Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Crash With Injuries At Dundee Road And Northwest Highway, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:39 AM Wednesday to a report of a crash with entrapment at Dundee Road and Northwest Highway Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that at least one person was trapped in a vehicle involved in a crash. A two-vehicle crash involved a Toyota and Honda CRV in the westbound lanes of Dundee Road on the bridge over Northwest Highway.

One patient was transported to Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Armed Robbery At Mobil Station On West Rand Road Near Kennicott Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 8:45 PM Friday to an armed robbery at the Mobil gas station, 815 West Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee. The subject is described as a black male, dark complexion, 5'5" tall, no facial hair, last seen wearing a short black winter hat, a black or blue shirt, black knit gloves and black sunglasses.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Friday, December 26, 2014 between 08:40 PM and 08:44 PM.

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Monday December 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM -- about 63:49 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported. Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public is based on an estimated crime report time.

The delay of 64 hours is 2 1/2 days to notify the public of an armed robbery in their community. The time period also involves the turnover of eight patrol shifts lasting eight hours each.

The time frame information provided in NO WAY is intended to criticize any individual police officer performance, but is provided to call into question the public information policy of the Arlington Heights Police Department and the Village of Arlington Heights.

The same gas station was robbed on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

On March 16, 2013 a gas station in Streamwood at 2 North Barrington Road was robbed and the clerk was stabbed and murdered at about 4:37 a.m. on March 16, 2013. The suspect was a male/white suspect dressed in all black.

Thornton's Inc. is offering up to $5,000.00 reward for information that leads to the arrest of this offender. The crime has not been solved.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Fire In Elevator Room At Holiday Inn Express On East Dundee Rd, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:32 PM Monday to a hotel fire at Holiday Inn Express, 1550 East Dundee Road Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fire in the elevator room.

Police on the scene reported smoke showing and a hot door.

Firefighters on arrival reported a smoke haze in the lobby. Firefighers then reported they have a fire in the elevator room.

Buffalo Grove and Long Grove firefighters assisted Palatine firefighters.

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Yard Theft East Oakton St Near Forrest Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:31 AM Saturday of a theft in the block of 42.095349,-87.959227 (1900 East Oakton Street Arlington Heights, IL). Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders removed the victim's brown plastic mailbox and brown plastic post from the front yard, value $150 the glass panels, value $15, on the victim's hurricane light fixture.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Friday, December 26, 2014 at 05:00 PM and Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 07:30 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 14:30 (hours: minutes).

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Yard Theft East Oakton St Near Forrest Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:31 AM Saturday of a theft in the block of 42.095349,-87.959227 (1900 East Oakton Street Arlington Heights, IL). Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders removed the victim's brown plastic mailbox and brown plastic post from the front yard, value $150 the glass panels, value $15, on the victim's hurricane light fixture.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Friday, December 26, 2014 at 05:00 PM and Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 07:30 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 14:30 (hours: minutes).

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Vehicle Burglary On South New Wilke Rd Near White Oak St Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:11 AM Saturday of a vehicle burglary in the block of 1300 South New Wilke Rd Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders entered the victim's 2013 Volkswagen Passat and removed a Garmin Nuvi GPS, value $150.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:10 PM and Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 9:10 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 186:00 (hours: minutes).

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Blackhawks Tickets, Bulls Tickets Scam Alert From Arlington Heights Police Department

The Arlington Heights Police Department is warning residents of a new scam that has been reported to police. Scammers are posting Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls tickets at artificially low prices on the Craigslist and Backpage websites.

When potential victims contact the scammers, the scammers instruct the victims to go to CVS stores and wire them money via Moneygram and Western Union. The scammers tell the potential victims that they will email them the tickets once payment is received via wire. Payment is sent, but no tickets are ever emailed to the victims. Once payment is sent via wire, it is almost impossible to retrieve the funds as they are instantly collected by the scammers at the receiving end. If you find that you are a victim of this scam, Arlington Heights Police Department urges that you report the crime to the police.

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Blackhawks Tickets, Bulls Tickets Scam Alert From Arlington Heights Police Department

The Arlington Heights Police Department is warning residents of a new scam that has been reported to police. Scammers are posting Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls tickets at artificially low prices on the Craigslist and Backpage websites.

When potential victims contact the scammers, the scammers instruct the victims to go to CVS stores and wire them money via Moneygram and Western Union. The scammers tell the potential victims that they will email them the tickets once payment is received via wire. Payment is sent, but no tickets are ever emailed to the victims. Once payment is sent via wire, it is almost impossible to retrieve the funds as they are instantly collected by the scammers at the receiving end. If you find that you are a victim of this scam, Arlington Heights Police Department urges that you report the crime to the police.

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Vehicle Burglary On East Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 8:46 AM Saturday of a vehicle burglary in the block of 700 East Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders entered the victim's unlocked 2002 tan Chevy Venture and removed a black Tom Tom GPS, valued at $100.

The police release did not specify whether the vehicle burglary occurred in the commercial area south of Algonquin Road or the residential area north of Algonquin Road.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Friday, December 26, 2014 at 07:45 PM and Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:45 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 13:00 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Monday December 29, 2014 at 11:21 AM -- about 50:36 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported. Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public is based on an estimated crime report time.



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Sunday, December 28, 2014

"He Went That Way" Rollover Crash With Injuries At Rand Road And Frontage Road, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:23 PM Sunday to a report of crash with injuries at Rand Road and Frontage Road Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that one vehicle was rolled on its side in a two-vehicle crash.

When firefighters/paramedics and police arrived, a witness reported that the driver of one of the vehicles ran into Clifford's Bar at the northwest corner of Rand Road and Frontage Road.

When police and firefighter/paramedics checked inside Cliffords Bar, another witness said the driver might have rand out the back door of Clifford's. No word on whether the driver was found.

The second driver refused medical transport to a hospital with apparent minor or no injuries.

Eastbound lanes of Rand Road were affected with delays by the crash.

Crash jurisdiction was Cook County Sheriff's Police Department.



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Bicyclist Hit By A Car At Meijer Drive And Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:00 PM Sunday to a report of a bicyclist hit by a car at Meijer Drive and Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a bicyclist was hit by a car and was conscious and breathing.

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Crash With Injuries And Entrapment , Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:14 PM Sunday to a report of a crash with entrapment at Biesterfield Road east of Rohlwing Road Elk Grove Village, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that at least one person was trapped in a vehicle involved in a crash on westbound Biesterfield Road east of Rohlwing Road.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Crash With One Injured Brings Down Light Pole, Power Pole On S Oltendorf Rd, Streamwood

Streamwood police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:49 AM Saturday to a crash with a downed utility pole at 417 South Oltendorf Road. Police and firefighter/paramedics were on the scene with the driver of a car that rolled on its side and hit a light pole and/or utility pole.

