Arlington Heights Police Department is investigating a series of indecent exposure reports, which have recently occurred in the area of Sunset Meadows Park near Kirchhoff Road and Dwyer Avenue. Police did not specify when the incidents occurred or whether the incidents occurred during the day or during the night.
A witness to one of the incidents was able to provide a description of the offender to assist in creating a composite sketch.
The suspect is described as a male/Hispanic in his late 30s, 5’5″ with a stocky build, a medium complexion and short black hair.
The Arlington Heights Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the offender. Anyone with information about these incident are urged to call Detective Russ Mandel at 847-368-5300.
Also, anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
In the case of a recent sighting of a suspicious suspect, or an indecent exposure incident that just occurred, citizens are urged to call 9-1-1.
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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