Attempted Child Luring on Valley Lane Near Ivy Hill Elementary School, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 8:31 AM Tuesday April 24, 2018 to a report of an attempted child luring near Valley Lane and Burke Drive Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a female student was walking on Valley Lane near Burke on her way to Ivy Hill Elementary School. A man drove by the female and asked her if she wanted food, and told her to get in the vehicle. She refused and the vehicle went Eastbound on Valley — toward Lake Arlington and Windsor Drive.

The subject is described as a black male wearing a black baseball hat and black sweatshirt, driving a black car.

The intersection of Valley Lane and Burke Drive is at the southwest corner of the Ivy Hill Elementary School property, and is less than 700 feet via sidewalk to the front door on the north side of the school

The crime is reported to have occurred about 8:30 a.m. Notification of the public by the Village of Arlington Heights was about 3:41 (hours: minutes) after the incident occurred.

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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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