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The Park Ridge Police Department is aware of a social media post alleging a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Whole Foods Grocery Store located at 225 W Touhy Ave on Thursday 09/21/23 at approximately 8:00 PM. The post stated that the Park Ridge Police Department had been contacted and had an open investigation.
The Park Ridge Police Department did not have this crime reported to us nor was the stated incident reported to the Park Ridge Whole Foods Grocery Store. We highly encourage the person that is saying this occurred, to contact PRPD at 847-318-5252 so we can open an investigation into the alleged incident. We are here to help you.
The Park Ridge Police Department has officers in the area on patrol. Please make sure to always be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activities to 911 immediately.
Please follow the official accounts of PRPD for crime and community related activities. Reports also need to be made to a Park Ridge Police Officer, please do not attempt to report crimes to social media sites or department social media direct messages as they are not monitored 24/7.
Park Ridge Police Department Investigating Theft of Services
The Park Ridge Police Department is currently investigating two thefts of service.
On September 9, 2023, at approximately 6:30 PM four men entered Nonna Silvia’s Trattoria and Pizzeria and requested to be seated on the patio at a table located the furthest away from the main door to the establishment. After eating and drinking $155.33 in product they left without paying.
On September 10, 2023, at approximately 5:07 PM four men walked into Poke Burrito and requested to sit on the patio. After consuming $172.03 in food and beverage, the men left without paying.
The men appear to be the same group dining at both locations.
The photos displayed are from the security video cameras at the establishments.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Park Ridge Police Investigations Unit at 847-318-5252.
The Park Ridge Police Department in partnership with Maine Township High School and MCYAF (Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation) is raising awareness of the dangers of Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid typically used to treat patients with chronic severe pain such as with cancer or pain following surgery. It is a controlled substance that is only meant to be prescribed by a doctor. Illegal Fentanyl is produced in labs that are being mixed with other illegal drugs which cause fatal outcomes.
For any resident that would like to show their support to raise awareness of this campaign to try and stop the spread of Fentanyl, we have yard signs available at the Park Ridge Police Department. Please stop by at your convenience.
For further information contact Social Worker Geri Silic at 847-318-5252.
The National Suicide hotline number is changing to a simple 3-digit number, 988.
It is also converting from a suicide hotline to a mental health crisis line.
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health has launched the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline across the state of Illinois. And there is tremendous need, given:
- For people ages 10–34, suicide is a leading cause of death.
- From April 2020 through April 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses.
- An overall increase in stress and uncertainty arising from worldwide conflict and tension, incidents of gun violence & mass shootings, the COVID-19 pandemic, and other trauma affects Illinoisans across our state.
- In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes.
There are people, families and communities who have been impacted. Yet, in the face of these urgent realities, there is hope.
On July 16, 2022, the State of Illinois activated 988, the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for anyone experiencing mental health–related distress.
988 is the new three-digit number for calls, available in multiple languages. People can dial 988 if they are having thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crises, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
If you have any questions please reach out to Police Social Worker, Geri Silic, LCSW at 847-384-2137.
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Park Ridge Police Department Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 04/20/22
Cook County 911 Center
On the Beat with the voices on the other end of a 911 call.
Ruse Burglaries have increased in the Park Ridge community as well as surrounding towns.
Officer Moehrlin and Volunteer Program Coordinator Wilson show us how fast a ruse burglary situation evolves
and give tips on what your family can do to help prevent them.
Winter Weather Advisory Effective 02/02/22 - 02/03/22
Officer Burke talks with Park Ridge Public Works