TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | K-HITS CHICAGO

   *** SCORES: BEARS | BLACKHAWKS | BULLS | CUBS | FIRE | WHITE SOX ***
YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas PricesFloridaCardinal.comGLOBALCONFLICTMAPS.COM Arlingtoncards.com THE GUIDE

Five Men Transported from Goebbert Rd Apartment in Possible “Gypsy Scam” Crime Investigation, Arlington Heights

Tue July 21 2015 11:59 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=74672
 Share The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"


VIDEO: Police transport five men away in handcuffs from Ashton Apartments apartment building after traffic stop in apartment parking lot.

UPDATE: “Gypsy Scams” is a term used by law enforcement referring to a type of criminal operation, and is not intended as a slur to any ethnic population. The article below documents the use of the word “Gypsy” and does not support or deny that the term is often used by police agencies and media to describe crimes related to home repair fraud, ruse entry burglary, and burglary. For example, Deerfield Police (Illinois) in their published “Gypsy Scams” Alert note that “information about Gypsies only deals with those individual self-proclaimed Gypsies who have elected to live the criminal lifestyle.”

Be aware that some individuals may be offended by use of the word “Gypsy” if they perceive the word is used to refer to their ethnic background in connection with criminal or other undesirable behavior. In politically correct terms, it is best not to refer to a person as a Gypsy in connection with disparaging comments or descriptions.

+ + +

Arlington Heights police responded about 4:24 PM Tuesday to a request for police needing assistance at 2238 South Goebbert Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that unmarked detective units were busy on a traffic stop in the Ashton Apartments parking lot. Multiple subjects were in a minivan.

The minivan pulled into a parking spot east of an apartment building that was apparently connected with the vehicle occupants, and was two buildings west of the traffic stop.

It is unknown if one or more of the men fled to the apartment on foot or if the men voluntarily brought police to the apartment building. Police called for backup during the traffic stop.

The men were detained in an apartment hallway and handcuffed with plastic ties until an apparent senior victim was transported to the scene to identify the men at a “show up” in front of the apartment.

Police requested no video be captured of the “show up” especially requesting that the victim in the squad car not be captured on video. No video was taken by The Cardinal of the “show up.”

Five men were brought near a Cook County Sheriff’s police squad one-at-a-time to give the apparent senior victim a front view, and a side view for each side of each man. Police requested each man turn to each side. The apparent senior victim was then transported away from the scene. The five men were then transported in handcuffs in a caravan of police squads away from the apartment complex.

Police apparently transported the men to Cook County Sheriff’s Police office and court building on Maybrook Drive in Maywood. A minivan that had been stopped and blocked by police at the scene was towed to a police holding area.

Prior to the show-up, a Cook County Sheriff’s police officer said that the men were not arrested.

One man apparently complained about tightness from the handcuffs. A Cook County Sheriff’s officer immediately adjusted the handcuffs.

Neighbors near the apartment building stated at the scene that there has frequently been a steady flow of people visiting the apartment building. One witness said “they (the visitors) don’t use cell phones”, saying visitors frequently honk their vehicle horns to communicate with people inside to come out of the apartment building.

Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Police and Arlington Heights Police Department officers were on the scene from about 4:20 p.m. until after 7:45 p.m.

Police were believed to be investigating some type of “Gypsy Scam” crime, but police did not officially confirm any details. At least five unmarked police vehicles were on the scene.

It is unknown if police were tailing a criminal crew or were able to catch up with a suspected criminal crew immediately after a reported crime. It is unknown where the crime might have occurred, but the crime apparently occurred in a Cook County Sheriff’s police jurisdiction.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of a to a request for police needing assistance at near 2238 South Goebbert Road Arlington Heights, IL …



Get updates from The Cardinal CRIME BLOG ‘Plus’ on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Crime & Forensics’ Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts in the 24/7 Crime Alerts! and sub-categories. See all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Tags: , , , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Chicago Area Newspapers
CNN Arlington Heights  FOXNEWS  BREITBART.COM  cbs2chicago  NBC 5 Chicago  abc7chicago   WGNTV      WGNRADIO720  NEWSRADIO 78  CHICAGO BREAKING NEW  Daily Herald Arlington Heights  Chicago Tribune   Seed Newsvine
 
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog
« EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER »

Comments for Arlingtoncardinal.com
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the Arlingtoncardinal.com article per se. Please comment on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook ...

SUBMIT CRIME TIPS ...
Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on CitizenObserver.com and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check CitizenObserver.com for availability for your community.

   Arlingtoncardinal.com/traffic | Traffic on Twitter

CHICAGOLAND RADAR


Weather radar map is provided by DarkSky.net
Arl Hts Weather | NEXRAD | FULL SCREEN RADAR

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

US & WORLD NEWS

Top News Video …

CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET TWITTER

digital-lifestyle.com

TMZ Plus …

RSS OBITUARIES