With the continued protest and riots across the country, several local police departments issued statements on Facebook on Sunday night warning residents about the latest developments.
Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley said that numerous police agencies in the Will and Kankakee County’s responded to looting and other disturbance calls late last night.
Briley said last night they had extra officers on patrol and more on standby ready to deploy in a moment’s notice. He said they will maintain a strong police presence in our communities as long as this continues.
The Coal City Police Department last night also said they were tracking reports of groups causing damage, but at this time there is no credible threat to their community.
Meanwhile, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk said several people were arrested in the Joliet area last night following numerous incidents. He said mobsters threw rocks, bottles, pieces of asphalt and m-80's at officers, but no one was seriously injured.
However long this continues, police officials want residents to be aware of your surroundings and call 911 if you see suspicious behavior.