Curt Barker en Autopsy: Macomb Man Strangled <p>The preliminary opinion from a forensic autopsy conducted on a Macomb man found his injuries are “…consistent with a cause of death of strangulation.” Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:28:12 +0000 Rich Egger 48536 at Autopsy: Macomb Man Strangled Macomb Police Investigating Man’s Death <p>A Macomb man died shortly after getting into a fight but police say the cause of death remains undetermined. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:48:16 +0000 Rich Egger 48493 at Macomb Police Investigating Man’s Death Hoax 911 Audio Released <p>Nearly two months after receiving a hoax 911 call, Macomb police released a recording of the call. Police made the audio available in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last week by Tri States Public Radio.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The recording lasts less than two minutes.&nbsp; In it, the caller asks the 911 dispatcher to send a squad car to 509 Murray. “This guy has a gun on us. He says we can’t leave.”</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:57:04 +0000 Rich Egger 32964 at Hoax 911 Audio Released Bills Coming in for Hoax 911 Call <p>It cost a pretty penny for police to respond to what proved to be a hoax 911 call in Macomb on March 6.</p><p></p><p>Bills submitted to the McDonough County State’s Attorney’s office show Illinois State Police spent $7,868.41, which includes the cost of a tactical response team. Macomb police submitted a bill of $2,406.55, and the Office of Public Safety at Western Illinois University submitted a bill of $1,384.56.</p><p>That adds up to a total of $11,659.52, and the figure will rise once the McDonough County Sheriff’s Department submits its bill.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:16:19 +0000 Rich Egger 31046 at Bills Coming in for Hoax 911 Call Incident Near WIU Campus Proves to be Hoax <p>Macomb police surrounded a home for five hours Wednesday evening, believing someone might be barricaded inside. But it turned out they were sent to the home on a prank call.</p><p>The 911 center received the call from 509 West Murray around 6:00 pm. Police Chief Curt Barker said the caller was a woman.</p><p>“She said there was an individual at the house and she gave the address and said that he had a firearm. And then in the background you could hear the male subject saying, ‘Are you calling the police? Are you calling the police?’ And then the phone went dead,” Barker said.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:23:40 +0000 Rich Egger 30009 at Incident Near WIU Campus Proves to be Hoax