Police News - January 8, 2018
Barrington Police Department is located at 400 N Northwest Hwy, Barrington, 60010 IL. The Acting Police Chief of the department is Jerry Libit. The Barrington Police Department phone number is 847-304-3300.
Police News - January 8, 2018
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Congratulations to Officer Gruenthal who graduated from the police academy on Friday. Officer Gruenthal will begin field training this week. Welcome to the Barrington Police Department family!
CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THIS PERSON? The Barrington Police Department needs your help in identifying the following individual, who took groceries from Heinen’s Grocery Store on December 2 and left without paying. He was driving a Black Chrysler 200 or 300. If you have information, please contact Detective Lori Allsteadt at email@example.com or 847-304-3308.
Police News - December 11, 2017
Congratulations to Barrington Police Chief David Dorn, who was recently awarded a 2017 Achievement of Excellence Award by Illinois Operation Lifesaver. Operation Lifesaver is a public education program designed to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries at highway-rail intersections. The organization works to increase public awareness of highway-rail grade crossing hazards and improve driver and pedestrian behavior at these intersections. Chief Dorn has long been a tireless advocate of rail safety in the Barrington community, which is often affected by pedestrian and vehicle accidents at rail crossings. This marks the first time that the organization has recognized a Police Chief for his efforts. As a "boots on the ground" award, in the past the award has gone to police officers, firefighters, and first responders, but never a Police Chief. "Although we recognize that most Police Chiefs support our program through a delegation of duty...we have up until this year never met a Police Chief who met the 'boots on the ground' criteria," the organization stated. Operation Lifesaver cited Chief Dorn's ongoing and direct work with Canadian National, Union Pacific, and Metra in assiting the organization with depot blitzes, Officer on a Train events, and Operation Lifesaver booths at National Night Out Against Crime. Chief Dorn's most recent partnership with Operation Lifesaver was the coordination of four "SEE TRACKS, THINK TRAIN" signs near Barrington High School. Congratulations, Chief Dorn!
The Barrington Police Benevolent Association and the Barrington Police Department would like to thank United Way for sponsoring Shop with a Cop 2017. Big shout out to Groot for their awesome donation of a bike and helmet to each child. We would also like to thank the Barrington community for your support. Those that donated toys made it possible for us to provide a gift to each child. Happy Holidays!!!
Shop with a Cop - Christmas 2017
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The Barrington Police Department along with Special Agents from CN Police participated in a grade crossing educational initiative at Main Street near Lageschulte Street in Barrington, Illinois. The joint force educational initiative was conducted following the installation of a number of advance warning signs that were placed at the crossing by the CN Police. Police officers greeted students on their way to school, explained advance warning signals and sidewalk markings.
SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT - December 12, 2017 The Barrington Hills Police Department received a report of a suspicious vehicle that followed an 11-year-old girl up her driveway yesterday, at 4:20 PM, after she got off her school bus. The incident occurred on Algonquin Road near Bateman Road and the only description given was an older black car possibly driven by a male white subject. The vehicle left the area abruptly after the resident turned on their outside lights. Police have stepped up patrols in the area and ask the public to immediately report any suspicious activity by calling 911.
Please join us in welcoming Josh Webb to the Barrington Police Department. Josh was sworn in as a police officer today and will attend the police academy beginning in January.
Barrington Fire and Police departments wait for Operation North Pole Chicago to come through Barrington.
STRANGER DANGER ALERT: Last Friday, December 1, the Tower Lakes Police Department was notified that a man in a white Hyundai SUV approached three children who were playing in the area of Indian Grass Court in Tower Lakes. The man told the children that if they would help him find his bunny, he would give them money. The investigation is ongoing. This is a reminder to discuss stranger danger with your children and remind them never to be lured into a stranger's car or go with a stranger in return for candy or other rewards.
Big thanks to the 100 Club of Chicago! Joe Ahern, CEO and Jeff Bergen, Board of Directors, delivered cookies to the Barrington Police and Fire departments on Giving Tuesday!
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2017. This holiday, members of the Barrington Police Department will be participating in "Shop with a Cop" through the Barrington Police Benevolent Association (BPBA). Just before Christmas, Barrington Police Officers will be taking 40 children shopping at Target for clothing and essential items. We are asking the public to assist with donations of new, unwrapped toys to complement the purchase of essential items for these deserving children. If you are able to donate a toy, the deadline has been extended until December 15. We are specifically looking for Pokemon cards, Lego sets and Shopkins. You may bring your new, unwrapped toy(s) to the Barrington Public Safety building lobby (400 N. Northwest Highway), where there is a drop-off box. The event is also sponsored by United Way. Thank you for your generosity!
Julie Gagne, age 47, of 540 S. Summit Street, Barrington, has been charged by the Barrington Police Department with 1 count of arson (Class 2 Felony) and is awaiting a bond call today at 1:30 p.m. She has also been charged by the Schaumburg Police Department with filing a false police report. Gagne has been charged with setting a car on fire on November 10, 2017 at 10:28 p.m. at 1529 S. Grove Avenue in Barrington. The car was registered in Gagne’s name. Following the fire, she reported the car stolen to the Schaumburg Police Department, a report she later retracted. An investigation determined that an X15 Flamethrower was the cause of the fire. A flamethrower is a device that uses a mix of over 3 gallons of fuel and napalm to throw flames as far as 50 feet. Gagne turned herself into the Schaumburg Police Department on November 21. For more information, please contact Barrington Police Chief David Dorn at 847-304-3300.
The Barrington Police Department would like to thank Tom Herb and the staff of the Garlands for providing a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for our officers. Chef Nicola, the meal was FANTASTIC!