Oakwood Hills Police Department

  • Agency: Oakwood Hills Police Department
  • Address: 3020 N Park Dr, Oakwood Hills, 60013 IL
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Oakwood Hills Police Department is located at 3020 N Park Dr, Oakwood Hills, 60013 IL. The Oakwood Hills Police Department phone number is 815-444-9453.

Oakwood Hills Police Department News

With Halloween just around the corner, remember to share these safety tips with your fellow trick or treaters! Additionally, the Village of Oakwood Hills has set the trick or treating hours for 3:00 PM to 7:00PM on October 31, 2018. We are also very excited to announce that there will be a special Orange Ticket, in one of this year’s goody bags that officers give out! The lucky finder of our Orange Ticket will get a guest pass to Chuck E Cheese in Crystal lake, which was very generously donated by our friends at Chuck E Cheese! The guest pass includes: 1 Large 1 topping Pizza, 30 points / minutes, and 4 regular soft drinks. We look forward to seeing everyone’s costumes!

We have had several complaints about dogs running at large showing aggressive behavior towards other dogs and people while walking on our Village roadways. Dogs left to run at large are a hazard to the community and its citizens. By preventing dogs from roaming at large, individuals are less likely bitten and/or attacked by unleashed or confined animals. In addition to concerns about human safety, dogs running at large could possibly be killed by cars, subjected to abuse, or get hurt by other animals.Current laws are meant to keep people and the animals themselves safe. We understand there are mishaps, in which we handle those incidents accordingly without penalty. We are asking for your help to keep the community and fur babies safe. We thank you for your support. Village of Oakwood Hills Dog Ordinance Section 4-101.

National School Bus Safety Week is observed during the third full week of October. This year’s theme is "My Driver - My Safety Hero!". National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Always remember to not only watch for school busses, but to also watch for kids waiting for the bus at their bus stop!

*** Update: Jake has been reunited with his owner! Thank you to everyone who shared our post. *** Lost dog! This small light brown male dog was found in the area of the 5600 block of Oak Park Rd. He appears to be older and may be blind in both eyes. This little guy is currently hanging out at the police department! If you know who this dog belongs to, please call 815-444-9453.

After severe storms, such as the one we experienced last night, there are many people who will try to take advantage of homeowners. We would like to remind our residents to be cautious of salespeople contacting you for home repairs. Refrain from allowing individuals to enter your home, to speak to you about services that they are selling. Research companies before hiring them to do work for you. Solicitors that have been approved by the Village of Oakwood Hills will have a soliciting permit displayed. If you notice any unpermitted soliciting within the village, please contact the police department at 815-444-9453.

Many surrounding towns, including Prairie Grove, and Port Barrington, have experienced an increase of burglaries from vehicles and thefts of vehicles. Here are a few things that you can do to protect yourself, and your neighborhood, against these types of crimes: -Make sure your vehicle is locked -Do not leave your keys inside of the vehicle -Remove items of value, or keep them out of sight -Report any suspicious activity in the neighborhood -Increase lighting around the exterior of your home By following these tips, you can help deter crime in our neighborhood. To report suspicious activity, call our non-emergency line at 815-444-9453, or in case of an emergency, dial 911.

Due to numerous complaints from residents about overweight vehicles damaging village roads, we would like to remind everyone about the village’s overweight vehicle ordinance and the reasons behind it. Overweight vehicles not only cause damage to the roadways, but are also very dangerous. The vehicle’s brakes may not be rated for the amount of weight being hauled. An overweight vehicle will require a greater stopping distance, or the brakes may fail altogether. In 2016 the Village of Oakwood Hills revised ordinance 11-102: Overweight and/or Over Dimension Vehicles. A. It shall be unlawful for any person to be in control of, to drive, to park, or move on, upon or across, or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be parked, driven, or moved upon or across, any street or highway under the jurisdiction of the Village, any vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeding the size and weight limitations stated in the 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/15-102 (width), 5/15-103 (height), 5/15-107 (length), 5/15-111 (weight) and 5/15-316 (local restrictions). The ordinance was passed in an effort to keep our roadways safer, and to help minimize damages caused by overweight vehicles. Signs for this ordinance are posted at every point of entry into the village. This video helps to explain vehicle weight ratings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwFLOBrADBs&feature=youtu.be

With the 2018/2019 school year starting in just a few days, here are a few important reminders. 625 ILCS 5/11-1414: When a school bus is stopped with its red flashing lights and stop signal arm extended, vehicles traveling in all directions must come to a complete stop until the signals are no longer flashing. Any violator convicted under this section faces a mandatory three-month suspension of their driver’s license. Also make sure to keep an extra eye out for children at bus stops, and be sure to SLOW DOWN. With everyone’s help, we can all make this a safe school year!

Chief Nash giving a huge shout out to our sponsors and volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our 2nd annual National Night Out! Despite the rain, the event was a huge success! All of us at the Oakwood Hills Police Department would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers. Without your support, National Night Out could not be possible. We hope to see everyone again next year!

