Arlington Heights police responded about 7:40 PM Tuesday, November 14, 2017 apparently to a report of domestic battery at a home in the area of Memorial Park near Fremont Street and Park Avenue. A neighbor aware of the incident submitted a tip that a husband battered his wife. According to the neighbor, the couple lives somewhere near Memorial Park, or Fremont Street and Park Place. The police have responded to previous problems at their address. Tuesday night, the male domestic battery suspect apparently fled toward the railroad tracks and Molon property just south of the railroad tracks. That brought a large police presence that was noticed by several area residents and passers by.
Police put flares down on the railroad tracks, apparently as a signal to warn any possible train engineers to stop because of people on the tracks. Police activity was near the tracks, and witnesses reported police presence ranged from six to twelve police units on the scene.
According to another witness, about six or more police officers were carrying a male subject face down, after several police units responded to the scene. So apparently the suspect was captured near the Walnut Avenue and Union Pacific railroad tracks. The Arlington Heights man in custody was described as a male with a medium to large build with medium-length, brown hair.
Police vehicles lined up along the right lane of eastbound Northwest Highway near Walnut/Ridge Avenue. Several police vehicles were parked in random directions — apparently arriving from multiple directions.
A witness had also reported Tuesday night that the incident began near Memorial Park, just northeast of Northwest Highway and Ridge/Walnut Avenue.
Late Tuesday night, Arlington Heights police, during the day Wednesday, Arlington Heights police would not release any information about the case.
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