UPDATE: SUSPECT APPREHENDED …
See The Cardinal Arlington Heights Police: Knife Incidents on Rand Rd Were Connected; Suspect Charged with Attempted Vehicular Hijacking-Armed Robbery
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:31 PM Monday to a report that a male subject was trying to stab a woman at Stonebridge Apartments, 700 West Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a man fled the scene after trying to stab a woman, and ran behind “the barbecue place” on Rand Road.
Police found the apparent offender by 1:33 p.m. and were investigating.
Police and firefighter/paramedics also received a report that the male subject attempted to stab a woman, took something from her and ran away.
No word yet if the man was arrested. He was described as a male/white subject about 25-years-old wearing a black hoodie and sweatpants.
No injuries were reported and paramedics left the scene without transporting any people.
Police at the scene of an incident involving a reported “man with a knife attempting to stab a woman” at Stonebridge Apartment, 700 West Rand Road in Arlington Heights.
An attempted armed robbery with a knife was reported to Arlington Heights police on Saturday in the 1400 block of West Rand Road about 0.5 mile west of today’s knife-related incident. Police did not specify whether the crime occurred near Crave Bar and Joynt on the north side of Rand Road or in a nearby neighborhood or in the apartment complex south of Rand Road. Police did not publically release information about Saturday’s attempted armed robbery until Monday, February 29, 2015 at 12:39 p.m. The suspect in Saturday’s incident was reported to be a male/Hispanic about 18-20 years-old, 5’6″ with a slender build, and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and long pants. As of today, police did not announce that the Saturday robber, armed with a knife, was in custody.
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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