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Lake County Crime Stoppers & Barrington Police Seek Tips in Possible Hate Crime

Lake County Crime Stoppers & Barrington Police Seek Tips in Possible Hate Crime

Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Barrington Police Department are seeking your help in obtaining information related to a possible hate crime that happened in Barrington on Friday, May 31st. A home on the 700 block of S. Cook Street was vandalized overnight in an act believed to be targeting a teenager who is part of the LGBTQ community. The case is currently the Crime of the Week at

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It was reported that one or more vandals came onto the property and stuck multiple forks in the lawn. They also put a “for sale” sign in the yard. Written on the sign was the phone number for the national suicide hotline along with the statement “go {expletive deleted} KYS,” which stands for kill yourself. Police say a member of the household identifies their self as a member of the LGBTQ community. It is suspected that the actions were directed towards that individual.

Anyone with information about this incident may either contact Barrington PD Detective Hakeem Smith at (847) 304-3311 ( or CLICK HERE to submit an anonymous web/mobile tip or call the Crime Stoppers Tip line at (847) 662-2222. Crime Stoppers never asks your name or phone number.

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If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.

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