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Aggravated Possession of a Weapon & Fleeing & Eluding / DUI Traffic Crash Aggravated Possession of a Weapon & Fleeing & Eluding / DUI Traffic Crash
On Sunday, November 19, 2023 at approximately 9:02 PM, a Palatine Police Officer patrolling the area of N. Rand Rd. near Williams Dr attempted to stop a vehicle observed traveling at a high rate of speed on Southbound N. Rand Rd. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and fled into a nearby parking lot located in the 1300 block of Geneva Dr. While driving recklessly through the parking lot, the suspect vehicle struck multiple unoccupied parked vehicles, leaving the suspect vehicle inoperable. The driver, Carlos Miranda Pina, 24, of the 1300 block of N. Geneva Dr., Palatine, then exited the suspect vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. However, Pina was apprehended by Officers on scene and was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun at the time of arrest.
Shooting Investigation Shooting Investigation
On Friday, November 17th at approximately 6:00 P.M., Palatine Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a person down and bleeding in the 800 Block of S. Plum Grove Rd. Upon arrival officers located a male victim, approximately 30 years of age, on the front porch of a residence. The victim had sustained life threatening injuries due to an apparent gunshot wound and was later pronounced deceased at the scene. This appears to be an isolated incident and the Palatine Police Department continues to investigate and asks anyone with information to call 847.359.9000.
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child Arrest Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child Arrest
On November 16, 2023, Palatine Police arrested and charged 41-year old Rigoberto Rivera, of the 600 block of S. Middleton with one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class X felony. The arrest followed an investigation in which the juvenile victim who was under 13-years of age and not related to Rivera, made an outcry to a family member. The incident took place on November 3, 2023, at Rivera’s residence. Rivera was taken to the Cook County Third District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows on November 17, 2023, for a detention hearing. Rivera’s next hearing date is December 8, 2023, in room 108 at 9:00am in Rolling Meadows.
Palatine Police Department awarded Illinois Department of Transportation traffic enforcement grant Palatine Police Department awarded Illinois Department of Transportation traffic enforcement grant
The Palatine Police Department today announced it has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2024 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement efforts. The STEP program focuses on high-visibility enforcement and strategies aimed at saving lives and preventing injuries by reducing traffic crashes. “We’re pleased to receive this grant to step up our road safety efforts with the goal of saving lives,” said Palatine Police Commander David Brandwein. “Our mission is to make travel safer through directed, proactive patrols and to stop, cite and arrest those who choose to violate traffic laws.”
Reckless Discharge of a Firearm Reckless Discharge of a Firearm
On November 7, 2023 the Palatine Police Department charged 29-year old, Zaurbek Bogov, of the 1200 block of east Prairie Brook Dr., Palatine, with one count of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, which is a class four felony. On September 9, 2023 Palatine Police officers responded to the 1200 block of E. Prairie Brook Dr for a male white subject shooting rounds into the air from a firearm. Upon arrival officers found several spent shell casings, but no offender. The shell casings were collected as part of the investigation and sent to the Illinois State Police crime lab to be analyzed which led to Bogov being identified as the offender.
Child Abduction and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Arrest Child Abduction and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Arrest
On November 8, 2023, the Palatine Police Department charged 31-year old, James King, of the 200 block of W. Happfield Rd., Arlington Heights, with two counts of Child Abduction and one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, all class four felonies. The charges are in response to two incidents that took place on October 31, 2023 and November 6, 2023. During the morning hours of October 31st and November 6, 2023, King approached two separate high school aged, female juveniles who were walking to school in the northeast area of Palatine. King was driving a black Lexus SUV as he pulled alongside the juveniles, who were walking by themselves. He enticed each with cash as he attempted to talk them into getting into his vehicle. One juvenile did get into the vehicle and was sexually abused by King before dropping her off at school.
Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation  **** UPDATE – October 31, 2023 **** Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation **** UPDATE – October 31, 2023 ****
The Palatine Police Department is providing updated information into the fatal traffic crash investigation: The identity of the female driver has been confirmed as Rina Casiello , 85, of Palatine. Casiello was driving a white Lexus ES350 Northbound on S. Quentin Rd when her vehicle struck another Northbound vehicle, crossed through the Southbound lanes of S. Quentin Rd, entered the parkway, and struck multiple fixed objects, including a utility post and the concrete front steps of a residence. Casiello was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction unit (MCAT STAR) and Palatine Police Department continue to investigate the crash.
Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation
On Monday, October 30, 2023 at approximately 2:54 PM, Palatine Police responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of S. Quentin Rd and W. Hillside St. The crash involved a single vehicle that had struck multiple fixed objects, including a utility post and residence. The Palatine Fire Department also responded to the scene and the female driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced deceased. No other injuries were reported on scene, and the residence the vehicle struck was damaged but remains inhabitable. The Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction unit (MCAT STAR) was requested to further investigate the crash in conjunction with the Palatine Police Department.
Palatine Police Department awarded Illinois Department of Transportation traffic enforcement grant Palatine Police Department awarded Illinois Department of Transportation traffic enforcement grant
The Palatine Police Department today announced it has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2024 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement efforts. The STEP program focuses on high-visibility enforcement and strategies aimed at saving lives and preventing injuries by reducing traffic crashes. “We’re pleased to receive this grant to step up our road safety efforts with the goal of saving lives,” said Palatine Police Commander David Brandwein. “Our mission is to make travel safer through directed, proactive patrols and to stop, cite and arrest those who choose to violate traffic laws.”
Palatine Police Department to Conduct Roadside Safety Check Palatine Police Department to Conduct Roadside Safety Check
The Palatine Police Department announced today that it will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the 1200 block of W. Algonquin Rd from 10:00 PM on Friday, October 20 through 3:00 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2023. The Roadside Safety Check is part of the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant and is funded by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation
PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS  Saturday, October 28th, at the PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Saturday, October 28th, at the
On Saturday, October 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Palatine Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills and patches for disposal to the Palatine Police Headquarters, located at 595 N. Hicks Rd. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last Spring, Americans turned in 332 tons (663,725 lbs.) of prescription drugs at more than 4,900 sites operated by the DEA and 4,500 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 24 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 17 million pounds—more than 8,600 tons—of pills and prescription drugs. To ensure a quick and safe transaction, please do the following;
Palatine Police Department announces enforcement results Palatine Police Department announces enforcement results
The Palatine Police Department released the results of supplementary enforcement efforts conducted via the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program. The STEP campaign ran from Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023. Officers issued 254 citations and made one arrest. Activity included: 33 speeding citations 103 occupant restraint citations 63 electronics use citations 55 other citations One traffic arrest
Shooting Investigation  **** UPDATE – Sept. 22, 2023 **** Shooting Investigation **** UPDATE – Sept. 22, 2023 ****
The Palatine Police Department is providing updated information into the ongoing homicide investigation: It appears the victims were specifically targeted as a result of a gang related incident. During the course of this investigation, the apparent suspect vehicle has been located and recovered. As of this time, no offenders are in custody, and Palatine Police Department continues to investigate with the assistance of the Major Case Assistance Team, as well as Federal Law Enforcement Partners, and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Palatine Police Department at 847.359.9000.
Shooting Investigation  **** UPDATE – September 16, 2023 **** Shooting Investigation **** UPDATE – September 16, 2023 ****
The Palatine Police Department is confirming two gunshot victims have died. One of the victims, a 16-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, also a 16-year-old male, was transported by the Palatine Fire Department to Lutheran General Hospital, where he also died due to injuries he sustained from the shooting. The Palatine Police Department continues to investigate with the assistance of the Major Case Assistance Team. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Palatine Police Department at 847.359.9000.
Shooting Investigation Shooting Investigation
On Friday, September 15th at approximately 10:03 P.M., Palatine Police Officers responded to a report of a person shot in the 1800 block of Green Ln. North. Upon arrival, officers located two victims within the 1800 to 1900 block of Green Ln. North. Both victims had sustained life threatening injuries due to gunshot wounds. The Palatine Police Department continues to investigate and asks anyone with information regarding this incident to call 847.359.9000.
Palatine Police announce Labor Day impaired driving campaign results Palatine Police announce Labor Day impaired driving campaign results
Palatine Police made one Zero Tolerance DUI arrest during the recent Labor Day impaired driving campaign. In addition, 46 seat belt citations were written – 19 of which occurred during nighttime hours. Other citations and arrests included: • 35 Electronic Communication Device/ Video Device/ Cell Phone Violations • 4 Suspended/Revoked/No Valid Driver’s licenses • 9 uninsured motorists • 11 speeding citations • 1 drug arrest
UPDATE - Shooting Investigation UPDATE - Shooting Investigation
On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, a 14-year-old male offender was charged in juvenile court with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. The male offender is being held in custody at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago. Later on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, just after 11:00pm, the 15-year-old male shooting victim passed away at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge due to the injuries he sustained in the shooting on August 17, 2023. On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, an arrest warrant was issued for a second offender, 18-year-old Jesus Pantoja of the 1500 block of Silver Lane in unincorporated Palatine. Pantoja is to be considered armed and dangerous. The investigation into the shooting death of the 15-year-old victim continues and anyone with information about the shooting or the whereabouts of Pantoja is asked to call the Palatine Police Department at 847-359-9000.
