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Recent Alerts

September 2, 2020

The Barrington Hills Police Department would like you to be aware that Monday evening, numerous reports of an explosive noise were received from the northwest portion of the Village. The Department’s preliminary inquiry into this matter has concluded that the noise more than likely originated from a property not located within the Village. Additionally, there is credible reason to believe that this was an isolated incident with an unlikely probability of reoccurrence.   This incident and the associated property are under the jurisdiction of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and therefore, any further investigation into the matter would be at that agency’s discretion.

August 12, 2020

The Barrington Hills Police Department is investigating a ruse burglary which occurred yesterday at a residence on Route 62 east of Route 25. In this incident, the resident was contacted by a subject at her front door claiming to be with Commonwealth Edison and explaining that he needed to test the water. Residents should be extremely wary of all unexpected visitors, especially those purporting to be contractors, utility workers, or new neighbors and attempting to enter a home or draw attention or residents away from the home. Regardless how credible a story may sound or how genuine a person may seem, never let a stranger in your home or allow them to draw you outside your home. Residents are strongly encouraged to call 911 to report any suspicious activity or for police assistance in determining the authenticity of an uninvited visitor. Victims often tell officers that despite feeling that a situation felt off, they didn’t call out of concern of being bothersome. Should that ever be the case, please do bother us – we are here to help!