Police Blotter: Bike Stolen from Rack, eBay Seller Deceived

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.


A resident listed a camcorder on eBay and the buyer identified himself and requested an invoice by email on Aug. 29. The resident then received an email from what he thought was eBay stating that payment had been made. The resident shipped the camcorder to a person in California. When seeking his money, the sellers was advised by eBay that they did not receive any payment and that they do not send emails that payment has been made. 


A resident reported Sept. 6 that the owner of the home he lives in allowed for the resident to stay there rent-free in return for maintaining the house and property. The owner is now requesting the resident to move out. The resident has advised the owner to give him a week or two. An officer spoke with the owner who stated that he has been hearing the promise to move out for some time, but that he will hold off on eviction proceedings for a couple of weeks. 

An employee at filled a $42.12 order, which the customer paid with a credit card on Sept. 6. The following day, the employee received notice that the charge was being reversed. The employee called the customer, who stated to speak with her mom. The employee spoke with the mom, who said that she did not authorize her daughter to make the charge so she disputed it. The mother told the employee/owner that it was his problem. An officer left a message for mom and the daughter. 


A homeowners association official on Old Oak Drive reported that someone keyed the walls in one of the buildings between 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 8 a.m. Sept. 6. The maintenance man said that he suspects a resident. An officer spoke with that resident who admitted causing the damage because a neighbor told him to stop bothering him. The association will work out a restitution strategy. 


A resident of Trace Drive reported that when she left for school at 7:20 a.m. Sept. 6, she found a handprinted note on her car that was both complimentary and sexual. The resident had no idea who left the note. She said that she will be extra vigilant of her surroundings. 


A resident reported that he locked his bike to the rack at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at the and took a train into the city. When he returned for the bike at noon Sept. 6, he found only the front tire and lock. The bike is a green Trak mountain bike valued at $200. 


A resident of the 600 block of Hapsfield Lane reported warm water running through the ceiling from the unit above at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6. There was no answer at the door. An officer and fire personnel gained entry and found the water tank leaking. The water and gas were shut off to the tank, a note was left and management was notified. 

A customer at the station reported Sept. 6 that he prepaid $25 for gas on pump five and then realized that his car was on pump seven. When the customer advised the clerk, another customer had already pumped the $25 of gas into his car and drove off. An officer was able to contact the other customer, who stated that he swiped his credit card and then was surprised that he was able to only get $25 in gas. The other customer returned and all was rectified. 

A resident reported that her adult daughter was yelling and slamming doors at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 7 because she was stressed about her new job. The daughter then was found unconscious, breathing, but unresponsive on the front porch. Police said she may have taken more medication than prescribed. The daughter was transported to the hospital by paramedics.


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