About 30 min. ago, ILSP District Chicago advised on ISPERN subject heading west on Rt. 8. Also advised subject lives in Brookfield IL.Wife works in Valpo. She just text me she has been told to lock the hotel doors by the police until its over.
Anyone know where this guy is right now? I have LC and PC police in the scanner in my car but I live in the basement and get no reception here.
Do you have a list of the Lake County callsigns? I didn't know Eagle was the helo but it makes sense.
Just a guess, but it sounds like custody policies were not followed for this to happen.A Kouts, IN police car was stolen about an hour ago, the suspect was hand cuffed, and the officers 9mm and assault weapon are in the cruiser, he is in contact with authorities on the Porter county sheriffs frequency.
Yeah, I got that in the op's original post...But as I said previously,those weapons should not be accessible if procedures were followed.I heard thru ISP Dist 16 Peru Post that it was put out as a Officer Safety. Police car has a fully loaded 9 MM handgun and a loaded assault rifle.
Yeah, I got that in the op's original post...But as I said previously,those weapons should not be accessible if procedures were followed.
Without giving tactics away, it takes more than just the ignition key. :wink:
True, and you would expect this to be a "cage" car , but maybe not. Usually a steel lock box between seats and trunk release in a locking glove box but maybe not in that one.Not always, it could be an electric lock button on a console mainly because the perp is expected to be secured in the back and not behind the wheel!
They may be his back-up/specialty use weapons n are prob secured in his trunk, but because he may access these weapons, he is considered armed/dangerous etcJust a guess, but it sounds like custody policies were not followed for this to happen.
Access to weapons should not have been possible by the suspect, cuffed or otherwise.