The following reports were provided by the Village of Northbrook.
On the morning of Monday, Jan. 21, a fire engine and an ambulance were dispatched to the Edens Spur for an eminent childbirth. Upon arrival, crews found the mother in the vehicle, and within minutes, a baby boy was delivered. Mother and baby were transported to Highland Park Hospital and are doing well.
- While investigating a recovered stolen auto, police evidence technicians recovered fingerprints on property left in the car. The crime lab was able to match those prints to two men that had been arrested for a string of motor vehicle burglaries in November 2012. One of the men was picked up at court by detectives on Thursday, Jan. 24. He confessed that the stolen car had been the one he and his accomplices used to come to Northbrook to burglarize cars. A second arrest is forthcoming.
- Detectives were able to identify the offender in two separate theft cases that occured in October. The offender was employed as a dog walker for both victims. She was charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft in Northbrook. She was also charged in three other jurisdictions.
Village of Northbrook Participates in FEMA Tornado Excercise
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, members of the Northbrook Fire, Police, Public Works and General Government Departments attended a FEMA Virtual Table Top Exercise (VTTX) simulation at Allstate headquarters.
The VTTX exercise was based on a scenario of a tornado strike spanning a corridor through Northfield Township including Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield. Representatives from each jurisdiction participated, in addition to Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Allstate Insurance security and facilities staff.
Key topics included interoperability issues with preparedness and initial response, long term response considerations with respect to essential services and anticipating recovery priorities in the greatest public interest.
Northbrook Fire Chief Mark Nolan, along with other participants, shared their expertise in dealing with large-scale situations and the importance of intergovernmental relationships.