Ruse Burglary – November 11, 2011
The Barrington Hills Police Department would like to inform you of a ruse burglary that occurred today, Friday November 11th. In this incident, the victim was confronted at her front door by a male black subject in his forties posing as a Village Water Department employee.
Once inside the victim’s home the male black asked the homeowner to monitor the water pressure at her kitchen sink. As the homeowner was distracted, another offender entered the home and searched for small valuables, such as jewelry and cash.
The offender was reported to be driving a white sport utility vehicle. The Police Department cautions all residents to be wary of any unexpected visitors, especially those reporting to be contractors, utility workers, or new neighbors and attempting to draw attention away from the
home. Residents are encouraged to call 911 to report any suspicious activity or for assistance in determining the authenticity of an unknown visitor.
Registered Sex Offender – October 27, 2011
On behalf of Chief Michael Murphy, the Barrington Hills Police Department would like to inform you of a change in status of Registered Sex Offenders residing within the Village of Barrington Hills.
On October 26, 2011, Jeffrey Michael Lanken, a Registered Sex Offender from the State of Georgia, has registered for temporary residency, with the Barrington Hills Police Department. Mr. Lanken will be residing within the Village of Barrington Hills at 10111 Braeburn Road, until November 30, 2011.
You may view Mr. Lanken’s information directly from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Sex Offender Registry at:
Please note that currently, the Village of Barrington Hills does not have any permanent Registered Sex Offenders residing within the Village.
Additional information on Registered Sex offenders can be found through the State of Illinois Public Sex Offender Registry Website at www.isp.state.il.us/sor/ or the United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website at www.nsopw.gov
This information is being provided to you for your safety and wellbeing. It shall not be misused in any manner or used to threaten, intimidate, or harass any individual, including registrants or family members. Any person, who does so, may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability under federal and/or state law.
As always, the Police Department encourages all residents to lock all doors and windows while away from home and to report all suspicious persons or activities to the police.
Barrington Honor Ride – October 22, 2011
The Village of Barrington Hills would like to inform you that on Sunday, October 23rd, from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m., a cycling event will be occurring on Village roads north of County Line Road. The Village Board of Barrington Hills has given approval for the ‘Barrington Honor Ride’ to pass through the Village.
The ‘Barrington Honor Ride’ will begin in Barrington and traverse roads in Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, and Tower Lakes. The ride has been organized as a fund raising event for wounded Veterans.
Barrington Hills Police will have bike and motorcycle units working this detail. Please contact the Barrington Hills Police Department if you have any comments or concerns.
Minnesota Forest Fire – September 13, 2011
The Barrington Hills Police Department wishes to inform you that the smoke from a northern Minnesota forest fire has descended upon the area, bringing a visible haze and strong burning odor. Residents with respiratory issues are advised to take appropriate precautions. Additional information on the fire may be found through the media outlet of your choice.
Ruse Burglary – August 20, 2011
The Barrington Hills Police Department would like to inform you of a ruse burglary that occurred today, Saturday August 20th. In this incident, the victim was lured outside by a male Hispanic posing as a tree trimmer interested in performing work on the property. While the homeowner was distracted, another offender entered the home and searched for small valuables, such as jewelry, and cash. The offender was reported to be driving a silver sport utility vehicle.
The Police Department cautions all residents to be wary of any unexpected visitors, especially those purporting to be contractors, utility workers, or new neighbors and attempting to draw attention away from the home.
Residents are encouraged to call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity or for assistance in determining the authenticity of an unknown visitor.
Road Closure – August 13, 2011
On behalf of the Village of Barrington Hills, we would like to advise you that Church Road south of Alderberry and Chapel Road east of Haegers Bend Road will be closed for at least 12 hours for electrical pole and wire repair by Com Ed. Please avoid the area and use alternate routes. Power outages may be possible in that area. To report your power out, please call Com Ed at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661)
Ridge Road Closure – July 15, 2011
On behalf of the Village of Barrington Hills, we would like to inform you that Ridge Road is closed between Lake Cook Road and Merri Oaks Road due to Com Ed repairing and restringing wires. The road may be closed up to 5 hours. Please avoid the area. Thank you for your patience.
Power Outage Update – July 12, 2011
The Village of Barrington Hills would like to relay to you that ComEd has advised the Village that the power outage in the Chicago area may continue for several days. ComEd reports that some accounts may not restored until Saturday. Barrington Hills Residents should plan for an extended outage. ComEd would also like to remind all residents to stay clear of all down power lines.
Currently the intersections of Rt. 62 and Rt. 59, Rt. 62 and Rt. 68, Rt. 59 and Rt. 68, and Rt. 59 at Bartlett Road are still without power. Please avoid these intersections if possible and use caution if you must drive in this area.
The Barrington Hills Village Hall is currently functioning under its own energy power. Residents may obtain water by coming into the 24 hour Communications Center located on the west side of the building and they will be directed from there. If you have elderly neighbors please check on their well being and contact the Police Department if help is needed. Your patience and assistance is appreciated. The Village of Barrington Hills will continue to monitor and update you on the restoration process.
Power Outage – July 11, 2011
The Village of Barrington Hills would like to advise you that the traffic signals at the following intersections are out due to a power outage. Please find alternate routes and avoid Route 62 at the intersections of Brinker Road, Route 68, Route 59, Palatine Road and Barrington Road. ComEd has advised that the severe storms have caused extensive damage and that the earliest possible power restoral may be tomorrow morning.
