Palatine police responded about 5:38 AM Friday to a robbery in the block of 1300 East Inverrary Lane Palatine, IL. Police received a report that a victim was attacked and her black leather purse containing cash was taken.
The victim reported there were three men in a blue older model pickup truck with ladders on top when two attackers got out of the truck and attacked the woman. The license plate may have started with the letter “H.”
One attacker was described as a male/Hispanic, about 5’6″ thin build, wearing a tan coat and dark jeans. A second subject was described as 5’6″ wearing a black coat.
The crime is reported to have occurred at 5:27 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2013.
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.
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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