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Police Blotter: Concerned Citizen Kicks Down Door, Comes to Resident's Aid

The following information was supplied by the Buffalo Grove Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction. Email cristel@patch.com with questions about this blotter.

ALARMS

Officers responded to an active alarm at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 22 at Buffalo Restaurant and found the front doors unsecure. The restaurant was closed. Officers checked the interior and found no one inside and all was in order. An attempt to contact an official failed. An officer secured the doors. 

Officers responded to an active alarm at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at a business on the 900 block of Commerce Court and found an overhead door unsecured. The building was checked and all was found in order. The door was secured and an official was notified. 

ALCOHOL

An officer was waived down at 1:25 a.m. Nov. 23 on the 500 block of Weidner Road by a resident, who was belligerently intoxicated not making sense when he spoke. The resident kept trying to speak about drug dealers and drug shipments. The resident stated that he was working with a narcotics task force. The officer advised him to call them when he sobers up. 

Ulises Oliva, 43, of the 18600 block of West Lovers Lane, Grayslake, was charged with driving under the influence, no lights when required and illegal transportation of open liquor at 2:55 a.m. Nov. 23 on the 500 block of West Dundee Road.

ANIMALS

A resident of the 1400 block of Rolling Hills Court reported finding a black cat at 9:20 a.m. Nov. 23. The cat had a pink collar with a bell. There were no tags or chip. The cat was taken to Kings Kennel. 

BATTERY

Frank C. Walsh, 53, of the 600 block of LeParc Circle, Buffalo Grove, was charged with domestic battery at  10:50 p.m. Nov. 21.

BURGLARY

A resident reported that someone broke the front passenger side window to her van, and removed a purse that she left on the front seat between 6:10-8:10 p.m. Nov. 23 on the 600 block of Deerfield Parkway. The black Coach purse contained four credit cards, one debit card, $200 in cash, an Illinois driver’s license and children’s jewelry. When the resident called the banks and retailers to cancel her cards she learned that some of the cards had already been used in numerous places in the amount of $1,113.44. 

A resident reported that she always leaves her driver’s license in the cup holder. The resident said someone took her license between 7-7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 while her vehicle was parked on the 1100 block of West Lake-Cook Road. There were no signs of forced entry into the car. The officer advised the resident to keep her license on her person not in a cup holder. 

A resident of Brucewood Court reported finding a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and $50 in cash missing from the house at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 24. The resident suspects either his maid or a company employee. A neighbor told the resident that he has seen a black Jeep in the driveway on a number of occasions, and the employee drives a black Jeep. The officer will follow up.  

A resident of the 700 block of Thompson Boulevard reported finding a green purse in his driveway with the contents strewn about at 9:40 a.m. Nov. 25. Officers determined the owner and she stated that she left her garage door open overnight and her purse was in the unlocked car. The owner stated that the only things missing from the purse were a debit card and an iPod Nano. The owner contacted her bank and was advised that no activity was shown on the debit card.  

A resident of the 400 block of Ronnie Drive reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and removed a set of binoculars between 9 p.m. Nov. 24 and 9:45 a.m. Nov. 25. The black Pentax binoculars are valued at $350. 

DISPUTES

An official at Fitness 19 reported that a member became angry with the staff at 3 p.m. Nov. 21, and he departed the premises with a pair of dumbbells. The member then returned the equipment prior to officers’ arrival. The member wanted his membership canceled and wanted to be given a full refund, which the staff would not do. The member told the officer that he will not return to that facility. 

A Buffalo Grove Fitness Center staff member reported Nov. 18 that a man brings his daughter for swimming class and fails to provide identification in order to get a key for a locker. The man becomes upset and gets rude with the staff. An officer attempted to contact the man, but the number provided was not active. 

A complainant stated that a man was in the area calling him on his cell phone and threatening to beat him up at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 24. Officers checked the area but could not find anyone who fit the complainant’s description. It was determined that the caller was an owner of an adjoining restaurant, and that the complainant and the caller have had numerous issues over one supposedly taking customers from the other. Both were advised to avoid each other. 

FIREWORKS

A resident of the 2400 block of Apple Hill Lane, who has security cameras surrounding his home, indicated that the video from 1:35 a.m. Nov. 23 showed a car stopped in the street and a passenger exited, placed an item in the street and lit it. The object began to light up then explode. No description of the vehicle was available. 

FOUND PROPERTY

A resident of the 400 block of Bernard Drive reported finding an orange Shogun BMX bicycle in his bushes at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 23. The bicycle was placed into property at police headquarters. 