For further updates, please contact ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1, (1-800-334-7661).
Information on ComEd Live Wires – June 23, 2011
The Village of Barrington Hills and President Robert Abboud would like to advise you that, as a result of the storms there may be live wires or other electrical hazards on or around your property. Children and teenagers may not be aware of the dangers of downed wires and electrical hazards.
NEVER approach a downed wire, even if you think it is deenergized. If you see lines down or a tree or structure contracting a line, DO NOT approach the line or tree! Call 1-800-334-7661. Contact with a downed wire or tree touching a wire can be fatal. If you see any signs of fire or any electrical equipment blocking a roadway, please dial 9 1 1.
ComEd continues to work on restoration and expects all power to be restored by tomorrow evening.
ComEd will continue working over the next week repairing damage and temporary repairs that were done.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Signal Outage – June 22, 2011
The Village of Barrington Hills would like to inform you that, power has been restored to the traffic signals at the Intersections of State Route 62 & Brinker Road,State Route 62 & 59, State Route 62 & Palatine Road. State Route 59 & Bartlett Road and Palatine Road & Barrington Road. However, there is still a power outage in several areas of the village and currently there is no estimated time for restoration. Please contact ComEd with any additional questions on power restoral at 1-800-334-7661. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Power Outage – June 22, 2011
The Village of Barrington Hills would like to advise you that the traffic signals at the following intersections are out due to a power outage. Please find alternative routes and avoid Route 62 at the intersections of Brinker Road, Route 59, Palatine Road and Barrington Road. Approximately 575 homes within Barrington Hills are without power. ComEd has advised that the severe storms have caused extensive damage and approximately 258,000 customers are still without service. There is a possibility that this may result in a multiple day restoration effort. We will keep you updated.
Residential Burglary – June 19, 2011
On behalf of Chief Michael Murphy, the Barrington Hills Police Department would like you to be informed of a residential burglary which occurred last evening at approximately 11:00 pm in the area of Westfield Way and Remington Drive.
Entry to the home was made through a rear window and an alarm was activated when the intruders left the home through the overhead garage door. Barrington Hills and Carpentersville Police Officers thoroughly checked the area but were unable to locate the offenders. The resident was out of town during the burglary and the extent of the loss is not known at this time.
The Barrington Hills Police Department is continuing to investigate this burglary and asks that anyone with information contact the Investigation’s Division at 847-551-3006.
Chief Murphy would like to remind all residents to immediately call 911 from your home or cell phone if you see any suspicious vehicles or persons. The Barrington Hills Police Department strongly encourages residents to lock all doors and windows when not home and to use an alarm system if available.
Door-to-Door Solicitations – June 7, 2011
On behalf of Chief Michael Murphy, the Barrington Hills Police Department would like to inform you that there has been an increase in door-to-door solicitation activities within the Village.
As a reminder, Village ordinance requires that individuals soliciting to obtain funds have a permit issued by the Police Department and to wear the permit on the outer clothing while soliciting. The permit will contain the picture of the individual and be issued by the Police Department, not the company by which they are employed. At present time, there are no active permits.
The Department’s prior experience with these cunning individuals indicates them to be skillful social engineers, willing to say or do whatever necessary to complete the sale or obtain a donation. Residents should be wary of solicitors who refer to neighbors by name and those purporting to be fellow residents.
If you have recently made a purchase or donation which has subsequently caused you to question the authenticity of the receiving organization, the Department encourages you to consider contacting your financial institution to stop payment.
The Police Department strongly urges all residents against admitting any stranger inside their home, regardless of how charming or innocent they may appear, and to refrain from unnecessarily offering personal information. The Department also recommends that all properties prominently display a “No Trespassing – No Soliciting” sign at the main entrance.
Residential Burglary – March 15, 2011
On behalf of Chief Michael Murphy, the Barrington Hills Police Department wishes to inform you of a burglary which occurred today, during the late morning or early afternoon hours, in the area of Spring Lane and Little Bend Road. Entry to the home was made through an unlocked door and an alarm system was not in use. Small valuables were taken in the incident.
The Barrington Hills Police Department is continuing to investigate this burglary and asks that anyone with information contact the Department’s Investigations Division at 847-551-3006. If you should observe any suspicious persons or vehicles, immediately dial 911 to report it. The Barrington Hills Police Department strongly encourages residents to lock all doors and windows when not home and to always use an alarm system when available.
Blizzard Warning – February 1, 2011
This is Village President Robert Abboud. I would like to remind residents that the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which is in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 3 pm Wednesday.
The most significant snow may come in a couple of waves…with the first wave late this afternoon into early this evening…followed by a second wave of intense snow later this evening into the overnight.
Winds will increase to 20 to 35 mph by late this afternoon. Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible by evening with gusts of 40 to 50 mph likely tonight. The strong winds along with blowing and occasionally heavy falling snow will reduce visibilities to near zero at times, making travel extremely dangerous.
Do not travel! If you absolutely must travel…have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded…stay with your vehicle and dial 911. Also consider that snow removal efforts will be hindered by unnecessary traffic on the road.
If you experience any difficulties with the weather, please dial 911. Your safety is of the utmost importance.