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“The Barrington Hills Police Department would like you to be aware of a 5K run occurring tomorrow morning on Brinker Road between County Line and Otis and on Otis Road between Brinker and Old Sutton. These roadway sections will be closed to through traffic between approximately 8:30 and 11:00 AM.

Residents residing in these specific areas will not be restricted from ingress or egress; however, it is advisable to avoid travel during the event, if possible. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated. Thank you.”

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The Barrington Hills Chronicle (a Riding Club of Barrington Hills splinter group), posted what follows on Wednesday:

“The Riding Club of Barrington Hills is inviting all volunteers this Saturday, May 14th, to a roadside clean-up campaign on Route 62 (Algonquin Road). A meeting at the the Riding Center on Bateman Road will start at 8:30am (this Saturday, May 14th), or feel free to join whenever it is convenient for you. Every Saturday in May is the clean-up plan.”

In addition, three additional events are taking place tomorrow:

These activities are occurring at the same time tomorrow morning, primarily along Bateman, Algonquin, Brinker, and County Line Roads.

Readers are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when driving in these areas. On any given day, the Village has two patrol people covering the entire Village, and even with additional resources allocated, they hopefully will not be overwhelmed.

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Our Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting beginning this evening at 6:30 PM. Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] A Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Contract with Corrective Asphalt Materials LLC (CAM) for Pavement Rejuvenation and CRF Application on Select Village Maintained Roads Resolution 22 –
  • [Vote] Board of Health Appointments (4)
  • [Vote] Equestrian Commission Appointments (4)
  • [Vote] Plan Commission Appointments (3)
  • [Vote] Zoning Board of Appeals Appointments (2)
  • [Vote] Police Pension Board Appointments (2)

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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Speed

Two drivers, one traveling at 103 mph and the other at 101 mph, were charged with speeding on Tuesday after being stopped on Coyne Station Road in unincorporated Huntley.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to slow down after sheriff’s deputies caught two different drivers speeding over 100 mph in the same day near Huntley.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said they stopped two drivers back to back on Tuesday who were recklessly speeding.

“Reckless speeding is dangerous and puts everyone on the road in danger,” the sheriff’s office said on social media. “Moms and dads with their children drive these roads. Families drive these roads. Your friends, neighbors, and loved ones drive these roads,” the sheriff’s office said.

Court records show deputies first stopped Aaron W. Dorweiler, 18, of Lake in the Hills, around 1:45 p.m.

Dorweiler was clocked on a police LiDAR speed gun traveling 101 mph in a 55 mph zone on Coyne Station Road south of Ernesti Road in unincorporated Huntley.

45 minutes later, deputies stopped a 17-year-old boy from Lake in the Hills around 1:45 p.m., court records show.

The teenager was clocked on a police LiDAR speed gun traveling 103 mph in a 55 mph zone in the same area on Coyne Station Road south of Ernesti Road in unincorporated Huntley.

Read more here.

Editorial note: Some just may view this report as a challenge

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Spears

Daniel Spears, 35, of Fox River Grove

A Fox River Grove man was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed into a pole and drove into a shallow pond, injuring his passenger, in Barrington Hills early Thursday morning.

Daniel Spears, 35, of the 100 block of Northwest Highway in Fox River Grove, was charged with aggravated DUI resulting in bodily harm, aggravated DUI with a suspended or revoked license, driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving without a valid license and not driving on the right side of the road.

The Barrington Hills Police Department responded at 2:12 a.m. Thursday to Chapel Road west of Church Road for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Barrington Hills Police Department Public Information Officer William Walsh told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole and came to rest in a shallow pond.

The occupants of the vehicle were able to exit by themselves and paramedics transported them to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Spears was later arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when he was involved in the crash, according to a criminal complaint.

Spears also allegedly failed to drive his car on the correct side of the road and did not reduce his speed to avoid the crash, the complaint said.

More here.

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Camera

The Illinois House approved a law calling for the installation of license plate reading cameras. Big Brother just wants to solve crime.

