Friday, October 7, 2016

Four Creepy Clown Reports in Arlington Heights: US 14 and Dunton, South Belmont, North Reuter, West Vine

The Arlington Heights Police Department is aware of "creepy clowns" incidents that have
been reported across the nation and in some Chicago suburbs. In Arlington Heights, there have been four instances of citizens reporting incidents involving clowns.

In all four reported incidents police responded, police searched the area, and no suspicious suspects were found.

The first incident occurred in the area of Northwest Highway and Dunton Avenue. A male was seen riding a bicycle wearing a clown mask. The area was searched; however the male was not located. There were no additional calls regarding this incident.

The second incident occurred in the area of Carefree Park 1231 S. Belmont; the caller
saw a suspicious person/vehicle and thought it might be related to the suspicious clown
sightings. The caller did not actually see a clown, but saw a male in a white jumpsuit
go into the wooded area near the park. The area was searched for this individual, he
was not located. There were no additional calls regarding this incident.

The third incident occurred at Westgate Park 211 North Reuter; the caller reported seeing a person wearing a clown mask exit the park.The area was searched, however, this
person, was not located. There were no additional calls regarding this incident.

The fourth incident occurred in the 1500 block of West Vine Street, the caller reported seeing a person wearing a clown mask in the neighborhood. The area was searched; however, the person was not located. There were no additional calls regarding this incident.

The Arlington Heights Police Department will continue to respond to all calls of suspicious
people and investigate them thoroughly. If you see any suspicious person or activity, please do not approach or put yourself in harm's way, call 9-1-1 immediately to have officers respond and investigate.

The Arlington Heights Police Department release the time or dates when these incidents were reported.

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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