Wednesday, April 24, 2013
In light of recent burglaries, the police department has issued advice on avoiding ruse burglaries.
Last week, a Northbrook resident reported their house was burglarized while they were distracted by someone posing as a phone company employee. Since then, the Northbrook Police Department issued a warning to residents about ruse burglaries and how to avoid them. What is a Ruse Burglary? A Ruse Burglary is where a person will make contact with a homeowner and explain that they are with a utility company, the Village water department, a contractor working in the area or something similar and will ask the homeowner to accompany them to the basement or backyard to check on a safety related matter (gas leak, water pressure problem, etc). Once the homeowner accompanies the “worker” to the backyard or other area of the residence, a second …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Northfield police warn residents of ruse burglaries, such as one that led to a Northfield burglary on Dec. 30, the 'Winnetka Talk' reports.
Northfield police are warning residents of ruse burglaries after a Dec. 30 incident that led to stolen jewelry and coins worth "hundreds of thousands of dollars" during a bogus maintenance inspection, the Winnetka Talk reports. Police are still investigating the burglary on the corner of Meadowview Dr. and Winfield Rd. where a man, posing as a worker who needed to "check the water" distracted, distracted homeowners while a possible accomplice ran out of the home with the stolen goods, the Winnetka Talk reports. "Like" Winnetka-Glencoe Patch on Facebook to see future Northfield police and fire stories in your news feed.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Northbrook Police Officer Michael Shep offers some tips.
A burglary is not just a loss of property but also a scary reminder that your home is not the safe, comfortable place you may have assumed it to be. One week after a 14-year-old girl was murdered when she apparently walked in on a burglary in progress in the western suburb of Indian Head Park, homeowners around Chicagoland may be particularly concerned. To protect against burglary, at least, Northbrook Police Officer Michael Shep offers some tips: Start with good deadbolts. All exterior doors should have a deadbolt, according to Shep, and the bolt of the lock should slide at least 1 inch deep into the wall. The strike plate, which the bolt slides through, should be secured with screws 3-4 inches long, he adds. “Those screws will go …
Incident is one of several in which burglars have tricked homeowners into letting them into the house.
For a pair of burglars in Northbrook last week, all it took to gain entry was a request to see the water meter. The “ruse burglary,” as police call it, took place at Four Winds Lane and Lake Cook Road, just west of Interstate 294, around 1:40 p.m. Weds, Oct. 26. Two people came to the door and told the resident that they were working on a water meter next door and needed to look at her water heater. Once inside, one of the burglars kept her distracted in the basement while a second went through the drawers in a bedroom. A bracelet of unknown value was reported missing. Related: How To Protect Your Home From Burglary Along with other similar incidents in the area, the burglary is currently under investigation, according to Northbrook …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Police report activity from Oct. 23 - 29.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
The items below came from Northbrook Police Department reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. DRIVERS LEAVE SCENE OF TWO SEPARATE CAR ACCIDENTS Guadalupe M. Morrenoosrino, 29, of Wheeling, was arrested after he was involved in a three-car accident at Techny Road and Second Street Wednesday, Oct. 26, according to police. When police responded to the scene of the accident around 7:30 a.m., they heard that one of the drivers had left on foot. At about 8:50 a.m., Morrenoosrino returned. Police arrested him on charges of driving with a revoked license, driving without proof of insurance and …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Local authorities report increase in crimes in past few months.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says the number of “ruse” burglaries in the area has spiked recently and is warning residents to beware. According to authorities, elderly homeowners are being targeted as well as residents who live alone. Officials say the thieves usually travel in pairs. One offender distracts the homeowner, while another sneaks into the home on a search for cash, jewelry or other items. Authorities claim that the crimes usually occur during the late morning or early afternoon, before 5 p.m. Related: Elderly Woman Spots Intruder Outside Her Bedroom. Below is a list of story lines the sheriff’s office say offenders are using: According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, “Nobody should be …