Schaumburg police responded to a crash, or discovered a crash, about 11:00 PM Tuesday near Nordstrom at Woodfield Mall on Perimeter Drive Schaumburg, IL. Police were apparently searching for a driver and/or passengers. Apparently the driver and any possible passengers left the scene on foot or got a ride from someone before police arrived. It is not confirmed whether police had any contact with the driver and/or passengers in the truck after it crashed.
A black pickup truck was stopped in the roadway with serious damage. The severity of the crash likely would have caused some injuries.
No confirmation from police is available about the crash, and some of the photos shown were taken before police arrived.
It is not understood that the fire department was initially on the scene — as of 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.
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Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.
The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.
The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.
Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.
Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.
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