June 2: 4 p.m.
The Village of Lombard continues to monitor reports of looting and property damage in nearby communities. Lombard Police remain on high alert, with a proactive increase of police presence in our community, specifically in commercial districts. This presence will continue until the broader regional situation stabilizes. Lombard will also continue to work with law enforcement from neighboring and nearby communities, as well as the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office to best address this evolving situation.
Lombard police have received numerous calls reporting suspicious activity. Officers are investigating a robbery to a jewelry store at 1255 S. Main Street, that occurred on June 1st, involving a single offender that fled on foot. Additionally, groups of vehicles have been reported during evening and overnight hours, driving recklessly along the Butterfield Road Corridor, and attempting to approach commercial properties. When approached by Police that are patrolling the area, the vehicles in question fled Lombard. Officers will remain vigilant and in addition to regular Village-wide patrols, an increased Police presence in shopping districts will remain, until these types of instances cease.
Due to the nature of the evolving regional situation, select businesses have chosen to close, or adjust their hours, out of an abundance of caution for the safety of their employees and customers. The Village has been notified that Yorktown Center will remain closed on Wednesday, June 3, and Target will operate with modified hours. Contact local businesses directly with questions related to hours of operation.
The Village of Lombard, in conjunction with other DuPage communities, has requested additional assistance from the Illinois State Police, the National Guard, and the DuPage County Office of Emergency Management and DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. Furthermore, we are working closely with our neighboring towns to improve our efficiency and bolster our presence. Residents are reminded to maintain awareness of their surroundings and to dial 9-1-1 if they witness suspicious or unsafe behavior, and then leave the area if able. Law enforcement has seen a rise in criminal behavior in the evening hours, therefore residents are advised to stay home in the evenings, if possible.
We will continue to provide information with the public, when appropriate. Updates will be shared as they become available on the Village of Lombard’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and at www.villageoflombard.org. Residents can sign up for e-mail news updates at www.villageoflombard.org/enews.
June 1: 4 p.m.
The Village of Lombard continues to monitor regional reports of police activity targeted at suburban commercial properties, resulting in the vandalization of property and theft of merchandise. The Village has been notified that Target and DICK’S Sporting Goods have both decided to close for the day. Additionally, Yorktown Center will also remain closed on Tuesday, June 2. Please contact businesses directly with questions related to hours of operation.
As the situation throughout the region continues to evolve, we will continue to react and respond accordingly. Residents may notice an increased police presence, as a proactive measure. Should an unsafe situation develop, updates will be shared on the Village’s social platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Residents are reminded to always observe their surroundings and to call 9-1-1 if they witness or experience an unsafe or unusual situation.
June 1: 11 a.m.
Yesterday, multiple communities in our area experienced instances of isolated looting and criminal behavior where groups of individuals targeted suburban commercial properties to loot and steal merchandise. Today, residents may continue to notice a precautionary police presence near commercial districts, including the Yorktown area. Additionally, Yorktown Center remains closed for business today. Expect delayed openings or modified hours at some area businesses and check with your local retailer to confirm details regarding hours of operations. Residents should always be aware of their surroundings and call 9-1-1 if witnessing any criminal behavior or unusual situations.
May 30, 7:40 p.m.
The Village is continuing to monitor reports of nearby and neighboring cities, that have been impacted by looting. As a result, residents may see an increased police presence until the broader situation stabilizes. Residents should be aware of this evolving situation and pay attention to their surroundings. Additional updates will be shared as they are available via the Village’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Out of an abundance of caution, many businesses around the Yorktown area and on the Butterfield and Roosevelt Corridors remain closed for the day. Community members witnessing any criminal behavior or unusual situations should dial 9-1-1.
May 30, 5 p.m.
The Village of Lombard has been notified by nearby communities that they are experiencing vehicles and groups traveling along the Butterfield and Roosevelt Road Corridors, causing damage. The Village has been notified that Yorktown Center and many stores in the area have closed for the day, as a precaution.
The Village of Lombard will continue to monitor the situation closely. Please avoid the Yorktown area, including Fountain Square, as well as the Butterfield Corridor and shops along Roosevelt Road for the time being. Thank you for your cooperation. Please call 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency. Updates will be shared as they become available.