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At Least 20 Catalytic Converter Thefts from Vehicles in Arlington Heights from February to September 2021

854 Responding to a FOIA* request from CARDINAL NEWS, the Arlington Heights Police Department and the Village of Arlington Heights responded, reporting 20 thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles parked in Arlington Heights. Following are […]

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Employee Quits, Attempts to Sell Stolen Equipment from Work on Facebook; Busted When Work Searches for Replacements Online

1,665 Earlier this year, an employee at a towing company with an automotive service shop and a body shop in Arlington Heights worked at the business for only seven days and then quit on a […]

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Former Vernon Hills Deputy Chief of Police Patrick Zimmerman Indicted by Grand Jury on Official Misconduct, Theft Charges

1,277 Today, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced that a Grand Jury indicted former Vernon Hills Deputy Chief of Police Patrick Zimmerman on two felony counts of official misconduct and […]

Dieter M. Bierwith, armed robbery suspect Crystal Lake
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Male Offender Armed with Bowie Knife Robs Crystal Lake Gas Station; Returns Later Same Day and Is Apprehended by Police

492 Crystal Lake police responded about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, November 1, 2020 to the Marathon gas station at 770 South Virginia Road in Crystal Lake. The suspect was described as a male/white, age 55, about […]