Many of the communities surrounding Wheaton experienced a high volume of criminal activity at shopping malls, government buildings, and business districts last evening. This disruption also caused public transportation such as CTA and Metra to temporarily suspend services in some areas. While Wheaton’s businesses were not directly affected last evening, the Wheaton Police Department encourages its residents and community members to stay safe by following these safety tips.
- Expect delayed openings of some area businesses. Check or follow a business’s social media or website for changes to hours of operation.
- When commuting, travelling, or planning a shopping trip to other neighboring communities check local news to ensure it is safe to do so and the business is open.
- If you witness criminal or suspicious activity, say something. Get to a safe location and call 9-1-1 for police response.
The Wheaton Police Department will continue to maintain an increased presence throughout our community in the coming days and encourages its residents and community members to stay up-to-date by following the City of Wheaton on Facebook, Twitter (@CityOfWheaton), and email updates.