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Palatine Police Department Arrive Safely This Thanksgiving: Buckle Up! [Palatine, IL] – As millions of motorists hit the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. Palatine Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”
Palatine Police Department announces Labor Day ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign results Palatine Police Department announces Labor Day ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign results
(Palatine, IL) – Palatine Police Department made two DUI arrests during the recent Labor Day campaign, including a felony DUI arrest. In addition, 61 seat belt citations were written, as well as the following citations and arrests: ? 34 speeding citations ? 27 Cell Phone/Electronic Communication Device citations ? 5 suspended/revoked/No Valid License arrests ? 4 warrant arrest ? 2 Drug Arrests ? 11 uninsured motorists
This Labor Day, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Labor Day, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
(Palatine, IL) – As families and friends plan their end-of-summer celebrations for Labor Day weekend, the Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and law enforcement across the state to stop impaired driving and help save lives. “We’ll be out in force to keep impaired drivers off the roads with the goal of ensuring our community’s residents and visitors make it home safely once the parties end,” said Commander David Brandwein. “If you’ll be celebrating, we urge you to plan ahead for a sober ride.”
Palatine Police release Fourth of July enforcement numbers Palatine Police release Fourth of July enforcement numbers
(Palatine, Illinois) – The Palatine Police Department made one (1) impaired driving arrest and issued 82 seat belt citations during the recent Fourth of July “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” safety campaigns. They also took the following, additional actions: ? 2 child car seat citations ? 33 Cell Phone/Electronic Communication Device citations ? 6 suspended/revoked/No Valid License arrests ? 1 warrant arrest ? 1 Drug Arrest ? 13 speeding citations ? 10 uninsured motorists
Palatine Police Department begins Fourth of July safety campaign to encourage safe and sober drivin Palatine Police Department begins Fourth of July safety campaign to encourage safe and sober drivin
(Palatine, Illinois) – 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 the early-morning hours of 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 10:15 PM on Friday, June 24, 2022 through 3:15 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Palatine Police Department announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign numbers Palatine Police Department announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign numbers
[Palatine, IL] — The Palatine Police Department today announced it issued 420 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 Commander David Brandwein. While Illinois’ 2021 seat belt compliance rate was 93.5%, unbelted occupants still account for over 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.
Palatine Police Department reminds motorists to ‘Click It or Ticket’ Palatine Police Department reminds motorists to ‘Click It or Ticket’
[Palatine, IL] — The Palatine Police Department today announced it is stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign May 13 – 31 and reminds motorists to buckle up. “Click It or Ticket” focuses on safety education and law enforcement support to save lives. “Seat belts have proven to be one of the best ways to save your life in a crash,” said Commander David Brandwein. “Unfortunately, many still don’t buckle up. Worse yet, not wearing a seat belt is a habit that can be passed on to younger generations who follow the example set by their elders.”
The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving Enforcement results The Palatine Police Department announces distracted driving Enforcement results
(Palatine, IL) – The Palatine Police Department announced it issued 248 hands-free law violations and the following, additional arrests and citations during the April distracted driving enforcement period. ? Two DUI arrests ? Two Drug arrests ? One Felony revoked driver’s license arrest ? 12 misdemeanor suspended/revoked driver’s licenses arrests ? 43 uninsured motorists ? 85 speeding citations ? 59 seat belt citations ? Two Child safety seat citations
Drop It and Drive: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month Drop It and Drive: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
(Palatine, IL) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to remind motorists to “Drop It and Drive.” “Texting while driving puts everyone on the road at risk by distracting a driver visually, manually, and cognitively,” said Commander David Brandwein. “During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we’re working to increase awareness of these dangers and encourage all motorists to give driving their full attention.” At a time when traffic fatalities are on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Palatine Police Department is committed to reducing the number of traffic crashes caused by distractions like texting or talking on a cell phone.
The Palatine Police Department announces St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement results The Palatine Police Department announces St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement results
(Palatine, IL) – The Palatine Police Department announced it made two DUI arrests and issued 22 seat-belt citations during the St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period. Palatine Police also took the following, additional enforcement actions: ? One misdemeanor arrest ? Five suspended/revoked/no valid driver’s license arrests ? Six uninsured motorists citations ? 14 speeding citations ? One Drug arrest “We strongly enforce traffic laws for one reason – to save lives,” said Police Commander David Brandwein. “Encouraging sober driving and seat-belt use improves safety for all.” The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket enforcement effort ran from Friday, March 11, through the early morning hours of Friday, March 18, to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure more people buckle up and follow all traffic safety laws.