No word on the extent of injuries of the driver.

Streamwood Battalion Fire Chief on the scene reported a vehicle on its side with a light pole and an electric utility pole down with a primary line down across the road.

ComEd was requested to the scene. ComEd was on the scene and reported their estimated power restoration time was 10:45 a.m. ComEd reported 36 customers without power in the area.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Metra Trains On The Up Northwest Line Stopped In Both Directions For A Pedestrian Incident In Cary West Of Metra Station

police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:35 AM Friday to a Metra train-pedestrian incident just west of the Cary Metra train station, 300 Crystal St Cary, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a pedestrian was hit by a train about one mile west of the Cary Metra Station near Main Street and Northwest Highway.

Metra trains were halted in both directions while police and firefighters searched for the victim.



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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Arlington Heights Firefighters Bring Holiday Feasts To 12 Families On Christmas Eve

Arlington Heights firefighters were caught in the act of a good deed Christmas Eve at the Jewel-Osco, 1860 South Arlington Heights Road gathering food for 12 needy families.

As in other years, each firefighter donated money out of their own pockets to fund the annual program. In a similar grateful response, families this year greeted firefighters with hugs and homemade Christmas cookies to show their great appreciation for the meals. As one resident told firefighters, "We could never have done this without you. We can't tell you how much this means to us."

"This is a great annual tradition," said Deputy Chief Pete Ahlman. "It is one more way we can show we care and serve residents of Arlington Heights."

For the past 20 years, the Arlington Heights Fire Department has delivered deluxe Christmas meals to 12 needy families. If it weren't for the generosity of the local firefighters, these families could not have celebrated with a holiday feast.

Including the Arlington Heights firefighters' actions, the Cardinal is honored to have documented three charitable acts by police and firefighters this season. Awareness of two of the acts were made possible by tips from Arlington Heights residents. Last Saturday we were fortunate to catch sight of the Operation Santa police escort traveling down Palatine, then received a tip of the Arlington Heights destination of the Operation Santa stop in their weekend-long effort. We were also fortunate to cover the Arlington Heights police officers' Shop with a Cop event at Target this year. Then we received a tip of the firefighers' actions at the Jewel-Osco on the south side of Arlington Heights.

See also ...

Chicago Police, Illinois State Police Escort 2 Dignitaries in Arlington Heights: Santa and Mrs Claus with Family Gifts for Families of Fallen Chicago Police Officers
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Arlington Police Officers' FOP Lodge 80 Helps Target Store With $125 Holiday Shopping Spree For 11 Kids with "Shop With A Cop" Event
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Crash With Injuries At Main Street (Route 83) And Highland Street, Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:13 PM Tuesday to a report of crash with injuries at Main Street and Highland Street Mount Prospect, IL. Mount Prospect's fire chief John Malcolm was "Johnny on the Spot" Tuesday when he was right at the scene when a crash occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Highland Street.

A sedan and a sports compact car collided, and a third SUV was also involved in the crash. Fire Chief John Malcom's fire department SUV was also possibly hit by debris or grazed by a vehicle during the crash.

Mount Prospect Fire Department Ambulance 13 and Tower Ladder 13 responded immediately after Chief Malcolm reported the crash. He then proceeded to check on the well-being of all involved in the crash.

The sedan and the sports compact car received moderate to severe front-end damage. An SUV that was southbound on Main Street about 40 yards from the main crash had lesser damage. The chief's SUV may have received a scuff mark on the front-right fender bumper area -- either from flying debris or from being grazed by a vehicle.

The extent of any injuries was unknown.

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Winter Weather Advisory For Chicagoland Christmas Eve; Only 0.6 Inch Forecast For Arlington Heights

7:18 AM Wednesday . Chicagoland weather radar shows rain and drizzle moving north-northeast, but east of Chicagoland, except for south suburbs where there is rain an drizzle.

Snow is expected to start about 10:00 a.m. with peak snowfall rate at about noon. Snowfall is forecast to taper off after 4:00 p.m. and end between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Total accumulation forecast is 0.6 inch for Arlington Heights.

Areas near the Indiana border have the best potential for heavy snow.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
340 AM CST WED DEC 24 2014

COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHICAGO...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...GARY
340 AM CST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM CST
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
9 PM CST THIS EVENING. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* TIMING...RAIN LOOKS TO TRANSITION TO WET SNOW ACROSS PORTIONS OF
THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A NARROW BAND OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY WET SNOW POSSIBLE. SNOW WILL THEN COME TO AN END FROM WEST
TO EAST EARLY THIS EVENING. AREAS NEAR THE INDIANA BORDER INTO
NORTHWEST INDIANA HAVE THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR HEAVIER SNOW.

* SNOW RATES...UP TO AN 1 INCH PER HOUR.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 4 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE UNDER THE NARROW BAND. HIGHEST AMOUNTS FAVORED OVER
NORTHWEST INDIANA.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 MPH.

* MAIN IMPACT...UNTREATED ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW OR SLUSH
COVERED IN PARTS OF THE AREA...RESULTING IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL.
ANY HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO CAUSE REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE IT
DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Apartment Burglary On Woods Dr Near Rand Rd And Wilke Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 12:01 AM Sunday of a residential burglary in the block of 1500 West Woods Drive Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders entered the victim's apartment and removed cash and a shipping box containing a satchel of unknown value.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 07:45 PM and Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 4:15 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Monday December 22, 2014 at 02:01 PM -- about 38:10 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported. Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public is based on an estimated crime report time.



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Monday, December 22, 2014

Rolling Meadows High School Sophomore Dies Saturday In Mount Prospect -- No Foul Play Suspected

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 to a report that a 15-year old male was unconscious and not breathing at an apartment in Mount Prospect. Firefighter/paramedics transported the patient to Northwest Community Hospital with extra paramedics apparently working Advanced Life Support.

The patient, Israel Echeverria, age 15, was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday at Northwest Community Hospital. Officials said an autopsy was completed, but is pending toxicology test results which take four to six weeks to complete.

Mount Prospect police report that the death of the Rolling Meadows High School sophomore does not appear to be suspicious.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Arlington Heights Man's Life Saved By Bystander/Rescue Cpr And Paramedics At South Middle School After Collapsing While Playing Basketball

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:04 PM Thursday to South Middle School, 400 South Highland Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a call that a man collapsed in the gymnasium -- reported by bystanders as a possible heart attack.

