Armed Barricaded Subject Incident Resolved at Dryden Apartment on Dryden Place Just North of Kensington Rd, Arlington Heights


VIDEO: NIPAS Response for Armed Subject at Dyden Place Apartment Complex North of Kensington Road, Arlington Heights

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Armed Barricaded Subject Turned Out to Be Possible “Man with a Gun” at Dryden Apartments on Dryden Place Near Kensington Rd, Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:09 AM Friday to a report of a barricaded, armed subject in an apartment complex at 5 South Dryden Place Arlington Heights, IL. Police immediately blocked Dryden Place between Kensington Road and Miners Street.

The NIPAS Emergency Services Team (with a SWAT-like response) responded to the scene. Two larger command and/or tactical vehicles, and a Bearcat armored vehicle were on the scene, but left by about 10:30 a.m.

Firefighter/paramedics evaluated two children who were escorted away from the apartment, and met by firefighter/paramedics in an ambulance in the middle of the street on Dryden Place. Paramedics initially staged north of Miner School near Miner Street.

Firefighter/paramedics did not transport any patients to the hospital. The situation appeared resolved by about 10:30 a.m.

Police refused to answer any questions about the incident and would not confirm whether anyone was taken into custody. Arlington Heights Police Sgt. Stephanie Mack refused to answer any questions about the incident — only replying to come back in five hours after investigation. A request communication to ask if anyone was in custody, or at large, or what was reported that caused the response was refused and denied.

The apartment complex recently has been the site of two separate heroin overdoses, an apartment fire, and numerous domestic disturbances.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to a report of a barricaded, armed subject in an apartment complex at 5 South Dryden Place Arlington Heights, 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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