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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
Police: Girl Crashes Car Into Three Oaks Recreation Lake

Police: Girl Crashes Car Into Three Oaks Recreation Lake

A Port Barrington girl involved in the crash was not injured.

Lake Co. Forest Preserve Officer Credited With Saving Baby

Officer Logan Dreyer administered CPR to a baby that stopped breathing during a private event in North Chicago over the weekend.
Tower Lakes Man Accused of Shooting Chicago CEO

Tower Lakes Man Accused of Shooting Chicago CEO

Steven LaVoie, CEO of ArrowStream, was shot by a despondent employee who then turned the gun on himself, according to police.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
Elgin Boy Recovering After Car Plunges Into Kane Co. Sinkhole

Elgin Boy Recovering After Car Plunges Into Kane Co. Sinkhole

Storms washed out a portion of roadway on Thomas Road near McDonald Road in Burlington leaving behind a 10-foot wide sinkhole, according to media reports.
Gurnee Woman Shot, Killed at Kenosha Bar

Gurnee Woman Shot, Killed at Kenosha Bar

The shooting occurred in Kenosha, Wis., early Saturday morning.
Police: Scammers Pose as Fundraisers for Local Cancer Charity, Collect 'Donations'

Police: Scammers Pose as Fundraisers for Local Cancer Charity, Collect 'Donations'

The scammers went so far as to use a photo of a teen who lost her battle with cancer in 2007 on fliers they handed out as they went door-to-door in a Fox River Grove neighborhood.
Huntley Shooting Claims Life of Second Brother

Huntley Shooting Claims Life of Second Brother

Three brothers from the Grundei family have died in recent weeks: two following a shooting that occurred in Huntley and one in a drowning in Deerfield.
Rolling Meadows Woman Killed in Crash

Rolling Meadows Woman Killed in Crash

The accident happened shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday on Route 53 in Rolling Meadows.
Cary Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Cary Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

William Hurley of Cary was killed following the two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in unincorporated Marengo.
Deer Leaps From I-90 Overpass, Crashes Through West Dundee Mom's Minivan

Deer Leaps From I-90 Overpass, Crashes Through West Dundee Mom's Minivan

The West Dundee mom had four of her five children in the minivan when the crash occurred on Interstate 90 near Route 72 on Sunday, according to media reports.
One Killed in Arlington Park Metra Crash

One Killed in Arlington Park Metra Crash

The accident occurred Wednesday morning and is causing delays on the Northwest line.
Police: Parolee Flees Police, Causes Fatal Crash in Elgin

Police: Parolee Flees Police, Causes Fatal Crash in Elgin

A 40-year-old man is dead following a crash in Elgin Tuesday evening.
South Barrington Boy Injured After Mundelein Store Awning Collapses

South Barrington Boy Injured After Mundelein Store Awning Collapses

The accident happened just before noon on Saturday outside King David's Airsoft and Hobbies at 1432 S. Butterfield Road, according to media reports.
Man Dead, Brother in Critical Condition Following Huntley Shooting

Man Dead, Brother in Critical Condition Following Huntley Shooting

A fight that broke out between the two brothers Monday evening ended with one dead, according to media reports.