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posted: 10/28/2013 5:34 PM

2 Prospect Hts. officers, man injured in fracas outside home

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Two Prospect Heights police officers and a man suspected of being a peeping Tom were all injured Sunday night as officers approached the man outside a home, officials said.

Police responded to a call at about 9:30 p.m. of a suspicious person staring into a home in the Rob Roy subdivision.

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While searching on foot, the officers spotted the man "pressed up against a window, staring into the interior with something in his hand," according to a release by the Prospect Heights police department.

Police later identified the man as Emerick "Rick" Lenar, 33, of Edinburgh Lane, in Prospect Heights.

As officers identified themselves and approached him, he fled. Police ran after him, and police say he punched, kicked, and struck an officer.

As the officers struggled to arrest the Lenar, he tried to remove a gun from the officer's holster and successfully removed the officer's baton, police said. Additional officers arrived and eventually subdued the man.

The Cook County state's attorney's office charged Lenar with disarming a police officer, attempting to disarm a police officer, and two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting arrest.

The investigation into the peeping Tom allegations continues as police say they're examining similar complaints.

Anyone with information or questions can call the Prospect Heights Police Departmetn at (847) 398-5511.

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