Police Search Around Madison and Fairfield Wednesday Night Had Residents on Edge
Residents were never in harm's way, police chief said.
Residents of southwest Elmhurst, in the area of Madison and Fairfield, were concerned Wednesday night after seeing numerous police cars scouring the area with spotlights and a police dog. The search continued for a couple of hours.
Residents began noticing the activity after 8 p.m. and, for the most part, officers had left the area by about 11 p.m.
Police Chief Michael Ruth said officers were searching for a 17-year-old who was involved in a domestic disturbance with his father in the 800 block of Fairfield. The teen left the home before police arrived, so they set out looking for him.
"Police set up a perimeter and had the K-9 looking for him," Ruth said. "There was no danger to anyone, no weapons or violence."
The situation was resolved around 11 p.m. There was no word as of Wednesday night if any charges would be filed.