Schaumburg police report that on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at approximately 12:20 p.m., police officers were in the area of Meacham Road and Golf Road during a planned political rally. There were approximately 150 rally participants and approximately 10 people in a counter group. Officers observed three individuals involved in a physical altercation and intervened to separate all involved. Police say, Christian Carlsen, age 44 years of Streamwood, Illinois was arrested by the Schaumburg Police Department and charged with one count of Battery (Class A Misdemeanor). Carlsen posted bond and was released.
The Schaumburg Police Department continued this investigation as additional information was received and reviewed. On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Schaumburg Police arrested and charged Edgar J. Delatorre, age 33 of Chicago, Illinois, with one count of Battery (Class A Misdemeanor). Delatorre posted bond and was released.
Evidence review by Schaumburg Police is continuing and additional arrests are pending.
“People who assemble in a manner that creates disorder or other law violations are not welcome in Schaumburg. Although providing security at these events has a significant impact on our resources, the Schaumburg Police Department will diligently enforce all laws and ordinances to ensure the village continues to remain a safe and peaceful community,”
— Schaumburg Police Chief Bill Wolf
Since September of 2020, the village has been the site of various rallies and demonstrations on a weekly basis. On Saturday, January 17, 2021 there was rally or demonstration involving pro-Donald Trump and anti-Donald Trump groups. Police kept the demonstrators separated, and generally pro-Donald Trump supporters were on the northwest corner of Golf Road and Meacham Road; and anti-Donald Trump demonstrators were on the northeast corner of the intersection.
Schaumburg police reported that in many instances whenever possible, police staff often communicate with event organizers to provide clear guidance about what is and what is not allowed during peaceful assemblies. Due to recent issues involving some participants, area businesses have signed No Trespass agreements to prevent them from being on their property. The public is cautioned that incidents that involve violence or other acts of unlawfulness can result in the issuance of citations or the arrest of those involved in criminal activity.
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