Enforcement continues…not only increases public confidence in knowing that law enforcement is working together to make neighborhoods safe, but also increases trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.” serve.”

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