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Archive | Crime Prevention

Dynamics, Inc. Fights Credit Card Fraud with Hidden® Electronic Credit

Dynamics CEO Jeff Mullen shows CBS News his company’s new invention: A password-protected credit card. Alexander Trowbridge, CBS News reports. Hidden® — a Flexible, waterproof, secure credit card with a four-year battery life. Hidden® is a credit card device that includes five buttons on the face of a card and a paper-thin flexible display. The […]

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Prospect Heights Installs 15 Security Cameras to Leverage Police Resources

The City of Prospect Heights recently installed 15 security cameras in areas where the highest volume of police calls occur. Security cameras monitor people and vehicles entering and exiting the Piper Lane neighborhood, and in locations near the North Central Service Metra Station at 101 S. Wolf Road. Police officers can access video images from […]

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DUI Crash Plus Arlington Heights Police Report on St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Enforcement Campaign

VIDEO: DUI crash at Dundee Road and Ridge Avenue — not part of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday traffic enforcement, but occurred during the same weekend. The white Toyota Camry is possibly the victim’s vehicle, which was hit by another driver/vehicle — a smaller silver or tan Toyota. Police would not confirm which vehicle was […]

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St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Traffic Enforcement Starts Tonight in Arlington Heights

The Arlington Heights Police Department will commence specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the upcoming “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday enforcement campaign starting Friday, March 14, 2014 through St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17, 2014. Enforcement activities will include a Roadside Safety Check conducted on Friday, March 14th on Arlington Heights Road […]

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Schaumburg Business Association, Schaumburg Police Hosting Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar, Feb. 13

Law enforcement experts to host informative seminar for Schaumburg area businesses With targeted violence in the workplace on the rise, the Schaumburg Business Association, along with the Schaumburg Police Department and security risk management firm Hillard Heintze, are holding a seminar to help local business leaders learn more about workplace violence, how to prevent and […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement Results in 88 Seatbelt And Child Restraint Violations In Arlington Heights

The Arlington Heights Police Department recently completed enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s designated Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Campaign. The campaign began November 18, 2013 and ended December 1, 2013. During the campaign, one roadside safety checkpoint was conducted, along with several seatbelt enforcement zones. The primary focus was to identify and apprehend motorists who chose to […]

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Good Crime Prevention Tips for the Holiday … and for the Whole Year

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips During the holidays, it is more likely that people become victims of a crime while they are tired, over-scheduled, distracted, and even more trusting, because after all ’tis the season. A burglar alarm is a good deterrent for losses at your home but it doesn’t necessarily prevent your home from being […]

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AHPD Scam Alert: Identity Thieves, Phishers, Scammers Posing As Computer Anti-Virus Technicians

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT SCAM ALERT / BEWARE: You may receive a telephone call from a subject claiming to work for Microsoft, Geek Squad or some other nationally recognized tech company. They will claim they scanned your computer remotely and found viruses. We all fear viruses, data loss and identity theft, but the offender will […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It Or Ticket” Enforcement Nov. 18, 2013 Through Dec. 1, 2013

The Arlington Heights Police Department will commence specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the Thanksgiving Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaigns from November 18, 2013 through December 1, 2013. Enforcement activities will include numerous seatbelt enforcement zones, impaired driving saturation patrols, and a Roadside Safety Checkpoint. The […]

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Purse Security Tips: Beware of What You Carry in Your Purse/What’s Wrong With This Picture

When a purse or wallet is lost or stolen, the victim can be overwhelmed by all of the items they realized they have lost. Many people lose small amounts of cash, driver’s licenses, gifts cards, credit cards, and other identification. The list below suggest items you might NOT want to carry in your purse, to […]

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Schaumburg Police, Fire, Public Safety Open House this Saturday, Oct. 5th – 11 AM – 2 PM

In recognition of National Crime Prevention Month and National Fire Prevention Week, the Schaumburg Police and Fire Departments will be hosting a combined Public Safety Open House this Saturday. The location will be Fire Station 51 at 950 W. Schaumburg Road and the Martin J. Conroy Police Center at 1000 W. Schaumburg Road along with […]

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SCAM: Medical Alert System Purchased Just For You, As A Gift

Arlington Heights police have alerted seniors and their families to a newer scam. Seniors may receive an automated call from an agency claiming a medical alert system was purchased for them by an unknown party. They ask the potential victim for banking and other personal information to register the system. Some callers will offer the […]

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