Graffiti/Criminal Damage to Property at Jewel-Osco on North Vail Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 12:01 PM Thursday of criminal damage to property behind Jewel-Osco, 122 North Vail Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders criminally damaged damaged the building with spray paint.

Arlington Heights Police Department also did not report what side(s) of the building were tagged.

The cost to repair the damage was unknown at the time of the report.

The Arlington Heights Police Department did not reveal that this was a graffiti type incident, and did not give any description of the graphic message or whether gang graffiti was suspected. Multiple passersby reported the graffiti to The Cardinal, and that the graffiti occurred on a back wall.

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights can submit an anonymous tip via text or by telephone: Text keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411; 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.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM and Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 168:00 (hours: minutes) or about 7 days.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of criminal damage to property behind Jewel-Osco, 122 North Vail Avenue Arlington Heights, IL …

 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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