Check for Well-Being: Hoarding Discovered in Apartment Unit on West Eastman St, Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police responded about 1:55 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2012 to a request for check for well-being at 516 West Eastman Street. Police received a report that a female resident had not been seen for several days, that her car had not moved for several days, and that there is ‘a smell’ coming from her first floor apartment.

Police called for a forced entry request from the Arlington Heights Fire Department, and a rescue ambulance and rescue squad were dispatched.

According to witnesses at the building, a hoarder situation was discovered in the unit. No word on the condition of the resident. Food waste and the odor of a garbage dump was reported emanating from the unit. As of Monday, four dumpsters have been filling up outside the apartment building.

An orange sticker sealing off occupancy was placed on the door by the health department.

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