Well Over $10,500 Loss of Equipment in Burglary to Auto Parts Business on South Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:41 AM Thursday of a burglary at an automotive business at 2000 South Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL. Unknown offender(s) entered the office building with no signs of force to the exterior doors. They forced open a wooden hallway door to access the aftermarket vehicle parts business and remove one custom CPU computer (unknown value), one HP CPU (valued at $1,000), one Samsung laptop computer (unknow value), three gray Kamak turbo chargers (valued at $1,300 each), four Workmeister SI three-piece forged wheel and tire combinations (valued at $1,200 each), four Continental Pure Contact tires ($700 total value), and one copier/fax combo (valued at $129.99).

The crime is reported to have occurred between Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Map of area of commercial burglary on South Arlington Heights Road near Golf Road …

Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — not all police incidents related to the above police agency are 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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