June 2 Update from the Village of Lombard
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, 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 villageoflombard.org. Residents can sign up for e-mail news updates at villageoflombard.org/enews.