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Posted on: May 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community Update from the Glen Ellyn Police Department

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Community Update from the Glen Ellyn Police Department (Monday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.)

Last night, neighboring communities to Glen Ellyn sustained damage from criminal activity. Some local businesses elected to close last night as a result of these circumstances occurring. While there were no incidents that occurred in Glen Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Police Department continues to monitor this situation along with their law enforcement partners. The Department will continue to maintain a heightened presence throughout the community.

Residents and community members are reminded and encouraged to pay attention to your surroundings and dial 9-1-1 in the event you observe criminal activity.

The Village and the Police Department will continue to keep the community up-to-date. Be sure to stay connected by following the Village on Facebook and Twitter. Updates will also be made available on the Village’s website at www.glenellyn.org.

Village of Glen Ellyn Safety Alert (Sunday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.)

The Glen Ellyn Police Department is monitoring reports from nearby communities of isolated incidents of looting and damage to property. It appears that malls and big box stores are the primary targets. At this time, there have been no incidents in Glen Ellyn, however residents should be aware of this evolving situation and pay attention to your surroundings. Some local businesses within the Glen Ellyn community have elected to close out of an abundance of caution.

The Glen Ellyn Police Department already has in place an increase in police presence in the community. Additionally, the Police Department is in communication with law enforcement agencies in neighboring communities and throughout the region, sharing information and working together to monitor the situation and maintain order and safety.

The Village and the Police Department will continue to communicate with the public when appropriate. Updates will be shared as they become available on the Village’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as via the Village website. Residents can also sign up for the Village’s emergency alerting system that could be used should circumstances warrant. To sign up to receive alerts via email or text, visit the Village’s website.

Community members witnessing any criminal behavior or unusual situations should call 9-1-1 to report an emergency.

Precautionary Alert (Sunday, May 31, 5 p.m.)

The Glen Ellyn Police Department is monitoring reports from nearby communities of looting and damage being caused by individuals and groups moving from east to west.  It appears that malls and big box stores are the primary targets.  The Village and the Police Department continue to monitor the situation and will communicate with the public when appropriate.  However, residents should be aware of this evolving situation and pay attention to your surroundings.  Call 9-1-1 to report an emergency.

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