Wauconda Police Department

  • Agency: Wauconda Police Department
  • Address: 311 S Main St, Wauconda, 60084 IL
  • Chief: Daniel Quick (Superintendent of Police)
Phone: 847-526-2421
Fax: 847-526-2498

Wauconda Police Department is located at 311 S Main St, Wauconda, 60084 IL. The Superintendent of Police of the department is Daniel Quick. The Wauconda Police Department phone number is 847-526-2421.

Wauconda Police Department News

2018 Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week Education, Enforcement Campaign to take place April 23-27 Wauconda, IL – Each day, 10 people are killed in distracted driving crashes - contributing to the 37,000 people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To help bring attention to the dangers associated with driving distracted, the Wauconda Police Department, announced today it will again participate in Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week (DDAW) and conduct an enforcement campaign of Illinois’ distracted driving laws. “No distraction- whether texting or talking on the phone - is ever worth the loss of life on the roadway,” said Deputy Chief Botterman. “These senseless deaths can easily be prevented if drivers simply choose to focus on the core task of driving when behind the wheel. We aim to do our part to help keep (Wauconda’s) roads safer.” The second annual Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week is a coordinated effort between the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), AAA, The Illinois State Police, The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois High School High School and College Driver Education Association (IHSCDEA) and nearly 300 local law enforcement throughout Illinois to educate motorists about the dangers of driving while distracted and enforcing the laws on Illinois’ roadways. Last year’s DDAW efforts resulted in over 18,000 warnings and citations for distracted driving offenses. In addition to traffic enforcement, the Wauconda Police Department will participate in education activities in coordination with the IHSCDEA: • Teach about the dangers of distracted driving in high school driver’s education classes • Display distracted driving posts around community • Promote distracted driving messages through department’s social media channels Contrary to what some drivers may think, hands-free, handheld and in-vehicle technologies are not distraction-free, even if a driver’s eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel. The latest AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found that: • Drivers who text when behind the wheel more than double their odds of being involved in a crash; • Drivers who use in-vehicle technologies, like voice-based and touch screen features, can be distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message. • Removing eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk for a crash Violating Illinois’s distracted driving laws can be costly. Know before you go. In Illinois: • Law prohibits all drivers from texting and driving • Law prohibits all drivers from using a hand-held phone while driving • Law prohibits all teen drivers from using a cell phone while driving For more information on Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week visit www.iddaw.org. These partnerships have been formed to help further a traffic safety culture in Illinois and to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries resulting from distracted driving. Please help the ILACP, AAA, and Wauconda, to keep Illinois’ roadways safe and Illinois strong.

Dog owner located. Anyone recognize this little lady? She was found in the area of Jessica Dr. and Grand Blvd. Ofc. Weglarek says she’s very sweet. Call 847-526-2421 with information. Thanks!

Cops vs Kids at Wauconda Grade School. Thanks to Wauconda Park District for sponsoring these events!

Please review the attached press release regarding a Roadside Traffic Safety Initiative.

Please check out this information regarding a new program in Wauconda. If there are any businesses or individuals wishing to participate, please contact Officer Nick Weglarek at nweglarek@waucondapolice.com.

Members of the Wauconda Police Department attended the wake and funeral for Commander Paul Bauer to represent the Village of Wauconda and show our support.

This cute cat was found near Larkdale and Bonner a few days ago and was brought to us today. If anyone is missing their cat (or recognizes him) please contact us at 847-526-2421. Has claws and does not appear to be neutered.

Press Release: Drug Variety Seized in Wauconda Search Warrant

Wauconda Police Marine Unit checking in on some of our ‘Nation’s Finest’ ice fisherman with Veterans R&R (Release & Relief), a Wauconda based NFP that helps military members and their families enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some Navy chiefs and military officers from Naval Station Great Lakes enjoying the fishing on Bangs Lake.

Wauconda residents enjoy the winter out on Bangs Lake. The Wauconda Lumberjacks Burling Team is getting some ice time in while some other local residents took advantage of the wind to use their sleds and a local boy scout troop spends the night on the ice.

WPD served the seniors at the 13th annual senior New Year’s Eve party. This year’s theme was Burlap and Boots and the party took place on Thursday, December 28 from 12- 2 pm in the Wauconda Park District gymnasium. Fun was had by all! Happy New Year! 🎊 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C7Aa3Wl3LIUV1V7RPJmj_IN-voTdri8a/view?ts=5a468806

WPD has received reports of coyote sightings near the Lakeview Villa and Maimen's II beaches, specifically on the circle channel. Although coyotes are common in this area, we remind residents to use caution with children and pets when outdoors. For more information about coyotes, please visit this link. https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/wildlife/Pages/Coyote.aspx

Officers patrolling the village tonight are in radio contact with Santa. They are watching for signs of boys and girls who haven't gone to bed yet, and they won't give him the "all clear" to start delivering presents until they are certain all of the children are asleep.

