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The Rochelle Police Department will participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday June 8 at approximately 11:30AM. The Flame of Hope will be carried by our local law enforcement from the intersection of Route 251 and 38 to the Rochelle Municipal Airport on Gurler Road.

The Rochelle Police Department invites local children with disabilities to be a part of the race in several ways including sharing names on t-shirts or riding along in the squad car for the race. If your child would like to participate, please contact Sandy Sullivan at 562-2131. The Police Department also accepts donations to raise funds for the Special Olympics. Donations may be made at the Police Department located at 416 North 6th Street in Rochelle.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 46 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $51 Million USD for local Special Olympics programs in 2014 and over $560 Million since its inception in 1981.

On 010316 at approximately 6:06 p.m., members of the Rochelle Police Department responded to a robbery at the Lupita Supermarket. It was reported that a male subject had asked a cashier to make change for him. When the cash register was opened, he pushed the clerk and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer and fled from the scene.

On 012616 at approximately 10:54 p.m., Rochelle officers were dispatched to the Shell gas station (505 Hwy 38) for a similar robbery call. The clerk stated that a male brought an item up to the counter for purchase. While she was processing the transaction, the male reached into the cash drawer and took approximately $150.00 before fleeing the scene.

On 012716 after further investigation, Jorge A. Delgado, 32, of Rochelle, was arrested and charged in connection with these incidents. Mr. Delgado was charged with two counts of burglary (class 2 felony). At this time he is in custody at the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

Friday, 18 October 2013 12:27

Prescription Drug Takeback Day - October 26

The Rochelle Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at on Saturday October 26 from 10am-2pm.

The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative allows anyone to safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs. The event provides a safe and responsible means of disposal.

What you should know about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day:

• Drop off is anonymous – no questions asked.

• Package all prescription drugs in plastic or glass bottles or (if pills) sturdy plastic bags.

• Remove all labels on all bottles to protect privacy.

• Do not drop off illicitly manufactured controlled substances such as heroin, LSD and marijuana.

• Do not drop off syringes or needles.

• Final disposal of collected prescription drugs is environmentally-friendly (through incineration).

The Rochelle Police Department is located at 416 N. 6th Street. For questions, please call 815-562-2131.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:39

Rochelle Police Department Seeking Applicants

The Rochelle Police Department is testing for the eligibililty list for Police Officers.  Click here for more information.

Ogle County E9-1-1 Coordinator Sandy Beitel announces that on November 9, 2011 at 1pm CST radio and television stations across the nation will participate in the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

The thirty second  test will be conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

This nationwide test is very necessary to ensure the viability of the system. This test will be very similar to those people hear monthly on their local radio and TV stations. The difference is that on Wednesday, November 9, all TV and radio stations will be conducting the test at the same time.

EAS is a national public alert and warning system that enables the President of the United States to address the American public during extreme emergencies. Alerting authorities can leverage the state and local EAS to send alerts and warnings to radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wire line providers.

ROCHELLE, IL – On Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rochelle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the police station at 416 N. 6th Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 376,593 pounds—188 tons—of prescription drugs at nearly 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Four days after the first Take-Back event in September 2010, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an "ultimate user" of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents' controlled substances in certain instances. DEA has begun drafting regulations to implement the Act, a process that can take as long as 24 months. Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the Rochelle Police Department and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.

For more information, log onto www.dea.gov.

Monday, 07 February 2011 13:04

Extreme Snow Emergency Parking Ban Lifted

Rochelle Police Chief Eric Higby has lifted the Extreme Snow Emergency Parking Ban that was declared February 2, 2011. Vehicles can now be parked on either side of the street, where allowed, as long as the snow has been plowed in the area.