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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Semi Jammed Under Deerfield Road Viaduct Closes Road

Semi Jammed Under Deerfield Road Viaduct Closes Road

The trailer got scrunched under the overpass.
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.

Deerfield Teen Found After Walking into Oregon Wilderness

The 2014 DHS grad went missing from a therapeutic camp.
Deerfield Police Warn of Phone Scam

Deerfield Police Warn of Phone Scam

The caller, who claims to be from ComEd, demands money immediately to keep the power connected.
Dogs Left in Car that Reached 101 Degrees in Deerfield

Dogs Left in Car that Reached 101 Degrees in Deerfield

The woman was charged with ill treatment of a dog.
Deerfield Police Warn of Phone Scam

Deerfield Police Warn of Phone Scam

The callers say they are from ComEd and demand immediate payment.
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.
Bannockburn Community Safety Day Features K-9 Demo, Lots of Trucks

Bannockburn Community Safety Day Features K-9 Demo, Lots of Trucks

The Saturday event will also have child sat info and pet microchipping.
Former HPHS Sub Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Former HPHS Sub Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

He was charged in May with cyber stalking and electronic harassment for rants he made after being let go from the job, police said.
More Patients Say Highland Park Chiropractor Abused Them

More Patients Say Highland Park Chiropractor Abused Them

After an initial charge of sexual abuse by a Lake Forest women, two more patients said they were also abused.
Deerfield, That Smoke in Your Basement May Not Be Cause for Alarm

Deerfield, That Smoke in Your Basement May Not Be Cause for Alarm

The village is doing smoke testing this week. As always, call 911 in case of emergency.
Pedestrian Killed by Train ID'ed as Deerfield Employee

Pedestrian Killed by Train ID'ed as Deerfield Employee

The Chicago resident was killed Thursday by a freight train at the West Lake Forest Metra Station.
Highland Park Chiropractor Charged with Sexually Assaulting Client

Highland Park Chiropractor Charged with Sexually Assaulting Client

A woman told police the man touched her inappropriately during treatment.
Name Hurled at U of C Doc Accused of Exposing Himself Leads to Argument, Charges

Name Hurled at U of C Doc Accused of Exposing Himself Leads to Argument, Charges

Two men face charges after police say one of them yelled at a doctor accused of exposing himself to boys in Deerfield. The other man was defending the doctor.
Search Continues for Missing Gurnee Man

Search Continues for Missing Gurnee Man

The family and friends of Andrew Adler are organizing a search for this Sunday. Volunteers are sought for the search effort.
Charter Bus Filled with Kids Catches Fire in Deerfield

Charter Bus Filled with Kids Catches Fire in Deerfield

No one was injured and the driver is credited with good judgment after he heard a tire blow on the Tristate Tollway.
Quinn to Sign Boating Safety Legislation Inspired by 10-Year-Old's Death

Quinn to Sign Boating Safety Legislation Inspired by 10-Year-Old's Death

The rules were spearheaded by State Sen. Julie Morriosn, whose nephew Tony Borcia was killed while tubing two years ago.