Vehicle Burglar(s) Get Dell Laptop on North Fernandez Ave, Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police received a report about 5:16 AM Tuesday of a vehicle burglary in the block of 1800 North Fernandez Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders gained entry to the victim’s unlocked four door gray Toyota Corolla. Taken from the vehicle was a silver Pandora bracelet with charms valued at $200 and a gray Dell laptop valued at $1500.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Monday May 5, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday May 6, 2014 at 5:15 a.m.

There were at least seven other vehicle burglaries recently in the neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods … reports developing …

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of Fernandez Avenue and Maude Avenue …

 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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