Buffalo Grove police terminated a police chase somewhere near Dundee Road and Elmhurst Road in Wheeling, IL. Buffalo Grove police were involved in a police chase about 9:05 a.m. eastbound on Dundee Road. The chase was terminated by Buffalo Grove police sometime before 9:15 a.m. Saturday.
Witnesses to the chase estimated the pursuit speed exceeded 60 mph. Police were chasing a red Toyota Camry or other similar sedan. The vehicle drove over at least one lawn while trying to evade police, and Buffalo Grove police appeared to have ended the chase.
The driver was described as a male/white subject with black hair.
Buffalo Grove police use a secret police radio system and do not provide real time updates on Twitter for crimes and public safety emergencies in the Village of Buffalo Grove. There is no immediate information available on whether the subject is armed and dangerous, why police were chasing the subject, or information about any recent crime that may have been committed related to the pursuit.
IMPORTANT ALERT …
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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