Arlington Heights police received a call at about 9:50 p.m. that a group of about 15 teens were obstructing cars passing through the parking lot at Centennial Park, 1209 East Burr Oak Drive. Allegedly the teens were also swearing and throwing bottles at passing cars from a location just west of the driveway entrance.
At about 10 p.m. Arlington Heights police officers reported that they were involved in a foot chase with at least two teens. One subject was described as a male/white with light brown or blond hair, wearing a gray T-shirt and jeans, and the other subject was described as a shorter, stocky Asian/male with short, black hair, and wearing a black sweatshirt and tan shorts. Both subjects fled westbound across the park. A vehicle parked at the Centennial Park lot was possibly related to one of the subjects and was described as a black Jeep carry-all. The registered owner was contacted and asked to remove the car from the parking lot of Centennial Park. The vehicle was not released to any of the teens.
After investigation from about 10:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., Arlington Heights police were able to place at least two suspects in custody related to the Centennial Park case. During transportation to police headquarters in a squad car, one of the suspects was threatening the police officer, swearing at the police officer, attempting to wriggle out of his handcuffs, spitting all over the back seat of the squad car, and banging on the cage partition between the back seat and driver’s seat of the squad car. Extra officers were called to wait at the police station to transfer the subject to jail.
Recently, on July 5, 2009, just after midnight, Arlington Heights Fire Department and Arlington Heights Police Department responded to a suspicious fire at Centennial Park.
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