Initially bystanders thought the man was breathing, but then began CPR when no breathing or pulse was detected. The man, reported to be about 70-years-old, was playing basketball in the South Middle School Gym when he collapsed.

Firefighter/paramedics from Rescue Ambulance 1 and Squad 1 requested an extra crew for a possible working cardiac arrest call with witnessed collapse while they were en route to South Middle School at about 7:06 p.m.

Witnesses reported a defibrillator was used, and the man was transported with Advanced Life Support in Rescue Ambulance 1 to Northwest Community Hospital. The man's life was saved by actions of bystanders and paramedic crews, and has since received additional medical treatment.


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

One Adult, Two Juveniles Arrest In Connection With Multiple Burglaries Near Lake Cook Road, Bloomington Avenue, Wilke Road, Arlington Heights

The Arlington Heights Police Department has arrested three (3) people in
connection with a string of residential burglaries that occurred over the past
two months in the area of Lake Cook Road and Wilke Road in Arlington
Heights. The offenders made entry through unsecured sliding glass doors of
apartments and single family homes. Once inside the apartments, the offenders
targeted electronic items and jewelry. The majority of the stolen items have
been recovered and arrangements are being made to return the stolen property to
the rightful owners. The investigation is ongoing, but it is believed the
offenders are responsible for at least nine (9) residential burglaries and four (4)
attempted residential burglaries in Arlington Heights.

Marlvin Hill, age 18, of 4067 Bonhill Drive -- just west of the affected area was charged with two counts of residential burglary, and was held on $30,000 bond.

Also, two juvenile offenders were arrested and charged with residential burglary in connection with the investigation of multiple burglaries.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Small Fire At Costco On North Meacham Rd, Schaumburg

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:38 PM Wednesday to an activated fire alarm at Costco, 1375 North Meacham Road Schaumburg, IL. First firefighters on the scene reported nothing showing from the outside of the building.

Once inside, firefighters did not initially find any smoke, but then discovered smoke and a fire at the rear of the retail warehouse.

Firefighters initially believed that the fire was extinguished by the sprinkler system, but requested a working fire response as a precaution. A Schaumburg fire engine was also connected to supply the sprinkler system.

The fire was declared out by about 11:52 p.m.

Firefighters were ventilating the store and clearing it of smoke by about 11:54 p.m. The health department was called to the store to inspect the meat department because the fire was near the meat department.


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Small Fire At Costco On North Meacham Rd, Schaumburg

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:38 PM Wednesday to Schaumburg, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics responded to an activated fire alarm at Costco. First firefighters on the scene reported nothing showing from the outside of the building.

Once inside, firefighters did not initially find any smoke, but then discovered smoke and a fire at the rear of the retail warehouse.

Firefighters initially believed that the fire was extinguished by the sprinkler system, but requested a working fire response as a precaution. A Schaumburg fire engine was also connected to supply the sprinkler system.

The fire was declared out by about 11:52 p.m.

Firefighters were ventilating the store and clearing it of smoke by about 11:54 p.m. The health department was called to the store to inspect the meat department because the fire was near the meat department.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:27 PM Wednesday to a crash with injuries in front of Family Video at Rand Road and Camp McDonald Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that one person was injured and a second person need to be checked by paramedics after a crash at the intersection.

Police were on scene for a property damage crash, but called for paramedics after sizing up the crash scene.

A red Saturn and a Ford Focus were involved in the crash.

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Arlington Heights "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" Traffic Enforcement Begins Friday December 19, 2014

The Arlington Heights Police Department will commence specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the Christmas and New Year Holiday "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign from December 19 through January 4, 2015.

Enforcement activities will include extra DUI patrols and a Roadside Safety Checkpoint. The checkpoint will take place on Friday, December 19 on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road.

Officers working the campaign will be attempting to identify and cite motorists who choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, without using their safety belts, or who are committing other traffic-related offenses.

The campaigns are funded with federal traffic safety funds, which are administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation – Division of Transportation Safety.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rollover Crash On Sanborn Drive Near Lake Louise, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:29 PM Tuesday to a rollover crash near 1316 East Sanborn Drive Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a car was on its side in a park near the address.

First firefighter/paramedics on the scene reported a car on its side with all occupants out of the vehicle.

Crews from Rescue Ambulance 83 and Quint 83 were on the scene evaluating patients with apparently minor injuries or no injuries.

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Rollover Crash At Burger King On Central Rd Near Rand Rd, Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:54 PM Tuesday to a report of a rollover crash the Burger King parking lot, 1205 East Central Road Mount Prospect, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a vehicle crashed and was rolled over in the parking lot.

Police and firefighters received a report that a 16-year-old male was able to get out of the vehicle after the crash.

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Four Incumbents And Three Newcomers Expected To Run For Village Board Seats In Arlington Heights

Five candidates for Village Board of Arlington Heights as filed their petitions to run for the April 15, 2015 local consolidated election when mayors, village board trustees, city council members, park district board members, school district board members, library district trustees and fire protection district board members are elected.

Four seats are up for election.

Current village board members Carol Blackwood, Robin LaBedz and Michael Sidor have filed. Incumbent John Scaletta is also expected to file by the December 22 deadline.

Thomas Schwingbeck Jr. and D. Court Harris have also filed as newcomers. Harris is son of State Rep. David Harris. Bill Gnech is expected to file a petition for the election.

LaBedz was appointed by Mayor Tom Hayes to fill his position as trustee when he was elected mayor.

Blackwood is running for her second term, and Scaletta would be running for his third term.



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Numerous Crashes On Route 53 From Algonquin Rd To Palatine Rd, Schaumburg

Illinois State Police and Schaumburg firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:47 AM Tuesday to a report of multiple crashes near 42.060318,-88.026852 (Route 53 and Algonquin Road Schaumburg, IL). Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of numerous crashes near Route 53 interchanges at Algonquin Road and at Interstate 90.

One car was in the ditch off a ramp. Nearby a crash on northbound Route 53 caused the blockage of all northbound lanes. Possibly one injured in this crash.

Next, crash was reported involving a light pole near the ramp from northbound Route 53 to eastbound Euclid Avenue. The crash did not involve any injuries, but the crash caused roadway blockage because of parts of the light pole down.

