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Archive | Crime Prevention

Traffic Stop for Cell Phone Use of Texting Use Might Result in Gift Instead of Ticket Starting Today

Beginning today, Friday October 27, 2017, if you get pulled over by police in Arlington Heights for violating a distracted driving law, you might be surprised to learn that you will get a cellphone cradle gift from the police officer instead of a $120 ticket. Talking or texting on the phone would normally cost you […]

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PSA ‘Think Before You Post’ by the FBI Chicago Warns About the Risk of Posting Threats on Social Media

The FBI Chicago Field Office has produced a PSA that warns social media users to strongly consider the ramifications and consequences of their messages before they are posted. In a moment of anger on November 28, 2015, Jabari R. Dean, then 21 years-old threatened a mass shooting at the University of Chicago in the comments […]

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Rolling Meadows Police Participating: Illinois Assoc. of Chiefs of Police, Partnering with Union Pacific and CN Railroads, Coordinating 4th Annual Illinois Rail Safety Week

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) has asked the Governor of the State of Illinois to declare September 24th to 30th as Illinois Rail Safety Week in order to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. Governor Bruce Rauner issued a proclamation and the ILACP is coordinating the fourth, statewide […]

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Teen Gets New Cell Phone with Number Recycled From ‘Pebbles’ The Escort

Unwanted calls and texts from strange men were received on a teen girl’s cellphone because the previous user of the cellphone number was an escort. CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports. A mother of a teenage girl told CBS Chicago that her 13-year-old daughter was getting frequent calls from strange men on her new cellphone. Some […]

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Labor Day Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” Traffic Campaign

The Arlington Heights Police Department will commence specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the Labor Day holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaigns August 21st to September 5th, 2017. Enforcement activities will include numerous seatbelt enforcement zones, impaired driving saturation patrols, and a Roadside Safety Checkpoint. The checkpoint […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office Alerts Residents and Businesses to Take Precautions Against Flood Scams, Door-to-Door Criminals

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has posted a statement reminding Lake County residents of the increased risk of scammers attempting to capitalize on those impacted by flooding. One of the recommendations of the sheriff’s office is that residents take photographs of your contractor and any work vehicles. The Cardinal recommends you use discretion in capturing […]

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Arlington Heights Police Warn Users About New Tracking Feature on Snapchat

The Arlington Heights Police Department alerted people today on their Facebook page that Snapchat recently introduced a new tracker that allows people to track the exact location of friends under certain settings. If your children use Snapchat, please check to ensure they have their location set to Ghost mode, that way no one can see […]

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Arlington Heights Village Board Passes Law Banning Gang Loitering

On November 7, 2016, Village officials unanimously passed a law targeting street gang members who loiter on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in front of retail stores in the village. The new ordinance provides local law enforcement with another tool to deter gang members from loitering, which is often associated with the intent to claim […]

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Special Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaigns Underway Through November 28, 2016

The Arlington Heights Police Department has started specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the Thanksgiving Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaigns now through November 28, 2016. Enforcement activities will include numerous seatbelt enforcement zones, impaired driving saturation patrols, and a Roadside Safety Checkpoint. The checkpoint will take […]

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Halloween Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Arlington Heights Rd South of Algonquin Rd Saturday Night, Oct. 29

The Arlington Heights Police Department will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign for Halloween. The checkpoint will take place of Saturday, October 29, 2016 on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road. Officers working the campaign will attempt to identify and […]

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Watch Out for Chicago Cubs World Series Ticket Scams

Cubs fans are advised to purchase tickets through reputable sellers, such as a registered ticket broker, and to take extreme caution before buying tickets that are advertised by sellers on websites like Craigslist or other online sellers and could be fraudulent tickets. Attorney General Lisa Madigan offered consumers the following tips regarding special-event ticket sales: […]

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Ten Percent Rise in Traffic Deaths Becomes an “Immediate Crisis”

In the first half of 2016, an estimated 17,775 people were killed in traffic accidents. That’s up 10.5% compared to the same time last year. Kris Van Cleave reports. Traffic deaths are up 10.4 percent compared to 2015,which already recorded the largest in fatalities since 1966. Texting, drugs, fatigue are likely causes. Get updates from […]

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