Shooting Investigation Shooting Investigation
On Thursday August 17th at approximately 5:19am Palatine police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1700 block of E. Clear Creek Bay. Upon arrival officers found numerous spent shell casings, but no injured parties. At approximately 5:26am officers responded to the 1200 block of Long Valley Dr. in unincorporated Palatine and found a 15-year-old male victim with gunshot wounds to his upper body. The Palatine Fire Department responded to Long Valley Dr. and transported the victim to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he is listed in critical condition.
Battery Involving “Pepper Spray” or “Mace” Battery Involving “Pepper Spray” or “Mace”
On Saturday August 12, 2023 at approximately 9:00pm, officers responded to a fight in progress in the 700 block of East Rand Grove Ln. Upon arrival, officers learned an unidentified subject had used “pepper spray” or “mace” during an altercation which had affected several subjects at the location, including a mother and her baby. Both the mother and baby were evaluated by Palatine Paramedics, but were not transported to the hospital. A 24-year-old female was transported to Northwest Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released later that night.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Drive High – Get a DUI ‘No excuses,’ say Palatine Police Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Drive High – Get a DUI ‘No excuses,’ say Palatine Police
The Palatine Police Department today announced it is partnering with the Illinois State Police and law enforcement across the state to step up efforts to stop impaired driving and help save lives as we near the end of summer and the busy Labor Day weekend. No matter how you plan to celebrate summer’s end, make sure you do it safely. “Our first priority is to keep people safe, so we’re asking everyone to plan ahead for a sober ride home if they’ll be drinking or using another impairing substance,” said Commander David Brandwein. “Let’s make this a partnership between law enforcement and motorists: Help us protect the community and put an end to the dangers of impaired driving.”
SPEED AWARENESS DAY CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS FOR PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT SPEED AWARENESS DAY CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS FOR PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
**** UPDATE – July 27, 2023 **** The Palatine Police Department initially announced it issued 47 citations during the campaign, with 20 of those citations being for speed related violations, including one misdemeanor speeding charge. The correct number is 53 citations
SPEED AWARENESS DAY CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS FOR PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT SPEED AWARENESS DAY CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS FOR PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Palatine Police Department joined law enforcement officers from eleven states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska) on July 26 in this year’s NHTSA Region 5 high visibility Speed Awareness Day enforcement campaign. Palatine Police Officers issued a total of 47 citations during the campaign, with 20 of those citations being for speed related violations, including one misdemeanor speeding charge. The speed awareness day campaign had a twofold approach: to combine increased, zero-tolerance enforcement with effective communication to road users on the importance of obeying the speed limit.
PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY ZERO HARM EVENT PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY ZERO HARM EVENT
On Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Palatine Police Department will participate in a Community ZERO Harm Event in collaboration with local public, private, and faith-based organizations. Police Departments from Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows, along with Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) and St. Simons Episcopal Church of Arlington Heights, will bring the community together to focus on education, outreach and programs designed to increase health and safety. The event will take place in the parking lot of St. Simons, 717 W. Kirchoff, Arlington Heights, immediately adjacent to the NCH campus
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM ELEVEN STATES JOINING FORCES TO COMBAT SPEEDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM ELEVEN STATES JOINING FORCES TO COMBAT SPEEDING
Palatine Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies from eleven states in National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 5 and 7 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri) on July 26th for this year’s high visibility Speed Awareness Day enforcement campaign.
