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Police departments issue community warnings about thieves stealing, burglarizing cars in Lake County

Police departments throughout Lake County are urging residents to lock their vehicles as thieves continue stealing cars and burglarizing parked vehicles during the night. The Lindenhurst Police Department said they responded on Monday to nine reports of vehicles that had been unlawfully entered overnight. The incidents occurred in the 400 block of Northgate Road, 300 […]

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Suspects attempting to steal car ram into garage, parked car as police warn of thieves canvassing Antioch neighborhoods

Police are alerting residents after thieves have been seen canvassing neighborhoods in Antioch and stealing cars, including one where they rammed a stolen car into a garage and another vehicle. Antioch Police Chief Geoffrey Guttschow said detectives are investigating instances of car theft crews coming to Antioch in search of unlocked vehicles. There have been at least […]

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Suspects commit car burglaries, thefts across multiple Lake County towns overnight

Police say suspects burglarized and stole multiple unlocked vehicles early Tuesday morning in several towns in Lake County. The Grayslake Police Department said Grayslake was one of several towns that were victim to the suspects. A preliminary investigation shows multiple unknown offenders and suspect vehicles were involved in the incidents. It is unclear how many […]

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New Illinois laws going into effect in January aim to address spike in carjackings, vehicle thefts

(The Center Square) – New laws are set to take effect in January that lawmakers say are aimed at addressing carjackings and car thefts in Illinois. California experienced the highest number of stolen vehicles overall in 2021, with more than 200,000 vehicles taken. The top five states for vehicular crime – California, Illinois, Florida, Colorado […]

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Police departments in Lake County warn residents of car burglaries and theft, encourage ‘9 PM Routine’

Numerous police departments in Lake County are warning residents of an increase in car burglaries and thefts and are encouraging residents to practice the “9 PM Routine.” Authorities say car burglaries and thefts increase as the weather warms up, and they are offering tips to combat such crimes. The Lake County Forest Preserves said parking […]

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Police say multiple vehicles burglarized, stolen overnight in Woodstock subdivision

Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles after several vehicles were burglarized and others were stolen overnight in a Woodstock subdivision. The Woodstock Police Department said several vehicles were reported burglarized in the Applewood subdivision during the early morning hours on Wednesday. A few vehicles were also stolen in the Applewood subdivision, police said. […]

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North Shore communities see 130% increase in stolen vehicles in 2020, police say

Police in Highland Park, Lake Forest, Highwood and Deerfield are warning residents that stolen vehicles are up 130% and burglary to vehicles are up 70% in 2020. Amanda Civitello, Communications Manager for the City of Highland Park, said that the four towns strongly urge residents to take precautions to prevent vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts […]