Arlington Heights Resident Arrested in Somers, Wisconsin; Charged with OWI, Possession of Narcotics, and More

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Karen Kline of Arlington Heights arrested at Walmart in Somers, Wisconsin (SOURCE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Office/Image capture of Somers Walmart September 2021 ©2022 Google)
Karen Kline of Arlington Heights arrested at Walmart in Somers, Wisconsin (SOURCE: Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office/Image capture of Somers Walmart September 2021 ©2022 Google).

A female resident of Arlington Heights was arrested in Somers, Wisconsin Tuesday, afternoon, April 12, 2022 after Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call allegedly placed by Karen A. Kline, age 52, of Arlington Heights.

9-1-1 telecommunicators were unable get an address when Kline called 9-1-1, but Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to locate her as she was parked in her silver Toyota in front of the Walmart at 3500 Brumback Boulevard in Somers. Kline had said she didn’t know where she is located.




Deputies reported she was shouting and honking her horn while blasting anti-police music. A song by rap group N.W.A. was playing loudly on her stereo with the windows rolled down in her Toyota.

When the Kenosha County Deputies approach Kline, she drove away while continuing to honk her horn, and while continuing to drive in the parking lot. A license plate check of her vehicle cross-referenced to an earlier call at the Chase Bank at 22901 Washington Road in Somers, involving a woman yelling at bank customers.




The vehicle was located again in the parking lot, and when a deputy approached, Kline told him not to approach her, and she rolled up her window. Next Klein rolled her window back down and threw three cards out of the window. She also yelled at the deputy that he “worked for her” before rolling her window back up again.

Next, the deputy placed spike strips in front of the passenger side front tire of her Toyota so she could not drive away. Klein then played the anti-police song again and started honking her horn again. Klein tapped on her car window and then held up a piece of paper telling the deputy to contact her lawyer. Then she rolled down the car window again, gave the sheriff’s deputy the middle finger and told the deputy that she is “tired of being called a Nazi.”




The sheriff’s deputy attempted to assess her mental state with a series of questions, but Klein refuse to answer any questions. Another deputy responded to assist the first deputy and reported that Kline rolled down her window and used her left hand to “fist bump” the air repeatedly, and dance while seated with her eyes closed. Klein then told the deputy he was “dismissed.” When the deputy asked her what was going on she reportedly stated “my constitutional rights, and rolled her window up. Another deputy arrived to assist the first deputy and reported that Klein rolled down her window, and used her left hand to “fist bump” the air repeatedly while dancing with her eyes closed. When he asked her what was going on, she reportedly stated “my constitutional rights, and rolled her window up.

When the sheriff’ s deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from the Toyota, Klein illegally called 911 and said she could not breathe.

Somers rescue paramedics responded to check on Klein, but she allegedly refused to speak with them and started to yell a variety of insults, such as “you are killing people” and “you are scaring me!” Somers paramedics asked client if she had any identification, and she replied by throwing an insurance card out of the window and yelled “educate yourselves.”




Somers Rescue personnel placed a wheel chock on Line’s vehicle to prevent her from driving away. 911 personnel advised deputies that Klein had called Kenosha 9116 times, stating “the cops are all around me and are killing me!” She had also called 911 in several Illinois jurisdictions

After multiple sheriff’s deputies ordered Klein out of the vehicle, and she refused to comply, deputies pulled her from the vehicle and handcuffed her. Sheriff’s deputies notice she didn’t have any shoes and asked her if she needed shoes. She replied “God bless the USA.” She also asked for a sip of water, her Newport cigarettes, and her “weed.”

Client was placed in the backseat of a police unit while deputies searched her vehicle, and reportedly found a glass pipe and several THC Vape pens. A green leafy substance reportedly found in the vehicle tested positive for the presense of tetrahydrocannabinols and fentanyl.




Kline was transported to a nearby hospital where she allegedly continued to create a disturbance while cursing at deputies and nurses. She stated “there won’t be any drugs or alcohol in my system but there will be marijuana.”

According to the criminal complaint, Klein was previously convicted of making a false alarm/false complaint to 911 and Cook County Illinois in May 2021. She was arrested at 1:30 p.m. November 25, 2019 at the Arlington Heights Police Department headquarters, 200 East Sigwalt Street.

Booking at the Kenosha County Jail was completed around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Karen Ann Kline was charged with …

Possession of Narcotic Drugs (Felony)

Obstructing/Resisting and Officer (Misdemeanor)

Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)

Possession of drug paraphernalia (Misdemeanor)

Possession of marijuana/THC (Misdemeanor)

Dialing 911 for a false emergency (Felony)

According to court records Karen Kline was released from jail on Friday, April 15, 2022 at 1:44 a.m. with a bond and bail amount of $0.00.




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