Naperville Attempted Child Luring at Nichols Library on Jefferson Ave Wednesday; Police Wait 2 Days Before Notifying Public

Naperville Police responded about 4:31 PM Wednesday to a report of attempted child luring at Nichols Library, 200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL. Naperville police responded to a report that a man attempted to lure a child to accompany him while inside the Nichols Library.

Police say the man approached the girl inside a stairwell at the Nichols Library and tried to persuade the girl to join him. A relative of the girl stepped into the stairway as the attempted child luring was taking place, and the man fled the area. He was not located by police when they arrived.

The suspect is described as a male/white, 25-35 years of age with short black hair, no facial hair or glasses, wearing blue jeans and a long sleeve black shirt. He was seen with a female described as being 25-35 years of age with long blonde hair.

Naperville Police posted a Tweet about the incident with a link to an official Media Release at 4:39 p.m. Friday — about 48 hours after the incident was reported to have occurred.

Naperville police urge any citizens with information regarding to contact the Naperville Police Department Investigations Division at 630-420-6726.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to a report of attempted child luring at Nichols Library, 200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL …

 IMPORTANT ALERT … 

Cardinal Note: Police and public safety incidents related to the above police agency and the fire department in Naperville 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 a proprietary radio system that makes police communications entirely secret. The communications 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 entirely secret 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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