Arlington Heights police responded just before 4:13 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 to a report of a man passed out in a car with a gun in his lap. A few minutes later Arlington Heights police reported that at about 4:13 a.m. Saturday an armed suspect fled from the area of Windsor Drive and Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Area police officers received a report that a man fled in a silver Nissan Altima during a traffic stop. A police officer noticed a handgun on the suspect’s lap during a traffic stop, and the suspect then fled in his vehicle.
The suspect was described as a male/white in his 20s, brown hair, beard, wearing a T-shirt and jeans and armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
The suspect and his vehicle were last seen by police fleeing eastbound on Palatine Road from Windsor Drive.
Later, the suspect’s vehicle was discovered on Harbor Drive Wheeling by 6:00 a.m. but the suspect was still at large.
Arlington Heights police report that later in the evening of Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:15 p.m. that a suspect was arrested at the Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters at 200 East Sigwalt Street. Scott Michael Puppilo, age 25, of the block of 1500 Harbor Drive, Wheeling was charged with Fleeing/Attempting to Elude Police and No Driver’s License/Permit. Police did not report that the suspect was charged with any weapons-related offense. The suspect apparently turned himself in to police.
Puppilo bonded out, and was scheduled for court on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
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