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QPD Warns of a Possible Phone Scam

The Quincy Police Department has received several calls from residents about a possible phone scam.

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Larry W. Smith, Getty Images

Got Drive By Shooting Information? What Are You Waiting For?

OK, it is going on two days since two apparent drive by shootings took place. I wrote about them yesterday and the comments I am getting, as expected, show that people were upset with what happened here in their city and they don't want to see a repeat of it. So,     I write this blog to the person or persons who know exactly what took place and why. What are you waiting for?

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Kurt Parsons

Crime Stopper’s Hotline is Waiting for Your Call (228-4474)

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the incidents of crime will be escalating as well. Local law enforcement is there for you 24 hours a day 365 days a year but they can use your help in fighting crime. Remember, if you have information regarding a crime, call the Quincy Regional Crime Stopper Hotline at 228-4474. You can also submit a tip via the web.

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Billy Meyer/ Jeff Dorsey
Billy Meyer/ Jeff Dorsey

Did You Know That Dr. Michael Swango Was Considered a Suspect For the 1982 Tylenol Scare in Chicago?

He is a convicted killer and possibly has killed up to 60 people both domestically and internationally, has had a book written about him (Quincy native James Stewart’s “Blind Eye”) and is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado. He is Dr. Michael Swango and he was the topic of a discussion at last Friday's Quincy Exchange Club. The speaker was Billy Meyer who was the chief investigator for the Quincy Police Department in the 1980s when this case presented itself.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images

Money Scam Reported by Adams County Sheriff’s Department

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform residents of a possible ongoing scam in the Adams County area.  Residents in the St. Ludgerus Road area and Royal Oaks Mobile Home Park have reported a subject going door-to-door soliciting residents for money. 

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David McNew, Getty Images

Proof of Car Insurance is as Close as Your Cell Phone in Illinois

It is a sign of the times when you can now use your cell phone to prove to a police officer that you have car insurance. In case you missed it, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law that will allow motorists use their cell phone to prove they have auto insurance when an officer asks to see that proof.  

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Scott Olson/ Getty Images

Unwanted Drugs Collection Box Now Open at The Adams County Health Department Year Round

We all have medications that we no longer use yet for some reason we hang onto them. Unfortunately, by doing so, the chances increase that someone, primarily younger people , will get them and "experiment " by using them with other medications or alcohol.  

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Jogger Shot By ‘Bored’ Kids in Oklahoma – Did Video Games Have Anything to Do With It?

By now you have heard of the Australian college baseball player, Christopher Lane, who was out jogging in an Duncan, Oklahoma neighborhood and was shot and killed by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone "for fun" according to the police.

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QPD Car/ Dorsey
QPD Car/ Dorsey

QPD Schedules a Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday Night

The Quincy Police Department has scheduled a neighborhood meeting in the city for this Tuesday night.  The meeting is open to all residents of the city but is primarily for residents living in the area of 12th to 24th streets from Broadway to State streets. The meeting will be held at the Chapel at Chaddock School located at 205 South 24th Street on Tuesday night at 7pm.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Texas Roadhouse and Law Enforcement Teaming Up for Special Olympics ‘Free’ Lunch Friday

Texas Roadhouse in Quincy is holding a free lunch from 11am to 2pm as a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Friday, July 26th. Law enforcement officers will serve as waiters and waitresses during the lunchtime. 

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