Police Blotter: 10 Teens Charged at Underage Drinking Party

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.


While on patrol at 6:35 a.m. Sept. 1, an officer noted a boat parked behind the building. The boat was stripped of all of the interior components. An officer contacted the registered owner who stated that he gave the boat to his son, who in turn traded it to an unknown person. The officer requested that the son contact him.  


Officers responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 31 on the 700 block of Aspen Drive. The complainant stated that her neighbors were out of town and no one should be in the home. Officers found the rear patio door open and a male subject standing in the kitchen. A strong odor of alcohol was detected. The person in the kitchen stated that about 15 youths were in the home. Another person stated that the house belonged to his grandparents. Officers noted beer cans and a bottle of vodka. Preliminary breath tests verified that all the subjects had been drinking. A 16-year-old Buffalo Grove resident was charged with social host responsibility and possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor. Also charged with possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor were Joseph A. Hugener, 18, of the 4400 block of Hamelton Court, Kildeer; a 17-year-old Lincolnshire resident; two 16-year-old Buffalo Grove residents; two 17-year-old Buffalo Grove residents; a 17-year-old Long Grove resident; a 17-year-old Kildeer resident; and a 16-year-old Vernon Hills resident. 

A resident of the 1200 block of Wellington Court South reported that her mother’s friend was highly intoxicated, left the house on foot and was refusing to return at 11:20 p.m. Sept. 2. Officers located the friend, returned him to the house, and he stated that he would go to bed. 

John P. Day, 60, of the 200 block of Prospect Court, Prospect Heights, was charged with driving under the influence, disobeying a police officer and disobeying a traffic control device at 8:55 p.m. Aug. 31 on northbound Raupp Boulevard at Lake-Cook Road.


A resident reported that he found a golden retriever running loose at 11:20 a.m. Sept. 1 on the 1-100 block of Copperwood Drive. The dog, which had no tags or microchip, was taken to Kings Kennel. Police said the owner turned up, paid the kennel fee, received a citation, and “sprung the dog from the slammer.”

A citizen reported finding a brown domesticated cat at 9:05 p.m. Sept. 1 in the parking lot. The cat had no tags or chip and was taken to Kings Kennel.  


A homeowners’ association president on the 700 block of Grove Drive reported a delivery truck was driving the wrong way in the complex at 7:20 a.m. Sept. 3. When the president attempted to ask the driver why he was going the wrong way, he laughed and drove off. An officer spoke with driver who stated that he did not realize that the street in the complex was one way. 

A resident reported a loud party at 10 p.m. Sept. 3 on Lee Court. An officer located a neighbor who stated that he was hosting a BBQ for the holiday. There were five guests. Officers requested that conversations be toned down and that the music be turned off.  


A complainant reported that someone made a charge using her credit account on Aug. 25 at . In addition to filing the police report, the complainant has contacted her credit provider. The complainant and her husband still have their cards in their possession.  


The owner of reported a confrontation with a motorist who threatened her with bodily harm at 9:40 p.m. Sept. 1. The confrontation occurred when the motorist parked in a handicap parking space. An officer was unable to locate the motorist or vehicle. 


While on patrol at 2:15 a.m. Sept. 1 on the 300 block of West Half Day Road, an officer heard loud screaming and a loud crash. The officer found a father and two sons who were arguing. The three were walking from a bar where they had been drinking. A window to a restaurant had been damaged. The owner was contacted and stated that he would not sign complaints as long as the damage was paid for. All three were driven home. 


Joshua I. Penn, 30, of the 1-100 block of Birch Trail, Wheeling, was charged with possession of marijuana, no valid driver’s license, no insurance and no lights when required at 3:50 a.m. Sept. 3 on Buffalo Grove Road at Golfview Terrace.


A citizen reported an unsecured black Diamondback Outlook bike at the train station at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 31. An officer retrieved the bike and placed it into property at . 

A resident reported that she lost her black Samsung Galaxy cell phone while attending Buffalo Grove Days at 11 p.m. Sept. 2. After the festival closed, officers walked the area where the phone was last seen but they were unable to find it. 

A citizen turned over a check that he found on the ground at 1:20 p.m. Sept. 3 at Raupp Boulevard and St. Mary’s Parkway. An officer attempted to contact the writer of the check and the payee, but neither answered the phone. Messages were left. 