Palatine Police Department releases Independence Day enforcement numbers Palatine Police Department releases Independence Day enforcement numbers
The Palatine Police Department made one impaired driving arrest and issued 52 seat belt citations during the recent Independence Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” “Drive High Get a DUI”, and “Click It or Ticket” safety campaigns. The following additional enforcement was also taken: • 22 Electronic Communication Device/ Cell Phone Violations • 7 suspended/revoked/No Valid Driver’s licenses • 9 uninsured motorists • 6 speeding citations • 2 drug arrests
Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation
On Thursday June 15, 2023 at approximately 1:11am, Palatine Police responded to a traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a semi-tractor trailer combination in the 200 block of N. Northwest Hwy. Through the initial investigation it appears the semi-tractor trailer combination was exiting a private drive in the 200 block of N. Northwest Hwy to travel southbound when a motorcycle traveling northbound on Northwest Hwy struck the trailer of the semi-tractor trailer combination. Palatine Fire Department responded to the scene and the 50-year-old male operator, and only rider, of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased. The Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction unit (MCAT STAR) was requested to further investigate the crash. Illinois State Police also responded to the scene to complete an inspection of the semi-tractor trailer combination. Northwest Hwy between N. Hicks Rd and E. Hicks Place was closed for several hours, reopening at approximately 7:30am.
Palatine Police Department begins Independence Day safety campaign Palatine Police Department begins Independence Day safety campaign
The Palatine Police Department announced plans for stepped-up July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run from June 16 through July 5 to encompass three summer weekends leading up to and after Independence Day. Additionally, the Palatine Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the 1200 block of W. Algonquin Rd from 10:00 PM on Friday, June 30 through 3:00 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2023
Palatine Police Department announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign numbers Palatine Police Department announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign numbers
The Palatine Police Department today announced it issued 419 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period. “Through the Memorial Day enforcement campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts and child safety restraints save lives,” said Palatine Police Commander David Brandwein. While Illinois’ 2022 seat belt compliance rate was 93%, unbelted occupants still account for more than half of those killed in traffic crashes. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling. During the enforcement period, Palatine Police wrote 192 citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions:
Death Investigation Death Investigation
On Thursday May 18, 2023, Palatine Police Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Colfax St. for a check for well-being. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased 63-year old male in what appears to be a suicide. The investigation is ongoing.
Palatine Police Department joins Illinois ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign to save lives Palatine Police Department joins Illinois ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign to save lives
The Palatine Police Department today announced it is stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign that will run May 19-30 and reminds motorists to buckle up for safety. “Click It or Ticket” leverages education and enforcement to save lives
The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results
The Palatine Police Department announced it issued 265 citations for handsfree violations in the initial release. The correct number is 263 handsfree violation citations
Multiple Felony Arrests Stemming from an Ongoing Drug Investigation Multiple Felony Arrests Stemming from an Ongoing Drug Investigation
Palatine Police Detectives have charged three individuals with multiple felony charges stemming from an ongoing investigation involving drug sales at the Red Roof Inn located at 1200 N. Frontage Rd. Palatine, IL. On April 18, 2023 detectives arrested 52-year-old Carlos A. Cooks of the 1400 block of E. Dundee Rd. Palatine and charged him with 14 felony drug counts, including manufacturing/delivery heroin, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cocaine and manufacturing/delivery of cannabis. Cooks was transported to the Cook County 3rd District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows where his bond was set at $50,000 cash bond. Cooks next court appearance is scheduled for May 12, 2023 at 9am in room 108 in Rolling Meadows
Traffic Crash Investigation at N. Rand Rd and Dundee Rd Traffic Crash Investigation at N. Rand Rd and Dundee Rd
On Monday May 8, 2023 at approximately 5:12 am, Palatine Police responded to the intersection of N. Rand Rd. and E. Dundee Rd. for a serious traffic crash involving one vehicle. The investigation is ongoing, but preliminary information shows a vehicle left the roadway and struck a pole at the southwest corner of the intersection. Two occupants of the vehicle sustained serious injuries. One occupant was transported by the Palatine Fire Department to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and the other was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights
The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results
The Palatine Police Department announced it issued 265 citations for handsfree law violations, as well as the following, additional arrests and citations during the April Distracted Driving Awareness Month enforcement campaign. • 1 Felony DUI Arrest • 109 seat belt citations • 12 suspended/revoked/no valid driver’s licenses arrests • 26 uninsured motorists • 71 speeding citations • 1 warrant arrest • Two Child safety seat citations
Disorderly Conduct/Retail Theft Arrest Disorderly Conduct/Retail Theft Arrest
On Monday, April 3, 2023, at approximately 10:22 AM, Palatine Police responded to the 500 Block of N. Benton St. reference a suspicious incident. Witnesses reported that a male subject had twice approached an occupied school playground and yelled at the children that he had candy. On the second occasion the subject held his cell phone in such a manner as to make it appear he was possibly recording.