A new measure passed in the Illinois House would have cameras with license plate scanning abilities installed along highways – useful for fighting crime or for taxing vehicles for the miles they travel.

Unlike typical traffic cameras that photograph plates for an infraction, this new technology records license plate information regardless of wrongdoing.

Gov. J.B Pritzker insisted more surveillance cameras will reduce crime.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said there’s no need for privacy concerns, that the state isn’t spying on people and that no warrants are needed.

He, too, said the cameras are essential to curbing crime such as Chicago-area highway shootings.

“Technology is critical to defeating crime, funding for cameras using automated license plate reader technology to help us identify and catch suspects involved in expressway shootings, and other violence, and we welcome the responsible expansion of that technology across the state,” Dart said.

More here.

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A northwest suburban Chicago man was convicted by a federal jury Thursday of running a multi-million dollar retail crime ring, according to federal prosecutors.

After four days of trial, Artur Gilowski, 48, of Barrington, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Gilowski was ordered detained immediately after the verdict was read on Thursday.

According to evidence presented at trial, Gilowski’s coconspirators stole tens of thousands of products – valued at over $20 million – from brick-and-mortar retail stores in ChicagoFranklin Park and Texas, then shipped them to Gilowski, who sold the stolen goods on e-commerce websites Amazon and eBay, generating more than $11 million in profits.

The thieves traveled across the country in vehicles registered under false names and used “booster skirts” (garments with concealment pouches for stolen goods) and electronic transmitters designed to disrupt retailers’ security tags and loss-prevention measures. Using aliases, they rented storage lockers where they kept the stolen items until they could be shipped to interstate and foreign customers via the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx.

More here.

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Abandoned Car

A damaged, stolen vehicle was found in Barrington Hills, according to Barrington Hills police.

At 6:50 a.m. Sunday, Barrington Hills police responded to reports of a male suspect approaching residents on foot on the 200 block of County Line Road, authorities said. Authorities described the man as possibly Hispanic, wearing black clothes and a white baseball cap.

Responding officers located a stolen vehicle at the 200 block of Steeplechase Road. Authorities said the vehicle had been found crashed into nearby trees and abandoned.

The same type of vehicle was stolen from a nearby jurisdiction that same morning, police said. Authorities believe that both incidents are related.

Barrington Hills police are asking that residents be vigilant in securing their vehicles, as there has been an increase in vehicle thefts.

More here.

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“Local police departments have experienced an increase in stolen vehicles during the late evening or early morning hours, specifically targeting unlocked vehicles with the keys or key fobs left inside the unattended parked vehicles. Oftentimes, stolen vehicles are used to commit other serious crimes.

On April 11th at 6:50 AM, Barrington Hills officers responded to a suspicious person call in the 200 block of County Line Road, for a report of a male subject approaching residences on foot. The subject was described as male, possibly Hispanic, wearing black clothes and a white baseball cap. Officers responding to this incident, located a vehicle in the 200 block of Steeplechase Road that had been crashed into the trees and left abandoned. The vehicle was stolen from a nearby jurisdiction earlier this morning. We believe these two incidents are connected and our investigation leads us to believe the person has left the area.

Our message remains the same as always: please be vigilant in securing your vehicle. If possible, park your vehicle inside your garage, make sure your doors are locked and your windows are completely up. Remove all valuable items from your vehicle and make sure your key or key fob is not kept inside your vehicle. If you have a home alarm system and/or security video system, make sure they are in working order. Additionally, call 911 immediately rather than waiting to report suspicious activity.”

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“At 2:52 a.m. this morning, the Barrington Hills Police Department responded to the 500 Block of Oak Knoll Road in reference to a burglar alarm, where an unknown subject attempted to gain access to the home, through an unlocked door, but was warded off by a burglar alarm system and video surveillance system. An image of the suspect can be seen on the Village’s Facebook page as well as the Police Department’s webpage.

Residents are asked to check their video surveillance systems for any suspicious persons or activity around their home and contact the Department’s Investigation’s Division with any information.  As always, please remember to lock all doors and windows when not at home, and at night, and always utilize your burglar alarm system.”

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