At about 8:56 a.m. a crash was reported at Route 53 with a car in the ditch near the ramp from northbound Route 53 to eastbound Palatine Road.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Cluster Of Burglaries Continues: Residential Burglary On North Yale Ave Near Schaefer Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 6:01 PM Thursday of a residential burglary in the block of 42.15096,-87.999513 (4100 North Yale Avenue Arlington Heights, IL). Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders entered the victim's unlocked sliding glass patio door and removed IBM Lenovo think pads valued at$2000 and an Apple iPad value $600.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Thursday, December 11, 2014 between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 10:30 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Monday December 15, 2014 at 04:40 PM -- about 94:39 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported. Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public is based on an estimated crime report time.

Multiple residential burglaries have been reported near this neighborhood in the past few weeks. Most access has been reported via unlocked patio sliding glass doors.

Note: Google maps does not always show Yale Avenue on the map in this neighborhood. Yale Avenue is sometimes incorrectly represented as Meade Lane.

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Crash With Injuries And Entrapment At Portillo's Corner, Dundee Rd And Ridge Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:23 AM Monday to a report of a crash with entrapment at Dundee Road and and Ridge Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that at least one person was trapped in a vehicle involved in a crash. Police received a report that a 72-year-old man was trapped in his car and that the driver of the other car ran from the scene.

A Ford Focus apparently headed northbound on Ridge Avenue struck a silver sedan headed apparently headed westbound on Dundee Road. The silver sedan was driven by the 72-year-old male, and the blue Ford Focus was driven by the driver that fled the scene.

Arlington Heights police found the driver of the Ford Focus north of the crash scene by about 2:53 a.m. and called for a second ambulance.

Both drivers are believed to have been transported to Northwest Community Hospital, but the hospital information has not been confirmed.

The Ford Focus hit and destroyed a traffic signal and came to rest at the northwest corner of Dundee Road and Ridge Avenue. The silver sedan came to rest about two feet from the Portillo's restaurant drive-thru area after hitting a brick-enclosed dumpster area.

There are possibly DUI charges on this call,but all charges, including possible "leaving the scene of accident" charges are pending.

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Crash With Injuries , Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:01 PM Monday to a report of crash with injuries at Kirchoff Road and Meadow Drive Rolling Meadows, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a person was ejected from a pickup truck on Kirchoff Road at Meadow Drive.

Firefigher/paramedics on arrival to the scene reported a three-vehicle crash with one person ejected. One victim was down in the roadway near the left turn lane from eastbound Kirchoff Road to northbound Meadow Drive.

Rolling Meadows Rescue Ambulance 15's crew rushed the patient to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

According to witnesses at the scene, a Ford SUV was stopped westbound on Kirchoff Road waiting to turn left into the Marathon gas station. A pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Kirchoff Road. the witness reported that a Dodge Ram hit the Ford SUV and then the driver of the pickup truck fell out of the truck as the truck continued eastbound on Kirchoff.

The pickup truck hit the Ford SUV off center, head-on -- causing the Dodge Ram to lose its left front fender, the driver's door, and the left front wheel. The wheel flew off to the south side of Kirchoff Road while the vehicle continued eastbound until it came to rest in the yard of the Community Church of Rolling Meadows, 2720 Kirchoff Road.

The driver of the Ford SUV suffered apparent minor injuries. He was evaluated by a second Rolling Meadows firefighter/paramedic crew from Rescue Ambulance 16 and released. He apparently signed a medical release form. A young male passenger, was not showing any injuries, as of 20 minutes after the crash.

Rolling Meadows police closed down Kirchoff Road for an accident investigation Sunday night.




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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Incident On Wolf Rd Near Piper Lane, Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:24 PM Sunday to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle 1301 South Wolf Road Prospect Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a pedestrian was hit by a car. Upon arrival, police discovered the incident was a hit-and-run.

Prospect Heights police and Wheeling police are searching for a subject that fled eastbound on Piper Lane.

The offender is described as a "light-skinned" male subject wearing a light jacket and dark pants.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mattress Fire On Belmont Avenue Near Recreation Park, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:21 PM Thursday to a report of a house fire on Belmont Avenue near the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Miner Street Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fire in a second floor bedroom. The homeowners reported early that they believed they extinguished the fire.

Firefighters arrived and reported nothing showing from the exterior. Firefighters brought out a smoking mattress from a second floor bedroom. The fire was contained by the resident before firefighters arrived.

Firefighters were investigating whether a plug malfunctioned near an outlet near the mattress. Using a FLIR (infrared) camera, firefighters checked for extension and heat behind the wall, but did not find any.

Another crew extinguished the smoking mattress with a pump can outside.

No injuries were reported.

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Victim Of Wire Transfer Scam From Facebook Communication Reported On East Lillian Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:46 PM Monday of deception via Facebook in the block of 1400 East Lillian Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender messaged the victim via Facebook telling the victim they had won a large amount of money in a drawing. The offender instructed that in order to claim the prize, the victim needed to wire transfer money.

The victim wire transferred $1500 to the offender.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Boy Injured By Car Near Jimmy John's On Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:38 PM Wednesday to a report of pedestrian injured by a car near Jimmy John's, 19 South Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a boy's ankle was run over by a car.

No word available on the extent of injuries.

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Police Activity For A Domestic Disturbance Involving A Knife Near Walnut Ave And Kirchhoff Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:30 PM Wednesday to a domestic call with involving a person with a knife Walnut Avenue and Kirchhoff Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a person was threatening another person with a knife.

Police secured the location by about 1:45 p.m. and firefighter/paramedics were checking on residents in the house about 1:46 p.m.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Zip Fitness Opens At Arlington Plaza At Rand Rd And Arlington Heights Rd Across From Trader Joe's, Arlington Heights

Zip Fitness opened a new fitness center Monday, December 8, 2014 in Arlington Heights at the Arlington Plaza Shopping Center at the northwest corner of Arlington Heights Road and Rand Road.

Zip Fitness is a franchise fitness center with a very large amount of cardio equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and more. The fitness center also has strength equipment, weight machines, free weights and large stretching and core strength areas.

There is not much chance that Zip Fitness members will have to wait for a cardio machine.

Amenities include locker rooms, showers and tanning. Zip Fitness is located on the north side of Rand Road, just west of Arlington Heights Road.

Zip Fitness joins a large number of fitness centers in Arlington Heights to meet the demand. Xsport Fitness has two locations in Arlington Heights -- one on Dundee Road near Ridge Avenue, and one on Golf Road, just east of Arlington Heights Road.

