Village assists neighbor in need

By on August 13, 2010

Elburn—The Elburn Police Department recently helped another department from the area after a flood ravaged its fleet of squad cars, Police Chief Steve Smith said.

Following severe weather during the weekend of July 24 and 25, the Bellwood Police Department lost 18 squad cars due to flooding.

On July 26, the Elburn Police Department received a communication through the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System that the Bellwood department was in need of temporary assistance.

“They lost 18 squads due to a flood, and asked for loaner squads,” Smith said. “Elburn provided one on temporary loan.”

The unit that Elburn provided to Bellwood is an unmarked detective squad car. The car was delivered on July 28 and will help the Bellwood Police Department carry on with normal police functions until it can obtain permanent squad cars.