The following is a Public Safety Notice
sent to residents via the Reverse 911 system on April 7, 2016:
“Please be aware that our neighboring communities recently have experienced numerous residential burglaries and related incidents. Our Village has had two residential burglaries in the vicinity of Wolf Road and German Church Road. Police patrols have been redirected to detect and deter criminal activity.
Residents are encouraged to be alert and call the Police for any suspicious activity. It is critical to crime prevention and suppression that each individual resident takes steps to assist in the prevention of criminal activity. If you see anything out of the ordinary or something that seems out of place, please call Police. There are no “wasted” calls. Police patrols are there to serve you and keep your families safe. Most importantly watch out for your neighbors and make sure everyone in your home adopts the motto: “If you see something, say something. Call the Police.”
As a recent example, residents in the Windings area of the Village notified police of suspicious vehicles in the area of the BNSF Railway near 91st Street and Wolf Road. This led to the arrest of offenders for attempted theft from railroad cars. BNSF Police continue to work with County and Local law enforcement agencies and have installed cameras to prevent this type of criminal activity.
The vigilance of the Willow Springs Police Department has kept crime in our community to a minimum; however, a strong community is built on public input and involvement in policing. Again, “If you see something, say something. Call the Police.” – Mayor Alan Nowaczyk
In response to these recent activities, the Willow Springs Police Department releases the following articles related to crime and burglary prevention. It is critical that each resident and business owner take steps to assist in the prevention of criminal activity. Please click on each link to read and download the articles.
- IRS, Email, and Utility Work Scams
- General Tips for Crime Prevention
- Summer Safety Tips
- Property Fraud Alert
Stay connected by Reverse 911. The Village of Willow Springs participates in a “Reverse 911” system which dispatches public safety messages directly to your phone in the event of an emergency (like the notice above). Please visit http://www.westsuburbanwater.com/emergency-notification or call the West Suburban Water Commission at (708) 458-7010 to register your phone number.