Courts, Police, and Fire

Expecting the unexpected: Many emergency crews work behind the scenes

Cornbelt Fire Protection District Chief John Koller expects call volume in 2018 to shatter last year's 1,105 Emergency Medical Services and fire rescue calls, which was a record. In the past two weeks, Cornbelt personnel responded to three fires in and near Mahomet.


'Hard to predict': Chief says weather is a factor in spring cleanup

The Cornbelt Fire Protection District quickly responded to a call concerning a controlled fire that took a turn due to dry conditions and wind shifts near South Mahomet Road and Sunny Acres Road last Thursday.


Welcome to Mahomet: Newest police officer Tom Favot is here to help

Aiming to build a rapport with the community, the Mahomet Police Department's newest officer hit the ground running with his now six-month stint in the blue uniform.

Meet officer Tom Favot, a University of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario) graduate who studied criminology.


A year in review: Mahomet's top 10 stories of 2017

In a year, so much can change in your neck of the woods. Last January, the village's special census of 11 subdivisions added 1,142 new residents since the 2010 census, which brought Mahomet's total population within the village to 8,400. Aside from population growth, Mahomet's commercial businesses grew in size with 11 new businesses (and more on the way).


Mahomet pastor finds a second calling

Lutz Braunig is a member of the clergy who is on call to more than his congregation at Mahomet Church of the Nazarene.

He’s also a law enforcement counselor for a 10-county central Illinois area.

During his 16 years of service, Braunig said, “there’s not too much I haven’t seen.


Newest Mahomet officer's motto: Firm but fair

By ISAAC TROTTER

For The Mahomet Citizen

Integrity. Dedication. Motivation.

These are the three traits needed to succeed, according to Mahomet’s newest police officer, Paulo Alfonso.


Mahomet community grieves 'a great kid'

Dan Ryan acknowledges “I don’t know what it would be like for a parent to lose a child,” but there is one thing the Mahomet-Seymour mathematics instructor does know.


Mahomet Police welcome new officer

The village board welcomed a new police officer at their Tuesday night study session.

Acting Village President Sean Widener swore in John Paulo Alfonso, whom Police Chief Mike Metzler said “will be an excellent addition to the department.”


Police look to hire another officer

Police Chief Mike Metzler has asked the village board of trustees to expand his department.

At the board’s Tuesday night study session, Metzler spoke in favor of a resolution that would increase the department from eight full-time officers to nine.


Lifesaving partnership

Since Mahomet Police equipped their squad cars with cardiac defibrillators a few years ago, they’ve been used in life-or-death situations.


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