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Archive | Crime Prevention

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Alert on Stolen Vehicles and Preventive Measures

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Friday October 18, 2019 informed people about the methods thieves use to steal vehicles, and urged the community to follow basic crime prevention steps to avoid becoming the victim of a stolen vehicle crime. In 2019, over 60 reports have been made within the jurisdiction of the Lake County […]

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FBI Warns Facebook Could Become Platform of ‘Child Pornographers’ If the Social Media Company Enables User-Controlled End-to-End Encryption

At a summit at the Department of Justice today, FBI Director Christopher Wray shared cases where the support of technology companies helped law enforcement rapidly identify and save children being sexually abused. Wray asked technology companies for the renewed and ongoing support of the industry in investigations into child pornography, terrorism, and other crimes. Many […]

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Privacy Concerns When Police Departments Use Ring Doorbells As “Networked” Crime Fighting Tools

Privacy advocates warn more surveillance will unfairly impact minorities. Some city police departments are partnering with Amazon to distribute its Ring cameras at a discount to deter crime. While some residents feel the Ring cameras provide personal and neighborhood security, privacy advocates warn that increased surveillance is turning neighborhoods into areas of constant surveillance. Cities […]

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Chicago Tribune Finds 27,000 Illinois Residents Failed to Surrender Firearms or Account for Firearms After FOID Card Was Revoked

The Chicago Tribune dataviz team recently completed and published an analysis of Illinois State Police and U.S. Census Bureau data related to FOID revocations, and discovered that as many as 27,000 residents of Illinois over the past four years (2015-2019) have failed to surrender or otherwise account for their guns after police revoked their Firearm […]

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El Monte Police in California Are Giving Away Ring Video Doorbells For Crime Tips That Lead to Arrests

Residents with information that leads to the arrest of residential burglary and theft suspects in El Monte could receive a unique reward – a Ring Video doorbell. Matt Yurus reports. El Monte California is the Los Angeles area city where Michael Gargiulo is accused of killing Maria Bruno in 2005. Also known as the “Hollywood […]

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Rolling Meadows Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

Neighbor’s app aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement Rolling Meadows Police Department announced Wednesday, March 20, 2019, that the police department has joined the “Neighbors app by Ring” which is available via iOS/Android to provide the Rolling Meadows community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The […]

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Posted in CRIME BLOG B, Crime Prevention, Digital-Lifestyle

Lake County Sheriff Releases Tips to Prevent Auto Thefts After 16 Reports in January and February 2019

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office alerted the community Monday February 25, 2019 regarding an increase in thefts of motor vehicles. Since January 2019, Sheriff’s Deputies have responded to reports of 16 motor vehicle thefts, most occurring in the northeast quadrant of Lake County. Many occurred in Waukegan. Most of the auto thefts involved running vehicles, […]

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Posted in CRIME BLOG C, Crime Prevention

Fake Apple Support Calls About Defective Apple Products or Security Issues Continue

Fraudulent and deceptive calls warning people that their Apple products are defective and need to be replaced are still being received by area residents this week. Arlington Heights police warned residents on their official Facebook and Twitter accounts Friday, January 4, 2019 that Arlington Heights residents had reported receiving the fake calls about issues with […]

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Residents Warned About Possible Attempted Child Luring Incident Involving Woman in Wonder Lake

Johnsburg District 12 officials have issued a warning to parents following a suspicious incident in Wonder Lake Monday, October 8, 2018 about 5:30 p.m. Children were playing outside in front of a house on Barnard Mill Road in Wonder Lake when a woman in an older black sedan stopped at the end of the driveway […]

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Suspicious Behavior Reports Flooding Police Departments After Woman’s Viral Video, But Some Are Taking Action Without Calling Police

A local women’s viral post about suspicious behavior is having a ripple effect. St. Pete police said in just the last week they are getting multiple videos of other suspicious people. But, people are taking it to a new level and that is potentially putting innocent lives in danger. A police spokesperson for St Petersburg […]

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Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows Police Alert for Safe Driving for Start of 2018-2019 School Year

The Arlington Heights Police Department reminds motorists this week to please drive carefully with school back in session. Rolling Meadows Police Department this week also provided the following reminders … Drivers need to remember to share the road … • Don’t block crosswalks • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and take extra care in school […]

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Illinois To Impose Tougher Penalty For Texting While Driving — Moving Violation Next July 2019

People caught texting while driving will face stiffer penalties under a new Illinois law. Starting July 1, 2019, drivers caught texting will be issued a moving violation that will go on their driving record. Beginning July 1, 2019 drivers caught texting by police will be issued a moving violation that will be a strike against […]

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