Hit-and-Run Crossover SUV vs House Crash at Central Rd and Belmont Ave, Arlington Heights

VIDEO: Mitsubishi Outlander Crossover crash into a house at the southwest corner of Central Road and Belmont Avenue in Arlington Heights.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:02 PM Tuesday to a report of a hit-and-run car crash into a house at Central Road and South Belmont Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a mother and two children were already out of the car, but injured and bleeding on the front lawn.

A silver Mitsubishi Outlander crashed into the front door of a two-story brick home at the southwest corner of Central Road and Belmont Avenue.

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics are believed to have transported a mom and two children to Northwest Community Hospital, but this information has not been confirmed.

Tire marks showed a long track along westbound lanes of Central Road that veer left across all lanes, up the yard, and into the front door of the home taht was struck. The car did severe damage to the brick entrance to the home.

Police were investigating a suspected impact site just east of 602 East Central Road. Some glass, a wheel cover and one or two clipped curbside mailboxes were photographed by a police accident investigator.

No real-time witness descriptions of the offending vehicle were available Tuesday afternoon.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of a hit-and-run crash on Central Road east of Arlington Heights Road …


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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