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Police & Fire
In this week’s Lake Forest Police blotter: Thieves removed $1,000 in copper piping from an unoccupied home in Lake Forest.
During the day on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Lake Forest experienced two residential burglaries and two attempted burglaries. The Lake Forest Police Department released descriptions of the two suspects and their vehicle and is asking residents to be on the lookout.
Libertyville fire officials continue to investigate a fire that broke out at the former Jamaican Gardens property on Mon., May 27.
Police blocked off access to Route 176 from Lambs Farm in Green Oaks west to the Jamaican Gardens as fire fighters worked to contain a fire that began slightly before noon on Monday, May 27.
GazeboNews reader/Lake Bluff resident Jen Richards was driving on Route 176 just west of I-94 when she saw a fire raging at the Jamaican Gardens site. Lake Forest and Lake Bluff fire trucks were arriving at 12:06 p.m.
The Lake Forest Police Department and Lake Bluff Police Department sent an alert to local public school districts about a reported incident in Highwood in which students said a man approached them at Oak Terrace Elementary School and offered to give them a ride home. Separately, last week the Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued of a press release of an attempted child abduction in Beach Park that a sheriff’s spokesman said appears to be unrelated to the Highwood incident.
On Monday, April 1, 2013, the Lake Forest Police Department will join forces with Deerfield, Highland Park, Waukegan and Winnetka Police Departments to conduct on-going education and enforcement of local ordinances that restrict the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle.
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran is seeking citizens to join the Lake County Sheriff’s Office team of Reserve Deputies. The Lake County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Unit is a dedicated group of volunteers who assist the Sheriff’s Office sworn personnel on an emergency basis.
The Lake Bluff Police Department has been investigating car burglaries occurring on Park Lane and Mawman Avenue. Officers initially responded to a report of a burglarized vehicle in the 100 block of Park Lane at 4:49 a.m. on Sunday, August 26