Northwest suburban police blotter
• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
• Richard J. Burrell, 29, of the 4900 block of West Strong Street, Chicago, was arrested around 5:25 p.m. Aug. 4 at Arlington Park Racetrack, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., and charged with one count of battery. Police reports said security agents saw Burrell and a friend drinking near the main entrance; they were yelling at each other. The friend left but Burrell swore at the security agents, pushed them when they tried to escort him out, and kicked one agent in the knee, causing the agent to fall to the ground, reports said. Agents held him until officers arrived. He continued to yell and swear, reports said. He received a cut on his right eyebrow and a scrape on his right elbow during the arrest and was treated at Northwest Community Hospital.
• Vandals spray painted graffiti on the vertical reflector on a stop sign post between noon Aug. 2 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Tamarack and East Falcon drives.
• Vandals used red and black paint to spray gang graffiti on a wooden fence in a condominium lot on the 1100 block of East Algonquin Road Aug. 2.
• Thieves stole a men's black hybrid seven-speed bicycle between July 3 and Aug. 3 out of a bicycle room in an apartment building on the 200 block of North Arlington Heights Road. Value was estimated at $300. Several other bicycles have been stolen recently from the same room.
• Thieves stole a purse valued at $85 between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. Aug. 3 after the owner left it next to her chair at Barnes and Noble, 13 W. Rand Road.
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