Cook County Traffic Stop, Arrest and Fingerprint Match Solves Year-Old Felony Case from Crime on Embers Lane, Arlington Heights

A Cook County Sheriff traffic arrest on Sunday, October 18, 2015 resulted in a fingerprint match from a sexual assault case investigated in Arlington Heights during September 2014

On September 25, 2014, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a 68-year-old woman was sexually assaulted inside her residence in the 2400 block of south Embers Lane by an unknown offender. The investigation revealed that entry was made through an unsecured window. Fingerprint evidence collected at the time of the incident was entered into a national database (AFIS) in hopes of identifying an offender. When no match was found, the fingerprints were stored in the system for future comparison.

On Sunday, October 18, 2015 in an unrelated traffic incident, Reynaldo Pineda, age 35, was arrested by the Cook County Sheriff's Police for a traffic offense. Fingerprints collected during the booking process were entered into the national fingerprint database (AFIS) for comparison and matched the unidentified fingerprints from this investigation.

On Wednesday October 21, 2015, Arlington Heights Police Department detectives were notified of the fingerprint match and located Pineda at his residence in the 2000 block of West Algonquin Road Mount Prospect, IL. Pineda was taken into custody and interviewed by detectives.

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office approved the following charges:

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault – 720 ILCS 5/11-1.30(a)(5)

Home Invasion – 720 ILCS 5/19-6(a)(2)

Bond Hearing is scheduled for October 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m. in room 108, Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

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