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Archive | Crime Prevention

Police Activity at Palatine High School: Extra Security Response to Unconfirmed Social Media Gun Threat

PALATINE POLICE INVESTIGATE SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES THAT REFERENCED GUN THREAT AT PALATINE HIGH SCHOOL Palatine police are on extra alert Monday, March 5, 2018 as a precaution to provide extra security and safety at Palatine High School, 1111 N Rohlwing Rd, Palatine, IL, regarding an unconfirmed social media gun threat. District 211 and Palatine High […]

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Village of Arlington Heights Board Sends Letter on Gun Control to Governor Rauner — Encourages Legislation

In response to the mass shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, the Arlington Heights Village Board sent a letter on February 27, 2018 to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and the State Legislature calling on them to enact additional reasonable, responsible and enforceable common-sense gun control legislation to help reduce the incidence […]

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Village of Arlington Heights Highlights Police Department’s School Safety Programs Following Florida Mass Shooting Incident

VILLAGE OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS INFORMS RESIDENTS REGARDING POLICE COOPERATION WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS, SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND SCHOOL STAFF ON SCHOOL SAFETY On February 27, 2018, the Village of Arlington Heights referred to an Arlington Heights Police Department school safety outline after announcing the submission of a “letter regarding gun control issues” to Governor Bruce Rauner. The […]

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Beware of the Romance Scam: Fake Valentines Online on Valentine’s Day or Any Day of the Year

One northwest suburban man thought he found The One, but his online “beauty” turned out to be a crook. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker interviewed Kurt Link, who reports he lives in a suburb in Lake County. He was scammed out of at least $7500 when he sent money to an […]

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The Blank Box Will Frighten Front Porch Package Thieves with a Specially Installed Shotgun Blank that’s Disguised in a Fake Package

This young female would-be package thief passes a house nonchalantly, then gets a scare when she tries to take TheBlankBox. Would-be thieves are startled and sometimes go tumbling down the front yard when they attempt to pick up TheBlankBox. They think they’re going to steal your package. Instead they get a surprise. You can even […]

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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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