Monday, September 16, 2019

Hit-and-Run Car vs Bike Reported Near Family Video on Rand Rd, Arlington Heights -- But Bicyclist Left Scene Too

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:07 PM Monday to a hit-and-run crash with personal injury at 2338 East Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a bicyclist was hit by a car, and that the driver of the car left the scene. The bicyclist was standing with his bike after the crash.


The offending vehicle was described as a black or dark Toyota sedan. No direction of travel was provided for the offending vehicle.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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Retail Theft Suspects Described After Crime at Kohl's on Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 8:05 PM Friday of a theft at Kohl's, 800 West Dundee Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that two unknown offenders concealed merchandise for sale on their persons before leaving the store without paying for the merchandise.

The first offender is described as a female, Hispanic, approximately 25-35 years old, heavy build with a tattoo on the back of her neck and wearing a maroon V-neck style T-shirt with dark colored pants.

The second offender is described as a male, Hispanic, approximately 20-30 years old, thin, tall build with a tattoo on the back of his neck and wearing a gray and white long sleeved shirt with dark colored pants. The offenders were last seen leaving the area in a gray 2005 Chevrolet Impala with an Illinois license plate. The total retail value of the merchandise is under investigation at this time pending a store inventory.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:04 PM.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Arson: Two Portable Toilets Set on Fire at Greenbrier School, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:58 PM Sunday to an arson fire involving a portable toilet at Greenbrier School, 2330 North Verde Drive Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that unknown offenders committed arson by igniting a plastic porta john and causing it to become engulfed in fire. No persons were hurt as a result of the fire. The cost to repair the damage to the property is unknown at this time.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 10:57 PM.

A second arson fire occurred about 11:28 p.m. Thursday September 12, 2019.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Extrication Crash with Vehicle Fire at Milwaukee Ave and Ballard Rd Niles

Niles police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:04 PM Thursday to a report of a crash with entrapment and a vehicle fire at Milwaukee Ave and Ballard Rd Niles, Il. Firefighter/paramedics received a report that one person was removed from a vehicle before firefighter/paramedics arrived. Initially it was not confirmed whether this was a police rescue or a civilian rescue.

Nile Fire Battalion 2 on arrival reported two vehicles with heavy damage. Engine 2 pulled a hose line for the vehicle fire.

Eastbound Ballard Rd was backing up immediately. Then Milwaukee Avenue was backed up in both directions.

Niles police advised motorists to use Washington Street or Cumberland Avenue as an alternative to Milwaukee Avenue.

According to Google Maps traffic layer at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, traffic seemed to be moving with slight obstruction near the intersection.

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Bicycle Theft at Downtown Metra Station on Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 12:05 PM Saturday of a bicycle theft at downtown Metra train station, 45 West Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders unlawfully took the victim's bicycle from the bicycle rack at the train station. The bicycle had been secured to the bike rack with a bike lock at the time of the theft. The defeated bike lock was also taken from the scene.

A description of the suspect was available via surveillance video capturing the offender taking the bicycle from the bike rack.

The suspect is described as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black shoes, black pants and a tan cowboy hat.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:04 PM.

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Bicycle Theft at Arlington Park Metra Station Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 4:31 PM Friday of a bicycle theft at the Arlington Park Metra train station, 2121 West Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders took a

Unknown offender(s) unlawfully took the victim's bicycle from the bcycle rack at the train station. The bicycle had been secured to the bike rack with a bike lock at the time of the theft. The defeated bike lock was also taken from the scene.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Friday, September 6, 2019 between 7:55 AM and 4:30 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 8:35 (hours: minutes).

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Theft of Gasoline from Gas Station on Northwest Highway Near Belmont Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 6:21 PM Sunday of a theft of gasoline at Grandt's Shell gas and service station, 406 East Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that one unknown male offender driving a gray SUV pumped gas into his vehicle before leaving the fas station without paying for the gas. The stolen gas is valued at approximately $46.00 USC.

Initially, no license plate information was available.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:20 PM.

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Thief Befriends Victim, Gives Him Ride to Store, Takes Groceries, Personal Belongings on Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:31 AM Wednesday of a theft in the block of 1300 East Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender stole a victim's personal belongings and groceries.

