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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Eldorado Police: Report suspicious activity

  • In an 11 minute meeting of the Eldorado City Council Tuesday, commissioners heard a plea from Eldorado Police Chief Shannon Deuel to report suspicious activity whether or not it is evident a crime has been committed.
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  • In an 11 minute meeting of the Eldorado City Council Tuesday, commissioners heard a plea from Eldorado Police Chief Shannon Deuel to report suspicious activity whether or not it is evident a crime has been committed.
    "Tell people not to hesitate to call us if somebody is messing around the house," Deuel said.
    Deuel said officers are sometimes investigating incidents that could have been prevented by an earlier call of unusual activity to police. Would-be burglars may make a racket at one house that alerts the residents and then the burglary may run off to the next house. The next potential victim may not be so lucky.
    "I'd rather they call and we err on the side of safety, please," Deuel said.
    Council heard the annual report from Alene Carr of Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission on the city's revolving loan fund. There is $31,481 available for relenting, Carr said.
    Council approved a roadblock July 20 of Laborer's Local 773 for disabled children.
    Council took no action on a housing code for non-owner occupied dwellings. City Attorney C. Mart Watson has drafted the ordinance at the behest of Street and Sewer Commissioner Robby Price and Price asked council to review it for discussion at the next meeting.
    Price said the street department is continuing to repair and regravel alleys since the snow and asked residents who do not see attention given to certain alleys in the next several days to call the city.
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