On September 25, 2014, at approximately 2:00 a.m., an adult female was sexually assaulted inside her single family home residence in the 2400 block of south Embers Lane by an unknown offender. Prior to leaving, the offender also took an unknown amount of jewelry from the residence. Preliminary investigation indicates that entry was made through an unsecured window. The victim was transported to Northwest Community Hospital where she was treated and released.
The police department is asking residents to make sure their homes are locked and secured. In particular, accessible windows should be locked or have stops in place to limit how far the window can be opened to prevent unauthorized entry.
The Arlington Heights Police Department is actively investigating this incident and is seeking witnesses who can provide assistance in identifying the suspect.
The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5’6″ with an average build, short dark curly hair and olive skin and unshaven, wearing dark khaki style pants and a kark plo style shirt.
The suspect spoke with an unknown accent
No age information was released.
The crime is reported to have occurred on Thursday, September 25, 2014 about 2:00 a.m.
Location: 2400 block of south Embers Lane, Arlington Heights IL
Suspect: Male, approximately 5’6, average build, short dark curly hair, olive
skin, unshaven, spoke with an unknown accent, wearing dark khaki style pants
and a dark polo style shirt.
Arlington Heights Police Department released information about this case at 11:34 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014 — about eight hours after the crime was reported.
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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.
Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.
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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