Pete Lippert, crime prevention specialist for the Buffalo Grove Police Department, posted his final blotter this week.
Lippert had retired from the department in 2003, but returned to work part-time in 2007 as a crime prevention and community involvement specialist. When Lippert took over the blotter in 2007, it had 300 subscribers. His daily alerts grew to reach 2,500 homes, according to a previous story on Patch.
Lippert shared the following statement on Jan. 1 on the Buffalo Grove website:
This is my final Buffalo Grove Police Blotter. Due to financial reasons, my position has been cut from the budget effective January 1, 2013.Pete Lippert
Though I have never met many of you, it seems as though we have become friends. I appreciate your feedback and contributions to this Blotter. I have enjoyed writing it for the past five and a half years and will miss doing so. I do sincerely hope that you were well informed and that you have gained some knowledge on crime prevention and safety. Remember to be a nosy neighbor and call 911 if you see anyone or anything that seems suspicious. Thank you!
Have a Happy New Year and I wish you health, happiness and prosperity.
Lippert was previously profiled on Patch in this article: Fighting Crime With a Touch of Humor (click on the link to read the full text). His blotters were described as being both informative and entertaining.
RECAP FOR DECEMBER 2012
Statistics were provided on Buffalo Grove Police Department activity during December 2012. Officers handled 1091 incidents and crimes and 98 crashes, according to the Buffalo Grove website.
In addition to the incidents and crimes already reported in the blotter, officers handled the following:
- 26 Domestics
- 6 Death Investigations
- 4 Child Custody Disputes
- 3 Mental Health Issues
- 2 Suicidal Subjects
- 2 Attempted Suicides
- 2 Suicides
- 2 Information for Police
- 1 Domestic Battery
- 1 Ambulance Assist