Ruse Attempt, Home Invasion, and Battered Victim on Central Rd, Rolling Meadows — Suspect at Large

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Rolling Meadows police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:00 p.m. Sunday to a report of a home invasion wih and elderly woman battered in the 2400 block of Central Road.

A parolee, Stanley Miller, is wanted for allegedly breaking into an elderly woman’s Rolling Meadows home Sunday during a ruse burglary, police said.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Stanley Miller, 32, suspected of the 3 p.m. burglary.

Stanley Miller allegedly approached an 86-year-old woman and tried to use a home improvement ruse to get in the house.

The woman kept her screen door locked, but when she walked away from the door, Miller allegedly forced the door open and went to the kitchen looking for money and valuables.

The woman confronted him, and he battered her and fled. The Rolling Meadows homeowner suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention.

Police say Miller also tried to enter another home nearby, where a 90-year-old resident lived, but the attempted crime was interrupted when a visitor of the 90-year-old resident coincidentally arrived at about the same time.

Arlington Heights police found the suspect’s vehicle abandoned in a parking lot shortly after the incidents.

Police have identified the man in both incidents as Stanley Miller, and are offering a reward for information leading to his arrest. The 86-year-old female victim identified Miller in a series of file photos,.

Miller is currently on parole after being sentenced to eight years in prison for a 2010 residential burglary conviction in Cook County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records. He was previously convicted of retail theft in 2009, also in Cook County.

Rolling Meadows police urge any citizens with information on the whereabouts of Stanley Miller to call Rolling Meadows police at 847-255-2416 or Crime Stoppers at 847-590-7867.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of the 2400 block of Central Road in Rolling Meadows …


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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