Arlington Heights police responded about 7:02 PM Monday to a report of a stolen auto at Recreation Park, 500 East Miner Street Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders stole a white/creme colored 2011 Chevy Traverse which was left UNLOCKED and RUNNING in the fire lane in front of the building. The victim was away from the vehicle for approximately two minutes. Inside the vehicle were keys, clothing, a dog bed, and the victim’s grey Coach purse, which contained cash, credit/debit cards, and checkbook, The vehicle was equipped with On-Star which tracked it to a parking garage and disabled it with Remote Ignition Block. The vehicle was tracked by Onstar using GPS technology, and was discovered by Arlington Heights Police on the north side of Level 2 in the parking garage at Miner Street and Arlington Heights Road, just west of the vehicle theft scene. The vehicle was undamaged and all the property was accounted for.
Remote Ignition Block, is an OnStar feature that allows remote deactivate of the ignition so when a stolen vehicle is shut off, it cannot be restarted.
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