The Wheaton Police Department has become aware of several situations in neighboring DuPage County communities where large groups of people are traveling into the area, causing damage, and burglarizing local stores and businesses. Some local businesses have chosen to close early due to this situation out of an abundance of caution for the safety of their employees and customers.
The Wheaton Police Department will have an increased presence in the community and will continue to monitor the ongoing situation. The increased presence will remain until the broader situation stabilizes. Additional updates will be released on the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as new information becomes available.
We would like to encourage our residents and community members to safely report any criminal behavior or any other unusual situation. Please call your local businesses ahead of time to ensure they are still open and operating before travelling to shop or dine. If you encounter a situation or observe criminal behavior, the police department encourages you to leave the area and call 9-1-1 when you are safely able to do so.
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