Stolen Auto at Gatsby’s: Black & Gold Alpha Taxi Recovered, Suspect Caught


Arlington Heights police received a report about 1:50 a.m. Friday from Gatsby’s, 400 block East Rand Road. An offender stole a black and gold Alpha Taxi (#115) — a Ford Crown Victoria 4-door.

The taxi was last seen from the crime scene headed westbound on Palatine Road. The offender was described as a male/white, about 25 years-old, 5′ 10″ 180 LBS with black hair and possibly a beard. He was wearing a Bears jacket, a lime green T-shirt and jeans.

About 2:10 a.m. police got a call that another Alpha taxi driver was following the stolen taxi, eastbound on Palatine Road passing Route 83. The offender was reported to have dumped the taxi at Baymont Inn & Suites on the 1600 block of Milwaukee Avenue in Glenview.

Arlington Heights police had one male in custody just before 2:30 a.m. Friday. The suspect was transported to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters just after 2:45 a.m. Friday. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at