Today is the day! The Oakwood Hills Police Department’s National Night Out is here! Stop by the Oakwood Hills Community Park between 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM, and show your support! Join us for tons of free food and drinks, games, emergency vehicles on display, karaoke, raffles, face painting, dunk tank, and much much more! We hope to see everyone there!

Three more days until the 2nd annual Oakwood Hills Police Department National Night Out! Our friends over at Bear Paddle Swim School in Lake In The Hills, have generously donated a gift basket, valued at over $110.00! Included in the basket is: 1 month of swim lessons, swim googles, a drawstring bag, a water bottle, and a Bear Paddle teddy bear! Remember to participate in the raffle for a change to win this awesome basket!

Are you ready? There are 5 days left until the Village of Oakwood Hills Police Department's 2nd Annual National Night Out! There will be games, police and fire vehicles, face painting, raffles, giveaways, free food and drinks, and much much more!

While celebrating Independence Day this year, remember not to drink and drive. With so many transportation services available these days, there’s no excuse for driving drunk. It’s much more comfortable to be in the back seat of a taxi, than it is to be in the back seat of one of our squad cars. Let’s all be safe and responsible this fourth of July!

***Weather warning*** There has been an excessive heat warning issued for our area until 10:00 PM, Saturday June 30, 2018. There will be a high of 94 F, which will feel like 104 F. Drink plenty of fluids not containing caffeine, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when vehicle interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Please use caution in the area of North Shore and Oakwood Dr. A large tree limb has fallen on power lines, causing damage to the lines. Com Ed will be in the area to repair the damage. Expect power outages in the area. Large trucks should avoid the area. If you notice any power lines that are damaged, use caution and contact the Oakwood Hills Police Department.

Thank you Courtney for sending us this pic! 🤣

We have free Schaumburg Boomers tickets for June 5th, 6:30 P.M. game. And, July 5th, 6:30 P.M. game. First come first serve! Get the tickets while the last. The Officers will have the tickets with them while on patrol or call the police department. ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾

Thank you Oakwood Hills resident, Heidi Entzminger for your support and appreciation during National Police Week! Very clever and creative. Thank you so much!

If you want to volunteer and be apart of the Village of Oakwood Hills 2nd Annual National Night Out, sign up sheets can be located outside of the Clerks Office. This event was a huge success last year thanks to our volunteers and donors. Please, come and join a great team! Save the date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Village stickers are on sale now. Enforcement will begin Friday July 1, 2018 @12:00 A.M. VEHICLE STICKERS Sections 12-11-101. Vehicle Stickers. (Amended Ord. 01-07-02) It shall be unlawful for any resident of the Village to operate, or cause or permit to be operated, on the streets and public roadways within the Village, for more than thirty (30) days after establishing such residency, any motor vehicle which has its situs or base therein, unless such motor vehicle is licensed as hereinafter provided. A motor vehicle has a situs or base within the Village if it is principally garaged therein, or is principally dispatched therefrom, or its movements usually originate therefrom. All motor vehicles owned by the Federal, State or any unit of local government are exempt from the vehicle licensing provisions of the Village. All motor vehicle licenses issued in the Village shall be annual licenses whose term shall run from July 1 of the issue year to June 30 of the following year. Section 12-11-102. Sticker Fees. (Amended Ord. 15-05-01) The annual fee to be paid for vehicle stickers shall be as follows: Motor Bicycle................................................................$20.00 Motor Scooter................................................................$20.00 Motorcycle.....................................................................$22.00 Passenger Cars...............................................................$25.00 Senior Citizens (Passenger Car only)............................$6.00 Trucks (B plate).............................................................$30.00 Trucks (other than B plate)............................................$50.00 Duplicates or Transfers..................................................$5.00 Section 12-11-103. Penalty for Late Purchase of Vehicle Stickers. Payment of the aforesaid license fees shall be deemed to be past due on July 1 of the license year. All licenses purchased on or after July 1 of each license year shall be subject to the payment of a late fee, in addition to the applicable license fee provided above. Such late fee shall be calculated at the rate of five dollars ($5.00) per month for each month or fraction thereof Village of Oakwood Hills Municipal Code Chapter 12—Motor Vehicles and Traffic Updated 5/2017, and shall be based on the total number of months, or fraction thereof, that said purchase is made after July 1 of each year. Section 12-11-104. Senior Citizen's Fee. (Amended Ord. 15-05-01) The annual fee to be paid for vehicle license stickers by persons aged sixty-five (65) or over for passenger cars shall be as listed in Section 12-11-102 herein provided, however, that this reduced annual fee for senior citizens shall be limited to one passenger car per year only.

We have received several reports of our citizens receiving phone calls from; (575) 647-7600. When the phone is picked up by the receiver, the caller responds, " Hey Grandma or Grandpa." If they get a positive response from the receiver, they usually respond with a request for the receiver to send them money because of some kind of trouble, car broken down, in jail etc... Please do not fall for these types of scams. The targeted group is almost always senior citizen's. Lets help educate our seniors to prevent these types of scams.