Schaumburg and Elk Grove Residents Beware: Suspicious Person Attempting Entries

The Schaumburg Police are investigating a report of a suspicious person who attempted to gain entry to a townhouse in the 1100 block of Regency Court. The incident took place on July 17, 2016 at approximately 5:15am. The person also entered a business in the 800 block of Morse Avenue on June 5, 2016 at approximately 5:50am.

The suspicious person is described as a black male approximately 6ft tall, wearing no shirt, camouflaged shorts, and dark shoes or boots. The photos below are from surveillance video related to similar incidents in Elk Grove

The Schaumburg Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this incident or surveillance video which captured the subject on these dates, please contact the Schaumburg Police Department, 847-882-3586.

Surveillance video (Schaumburg Police).


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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