Fitness 19 also has a facility on Campbell Street near Wilke Road in the Westgate Shopping Center.

There are also several personal training studios, such as Commuter Fitness on Northwest Highway just west of Evergreen Avenue.

Check The Cardinal's fitness directory at ArlingtonAthletics.com for additional information or if your fitness business needs a listing.

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2015 Consolidated Election Filing Dates December 15 And December 22, 2014

Candidates for Village Trustee or Library Trustee must file their petitions with the Village Clerk between December 15 and December 22, 2014 at Village Hall, 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd. The hours to file are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Village Clerk's office opens at 8 a.m.

The objection period is December 23-December 31, 2014.

For more information, please contact the Village Clerk at 847-368-5540 or rhume@vah.com.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Woman Who Reported She Was Stabbed In Forest Preserve Charged With Felony: Filing A False Police Report

A 33-year-old Des Plaines woman was charged with filing a false police report in connection with an incident that occurred in a Forest Preserve area near Palatine, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.
On Nov. 29, Veronica Klicka reported that she was stabbed by an unknown offender while walking along a trail in the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve area. She had an apparent stab wound and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

During the course of their investigation, Sheriff's Police detectives learned that she had injured herself with a knife. She fabricated that someone had stabbed her because she believed she was not supposed to be in possession of any weapons because she is on court-ordered supervision for DUI.
Klicka was arrested on Dec. 5 and charged with disorderly conduct – false report of an offense, a class 4 felony. She received an I-bond (own recognizance) during a Dec. 6 bond hearing at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courts Building at 26th Street and California.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

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House Fire On Della Dr Injures One Resident, Causes Serious Damage In Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:38 PM Monday to a house fire in the block of 1500 Della Drive Hoffman Estates, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a patio deck was on fire and that the fire was spreading to the back wall of the house and the roof.

When firefighters arrived, the Hoffman Estates Battalion Chief report there was fire showing from the left front corner of the house, and that it appeared that the entire rear wall of the house was on fire.

A working fire response was requested and the battalion chief declared a defensive operation was underway.

The fire was declared under control at about 1:18 p.m.

One resident of the house was transported to St Alexius Hospital by Streamwood firefighter/paramedics. No other injuries were reported.

Streamwood also sent an engine crew to the scene, while Palatine Rural and Carpentersville sent ambulances to the scene.

Elk Grove Village changed quarters to Hoffman Estates to provide coverage for the rest of Hoffman Estates while firefighting operations were underway for the house fire.



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Vehicle Burglary At Arlington Heights Memorial Library On Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:31 PM Friday of a vehicle burglary at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 North Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders entered the victim's 2002 gray Chevy Cavalier and removed a sleeping bag valued at $40, a chess set valued at $20, and two books total of total value $20.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Friday, December 5, 2014 between 01:00 PM and 07:30 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 6:30 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Monday December 8, 2014 at 11:57 AM -- about 64:26 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported. Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public is based on an estimated crime report time.



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Arlington Heights Police, Ftc Warn Of Utility Bill Scams That Ask For Payment Via Greendot, Paypal, Prepaid Gift Cards

Arlington Heights Police Department reported two businesses scammed by fraudulent offenders claiming to be calling from ComEd and calling to collect past due bills. Whether this is an alarming new trend in our area, or the fraud being reported more, the scammers are finding some success targeting businesses.

The offenders have used fraud involving Green Dot Money Pak, but additionally have also asked for Reloadit or Paypal cards for payment. These scams work because they prey upon human emotion.

The lists below outline how the scammer operates, how to prevent becoming a victim and what do to after the call is received.


The Scam
Scammer calls pretending to be from ComEd, the IRS, or with an official with the county or police department.

Scammer tells victims that that they owe money for overdue electric bills, past due taxes, or fines and fees

Scammer tells victims that they can make immediate payment via Green Dot Money Pak Card, a Reloadit card, or a PayPal card.


Prevent Becoming a Victim

Hang up once you detect a scam -- regardless of what number is on the caller ID. Scammers can use a digital technology trick known as Caller ID Spoofing to cause the victim's caller ID display to read a false number. The scammer could even cause the caller ID display to show "ComEd" and one of any of ComEd telephone numbers. Caller ID spoofing is illegal, but it can be done from outside of the United States -- making it difficult or impossible to prosecute.

Never provide payment over the phone with a Green Dot Money Pak Card, a Reloadit card, or a PayPal card; or through a wire transfer.

Following a Suspicious Call

If you are worried that you have a debt, call ComEd, the IRS or the courthouse, etc with a telephone number you find yourself. Never call a number that someone else provides you, and be careful when obtaining a phone number from the Internet that obtain the phone number from the official website for the actual agency.

Never provide payment over the phone with a Green Dot Money Pak Card, a Reloadit card, or a PayPal card; or through a wire transfer.

Other scams, such as the Grandparent scam, operate with similar utilization of Green Dot or Money Pak, etc. In the Grandparent scam, offenders call potential victims, and might claim that they are the police, and that the victim's grandson needs money for bail.

It may seem foolish on the part of the victim that these scams can occur, but there are times when victim's are overloaded with work, sick or fatigued, and possibly met with a coincidence that seems believable that causes a slip of security.

What to do if you have been scammed:

Call the police immediately to report the incident. Depending on the type scam, you may need to put a freeze on accounts or get new accounts. However, offenders that scam with Green Dot usually immediately withdraw money before victims have a chance to realize they might have been scammed.

The FTC has been warning about scams involving GreenDot, PayPal and prepaid cards at least since September 2013.

See also ...
http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2013/09/ftc-warns-utility-bill-scam-asks-payment-greendot-paypal-or

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Dui Arrest After Driver Crashes Into Parked Cars On North Bloomington Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police arrested a DUI driver 10:10 PM Saturday after responding to a crash into parked cars in the block of 4100 North Bloomington Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police reported that a male driver was arrested after a police officer responded to a report that a driver crashed into a couple of parked cars.

Police transported the alleged DUI driver in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters. The driver's silver Nissan Altima was towed to a police holding area.


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Residential Burglary On Pheasant Trail Between Schaefer Rd And Wilke Rd Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:16 PM Tuesday of a residential burglary in the block of 1500 West Pheasant Trail Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders entered the victim's unlocked sliding glass patio door and removed a black PlayStation 3 valued at $200; four black PlayStation controllers valued at $150; one HP tablet valued at $180, a silver bag with decorative orange trim valued at $20, and cash.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 between 08:15 AM and 07:15 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 11:00 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Thursday December 4, 2014 at 04:55 PM -- about 45:40 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported. Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public is based on an estimated crime report time.

