UPDATED: Police Arrest 4 Juveniles Friday at Baldwin Ct.

The arrests were made after a party was broken up at the clubhouse at Baldwin Ct. Condominiums. Police are not officially classifying it as gang activity.

Updated: Nov. 10 6:15 p.m. 

Four juveniles were arrested Friday night at Baldwin Court Condominiums, located near the intsection of Williams St. and Rand Rd.

At 9 p.m., Palatine police responded to a call at 1305 N. Baldwin Ct. for a disturbance in progress, according to Sgt. Dave Weeks. Police encountered 10 individuals, all juveniles, involved in what Weeks described as a "fight that escalated" after a party in the clubhouse in the complex was cleared out. 

"In these types of situations, we separate those involved to ensure there are no weapons, and to calm them down, we do have them on the ground face down in many cases," Weeks said. 

No weapons were found. 

After police were able to control the situation, Weeks said four juveniles were arrested for disorderly conduct based on communications with property management.

As for the reports that police activity early that evening, Weeks said no arrests were made.  


Though police aren't calling it gang activity, there were several reports of clashes between two groups of individuals Friday night. 

Palatine police Sargeant Mike Vargas said it was something of a cat-and-mouse game as reports steadily came in for a two-hour period of physical altercations between two groups. 

The confrontations, which were reported in the area of Rand Rd. and Williams St. and on Baldwin Ct., brought police to those areas on a several occasions. The majority of times, the suspects had left the area before police arrived, Vargas said.

Due to pending police reports, Vargas could not confirm that on one instance, there were up to 13 police vehicles outside an apartment complex south of WalMart on Rand Rd. with their lights blaring. 

Traffic was reportedly at a standstill at approximately 10 p.m., according to one Patch reader, who stated several suspects were face down in the grass and handcuffed. 

Vargas did say that a felony stop such as this would occur if there was a threat of a weapon in the possession of a suspect. 

The reported skirmishes occurrred between groups of men who were high school aged and older, according to Vargas. Reports came in several times for a roughly two-hour period between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 

Ernie Watson November 22, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I live in ports o call... Right down the street and I constantly see groups of kids roaming around looking in cars and spray painting buildings and signs.. Maybe send cars through these complexes a lil more often.. Cuz all I ever see is the one black unmarked car with 3 officers in it.. And that's not gonna cut it.. Sooner or later something bad is gonna happen. I was out that night around that time.. And I can tell you I saw at least 20 kids wander from there to here... Before the police got to baldwin ct.. Marked cars may work better...


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