Thornton Police Department

  • Agency: Thornton Police Department
  • Address: 700 Park Ave, Thornton, 60476 IL
  • Chief: Phillip Arnold (Chief of Police)

Thornton Police Department is located at 700 Park Ave, Thornton, 60476 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Phillip Arnold. The Thornton Police Department phone number is (708) 877-2531.

Thornton Police Department News

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Scam Alert in We want to make you aware of a scam that one of our clients encountered yesterday. It was quite sophisticated, coupled with a sense of urgency. A Comed facility manager received a phone call from someone saying they were from ComEd. They were informed that their account was past due, and that a ComEd crew was on their way to disconnect service. They were instructed to bring their account current that day, in order to avoid the disconnection to their facility. They left an 800 number to call back for payment instructions. When the 800 number was called, it started with a recording, nearly identical to the recording on the ComEd 800 number: “push 1 if you have a power emergency, and push 2 if you have a billing issue”. When connected, the rep on the phone identified themselves as “ComEd” and reiterated that their account was past due, and that they would need to send in a payment ($7000) immediately to ward off the crew sent over to disconnect service. At this point, the client contacted NIMEC, who helped manage this situation. NIMEC researched the clients’ accounts, and determined that $7000 would have covered 6 months of ComEd delivery charges, making the claim suspicious. NIMEC then contacted ComEd and learned that ComEd had received all payments, and that the account was current. Further, the 800 number given by the scammer (877-999-3580) was not the ComEd 800 number for commercial accounts. At this point, we instructed the client to not make any payments. We then sent the information on to ComEd to their Security department. Should you encounter any similar situations, please contact NIMEC first before making any payments.

SNAPCHAT WARNING The Thornton Police Department wants everyone to know that Snapchat recently introduced a new tracker in it's most current update. This tracker allows you to view the exact location of your friends. It can give you the area, town, and street and if you zoom in enough, it shows the house on the street layout. Please Share this to make people are aware, Snapchat has a lot of young users on it. If your children use Snapchat, please check to ensure they have their location set to Ghost mode, that way no one can see where they are. To do this make sure app is the updated version and go to selfie mode on the camera. Then zoom out. It will give you the option of changing to who can see your location.

REMINDER: Section 10-1-10 of the Thornton code states: Firearms, missiles, and fireworks. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, revolver, rocket, cracker, torpedo, squib or other fireworks or things containing any substance of an explosive nature within the Village limits, nor throw stones or other missiles within the Village limits. The President and Board of Trustees, however, may, in their judgment, set aside days or times during which public displays of fireworks, properly supervised, may be made. Any resident in violation of the code is subject to a fine. Please be safe this 4th of July and enjoy the village's fireworks display!!

Due to a large number of thefts from vehicles that have been recently reported. The PD reminds residents to keep your vehicle's door locked. Unknown persons are removing property from unlocked vehicles. Additionally, if you see suspicious persons walking around vehicles, PLEASE notify the PD.

On June 6th the Thornton Police participated in the annual torch run for special Olympics along some of their kids and their friends.

Firefighter Lawrence Matthews passed away fighting a fire in Harvey, IL. on Saturday June 10th, 2017. On Saturday, June 17th at approximately 12:30pm, Dolton Firefighter Lawrence Matthews will be laid to rest. His burial will take place at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery. The funeral procession is expected to contain over 100 fire department vehicles. Due to the large number of vehicles, Ridge Rd will be temporarily closed from 12:30pm until the road is safe to open. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to residents. The Thornton Police would like everyone to keep Firefighter Matthews' family in their thoughts and prayers. Firefighter Matthews was only 35 years old.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 3:15pm CDT. Take precautionary actions.

This young lady will be going to Paws Palace on Mon. if you are interested in her she can be picked up at the station.

Female pit dropped off at fire house around 7 pm tonight...any help would be appreciated