At six other burglaries and one attempted burglary were reported from November 27, 2014 to November 30, 0214 in the same area, including Mallard Drive, Newport Lane, and Bloomington Avenue.




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Dui Crash Destroyed Garage Door And Back Wall At Apartment/Condo, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 12:38 PM Wednesday to 1226 South New Wilke Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a man driving an SUV hit a car and a garage at an apartment/condo complex. There were no reported injuries.

Police arrived and discovered a male driver, age 49. The man as arrested for DUI and transported in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters.

Wet tire tracks showed that the crossover SUV -- a white Buick Enclave -- was driven in one or more large circles in the parking lot. He crashed with at least one vehicle and a multi-family detached garage on the apartment/condo complex. The force of the crashes pushed one vehicle almost 90 degrees, destroyed a garage door, destroyed a brick support post to the garage, and destroyed a back wall of the garage -- leaving a gaping hole at the back of the garage.

A Village of Arlington Heights building inspector arrived to check for structural damage, which would be secured if necessary.

The crash was the second crash in two consecutive days to cause significant damage to a building in Arlington Heights. On Tuesday a car hit a house at Central Road and Belmont Avenue. There were no injuries in the house, but an adult and two children in the car were injured and transported to Northwest Community Hospital.


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Multiple Residential Burglaries Reported On Bloomington Ave, Mallard Ln, Newport Ln, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police recently received reports of 11:01 PM Sunday multiple residential burglaries in the area 4100 North Bloomington Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received reports of six burglaries and one attempted burglary in two adjacent neighborhoods on the far northwest side of the Village of Arlington Heights. In all of the burglaries, an unknown offender or offenders entered through unlocked sliding glass patio doors.

BURGLARY #1

In the block of 4200 North Bloomington Avenue, unknown offender(s) entered the victim's unlocked sliding glass patio door and removed cash, a Sony PlayStation 4 valued at $400, several PlayStation games valued at$250, a Sony PlayStation 3 and two controllers valued at $500, a black go-bag with toiletries valued at $100.

Two offenders are believed to have been involved in the crime. A subject only described as a male was wearing a black hoodie covering his head and face, with an outer black cargo jacket. A second offender was heard, but not seen.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Thursday, November 27, 2014 between 03:00 PM and 09:37 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 6:37 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 08:03 AM -- about 106:26 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported.

BURGLARY #2

In the block of 4100 North Bloomington Avenue, unknown offender(s) entered the victim's unlocked sliding glass patio door and removed a Samsung Galaxy Avant cellphone, valued at $736.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11:00 PM and Friday, November 28, 2014 at 09:30 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 10:30 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 08:03 AM -- about 118:33 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported.

BURGLARY #3

In the block of 4100 North Bloomington Avenue, unknown offender(s) entered the victim's unlocked sliding glass patio door, but apparently nothing was taken.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00 a.m.

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 08:03 AM -- about 103:03 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY #4

In the block of 4200 North Bloomington Avenue, an unknown offender or offenders were heard checking the front door channel.

The incident was reported to have occurred on Saturday November 29, 2014 about 2:29 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 08:03 AM -- about 77:33 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported.

BURGLARY #5

In the block of 4200 North Bloomington Avenue, unknown offender(s) entered the victim's unlocked sliding glass patio door and removed an HP laptop valued at $700 and a Dynex flat screen TV valued at $500.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 between 01:30 PM and 06:00 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 4:30 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 08:03 AM -- about 134:03 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported.

BURGLARY #6

In the block of 4200 Block Mallard Lane, an unknown offender or offenders entered the victim's unlocked sliding glass patio door and removed a Canon S5 camera valued at $500, Canon A220 camera valued at $150, and a Canon camcorder valued at $700.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Saturday, November 29, 2014 between 10:00 AM and 07:50 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 9:50 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 08:03 AM -- about 60:13 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported.

BURGLARY #7

In the block of 4000 Newport Lane, an unknown offender or offenders entered the victim's unlocked sliding glass patio door and removed a camera valued at $100, a gray Apple iPad valued at $400, an Apple iPhone valued at $200, a Dell laptop computer valued at $1000, and an Apple iPod touch valued at $300.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Sunday, November 30, 2014 between 03:00 PM and 11:00 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 8:00 (hours: minutes).

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 08:03 AM -- about 33:03 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported.

Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public on these crimes is based on an estimated crime report time.

All of the burglaries occurred at apartments or townhouses.


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Dui Arrest At Arlington Heights Rd And Lynnwood Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police arrested a DUI driver 12:58 AM Tuesday near Arlington Heights Road and Lynnwood Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police transported the driver in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters. The driver's white Mercedes GLK250 was towed to a police holding area.



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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pedestrian Hit By A Car At Piper Ln And Burning Bush Ln, Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:14 PM Wednesday to a hit-and-run pedestrian incident with personal injury at Burning Bush Lane and Piper Lane Prospect Heights, IL. Police received a report that the driver of a Honda sedan fled the scene after hitting a pedestrian. The Honda is reported to have side view mirror damage.

The driver was described as a heavyset female/white subject.

The Honda was last seen heading eastbound on Piper Lane from the scene at Piper Lane and Burning Bush Lane.


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Dog Killed In Early Morning House Fire On Deerpath Rd, Just South Of Lake Cook Rd In Unincorporated Barrington Near Palatine

Palatine firefighter/paramedics and Cook County Sheriff's Police responded about 1:29 AM Wednesday to a report of a kitchen fire at a house at 115 S Deerpath Road Palatine, IL. The first Palatine Fire Department crews arrived on the scene at 1:37 a.m. and reported smoke showing from the rear of the one-story, single family residence. The
first fire companies pulled a hose line and aggressively attacked the fire that was determined to be in the basement of the house, while other firefighters pulled a second hose line to the first floor. Still other firefighters searched the smoke-charged house for any trapped occupants. Other crews provided ventilation and medical coverage. Due to the location of the house in an area without fire hydrants, firefighters stretched a supply line to Lake Cook Road, where a portable water tank was set up to provide a water supply. The source of the water was at Lake Cook Road ad Quentin Road. This tank was kept full by tanker trucks that shuttled water from a hydrant approximately a mile away.

Firefighters had to open numerous walls and ceilings to expose the fire for extinguishment. The fire was declared under control at 1:58 a.m. Firefighters continued to ventilate smoke and gases and perform salvage and overhaul
activities for some time after that.

