Report of School Bus Driver Battered by Teens Armed with Bats on Algonquin Parkway, Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows police responded to a report about 3:50 p.m. Thursday of a female bus driver being battered by youths with a baseball bat in the 2200 block of Algonquin Parkway. The reported battery possibly involved one subject wearing green and one wearing purple. Later a description reported youths involved wearing red, black and gray. Three subjects were also reported to be last seen running northbound on Wilke Road.

Police arriving on the scene reported that the bus driver was not seriously injured. Rolling Meadows firefighter/paramedics also responded.

Arlington Heights police received a separate call in the area of Wilke and White Oak, west of the Rolling Meadows call, of youths chasing each other with bats. Arlington Heights police were looking for a large group of youths — possibly as many as fifteen. Some in the large group were reported to be wearing black hoodies. Two male/Hispanics were reported to be wearing black pullover hoodies. More subjects were also described in the group — one wearing a red jacket, one wearing a white jacket and one wearing a gray jacket.

Arlington Heights police responded and found no offenders or subjects in the New Wilke Road side, and then responded to assist Rolling Meadows police.

Rolling Meadows police were talking to witnesses just after 4:00 p.m. The offenders are reported to be teenagers. Police found three youths wearing black, red and gray at Waverly Park, near Oak Lane, Maple Court and South Old Wilke Road (Weber Drive). The youths questioned near Waverly Park were about 16 years-old. The three youths questioned were arrested and transported in custody to Rolling Meadows Police Department.

Three additional suspects from a group that were hanging out in front of a house were arrested by Arlington Heights police in the 4800 block of Weber Drive and transported to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters.

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