• Soldier deployed in Iraq helps Park Ridge police catch burglary suspects, officers say

    1 month ago - By ABC

    Police are thanking a soldier who they say helped officers nab two burglary suspects in northwest suburban Park Ridge, while he was serving thousands of miles away in Iraq.
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  • 2 arrested after deployed soldier witnesses Park Ridge burglary through app

    1 month ago - By WGN TV

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. - A Park Ridge soldier deployed overseas helped police capture two men burglarizing his garage 6,500 miles away.
    It was right around lunch time in Iraq when Richard Wharton noticed an alert on his phone. When he clicked it open, Wharton saw two men trying to break into his garage back home.
    Andres Gutierrez and Brandon Shaw were arrested at around 2:30 a.m. Friday after the soldier called police from the alert.
    “He saw it and watched it and communicated great with us and called us right away,” Tom Gadomski with Park Ridge police said. “We had officers right in the area and...
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