Winthrop Harbor Police Department

  • Agency: Winthrop Harbor Police Department
  • Address: 830 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, 60096 IL
  • Chief: Joel Brumlik (Chief of Police)
Phone: 847-872-2131
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Winthrop Harbor Police Department is located at 830 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, 60096 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Joel Brumlik. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department phone number is 847-872-2131.

Winthrop Harbor Police Department News

As many of you may have heard, there were numerous Burglary to Vehicle reports over the weekend in addition to one vehicle that was stolen. Unfortunately, a good majority of the vehicles that were gone through were left unlocked (some with the keys in them) and items of value left in plain sight. The investigations are ongoing but several people were arrested over the weekend and it is believed there were 2 separate groups responsible, one from the Zion area and the other from the Racine area. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department urges residents to err on the side of caution and LOCK your cars (even if they are inside your garage), TAKE your keys out, and HIDE or remove valuables.

Texting and driving is dangerous, deadly and dumb. #DropItAndDrive

Pay with a ticket, or pay with your life. Texting and driving always has a cost. #DropItAndDrive #justdrive

You designate a sober driver; why not designate a texter? #DropItAndDrive #justdrive

Between April 16 and 30, the Winthrop Harbor Police Department will be conducting targeted enforcement along with many other Law Enforcement Agencies around the State of Illinois in support of Distracted Driving Month. Texting and driving not only endangers you, it endangers everyone around you. #DropItAndDrive

If you heard the tornado sirens today it was a part of the Wisconsin Statewide Tornado and Severe Weather Drill. The Village of Winthrop Harbor was not involved with this drill but due to our location on the WI-IL stateline, sirens in Kenosha county can sometimes be heard here. Whenever you are in doubt, seek cover immediately and then tune into you local news for further details. http://fox11online.com/weather/weather-stories/statewide-tornado-drill-today-04-12-2018

Press Release For Immediate Release: 04/12/2018 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 03/31/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 7th Street and Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Oscar Acevez-Climaco, 18, of Waukegan was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed his driver’s license was revoked. Acevez-Climaco was issued citations for Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Driving While License Revoked. Acevez-Climaco was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. On 03/31/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 200 block of Sheridan Road for Speeding. The driver, Anthony A. Scales, 18, of Waukegan was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed he had a suspended driver’s license. Scales was issued citations for Speeding and Driving While License Suspended. Scales was later released by notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 03/31/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 7th Street and Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Micah L. Pantel, 23, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after a search of his person and motor vehicle had been conducted which resulted in the subsequent seizure of several loaded firearms. Pantel was issued a non-traffic citation for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class 4 felony). Pantel was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. On 04/02/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 900 Sheridan Road for Speeding. The driver, Graciela Puentes, 55, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Puentes was issued citations for Speeding, Reckless Conduct (2 counts), Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Puentes was later released by a personal recognizance bond pending a future court date. Stolen Motor Vehicle: On 04/04/2018, Officers were dispatched within the 900 block of Franklin Avenue related to a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The compliant advised some unknown subject took their blue Honda Civic without consent, the doors were left unsecured, and ignition keys were left inside of the motor vehicle. This incident is pending further investigation. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Persons named here in are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

Anyone interested in a summer job? The Winthrop Harbor Public Works Department is looking for some help.. check out the posting here: https://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/winthropharbor/published_documents/Administration/Employment%20Opportunities/SUMMER%20MAINTENANCE%20WORKER.pdf

Press Release For Immediate Release: 03/28/2018 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 03/11/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 400 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Zayra C. Guardiola, 19, of Kenosha, was subsequently taken into custody for not having a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License. Guardiola was later issued citations for Speeding, No Valid Driver’s License, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol by Minor, and Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by Minor. Guardiola was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. On 03/14/2018, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 1400 block of Landon Avenue for speeding. The driver, Kevin T. Stites, 26, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after suspicion of DUI. Stites was issued citations for Speeding and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Stites was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. On 03/16/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 12th Street and Sheridan Road for tinted windows. The driver, Brenda Vazquez-Bernal, 23, of Zion, was subsequently taken into custody the Officer confirmed she had a suspended Illinois Driver’s License. Vazquez-Bernal was issued citations for Tinted Windows, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Driving While License Suspended. Vazquez-Bernal was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. On 03/23/2018, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 1100 block of Sheridan Road for a lane violation and an equipment violation. The driver, Vidol K. Witherspoon, 24, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Witherspoon was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage, No Rear Registration Light, and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Witherspoon was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. On 03/28/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 9th Street and Ellis Avenue for speeding. The driver, Alexander R. Hilario-Reyes, 19, of Milwaukee, WI, was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed his Wisconsin Driver’s License was suspended. Hilario-Reyes was issued citations for Speeding and Driving While License Suspended. Hilario-Reyes was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Persons named here in are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

Just one drink is one too many if you’re going to drive. This #StPatricksDay, and every day, remember: #DriveSoberIllinois

#BuzzedDriving is drunk driving. Arrange a sober #DesignatedDriver before you head out to celebrate. #DriveSoberIllinois

Don’t become a statistic this #StPatricksDay. #DriveSoberIllinois

As you head out to celebrate this #StPatricksDay, remember: #DriveSoberIllinois. Make a plan to get home safely BEFORE going out.

Sheridan Road and 12th Street are open again, fire crews still on the scene working but disruption to traffic should be minimal now.

Active fire underway in the 1200 block of Sheridan Road, avoid the area at this time.

Any Twitter users out there? Follow us @HarborPolice https://twitter.com/HarborPolice

Case Files Chicago will be featuring an unsolved homicide case from Winthrop Harbor on Saturday, please tune in!

The Winthrop Harbor Police Department is seeking applications for the position of Marina Security Officer for the upcoming boating season. Please visit the link to view the job description and instructions on how to apply. https://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/winthropharbor/published_documents/Administration/Employment%20Opportunities/Marina%20Security%20Positions/Marina_CSO_Position_Info_2018.pdf

*** UPDATE - Test results are in and the boil order has been lifted! Thank you for your patience! *** Good morning, in regards to the Boil Order posted last night. Our Public Works department worked tirelessly through the night and water has been restored to the affected areas. The boil order remains in effect and has been expanded to include the following areas: ALL of Old Darby Lane Casco Bay Chatham Cove Chesapeake Bay Danbury Court 200-300 blocks of English Land Fairhaven Drive Potomac :Lane Richards Court Water tests will be sent out first thing Monday with results expected on Tuesday at the earliest. Thank you for your understanding. Please see the notice below for further details.