CRIME STOPPERS Up to a $1000 Reward For information leading to the arrest of a person or persons who committed Criminal Damage to vehicles in Wauconda when the person or persons shot at parked vehicles with a high powered air rifle causing damage. CALL 847-662-2222 A.O. Andy Anderson Police Coordinator P.O. Box 459 Mundelein, Illinois 60060

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UPDATE: Owner Located, thanks for sharing! Anyone recognize this cute guy? He was located on Clearbrook Ct. (Liberty Lakes) tonight and is believed to have been out since at least Wednesday. Please call 847-526-2421.

Thank you to Dawn from Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation for coming out to rescue this bird.

Press Release

A big thank you to Life Bridge Community Church for making our day with these super cute thank you notes! #ThankYou

Please see the below statement from District 118 regarding a report being investigated by Island Lake Police Department. “Dear District 118 Families, The Island Lake Police Department has notified us of a “suspicious activity” report that was filed earlier today by a concerned parent. The reported suspicious behavior had some similarities to the incident that was shared with you last week. It was reported that an older white man with disheveled hair and beard watched two children playing in a front yard from inside a gold work van with ladders on it. This vehicle differed from the one reported from last week as that vehicle was a gold sedan. The parent reported that when she attempted to take a picture of the individual with her cell phone, he drove off. Once again, we would like to remind all parents to talk to your children about the importance of not talking or responding to strangers, accepting candy or gifts from strangers, or entering the car of a stranger. Also, please report any suspicious behavior to the police immediately by calling 911. Our Transportation Department continues to be extra vigilant for suspicious behavior as they drive students to and from school. Thank you, Daniel J. Coles, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools”

Special Census to Begin in Liberty Lakes Area this Thursday The Schools, Village, and other entities receive funding from the State and Federal Government based on the number of residents in the Village. The Village staff have looked at recent data and think that the number of residents in the Liberty Lakes area is undercounted due to population growth since the data for the 2010 Census was completed. The Village has initiated a Special Census to determine the correct population in this area to make sure the taxing districts are receiving the proper amount of State and Federal Funding. U.S. Census Bureau workers, displaying an identifying badge, will soon be going house by house through the Liberty Lakes area. Please cooperate with these individuals to help us get an accurate count of individuals in your household. The enumerator will ask you five questions for each person living in your household and the interview should only take about 10 minutes. Your answers are private. Every Census Bureau worker takes an oath to protect your answers. If they violate this oath, they’ll face a maximum of 5 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. That’s the law! The Census Bureau never releases information that identifies you or your household. The law and our respect for your privacy means you can trust the Census Bureau, AND the law applies whether or not you are a U.S. citizen. Thank you in advance for participating in our Special Census. By completing the questionnaire, you help everyone living in our community. For more information, contact our Special Census Office or visit the Census Bureau’s Web Site: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/specialcensus.html The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Wauconda Police Department will be conducting a Roadside Safety Check on Friday November 17, 2017 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. The members of the department will be focusing their efforts on Driver’s License violation, Seat Belt Violations, Distracted Driving, and DUI enforcement in the area of Rt. 12 and Ivanhoe Rd. Don't Drink and Drive

Wauconda HS, in conjunction with Wauconda Police Department, Wauconda Fire District, and the Village of Wauconda will be conducting active shooter simulations on Monday, November 6, 2017. These drills are for the purpose of training staff and first responders only. This is a non-attendance day for students; no students will be on campus during this training.

Please read the below notice from District 118 regarding a report that Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. “Dear Wauconda CUSD 118 Families, We want to make you aware of a police report that was filed yesterday with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. The report indicated an adult male in a gold vehicle has made multiple attempts to engage in conversation with children at bus stops after school and in the early dusk hours in an unincorporated area of Lake County, the Timberlake Estates subdivision. This subdivision is within our school district boundaries, an area that is located south of Rte 12 and east of Rte 59. We would like to remind all parents to talk to your children about the importance of not talking or responding to strangers, accepting candy or gifts from strangers, or entering the car of a stranger. We have alerted our Transportation Department of this report and our drivers will be extra vigilant in watching for suspicious behavior as they drive students to and from school. Any suspicious behavior should be reported to the police. Thank you, Daniel J. Coles, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools”