Large Police Search Along Northwest Highway, Hasbrook, Other Neighborhoods, For Missing Endangered Elderly Man From Luther Village, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 10:30 PM Tuesday to a report of a missing elderly man from Luther Village near 800 West Oakton Street Arlington Heights, IL. Police responded immediately to look for a man who has a history of walking away from healthcare/living facility

Police were searching for a missing endangered elderly male/white subject about 6'3" who was last seen wearing a red jacket and gray pants.

Police conducted an extensive search near Luther Village, in the area of the Hasbrook neighborhood, up and down Thomas Street from Wilke Road to Arlington Heights Road, near the US Postal Distribution Center, Arlington International Racecourse, the hotel building just west of Route 53 along Northwest Highway, the Metra/UP NW line railroad tracks and Metra train station.

Witnesses reported a large police presence of at least 15 police squad cars traveling down Northwest Highway -- mostly Palatine police and Arlington Heights police.

A Cook County Sheriff's police helicopter also searched the area. No word at this time whether an ILEAS mutual aid police alert was activated, but area police departments were alerted about the missing man at about 10:44 p.m.

The man was found about 11:07 p.m. The exact location where the man was found is unknown at this time.

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics were called to the Campbell House at Luther Village at about 11:00 p.m. -- apparently to check for cold exposure and other possible medical issues. No word on transport to a hospital.

Times for this report are approximate.

The Christmas Eve incident alarmed several people, who were recalling the hostage incident when a police officer was shot near Palatine Road and Arlington Heights Road on Thursday December 12, 2013, which also brought a large police presence and helicopters flying overhead.

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