Bomb Threat Call Closes Down Cottonwood Dr Between St Marys Pkwy and Arbor Ct, Buffalo Grove

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Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:14 PM Friday to a report of a domestic disturbance that may have involved a bomb threat in the block of 200 Cottonwood Drive Buffalo Grove, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a male subject may have threatened another family member with a bomb threat at a home on Cottonwood Drive near Hickory Drive.

A caller reportedly stated that he strapped a bomb to his Mom, and that it was going to detonate in 30 minutes.

Police and firefighter/paramedics responded immediately to the neighborhood. Police blocked Cottonwood Drive between Arbor and St Marys Parkway, while firefighter/paramedics staged at Cottonwood Drive and St Marys Parkway.

Police spoke with an individual that might have been involved with the threat by 9:33 a.m.

The scene was given an all clear by about 9:40 a.m. The fire department left the scene about 9:40 p.m., therefore it is unlikely any actual bomb or hazardous device was actually present.

No word on any arrests at the scene Friday night..

Buffalo Grove Police Department has no known official Twitter account or Facebook page. The incident was not posted or displayed on the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s GIS Police Blotter as of Saturday morning at 11:15 a.m.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of a domestic disturbance that may have involved a bomb threat in the block of 200 Cottonwood Drive Buffalo Grove, IL …


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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