No Bull! Somebody is Missing a 300-LB Bull in the South Barrington, Arboretum, Poplar Creek Area

BULL REPORTED ESCAPED FROM FARM NEAR HIGGINS AND BARTLETT ROAD

Cook County Sheriff police about 8:30 a.m. Saturday alerted area police departments, especially those police officers in the area of South Barrington, near The Arboretum shopping center and north of Poplar Creek Forest Preserve that a young bull was reported escaped from a farm at 203 Bartlett Road. As of 5:40 p.m. Saturday administrative personnel reached at the South Barrington police non-ermegency telephone number were not aware that the bull was found.

The message on the Illinois State Police Emergency Network from the Cook County Sheriff Police Department was broadcast as follows …

COOK COUNTY SHERIFF ON ISPERN … ISPERN UNITS IN THE AREA OF HIGGINS AND BARTLETT ROAD SOUTH BARRINGTON, SPECIAL ATTENTION SOUTH BARRINGTON, HOFFMAN ESTATES, BARTLETT, STREAMWOOD … INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION, OFFICER SAFETY, PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT …

UNITS IN THE AREA OF HIGGINS AND BARTLETT ROAD, SOUTH BARRINGTON … TIME 0745 … LOOKING FOR A YOUNG BULL … A BULL “B-U-L-L” LAST SEEN IN THE AREA OF UM 203 BARTLETT ROAD, 203 BARTLETT ROAD. HE ESCAPED FROM THE FARM PROPERTY LOCATED AT THAT ADDRESS. HE’S APPROXIMATELY 300 POUNDS … HE’S A YOUNGER BULL … AND THIS IS GIVEN FOR OFFICER AND PUBLIC SAFETY. COOK COUNTY CLEAR.
— KFM 495

There is a lot of open land in the area of the farm. Poplar Creek Forest Preserve, located just south of the farm is a large, desolate area, especially considering it is so close to the northwest suburbs.



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Plenty of open land with Poplar Creek Forest Preserve to the south, Spring Creek Valley Forest Preserve and Barrington Hills to the northwest, and Crabtree Nature Center to the northeast.