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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Des Plaines Police Missing 2 M-16's

Des Plaines Police Missing 2 M-16's

The missing rifles were surplus from the Department of Defense.
SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
Rolling Meadows Woman Killed in Crash

Rolling Meadows Woman Killed in Crash

The accident happened shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday on Route 53 in Rolling Meadows.
One Killed in Arlington Park Metra Crash

One Killed in Arlington Park Metra Crash

The accident occurred Wednesday morning and is causing delays on the Northwest line.
South Barrington Boy Injured After Mundelein Store Awning Collapses

South Barrington Boy Injured After Mundelein Store Awning Collapses

The accident happened just before noon on Saturday outside King David's Airsoft and Hobbies at 1432 S. Butterfield Road, according to media reports.
Man Makes Heil Hitler Sign in Front of Holocaust Museum

Man Makes Heil Hitler Sign in Front of Holocaust Museum

The man had someone take his picture while making the sign in front of the Skokie museum.
Search Warrants Reveal New Information Revealed Into 1997 Murder Case

Search Warrants Reveal New Information Revealed Into 1997 Murder Case

Amber Gail Creek, 14, died of asphyxiation and her partially clothed and frozen body was found with a garbage bag over her head, according to media reports.
Arlington Heights Woman, 90, Dies in Crash at Mount Prospect Grocery Store

Arlington Heights Woman, 90, Dies in Crash at Mount Prospect Grocery Store

The crash happened at 2 p.m. Friday at a Mount Prospect Jewel-Osco, according to media reports.
Trio Stopped for Pickpocketing Under Investigation in 7 Suburbs

Trio Stopped for Pickpocketing Under Investigation in 7 Suburbs

The incident began after a woman had her wallet stolen from a Des Plaines restaurant.
MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Jose Garcia?

MANHUNT MONDAY: Have You Seen Jose Garcia?

Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
Driver Charged with DUI after Pedestrian Dies in Crash

Driver Charged with DUI after Pedestrian Dies in Crash

The victim, a 42-year-old from Chicago, was killed while walking on Touhy in Des Plaines Wednesday evening.
Body Found Along Lake Could Be Missing Des Plaines Woman

Body Found Along Lake Could Be Missing Des Plaines Woman

The body, which was found Sunday in Evanston, could be that of a Des Plaines woman who has been missing since February.