No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire, but one dog succumbed to the smoke.

The fire left the home uninhabitable, displacing four occupants. Damage estimates are not available at the time of this
release, and the fire remains under investigation by Palatine Fire Department investigators.

The fire was fought by 33 firefighters, staffing three engines, two ladder trucks, one rescue squad, three ambulances and four water tender (tanker) trucks, which responded to the scene along with three command officers and two Fire Investigators. This area is part of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, and is served by the Palatine Fire Department under a contractual agreement. Along with the Palatine and Palatine Rural units, crews from the Lake Zurich and Long Grove Fire Departments were among the initial responders to the scene as part of an automatic aid agreement.

Water tenders or tankers from the Barrington Countryside and Prospect Heights Fire Districts also responded upon confirmation of a working fire. Long Grove firefighters also responded with a water tanker.

Cook County Sheriff's Police officers assisted at the scene with traffic and crowd control.

The Palatine Fire Department reminds everyone to have working smoke detectors in their homes, whether a single-family dwelling, an apartment or a condo. Have an escape plan, practice it, and be prepared to use it in
the event of any fire.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hit-And-Run Car Vs House Crash At Central Rd And Belmont Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:02 PM Tuesday to a report of a hit-and-run car crash into a house at Central Road and South Belmont Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a mother and two children were already out of the car, but injured and bleeding on the front lawn.

A silver Mitsubishi Outlander crashed into the front door of a two-story brick home at the southwest corner of Central Road and Belmont Avenue.

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics are believed to have transported a mom and two children to Northwest Community Hospital, but this information has not been confirmed.

Tire marks showed a long track along westbound lanes of Central Road that veer left across all lanes, up the yard, and into the front door of the home taht was struck. The car did severe damage to the brick entrance to the home.

Police were investigating a suspected impact site just east of 602 East Central Road. Some glass, a wheel cover and one or two clipped curbside mailboxes were photographed by a police accident investigator.

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Personal Injury Hit-And-Run Crash On West Frontage Just South Of Woodfield Rd, Schaumburg

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:35 PM Tuesday hit-and-run personal injury crash at 42.041979,-88.031679 (WEST FRONTAGE RD AND WOODFIELD RD SCHAUMBURG, IL). Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a hit-and-run crash on Frontage Road just south of Woodfield Road.

The offending vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Impala older model with tinted windows, oversized rims, and front end damage. The offending vehicle was last seen heading northbound on East Frontage Road.

The driver was only described as a male. The driver is wanted by police for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

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Gas Main Break And Leak Causes House Explosion On West 107th Place, Chicago -- Neighborhood Evacuated

Chicago police and firefighters responded about 9:35 AM Tuesday to a report of a gas leak at 2148 W 107th Place Chicago , IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that City Water Department crews severed a medium pressure gas line.

There was a resulting fire under a furnace at a house on the block, which was immediately extinguished by Engine 120's crew.

Minutes later firefighters were standing by with a hose line while other crews worked to stop the leak.

At about 9:30 a.m. a house exploded and became fully-involved with fire.

Chicago Fire Department elevated the Hazmat Level 1 to a Hazmat Level 2 and have elevated the fire alarm to a Still and Box and to a 2-11 alarm fire.

At least one block of homes in all directions from the affected block are being evacuated. And firefighters are breaking into unoccupied homes to meter the homes and ventilate if necessary.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Pedestrian Hit By A Car Near Walmart At Mount Prospect Plaza, Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:19 AM Monday to a vehicle-pedestrian incident near Walmart, 930 Mount Prospect Plaza Mount Prospect, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a female was hit by a car and knocked down.

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Taxi Crashes Into House Injuring Resident In Bed, Glendale Heights -- Taxi Driver Flees On Foot

Glendale Heights police and Bloomingdale firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:42 AM Monday to a report of a kl 1883 Gregory Avenue Glendale Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a vehicle crashed into a house and trapped a resident under his bed.

Firefighter/paramedics freed the victim by 1:14 a.m. The vehicle in the crash was a taxi cab, and the driver fled the scene on foot.

The driver is described as a male/Hispanic last seen wearing a gray shirt or sweatshirt.

Police activated a K-9 search in the area. As of 5:45 a.m. there was no word that any suspects were in custody.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Very Large ComEd Power Outage Affecting Arlington Heights, Palatine And Rolling Meadows -- Almost 2500 Without Power

Palatine firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:46 AM Sunday to a report of a transformer that exploded at Quentin Road and Palatine Road Palatine, IL.. Police and firefighters received numerous activated alarms about 11:52 a.m. Sunday. At the same time people reported a transformer explosion near Quentin Road and Palatine Road.

Most of the customers that lost power are reported to be in Arlington Heights. ComEd reports only 5 customers are without power near Palatine Road and Quentin Road.

744 ComEd customer without power in Arlington Heights near Sigwalt Street and Ridge Avenue and Sigwalt Street and Mitchell Avenue.

306 ComEd customer without power in Arlington Heights near Eastman Street and Vail Avenue.

877 ComEd customer without power in Arlington Heights near Yale Avenue north of Campbell Street -- including Arlington International Racecourse and Ditka's (call ahead to see if they have power).

449 ComEd customer without power in Arlington Heights near Chicago Avenue and Illinois Avenue just north of Oakton Street.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Suv Hits Utility Pole At Wilke Rd And Olive St, Palatine -- Power Outage For Replacement

Palatine and Arlington Heights police and Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:21 AM Saturday to a personal injury crash at Wilke Road and Olive Street Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a an SUV crash with a pole -- initially at Northwest Highway and Wilke Road. Police and firefighter/paramedics eventually discovered the crash at Wilke Road and Olive Street near the border of Arlington Heights and Palatine. A Cook County Sheriff Police Department Deputy also discovered the crash while passing through the area.

The driver was evaluated by Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics. No word on whether the driver was transported.

A ComEd utility pole was snapped near the base. Wilke Road was closed for several hours for the incident that was located in Palatine's jurisdiction. Palatine Rehab 81 was on the scene for several hours with Palatine Emergency Management Agency's crew members to keep people from the hazards associated with the snapped pole.

ComEd was working to plan for the replacement of the utility pole on Saturday. The number of people without power was not available at the time of this report.

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Woman Reported Stabbed In Abdomen In Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Escapes To House On Dundee Rd, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:18 PM Saturday to a report of a woman stabbed in the Deer Grove Forest Preserve 42.136104,-88.078515 (West Dundee Road and Quentin Road Palatine, IL). Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a woman was walking or jogging with a friend in the Deer Grove Forest Preserve when she was stabbed by a stranger.

