A resident was recently the victim of a “ruse” crime. The homeowner was approached by someone claiming to have recently purchased the neighboring property and wanted to go over the lot lines. The homeowner never saw anyone enter the home initially, however, later his wife discovered later that some miscellaneous jewelry was missing from her closet. Offending vehicle was possibly a white GMC SUV with 4-5 occupants. No further description is available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff non-emergency number at 847-549-5200. Please (click here) for the “Ruse” Burglary informational flyer from the Lake County Sheriff for further information on various methods used by burglars and advice on how to avoid becoming a victim.
Also, in the past week a Long Grove residence was broken into (forced entry) and the surrounding communities are reporting multiple break-ins with offenders entering through sliding glass doors (locked and unlocked) during the late hours (even when residents have been home). Please remember to lock your doors and set your home alarms if you have one. If you see anything suspicious dial 9-1-1.