Police received a report that a male offender offered a give the victim a ride so the victim could get groceries at the grocery store. After shopping, the male offender dropped the victim back off at his residence, but drove away before the victim could retrieve his personal belongings from the vehicle. The offender unlawfully took the victim's wallet containing various credit and debit cards and the newly purchased groceries valued at approximately $110.

The offender was described as a male/black approximately 5'8" with dreadlocks, a tattoo on his neck going down to his back, wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and Timberland boots.

The Arlington Height Police Department did not specify the grocery store, but Mariano's is the nearest grocery store at 802 East Northwest Highway. Initially no vehicle description of the suspect's vehicle was provided by the Arlington Heights Police Department.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Driver Flees After Hitting, Seriously Injuring Motorcyclist at Virginia Rd and Berkshire Drive, Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:37 PM Tuesday to a hit-and-run crash with personal injury at Virginia Road and Berkshire Drive Crystal Lake, IL. Police received a report that a driver of a passenger car left the scene after hitting a motorcyclist.

The offending driver's vehicle was described as a red 2006 Buick 4-door.

The driver of the motorcycle possibly suffered life-threatening injuries, and Flight for Life was dispatched to the scene.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Retail Theft, Three Suspects Fled from Dick's Sporting Goods, Palatine Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:55 PM Monday of a theft at Dick's Sporting Goods, 401 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders took merchandise without paying at the store.

Three suspects ...

#1 female/black, age 23, 5'6" 115 LBS, wearing a black sweatshirt and black yoga pants

#2 female/black, age 23, 5'8" 115, wearing a blue shirt and black yoga pants

#3 suspect not described.

The suspects fled in a gray Nissan Sentra.

The crime is reported to have occurred 7:42 p.m.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Retail Theft at Walgreens at Palatine Rd and Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:19 PM Friday of a theft at Walgreens, 225 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender concealed merchandise for sale on his person before leaving the store without paying for the merchandise.


The offender is described as a male/black, 25-35 years old with a thin build and a bald head. The offender was last seen leaving the area in a white taxi with an Illinois license plate. The total retail value of the stolen merchandise is approximately $323.


DATE/TIME: 09/05 2:57pm


The crime is reported to have occurred

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Commercial Burglary at Auto Dealership Office on Dunee Rd Near Route 53, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:46 AM Thursday of a commercial burglary at Bob Rohrman Auto Group, 1490 West Dundee Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders forcefully made entry into an IT Department office on the property.

Burglary tools were located at the scene and the door's handle had been removed apparently by force. Taken from the office were several monitors and computers, according to the Arlington Heights Police Department.

The cost to repair the damage and the estimate of the loss of property were unknown at the time of the police report.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:45 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 36:45 (hours: minutes).

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Repeat Retail Theft at Target Rand Rd and Thomas St, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:13 AM Saturday of a retail theft at Target, 1700 East Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that two unknown offenders concealed merchandise for sale on their persons before leaving the store without paying for the merchandise.

Initially the offenders were only described as female/black subjects. One of the two female offenders was identified by Target Loss Prevention as having unlawfully taken merchandise from the store in the past. The offenders were last seen leaving the area in a maroon colored vehicle. The total retail value of the merchandise is under investigation at this time.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 9:12 AM.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Retail Theft at Target Rand Rd and Thomas St, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:33 AM Sunday of a retail theft at Target, 1700 East Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender concealed merchandise for sale on her person before leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. The same female was identified by Target Loss Prevention as having unlawfully taken merchandise from the store in the past.

Initially the only description available was a female/black subject that left the store with merchandise.

The total retail value of the merchandise is under investigation at this time, according to Arlington Heights police.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Sunday, August 25, 2019 between 8:32 AM and 9:32 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 1:00 (hours: minutes).

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Male Offender Takes Over $2,000 in Merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 6:56 PM Tuesday of retail theft at Dick's Sporting Goods 401 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown male concealed merchandise for sale on his person before leaving the store without paying for the merchandise.

The offender is described as a male/Hispanic with thin with short dark hair and wearing all black clothing.

The total retail value of the merchandise is approximately $2160. The male offender was last seen leaving the area in a red sedan with an unknown license plate.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 between 6:45 PM and 6:55 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 0:10 (hours: minutes).

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