Monday, December 10, 2012
Skokie Blvd. was closed for about an hour on Friday morning, as Northbrook and Glencoe fire departments responded to a burning car transport truck.
The following reports were part of a weekly Village of Northbrook memo. About 4:30 a.m. Friday, the fire department responded to a fire involving a car transport truck and multiple cars burning in front of the Toyota dealership on Skokie Blvd. The truck operator was unloading new vehicles when the truck started on fire and extended to four of the cars on the trailer. Multiple cars were damaged by fire and smoke and the fire caused the closure of Skokie Blvd. for nearly an hour. The fire was extinguished in approximately 20 minutes with assistance from a Glencoe engine. The fire is currently under investigation with damage estimates near $250,000. "Like" Northbrook Patch on Facebook to see future police and fire stories in your news feed. …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Police report seven confirmed coyote attacks have taken place on the southwest side of Northbrook in recent weeks. Two small dogs were killed.
Police are still searching for a pair of coyotes that have made at least seven attacks on dogs in the past few weeks, including one fatal incident. The attacks have mostly taken place on the far southwest side of Northbrook, according to animal control officer Gina Manski. Six dogs were injured in the seven incidents police have confirmed, and two very small dogs were killed in the same yard. “We are in the process of tracking the suspected pair involved,” Manski wrote in an e-mail to Patch. “At this point, we don’t know their physical condition.” While Manski did not give further specifics about where the attacks took place, several readers commented on our first story about coyotes to share their own experiences with attacks or …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Police say a pair of coyotes have attacked several dogs in Northbrook recently; residents are cautioned to keep their dogs and cats indoors unless on a leash.
A pair of coyotes have attacked several dogs in the past few weeks, according to Northbrook police, and the village is advising residents to take special precautions. The coyote attacks have generally occurred in the late evening hours and have taken place both on the street and in fenced-in backyards, according to a press release from the village. Coyotes are capable of burrowing under fences, the village reports. Residents are cautioned to keep cats and dogs indoors and to let them out only on a leash, under direct supervision, while police take action to remove the animals. Anyone who sees a coyote should call the village's animal control department at 847-564-2060.