Arlington Heights Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects in Vehicle Burglary, Unlawful Use of Credit Cards Case

Vehicle Burglary Suspect Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:00 AM Saturday of a vehicle burglary at European Crystal, 519 West Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL. After surveillance video captured two suspects allegedly connected to a vehicle burglary in Arlington Heights, police are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects.

The Arlington Heights Police Department is investigating a Burglary to Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Use of Credit
Card case with suspects captured on surveillance video at a Bucky’s service station and Target store. Neither locations were specified in the release of information by the Arlington Heights Police Department.

Two vehicle burglaries occurred on Saturday March 18, 2017. One of the vehicle burglaries involved a black Nissan Rogue, and one vehicle burglary involved a black Ford Focus.

Both vehicles burglaries occurred between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night.

Unidentified offender(s) shattered the front passenger side window of the Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV and stole a purse. The purse, valued at $50, contained a black Coach wallet, valued at $100, a Jessica Simpson wallet valued at $40, high heel shoes valued at $50, and various credit cards.

Credit cards(s) were then apparently unlawfully used at the Bucky’s service station and at a Target store.

A Garmin GPS device was stolen from the Ford Focus, but no credit cards were stolen from the Ford Focus that would connect suspects to the Ford Focus burglary.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of a vehicle burglary at European Crystal, 519 West Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL …

Vehicle Burglary Suspect Arlington HeightsVehicle burglary/unlawful use of credit card suspect (Arlington Heights Police Department).

Vehicle Burglary Suspect Arlington HeightsVehicle burglary/unlawful use of credit card suspect (Arlington Heights Police Department).


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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