Police from Barrington and Barrington Hills responded about 8:00 a.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 to a report of a theft of multiple vehicles in progress at Motor Werks of Barrington, 1475 South Barrington Road in Barrington near the intersection of Dundee Road and Barrington Road.
Upon arrival, a suspect fleeing the scene in a stolen vehicle rammed a Barrington Police Department patrol vehicle, disabling both vehicles. Several other vehicles were also stolen from Motor Werks of Barrington, and the offenders stealing the vehicles fled at a high rate of speed.
According to the Barrington Police Department, police from Barrington and several other police agencies responded to the incident. According to Barrington Police Department, several suspects were taken into custody.
Crash scenes with personal injuries were reported at three locations: Dundee Road and Barrington Road, Algonquin Road and Barrington Road, and Dundee Road and Ela Road. Several of the vehicles were severely damaged, and a lot of debris from crashed vehicles was in the roadways after the crashes occurred. At one of the crash scenes, a vehicle hit a utility pole with power lines, but none of the power lines appeared damage, and the pole did not appear to damaged either. However, fire command requested ComEd responded to the scene to inspect the utility pole and power lines.
Barrington Fire Department firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to a personal injury crash at Dundee Road and Barrington Road at 8:18 a.m.
Barrington-Countryside firefighters and paramedics and South Barrington police officers were dispatched to a personal injury crash with entrapment at Algonquin Road and Barrington Road at 8:20 a.m. A Barrington Fire Department ambulance and a Hoffman Estates Fire Department ambulance were also dispatched to the scene at Algonquin Road and Barrington Road. There were possibly a total of three hurt at that scene.
Inverness firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to Dundee Road and Ela Road to a personal injury crash at 8:23 a.m.
A police officer was reported injured at one of the crash scenes. The total number people injured was not released by the Barrington Police Department.
Barrington Police Department initially stated that they believe that one suspect left the area and was at large. The suspect was described as a male/black fleeing on foot, according to the Barrington Police Department.
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