Arlington Heights Police Alert Residents About Threat Report — Exaggerated After Original Report

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Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:35 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010 that a female passenger in a silver sports car with five subject yelled at a juvenile victim to get out of the road in the 2000 block of North Ridge Avenue. The female passenger then yelled again and got out of the vehicle carrying what appeared to be an 8-inch knife. The victim ran with the female in pursuit. The female stopped, got back in the car, which turned around and headed southbound on Ridge toward westbound Harold Street, a short distance away.

The female offender was described as a female/white, 18-23 years-old, 5’4″ 150 LBS with brown hair, wearing a blue tie-dye shirt and Capri pants. The vehicle with the female passenger and five subjects was described as a silver sports car — possibly a Chevrolet Camaro.

After the original official police report, police became aware of e-mails containing false allegations, including assumptions that the incident was gang-related, that the female offender was mentally ill, and that the woman attempted to stab the victim. None of those allegations have turned out to be true in an investigation. The case is still under investigation

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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