In the recent week the Dixon Police Department have received numerous calls about solicitors in the area stating they are with Spark Energy. At this time Spark Energy is not registered with the City of Dixon. Officers from the Dixon Police Department have located three individuals and issued them City Ordinance Citations for Soliciting without Permits. The following were cited or arrested for the following:
- Julian Acker, age 22, Rockford, Illinois, was charged with Driving While License Suspended and Soliciting without a License
- Patrick Siado, age 37, Fort Worth, Texas, was charged with Soliciting without a License
- British Brown, age 26, Chicago, Illinois, was charged with Soliciting with a License.
Citizen are reminded that solicitors that are registered with the City of Dixon should have permit with them to show. Also it shall be unlawful for any person to go in or upon any residence or nonresidential premises for the purpose of conducting any form of solicitation at any time after nine o'clock (9:00) P.M. or before nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. on any Monday through Saturday, or at any time on Sunday, or at any time on any holiday recognized by the State of Illinois, unless such solicitation has been requested by the owner or occupant of such premises.
Citizens are asked to contact the Dixon Police Department if the solicitors are in violation or have any questions.
The charges are merely an allegation and all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.