Macomb police

Autopsy Forthcoming
11:48 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Macomb Police Investigating Man’s Death

The house at 515 E. Pierce St
Credit Rich Egger

A Macomb man died shortly after getting into a fight but police say the cause of death remains undetermined.

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Increasing Number of Thefts
2:15 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

After Theft Macomb Police Say: Lock Your Doors

Macomb Police say residents should lock their doors even when they're home.
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Police Department said there has been a rise in thefts in the past few months. It's recommending residents take precautions after another theft was reported over weekend.

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Superintendent says there is no danger
10:41 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Macomb Jr. Sr. High School Lock Down

Police cars at Macomb Jr. Sr. High School during lockdown 5-9-13

KHQA reported the Macomb Junior and Senior High School went into lockdown at during the 9 o'clock hour this morning.

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Search Continues For Accomplice
11:59 am
Fri March 8, 2013

One Arrest Made in WIU Hoax

Alvin Montgomery
Credit Macomb Police Department

Macomb police said they arrested a Western Illinois University student for Wednesday night’s hoax phone call to 911.

Chief Curt Barker said Alvin Montgomery, age 25, was taken into custody outside Bayless Hall. Montgomery is charged with disorderly conduct, making a false 911 call, and attempted obstruction of justice.

Police said the final charge was filed because Montgomery tried to delete information from a cell phone.

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Investigation Continues
12:23 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Incident Near WIU Campus Proves to be Hoax

Police Chief Curt Barker
Credit Rich Egger

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.

The 911 center received the call from 509 West Murray around 6:00 pm. Police Chief Curt Barker said the caller was a woman.

“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.

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