Lake Forest police are asking for help from the community to identify the vandal or vandals who tore up the Winter Club late Thursday or early Friday morning, causing an estimated $50,000 in damages. The club was closed all day for restoration and plans to re-open on Saturday morning, August 2, at 10 a.m.
In a letter sent to members on Friday evening, Winter Club management said the club has requested extra patrols from the LFPD and also has enlisted Howe Security to provide attentional patrols of the club during the overnight hours.
The Winter Club management has asked people to contact Club Facilities Director Jeff Hays if they read anything on social media channels that might aid the police in the investigation.
Here’s a press release from the Lake Forest Police Department:
This morning at 7:08 AM officers and evidence technicians responded to the Winter Club, 956 North Sheridan Road, for a report of extensive vandalism to the club which occurred overnight. Between 8 PM on Thursday, July 31 and 7 AM on Friday, August 1, an unknown offender or offenders forced entry to several doors at the club and proceeded to vandalize the interior. Windows were broken, sinks intentionally flooded and numerous items and pieces of equipment broken or destroyed. Some broken glass and items, including numerous chairs, were intentionally thrown into the club pool. Damage to the club is estimated to be in excess of $50,000.
We are asking anyone who may have been in the area overnight, or who lives or works in the area, to contact police if they saw or heard anything unusual in the area of the club. Anyone with information may contact Detective Mark Senger at SengerM@cityoflakeforest.com.