I just signed up for the 911 emergency notification system two days ago and got my first phone call today.
The phone rang at 9:44 PM with a message from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to tell me that at 8:13 a handcuffed male burglary suspect has escaped in the vicinity of Walkup (the McHenry Blacktop to Crystal Lake residents) and Hillside Road.
The suspect was wearing a camouflaged jacket and jeans with a black hood.
The Sheriff’s Department advised remaining “indoors until further notice.”
Since a relatively few households have probably signed up for the service, if you know anyone in the area, they might appreciate a phone call or an email.
The same message did not reach my email inbox.
You can sign up here.