Arlington Heights police responded about 9:00 a.m. Tuesday June 12, 2018 to a search of two men at large in the neighborhood of Golf Road and Algonquin Road. An Arlington Heights Police Department patrol officer had observed a vehicle occupied by two men, and observed an Illinois Vehicle Code violation, which was not disclosed by police. The police officer subsequently stopped the vehicle.
The police officer detected an odor of cannabis emanating from the vehicle, and requested the occupants exit the vehicle. The driver bailed out of the vehicle and fled. A man later identified as Keith Manning jumped into the driver’s seat and also tried to flee the area. Manning was removed from the vehicle by the police before he could flee the area with the vehicle. After a brief struggle, Manning was able to break free from police, and fled the scene on foot. Police then lost sight of Manning, who was hiding in the area.
Multiple Arlington Heights Police Department units established a perimeter in the area of Golf Road and Algonquin Road and the Heritage Park area while attempting to located Manning. According to Arlington Heights Police Department, shortly after the perimeter was established, a resident noticed a suspicious person in her backyard and called 911. Police responded to the address, and Manning was taken into custody without further incident.
Police searched the subjects’ vehicle, and an inventory search of the vehicle by police officers discovered several hundred small plastic bags containing a white powdery substance. The powdery substance tested positive for the opioid heroin.
Keith Manning was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting a Peace Officer. Manning was scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at the Cook County Courthouse on June 13th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom 108.
The driver of the vehicle, who police did not disclose the circumstances of his capture, or when he was captured, was later released without charges. The details of the driver’s status and freedom during the police search and during the established perimeter were not clarified by the Arlington Heights Police Department release.
Keith Manning, controlled substance possession suspect captured in Arlington Heights Tuesday morning.
Only one witness to the police activity tipped Cardinal News about the police activity, but not until Tuesday night about 9:30 p.m. (about a 12 hour delay). The witness also reported Tuesday night that helicopters were in the area Tuesday morning. Currently, it is unknown whether the helicopters in the area Tuesday morning were police helicopter(s) or Chicago news media helicopter(s) or both.
Arlington Heights Police Department did not disclose whether a police helicopter was utilized for the search. Also, the police department did not disclose the exact time stamp marked for subject capture, so the description of capture “shortly after the perimeter was established” leaves the time of capture up to conjecture. The witness described the police activity witnessed as “around lunchtime near Heritage Park”.
Similar to many other suburbs in the northwest suburbs, Arlington Heights police emergency dispatch radio is encrypted, so there is no way for the public or media to be aware of any details of police activity until the Village of Arlington Heights releases information, or until citizens tip the media about the activity.
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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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