A resident reported that her 16-year-old daughter left the home following an argument at 5 p.m. Aug. 19. The girl has done this in the past and has always returned following some cool-off time. The mother did not know where the girl went. The girl retuned at noon Aug. 20. An officer spoke with the girl and referred her and her mother to the police social worker.  


A resident rof the 1200 block of Wellington Court North reported a unique odor coming from her next door neighbor’s unit at 2:10 a.m. Sept. 3 The resident stated that she has smelled the odor in the past coming from the neighbor and believes the odor to be that of burnt cannabis. An officer did not smell the odor. An attempt to make contact with the neighbor failed. 


Rolling Meadows police requested the K9 team assist in a search of a vehicle for drugs at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31. The dog, Saxon, indicated on the center console of the vehicle. 


A resident reported Aug. 31 that her son has been receiving harassing calls and text messages from people who the son believes to be students from his school. An officer read and listened to the messages, which were inappropriate and sexual in nature. 


Someone knocked a curbside mailbox off its post and damaged a solar light next to the mailbox between 5-11:15 a.m. Aug. 31 on the 300 block of Ronnie Drive.

A complainant on the 400 block of Buckthorn Terrace reported that someone damaged windows of her home with BBs between 6 p.m. Aug. 29 and 6 p.m. Sept. 1.


A resident of the 100 block of Manchester Drive reported finding a note under her door that read, “Bad wicked ugly neighbor, move out!” at 8 a.m. Aug. 30. The note was written in capital letters with a black marker. The resident has not had any issues with anyone. 

A resident of the 600 block of Indian Spring Lane reported seeing someone in his backyard who was turning on the water at 3:40 a.m. Sept. 3. When the resident turned on the lights, the person ran off. There was a blue flashlight on the ground that the resident stated did not belong to him. Officers checked the area but found no one. 


A resident of the 300 block of Bernard Drive reported that someone entered his garage between 6 p.m. Aug. 30 and 6 a.m. Aug. 31 and removed a Ryobi scroll saw valued at $160, a DeWalt miter saw valued at $4450, a Porter-Cable double insulated plate joiner valued at $150, and a DeWalt planer valued at $500. 

A vendor at Buffalo Grove Days reported a girl stole an inflatable guitar and a stuffed animal from a carnival stand at 9:15 p.m. Sept. 1. When the girl was confronted, the items were returned. No complaints were signed, and the officer took the juvenile home and turned her over to her mother. 

A resident of the 400 block of St. Mary’s Parkway reported that someone entered his detached garage between 9 p.m. Aug. 30 and 5 a.m. Aug. 31 and took a Milwaukee miter saw valued at $350, a pair of black sunglasses valued at $16, and 75 cents.

A  clerk reported that a customer brought an energy drink to the counter and requested cigarettes and a lighter at 4:45 a.m. Sept. 2. The customer then placed a Cook County bond form and an electrical chord on the counter and stated that was payment for the items. Officers located the subject who did not have any money. The subject contacted his therapist, who told officers that the subject is aggressive and dangerous and should be in a facility. The therapist agreed to come and pay for the items and the subject agreed to be transported by the paramedics to the hospital.

A employee reported that he was detaining two youths that had taken two cans of beer at 10:10 p.m. Sept. 2. No complaints were signed and the youths were turned over to their parents. 

A customer reported that he left his Apple iPhone in an unlocked property bin at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and when he returned, it was gone. Surveillance video will be reviewed. 

David R. Raya, 21, of the 4100 block of Bonhill Drive, Arlington Heights, was charged with retail theft at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at .


A official reported that a former employee showed up and was causing problems at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 31. An officer contacted the former employee and advised him that he was not welcome at the restaurant. The former employee stated that he understood. 


A health department official requested that officers accompany her while she checked on the health and home of a resident at 1:20 p.m. Aug. 31 on White Hall Court. The resident refused to allow anyone into his home. 

A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy requested officers check the 20900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue for a person who was walking and appeared disabled at 6:55 p.m. Sept. 1. Officers located the subject who was having difficulty walking and could not explain his circumstances. The subject was taken home and turned over to his wife. 


A resident of the 1200 block of Johnson Drive reported at 3:40 p.m. Sept. 3 that there were a number of people in the complex pool who did not belong there. An officer spoke with one of the people, who stated that she lives in the complex and that she was having family over for the holiday. She stated that she was aware of the two-guest limit without prior consent, but the management office was closed for the weekend. The officer advised the resident that he did not have the authority to enforce a rule on private property, so the resident left the pool and went home.


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