The Lindenhurst Police Department is warning residents after a woman walking her dog was physically battered early Sunday morning.
Police said that they were notified at around 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of a 41-year-old woman who had been walking on the wooded trail between the Lindenhurst Park District and Jefferson Drive with her dog when she was attacked.
The woman told police she had been physically battered. Police did not say if she was injured or not.
“This is an active investigation and all resources are being used to try to ascertain exactly what occurred”, Police Chief Thomas Jones said.
Police are encouraging residents to be alert and aware of your surroundings.
“Have a plan in place to deal with any situation; always carry a cellular phone. Walk with someone else, whenever possible. Avoid dark, vacant, or deserted areas and use well-lit routes. If you have to walk alone, consider carrying a noise-making device and use it if you suspect you are in danger.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Lindenhurst Police Department at 847-356-5400 or the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222. Information may lead to a cash reward and can also be reported anonymously.