Woman Reported Stabbed in Abdomen in Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Escapes to House on Dundee Rd, Palatine


Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:13 PM Saturday to a report of a woman stabbed in the Deer Grove Forest Preserve with the victim now located on West Dundee Road west of Quentin Road Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a woman was walking or jogging with a friend in the Deer Grove Forest Preserve when she was stabbed by a stranger.

The victim reported she was jumped by someone and was able to get to a house on Dundee Road between Quentin Road and Route 14.

The victim is reported to be a 33-year-old female who was stabbed in the upper abdomen with serious bleeding resulting.

No offenders were believed to be on scene.

The victim is believed to have been stabbed in the “Deer Grove East” area of the Deer Grove Trail System, which is bounded by Quentin Road to the West, Dundee Road to the South, Hicks Road to the East, and just short of Lake Cook Road to the North.

The victim and her friend are reported to have sought help at a house along Dundee Road between Quentin Road and Northwest Highway, which is closer to “Deer Grove West.” Palatine firefighter/paramedics transported the female victim to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

The Cook County Sheriff’s office investigators are the lead investigators on the case.

The offender was reported to be a male/Hispanic subject, 5’7″ medium build, bald, wearing two earrings in his right ear, and a black shirt.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of a reported stabbing in Deer Grove Forest Preserve …


Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agencies (Palatine Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, and Cook County Forest Preserve Police) 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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