Barrington Hills Police Department

Recent Alerts

December 15, 2022

Due to a high number of recent mail-theft incidents in neighboring communities, as well as other Chicago suburbs, the Barrington Hills Police Department warns residents to protect their mail and lower their risk of becoming mail-theft victims with the following tips.

• Retrieve mail promptly after delivery and always avoid leaving mail in mailboxes overnight
• Never mail cash or financial instruments, including checks and gift cards
• Consider the installation of a locking mailbox or utilize a post office box
• Use letter slots inside the Post Office or hand outgoing mail to a letter carrier instead of using blue collection boxes and roadside mailboxes
• Utilize the Postal Service’s free Hold Mail Service when traveling
• Signup for Informed Delivery to know what mail will be delivered each day

Residents are also reminded to make use of the Department’s House Watch program if traveling during the holidays and can request this service via the BHPD website.

Please also remember to always promptly report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.

Thank you and happy holidays.

October 11, 2022

The Barrington Hills Police Department would like you to be aware of numerous vehicle burglaries that occurred last night in the Village and surrounding jurisdictions.

As offenders are using the garage door openers of vehicles parked outside to gain entry to garages and vehicles within, the Department urges residents to always remove valuables (especially keys, fobs, and garage door openers) and lock all doors, regardless of where vehicles are parked.

As always, please immediately report any suspicious activity using 9-1-1.


May 29, 2022

The Barrington Hills Police Department is investigating multiple motor vehicle thefts which occurred early this morning, near Bateman Road and Route 68. Based on the circumstances surrounding these incidents, the Department urges residents to secure vehicles within a garage, whenever possible.

When not possible, it is recommended to remove all valuables, including garage door opener remotes, and to lock all doors.  Furthermore, it is also important to be aware that most vehicle-integrated garage door openers will still function when a vehicle’s ignition is off and no fob is present.

Above all, the Department earnestly requests residents ALWAYS remove keys and fobs from vehicles, regardless whether garaged or not. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


April 11, 2022

The Barrington Hills Police Department is currently searching for a Hispanic male wearing all black and a white baseball cap who is on foot. This subject crashed a vehicle stolen from another jurisdiction near County Line and Steeplechase Roads and it is suspected that he may be looking for another vehicle to steal. If this subject is observed, 911 should be called immediately.


April 4, 2022

At 2:52 a.m. this morning, the Barrington Hills Police Department responded to the 500 Block of Oak Knoll Road in reference to a burglar alarm, where an unknown subject attempted to gain access to the home, through an unlocked door, but was warded off by the home’s burglar alarm and video surveillance systems. Below is an image of the suspect.

Residents are asked to check their video surveillance systems for any suspicious persons or activity around their home and contact the Department’s Investigations Division with any information.  As always, please remember to lock all doors and windows when not at home, and at night, and always utilize your burglar alarm system.