Woodstock’s Newest Police Officer is Lifelong Resident

Woodstock’s Newest Police Officer is Lifelong Resident

Drew Walkington, a lifelong resident of Woodstock, fulfilled a childhood dream Jan. 2 when he was sworn in as the newest officer of the Woodstock Police Department. Walkington, 24, graduated in 2011 from Woodstock High School, where he wrestled and played football. He...
Counterfeit Bills Being Passed Around, Woodstock Police Say

Counterfeit Bills Being Passed Around, Woodstock Police Say

Officials from the Woodstock Police Department said they have noted an increase in counterfeit currency in the Woodstock area in recent months. In the second half of 2016, there has been an increase in counterfeit bills in various locations throughout Woodstock,...
WPD Releases Traffic Enforcement Results

WPD Releases Traffic Enforcement Results

The Woodstock Police Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies to enforce two initiatives during Thanksgiving week.  Both focused awareness on seat belt restraints and impaired driving. During the enforcement period, Woodstock police issued:  24...
Woodstock Woman Charged in Stabbing

Woodstock Woman Charged in Stabbing

A Woodstock woman was charged with multiple counts of battery on Halloween night following a stabbing that sent a man to the hospital via helicopter. Esperanza Bosquez, 53, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, and two counts of domestic...
Police Arrest Woman for Prostitution

Police Arrest Woman for Prostitution

A Chicago woman who worked at an unlicensed massage parlor in Woodstock was arrested Nov. 4 for allegedly engaging in prostitution, police said. Ronglan Luo, 45, of the 2800 block of South Archer Avenue, was charged with prostitution and unlawful practice of massage...
Woodstock Police to Wear Body Cameras

Woodstock Police to Wear Body Cameras

Woodstock police officers will be outfitted with body cameras in a move city officials said is aimed at ensuring accountability from police and members of the public alike. Each of the Woodstock Police Department’s patrol officers will be issued body-worn cameras in...
Woodstock Clown Count: One, But Not the Creepy Kind

Woodstock Clown Count: One, But Not the Creepy Kind

A spate of creepy clown sightings has swept its way into northern Illinois, but Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said his department had received just one clown report as of Thursday afternoon — and it may have been nothing more than a kid with school spirit. The...
Woodstock Police to Begin Carrying Opioid Antidote

Woodstock Police to Begin Carrying Opioid Antidote

Woodstock police officers will begin carrying an emergency antidote for opioid overdoses before the end of the year, Police Chief John Lieb said. Each of the Woodstock Police Department’s sworn officers soon will be issued naloxone, also known by its trade name,...

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