The victim reported she was jumped by someone and was able to get to a house on Dundee Road between Quentin Road and Route 14.

The victim is reported to be a 33-year-old female who was stabbed in the upper abdomen with serious bleeding.

No offenders are believed to be on scene.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting -- Christmas Tree Lighting In Many People's Hearts -- Is Tonight Friday Nov. 28; Festivities Start At 4:30 Pm

4:09 PM Friday ENTER ADDRESS. Friday night November 28 at 4:30 p.m. is the time to celebrate with the community at the annual Tree Lighting ceremony held at North School Park. Bring families, friends, neighbors and holiday guests to this festive celebration, located at Arlington Heights Road and Eastman Street.

The traditional ceremony of the light of the holiday tree, which look just like a Christmas tree, will begin with three group performances of the Arlington Heights Park District's Vibe Dance Company, followed by a performance of the Dickens Carolers from John Hersey High School. After brief comments, the countdown will begin to "flip the switch" that magically activates the lights of the holiday tree (Christmas Tree) in North School Park. There are many other delightful displays in North School Park and plenty of lights throughout the Downtown.

The traditional event is sponsored by the Arlington Heights Special Events Commission in conjunction with the Arlington Heights Park District as a way to kick off the holiday season. Treats from the Chicago Cupcake food truck and bags of Kettle Korn will be available as part of the event. Be sure to visit the Downtown area to view the displays and enjoy an evening out at one of the many restaurants or stores. This annual event is one of the best in Arlington Heights.

The displays and holiday lights remain lit until early January.

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While Firefighter Rescue 2 From Townhouse, Other Crews Respond To Emergency Childbirth At Kristin Place Apartments, Schaumburg

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:07 AM Friday to 21 Kristin Drive Schaumburg, IL. In a matter of less than ten minutes firefighter/paramedics from Schaumburg rescued two people with an aerial ladder on the south side of the village and responded to an emergency childbirth on the north side.

Three minutes after rescuing two people from the second floor of townhouse with heavy fire showing, police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a baby was just delivered in or near a rear stairwell at the apartment building at 21 Kristin Place.

Firefighter/paramedic crews from Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates responded with an available crew from Schaumburg's Engine 52 crew.

Mother and baby were transported to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates in Elk Grove Fire Department Rescue Ambulance 10.

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Townhouse Fire On Albany Ct Near Mercury Drive And Irving Park Rd, Schaumburg

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:52 AM Friday to a townhouse fire and rescued two people at Savannah Apartments 1433 Albany Court Schaumburg, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report from multiple callers that fire and black smoke was showing from a townhouse apartment.

Crews from Engine 53 and Truck 53 arrived first and reported a fully-involved fire with heavy fire showing from the rear.

Two people were rescued by an aerial ladder from an aerial ladder truck.

Firefighters had the fire under control by about 8:10 a.m. and were chasing hot spots.

Schaumburg Fire Department requested a change of quarters box alarm at about 8:12 a.m. for station coverage in the Village of Schaumburg.

Firefighters from Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Hanover Park, and Rolling Meadows firefighter/paramedics responded to Schaumburg fire stations to stand by.

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Dui Arrest At Arlington Heights Rd And Seegers Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police arrested a DUI driver 1:40 AM Friday near Arlington Heights Road and Seegers Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police observed a driver exit westbound I-90 down the ramp at Arlington Heights Road. The driver made a right turn to northbound Arlington Heights Road. The driver was observed striking the center median with the driver's side tires.

Police committed to a traffic stop at Arlington Heights Road and Seegers Road.

Police transported the male driver in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters. The driver's Honda Civic was towed to a police holding area.



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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Arlington Heights Weather Forecast:

Chicagoland weather radar shows snow approaching northwest Illinois just west of the Mississippi River.

Snowfall accumulation forecasts:
Arlington Heights 0.3 inch 6 am to 9 am
Joliet, little or no accumulation 7 am to 8 am
Lake Forest 0.4 inch 5 am to 11 am
Midway 0.1 inch 6 am to 9 am
O'Hare 0.2 inch 5 am to 9 am
St Charles 0.2 inch 5 am to 9 am
Waukegan 0.5 inch 5 am to 11 am
Woodstock 0.4 inch 6 am to 9 am

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TODAY Sunrise: 6:57 AM Sunset: 4:22 PM
A 20 percent chance of snow after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Friday Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 32. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 51. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Sunday A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

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Oven Fire At Apartment On Sterling Ave Between Dundee Rd And Northwest Highway, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:02 AM Thursday to report of a fire in an apartment at 1145 North Sterling Avenue Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fire at a first floor with a fire extinguished with black smoke still showing.

Firefighters on arrival found two people evacuated but nothing showing outside. Engine 81's crew discovered a fire contained to the oven and returned all other fire companies.

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Attempted Armed Robbery At Jersey Mike's On Biesterfield Rd At Elk Crossing, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:57 PM Wednesday to a report of an armed robbery and shooting at Jersey Mike's 178 Biesterfield Rd Elk Grove Village, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of an armed robbery. When police arrived, the offender was already being detained and he was taken into custody by Elk Grove Village police officers.

Charges are pending further investigation of the incident and the offenders name was not released by Elk Grove Village Police Department.

Initially there was a report that someone was shot or injured. Crews from Elk Grove Village Fire Department staged in the area until police secured the area. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported according to Elk Grove Village Police Department.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Residential Burglary On South Mckinley Ave Near Orchard St, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 12:01 PM Tuesday of a residential burglary in the block of 900 South McKinley Ave Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders took the victim's passport and cash from the residence. There were no signs of forced entry.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM and Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 336:00 (hours: minutes).

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Ongoing Criminal Damage To Vehicle Problem On South Windsor Dr Near Mayfair Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 11:01 PM Tuesday of criminal damage to vehicle in the block of 300 South Windsor Drive Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders put mustard and ketchup on the victim's black 2013 Nissan Altima. The incident involves the latest event of an ongoing problem with incidents of vandalism.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 between 07:00 PM and 11:00 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 4:00 (hours: minutes).

The police news release did not specify if multiple vehicles were involved or whether the Nissan Altima is being repeatedly vandalized.

Arlington Heights Police released information about this crime on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM -- about 11:00 (hours: minutes) after the crime was reported. Please note: The elapsed time of police notification to the public is based on an estimated crime report time.

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