This St. Patrick’s Day, a designated driver is your lucky charm This St. Patrick’s Day, a designated driver is your lucky charm
(Palatine, IL) – As we head into St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Palatine Police Department is reminding motorists that they will be out in full force to keep our roads safe while the green beer flows. “This St. Patrick’s Day, make your own luck by designating a sober driver,” said Police Commander David Brandwein. “If you’ll be drinking, using cannabis, or partaking of any other impairing substance, planning ahead is the best way to ensure you and your friends make it home safely.” In addition to looking for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers, the Palatine Police will be stepping up seat-belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat-belt usage rates are lowest. Speeding, distracted driving and other traffic laws will also be strictly enforced.
Palatine Police Department releases holiday enforcement numbers Palatine Police Department releases holiday enforcement numbers
Palatine, IL – The Palatine Police Department made one (1) impaired driving arrest and issued 49 seat belt and child safety seat citations during the recent holiday enforcement effort. Palatine Police also took the following enforcement actions. ? One misdemeanor arrest ? Four suspended/revoked licenses ? Nine uninsured motorists ? 23 speeding citations ? 13 Cell Phone Violation citations Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from Dec. 17 through Jan. 3.
Water Rescue Water Rescue
After initially being transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, a 4-year-old male, who was transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, was pronounced dead at 11:43 pm on November 23, 2022. A 6-year-old male, who was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, was pronounced dead at 3:54 am on November 24, 2022. The Palatine Police continues to investigate this incident. #### [Palatine, IL] – On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at approximately 3:31 PM, the Palatine Police and Fire Departments responded to the 800 block of W. Panorama Dr for the report of a group of juveniles who had fallen into the pond. Upon arrival, Palatine Fire Department Personnel pulled two male juveniles from the water. Both juveniles were subsequently transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. No further information is available on the condition of either juvenile, and the Palatine Police continue to investigate this incident. ####
ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER
On October 19, 2022 at approximately 10:30 pm, Palatine Police officers responded to E. Dundee Rd and N. Frontage Rd for a report of shots fired. Responding officers spoke to the victims who stated that while driving, their vehicle had been shot by another motorist. Damage to the victim’s vehicle was consistent with having been struck by gunfire. Palatine Police Forensic Technicians were called to the scene to process evidence.
Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident
On May 6, 2022 at 7:44 pm, two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle near the intersection of N. Rand Rd. and Williams Dr. The offending vehicle, a dark colored, mid-sized SUV with tinted windows, possibly a Lincoln MKX, fled southbound on N. Rand Rd. towards IL Route 53. One of the victim pedestrians sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
SafeEncounter SafeEncounter
The Palatine Police Department has partnered with software provider ImageSoft (www.imagesoftinc.com) to launch SafeEncounter, a platform designed to help protect vulnerable residents who are prone to wander. It is the goal of the Palatine Police Department to quickly resolve every encounter with people who have become lost due to cognitive disorders such as dementia, autism, Down’s Syndrome, schizophrenia, deafness or blindness. The Palatine Police Department is the second police department in the nation to embrace this technology, and the first in the Illinois. This service is completely free to use by the public.
Accident Involving Fire Engine Accident Involving Fire Engine
On Thursday February 10, 2022, at approximately 9:33am, Palatine Police Officers responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of W. Palatine Rd. and Quentin Rd. involving a Palatine fire engine that had rolled onto its side. The traffic crash is under investigation and the intersection will be shut down for several hours. UPDATE 02/10/22 at 2:35pm At this time and pursuant to the initial crash investigation, no citations have been issued. One member of the Palatine Fire Department and one civilian were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The road has been reopened. # #
Student Arrested at Fremd High School Student Arrested at Fremd High School
On Monday February 07, 2022, the school resource officer at Fremd High School was alerted to a disturbance in a classroom involving a juvenile student who displayed a small pocket knife during class. No injuries were reported and there is no active threat to the public, students, or staff at Fremd High School. The juvenile student was arrested and charges are pending at this time.
Armed Violence and Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon Arrest Armed Violence and Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon Arrest
On February 5th, 2022 shortly after midnight, officers from the Palatine Police Department located an occupied vehicle parked in a closed business parking lot in the 1700 block of N. Rand Rd. While investigating the suspicious vehicle, officers made contact with the two occupants who were found in the back seat of the vehicle. Officers could also see a handgun in the front center driver side cup holder.
Stalking Arrest Stalking Arrest
Since October 2021, a female victim received more than 100 text messages from random phone numbers with specific details about the victim’s location. The victim brought her vehicle to an automotive repair shop in early January 2022, when a tracking device was discovered. The victim contacted police who recovered the device and started an investigation.
Traveling to Meet a Child Arrest Traveling to Meet a Child Arrest
On January 7th, 2022, Palatine Police charged 19 year-old Hunter W. Dotson of the 23000 block of Hemlock Ave., Moreno Valley, California with one count of Traveling to Meet a Child, a Class 3 Felony.