Palatine Police Department joins Illinois ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign to save lives Palatine Police Department joins Illinois ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign to save lives
The Palatine Police Department today announced it is stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign that will run May 19-30 and reminds motorists to buckle up for safety. “Click It or Ticket” leverages education and enforcement to save lives.
The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results
The Palatine Police Department announced it issued 265 citations for handsfree violations in the initial release. The correct number is 263 handsfree violation citations.
Multiple Felony Arrests Stemming from an Ongoing Drug Investigation Multiple Felony Arrests Stemming from an Ongoing Drug Investigation
Palatine Police Detectives have charged three individuals with multiple felony charges stemming from an ongoing investigation involving drug sales at the Red Roof Inn located at 1200 N. Frontage Rd. Palatine, IL.
Traffic Crash Investigation at N. Rand Rd and Dundee Rd. Traffic Crash Investigation at N. Rand Rd and Dundee Rd.
On Monday May 8, 2023 at approximately 5:12 am, Palatine Police responded to the intersection of N. Rand Rd. and E. Dundee Rd. for a serious traffic crash involving one vehicle. The investigation is ongoing,
The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results
The Palatine Police Department announced it issued 265 citations for handsfree law violations, as well as the following, additional arrests and citations during the April Distracted Driving Awareness Month enforcement campaign.
Disorderly Conduct/Retail Theft Arrest Disorderly Conduct/Retail Theft Arrest
On Monday, April 3, 2023, at approximately 10:22 AM, Palatine Police responded to the 500 Block of N. Benton St. reference a suspicious incident. Witnesses reported that a male subject had twice approached an occupied school playground and yelled at the children that he had candy.
Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Arrest / Traffic Crash Involving a School Bus Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Arrest / Traffic Crash Involving a School Bus
On Thursday April 6, 2023 at approximately 3:21pm, Palatine Police officers responded to the intersection of S. Roselle Rd and W. St James Ct. for a traffic crash involving a school bus. The investigation indicated the driver of the vehicle that struck the school bus may have been under the influence of alcohol. No injuries were reported from the occupants of the school bus.
PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS  Saturday, April 22nd, at the Pa PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Saturday, April 22nd, at the Pa
On Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Palatine Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
The Palatine Police Department urges motorists to “Drop It and Drive” Law enforcement to step up ef The Palatine Police Department urges motorists to “Drop It and Drive” Law enforcement to step up ef
In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts across the state.
The Palatine Police Department Announces St. Patrick’s Day DUI Enforcement Results The Palatine Police Department Announces St. Patrick’s Day DUI Enforcement Results
The Palatine Police Department announced that it made three DUI arrests and issued 29 seat belt citations during the St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period. The following, additional enforcement was also taken:
Morris NA Graduation Morris NA Graduation
Commander Bruce A. Morris Jr. of the Palatine Police Department was one of two-hundred and forty-seven law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy Program on Thursday, March 16, 2023 in Quantico, Virginia.
Aggravated Battery/Discharge Firearm and Attempt Vehicular Invasion Aggravated Battery/Discharge Firearm and Attempt Vehicular Invasion
Aggravated Battery/Discharge Firearm and Attempt Vehicular Invasion On March 17, 2023, Palatine Police charged 27 year old Hector D. Gamboa-Montalvo, of the 1900 block of Green Lane North in Palatine, with Aggravated Battery – Discharge Firearm (Class X Felony) and Attempt Vehicular Invasion (Class 1 Felony), stemming from a shooting incident that occurred on March 15, 2023.
This St. Patrick’s Day, Plan Before You Party! Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This St. Patrick’s Day, Plan Before You Party! Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
This St. Patrick’s Day, Plan Before You Party! Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (Palatine, IL) – All too often, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations turn deadly because of impaired driving. However you celebrate, make sure you and your friends stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day by remembering one important piece of advice: If you’ll be drinking alcohol, using cannabis or any other impairing substance, remember “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Drive High. Get a DUI.”
IDOT Additional Pre-Campaign News Release IDOT Additional Pre-Campaign News Release
Palatine Police Department awarded Illinois Department of Transportation traffic enforcement grant (Palatine, IL) — The Palatine Police Department today announced it has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program grant to conduct additional traffic safety efforts. The STEP program focuses on high-visibility enforcement and strategies aimed at saving lives and preventing injuries by reducing traffic crashes.
Holiday IDOT Post campaign Holiday IDOT Post campaign
Palatine Police Department releases holiday enforcement numbers [Palatine, IL] — The Palatine Police Department partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement across the state for the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign between December 16, 2022 and January 2, 2023.