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Could police benefit from social worker on force?

As the Woodstock Police Department continues the long process of obtaining crisis-intervention training for its officers, the addition of a social worker to the department has been discussed.  Local police […]

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Second school officer gets support

Adding a second police resource officer to Woodstock School District 200 is an idea that interests the school board. But members want more details. At its meeting April 10, the […]

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WPD Makes Longtime Cop Second Deputy Chief

A 15-year veteran of the Woodstock Police Department was promoted to deputy chief of police this fall, making him the second person currently holding that rank in the department. Deputy […]

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Elderly Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle

Delmar Eckert was walking on South Street on Oct. 26 when collision occurred An 89-year-old Woodstock man was killed after being struck by a vehicle late last month. Delmar Eckert […]

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Police: Man Stole Marshal’s Guns, Made Threats

A Wisconsin man was arrested Oct. 21 after allegedly stealing a pair of shotguns from a U.S. marshal’s car in Woodstock and threatening two police officers. Treyveon Q. Ashley, 21, […]

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City OKs Work at Homeless Assistance Center

The city of Woodstock will use grant money to pay for a new bathroom in the Old Firehouse Assistance Center despite worries from officials over bad behavior near the property. […]

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Man Charged over Firing Gun at Houses

Multiple homes on Barbary Lane were hit with bullets A Woodstock man was arrested and charged in connection with gunfire which struck several Woodstock houses last week. Maurice C. Timberlake, […]

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MCSO Squad Cars Involved in 2 Crashes in Woodstock

Two automobile crashes in Woodstock that occurred within a few minutes of each other both involved deputies from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, police said. One sheriff’s deputy and one […]

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