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Northwest suburban police blotter

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By Freida Gad
fgad@dailyherald.com

• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Arlington Heights

• Police conducted increased traffic enforcement during the Labor Day holiday period, Aug. 15 through Sept. 1. Officers were assigned to several enforcement areas where a zero-tolerance stance was taken against impaired drivers and occupant protection violations. The campaign resulted in four DUI arrests, two other alcohol-related arrests, one drug-related Offense, four unlicensed driving citations, 92 seat belt violations, 20 cellphone violations, 13 uninsured motorist violations and 73 other miscellaneous traffic violations.

Elk Grove Village

• Police conducted increased traffic enforcement during the Labor Day holiday period, Aug. 15 through Sept. 1. Officers were assigned to several enforcement areas where a zero-tolerance stance was taken against impaired drivers and occupant protection violations. A total of 269 traffic stops were made in these areas. Results were four suspended or revoked drivers license arrests, two no insurance violations, 367 seat belt violations, 15 child restraint violations, two speeding citations, 15 improper use of an electronic controlled device, one transportation of open alcohol, seven other moving violations and 39 other non-moving violations. Additionally, 14 drug-related charges were filed in eight separate traffic stops. The campaign was funded through a federal grant administered by the state.

Mount Prospect

• Thieves stole a charcoal grill valued at $40 between 11 p.m. Aug. 27 and 5:55 p.m. Aug. 28 from an apartment patio on the 1700 block of Victoria Drive.

Palatine

• Police conducted increased traffic enforcement during the Labor Day holiday period, Aug. 15 through Sept. 1. Officers were assigned to several enforcement areas where a zero-tolerance stance was taken against impaired drivers and occupant protection violations. Saturation patrols emphasized the hours of midnight to 3 a.m. which have proved to be the deadliest on Illinois roadways. The campaign resulted in two DUI arrests, 44 seat belt violations, one child safety seat violations, one suspended driver's license arrest, one reckless driving arrest, one uninsured motorist ticket, four drug arrests, two cellphone tickets, nine speeding tickets, and 13 tickets for other registration, moving or equipment violations.

• Burglars stole a GPS valued at $100, sunglasses and a cellphone power cord between midnight and 9 a.m. Aug. 18 out of 2002 Mazda on the 1900 block of North Cambridge Court.

• Two teenage boys and a teenage girl attempted to break into a home on the 500 block of East Knox Street between 7:30 and 7:37 p.m. Aug. 22. According to the victim, they rang the doorbell and began banging on the rear patio door. One of the boys attempted to pry the patio door. They fled when a female resident yelled.

• Burglars entered a home around 1 a.m. Aug. 24 on the 1500 block of North Winslowe Drive through a sliding patio door. The victim said cash has disappeared from the home over the past few weeks. Total was estimated at $200.

Streamwood

• Burglars stole a men's silver watch between 9 p.m. Aug. 20 and 5:30 a.m. Aug. 21 out of an unlocked 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in a driveway on the 100 block of Canton Lane. Value was estimated at $200.

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