HOUSE CHECK

A complainant requested that officers check an unoccupied house at 6:55 p.m. Nov. 21 on the 400 block of Checker Drive. Lights were on inside the house, but no one was supposed to be there. An officer found an unsecured door and checked the inside and found no one inside. A log on the kitchen counter indicated that someone had been inside that day to perform maintenance. The house was secured. 

IMPROPER SECURITY

A citizen reported that the dock door to a business was up at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 21 on the 700 block of Armstrong Drive. An officer cleared the building and secured the door. Officers were unable to reach an official.  

MISSING PERSON

A resident reported that his 15-year-old daughter left the residence at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and was told to be home at midnight. She had not returned at 2:10 a.m. The parents provided a list of friends and phone numbers but no information on the girl was garnered. The resident called the following day at 6:25 p.m. stating that his daughter had returned home. An officer spoke with the girl who stated that she had been at a party and did not want to come home. 

NOISE COMPLAINTS

A resident of the 700 block of Weidner Road reported his neighbor’s dog was barking at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 23. An officer called the neighbor who stated that he was dog sitting and would be home shortly. 

A desk clerk at Extended Stay America reported that a ruckus and loud noise was coming from a unit at 3:05 a.m. Nov. 22. An officer spoke with the occupant who stated that the noise would stop. 

A resident of the 100 block of Glendale Road reported that her aunt was in an adjoining room and was making a lot of noise at 2:15 a.m. Nov. 24. The resident asked the aunt and other members of the family to be quiet but they would not. All was quiet when officers departed.  

PROPERTY DAMAGE

A resident of the 2300 block of Crabapple Terrace reported that his curbside mailbox was damaged between 10 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 a.m. Nov. 23. An officer located two additional mailboxes that had been damaged.  

The vice president of a company on the 300 block of Lexington Drive reported a woman cutting branches from trees that belong to the company at 3:20 p.m. Nov. 23. Officers located the woman, who stated that she wanted to use the branches for Christmas decorations. The woman left the branches by the tree when she was confronted by the vice president. The woman and the vice president reached an agreement for restitution.  

A resident of the 1100 block of Green Knolls Drive reported someone damaged her curbside mailbox between Nov. 21-25.

SUSPICIOUS NOISE/PERSON

A resident of the 300 block of Springside Lane reported hearing noise coming from the second floor at 8:35 p.m. Nov. 22 and believed someone was in the house. Officers checked the house and found no one inside. A ceiling fan had been left on and that may be the cause of the noise. The resident then went with officers and found everything to be in order. 

A resident of the 500 block of Parkview Terrace reported a male visitor was banging on her front door at 9:20 a.m. Nov. 24 The visitor was also looking into her car in the driveway. The resident stated that the person then left in a blue Hummer. Officers checked the area with negative results. 

THEFT

A resident reported Nov. 20 that shortly after providing her bank card account information to Appleonlinestore.us, someone used that information to charge $1,897.03 to several online outlets. The bank is working with the resident to resolve the issue. 

A Starbucks customer reported that she left her purse on a chair next to the condiment stand at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 and when she went to get her wallet for a purchase, the wallet was not in the purse. The wallet contained a driver’s license, various bank cards, $200 cash and various gift cards valued at $200. Corporate security will review video recordings of the area. 

A complainant reported that after visiting with friends between 2:30-4 a.m. Nov. 22, she could not find her iPhone. The friend and the complainant searched the residence with negative results. The friend provided the names and phone numbers of the other people that were present.  

A resident reported that she learned from LifeLock that someone opened an account using her name and identification and charged $630.69 to a Home Depot in California in October. The resident will work with LifeLock to rectify the problem. 

TRESPASSING

A resident of the 900 block of Chaucer Way reported leaving the garage door open between 11:15 p.m. Nov. 24 and 10 a.m. Nov. 25 and both vehicles were entered. The resident determined that nothing was missing from the cars. 

WELL-BEING CHECK

A resident of the 400 block of Dogwood Terrace requested that an officer check on her 11-year-old son who called her stating that there was a woman knocking on the door at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. An officer located the woman who stated that she has been attempting to get in touch with the resident in order to discuss business. 

A complainant told police at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23 that an acquaintance may have a medical issue. The complainant was unable to get an answer at the door, but could hear young children inside. The complainant kicked the front door open. The acquaintance was located the kitchen. She was awake but unresponsive. Paramedics transported the acquaintance to the hospital, and the acquaintance’s husband, who was out of town, gave permission for the complainant to stay at the residence to watch the kids. Management will repair the door. 

OTHER INCIDENTS

A manager at Rogan’s Shoes reported a man in the store was making inappropriate comments to female employees at 3:40 p.m. Nov. 23. An officer spoke with the man who was advised that he was no longer welcome at the store.

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