Fleeing Car with Suspected Cocaine Users Strikes Police Officer


UPDATE: An alert Buffalo Grove police officer discovered the offending vehicle from the aggravated assault of a police officer eastbound on Dundee Road about 2:35 a.m. Saturday. The car was followed into Wheeling and stopped with multiple police units at Sarasota and Berskhire. Two subjects were arrested in custody. Several Arlington Heights police units also arrived. Both suspects were transported in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department headquarters. The driver’s vehicle was towed to a Arlington Heights Police Department headquarters.

Two undercover Arlington Heights police officers were in the process of arresting an adult female on prostitution charges in the 2400 block of North Kennicott Avenue about 10:25 p.m. Friday when they discovered three male/white subjects and one female/white in possession of cocaine. The three men and one woman were in a car parked in a parking lot of the Greenbriar Condominiums. The male driver was described as in his late teens or early 20’s with short, brown, wavy hair. The front seat passenger was a female with shoulder-length black hair, and wearing a dark jacket. The police officers reported that the dashboard and armrest inside the car were apparently covered with cocaine.

One of the police officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed. Apparently the police officer was not injured or had minor injuries.

The offending vehicle was described as a 1996 red or maroon Chrysler 2-door vehicle with a crack in the windshield. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Kennicott Avenue, and possibly eastbound on Palatine Road.

Subjects in the vehicle and/or the driver are wanted for possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault of a police officer.

The female arrested for prostitution was transported in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department headquarters a little before 11:00 p.m. Friday.

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