Arlington Heights police and Wheeling police were searching the area of Riley School, Centennial Park and Volz Drive for a male/black who was wearing a light blue hoodie — wanted for possession of marijuana. A K-9 unit tracking the suspect found a blue hoodie discarded by the suspect at about 5:35 p.m.
Neighbors in the area helped police located the suspect after noticing the suspect running through yards. One early report to 9-1-1 involved a resident calling in a white/male with a black handgun. That male turned out to be a police officer in pursuit of the suspect.
The suspect was described as a male/black 5’8″, 145 pounds. Near the end of the pursuit he was wearing a white shirt.
Subject was placed in custody by Arlington Heights police at Centennial Park at about 5:40 p.m.
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