Elgin Police

Elgin Police Testing Helmet And Body Cameras Police in the northwest suburb have been looking at "body cam" technology for about the last year.
Elgin Credits Social Media For Spreading Word About Fugitive Before CaptureThe Elgin Police Department credited its use of Facebook for helping catch an escaped mental health prisoner earlier this week.
Escaped Elgin Mental Facility Prisoner Back In Police Custody A prisoner who escaped from the Elgin Mental Health Center Wednesday afternoon is back in police custody.
Cops: Teen Videotaped ‘Inappropriate Activity’ In Elgin School BathroomSteffon L. Pruitt, 18, was charged with unlawful recording of a person under the age of 18 in a restroom, a felony, according to Elgin police.
Man Held Without Bond In Strangling Of Elgin ResidentJohn Poyer was found dead at his home in the 500 block of Hiawatha Drive in northwest suburban Elgin about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 22.
Elgin Cop Arrests Man Breaking Into His HomeA northwest suburban police officer got a surprise Wednesday when he went home for a lunch break and found a 21-year-old neighbor burglarizing his home.
Punch To Officer's Groin Leads To Felony Battery Charge
Woman, 84, Avoids Prison Sentence For Scuffle With CopAn 84-year-old Elgin woman with a long rap sheet for drug arrests ran the risk of spending the rest of her life in prison for cutting a police officer’s index finger.
Elgin Police Focus Efforts On Spike In BurglariesCrime in Elgin is at a 40-year low, but police said they're also seeing a dramatic spike in burglaries, which shot up 31 percent last year.
Authorities Investigate Reports Of ‘Fireballs’Police and fire department officials are investigating several fiery explosions over the past two months in the northwest suburbs.
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