Police Blotter: Burglaries on Chevy Chase Drive, Bus Drives Through Wet Concrete

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.


Sureshkumar Ramajayam, 29, of the 1300 block of Johnson Drive, Buffalo Grove, was charged with driving under the influence, illegal lane use and driving without insurance at 10:45 p.m. Oct. 16 on Milwaukee Avenue at Johnson Drive.


Volodymyr Pronchak, 28, of the 1100 block of Miller Lane, Buffalo Grove, was arrested on a warrant for theft at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 on the 1100 block of Miller Lane.


A driver reported he discovered his laptop computer missing from the front passenger seat of his truck after he made a delivery to a business at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 12 on the 1300 block of West Dundee Road. The computer is valued at $900.

A resident of the 1-100 block of Linden Avenue reported someone forced entry into his home and took old coins, silver dollars and old $1 and $2 bills between 6:30 and 9:10 p.m. Oct. 16.

A resident of the 1-100 block of Chevy Chase Drive reported that someone forced entry into his home and removed cash, jewelry and silver coins between 5 and 10 p.m. Oct. 16.

A resident of the 1-100 block of Chevy Chase Drive reported that someone forced entry into his home between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16. A pillowcase was missing from a bedroom. The resident could not determine if anything else had been taken. 

A resident of the 1-100 block of Chevy Chase Drive reported someone entered his home between 2 and 3:25 p.m. Oct. 17 and removed a laptop computer, jewelry and cash totaling $1,305. There were no signs of forced entry.


A resident reported three people were soliciting for ComEd at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on the 1200 block of Ranchview Court. The solicitors were gone when officers arrived.

A complainant reported yelling and pounding on the walls from a neighboring unit on the 700 block of Weidner Road at 8 p.m. Oct. 13. An officer spoke with the neighbor who stated that she has a 2- and a 3-year-old and they are going to make some noise. The officer requested that the neighbor do her best to keep the pounding and screaming to a minimum.

Residents of Lake Boulevard reported Oct. 13 that a neighbor belches, spits and yells in their vicinity, and he smokes within 20 feet of the entrance. The neighbor has resorted to chirping his car with the lock remote. Officers spoke with the neighbor who stated that he chirps the car because he has to go in and out of it and sometimes simply to verify that the car is locked. The neighbor was advised that he could mute that feature but he was not interested in doing so.

A resident reported that a neighbor was shouting obscenities and causing his car to chirp at 4:30 a.m. Oct. 15 on Lake Boulevard. Officers attempted to contact the neighbor without success.


Bret R. Luga, 33, of the 27600 block of North Hickory, Island Lake, was charged with possession of marijuana, speeding, driving without insurance, and arrested on a bond forfeiture warrant at 3:40 p.m. Oct. 15 on the 1500 block of Lake-Cook Road.

Barry A. Epstein, 66, of the 1500 block of North Silver Lane, Palatine, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and illegal lane use at 2 a.m. Oct. 19 on westbound Dundee Road near Weidner Road.


A resident reported that her bank advised her of illegal activity with her checking account between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8. The resident found that five checks, totaling $7,015.58, were made out to people she does not know.


A resident of the 800 block of Weidner Road reported Oct .18 that two bikes had been lying in the grass for the past two days. A red Trek MT Track 850 and a silver Vertical PK7 were placed into property at the .


A resident reported that her 8-year-old son left the residence at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 and had not returned. The boy later was located in Arlington Heights.


A resident reported Oct. 12 that her ex-boyfriend continues to text and call. An officer spoke with the ex-boyfriend who stated that the communications were mutual but that he would stop.


A student reported that someone keyed her car in the parking lot on Oct. 7 while parked in the basin and on Oct. 12 in the main lot.

A resident of the 400 block of Foxford Drive reported that someone intentionally cut the invisible fence around her yard on Sept. 22. The wire was pulled from the ground, rolled up and placed into the bushes.

A complainant reported that a large branch fell off a parkway tree and struck his car between 4 and 6:55 p.m. Oct. 14 on the 1000 block of Whitehall Drive.

A resident of the 200 block of Osage Terrace reported hearing voices, a vehicle driving outside her house and a loud noise at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 14. When she later went outside to investigate, she noticed her mailbox had been damaged.

Someone damaged a curbside mailbox between 6 and 9 p.m. Oct. 14 on the 300 block of Armstrong Drive.

A Pace bus dispatcher reported that one of the company’s vans drove onto freshly poured concrete at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 18 at Arlington Heights Road and Villa Verde Drive. The flagger attempted to stop the van without success. The superintendent estimated it would cost $2,000 to $10,000 to make repairs to the 30-foot section.


Chad M. Penn, 21, of the 1-100 block of Birch Trail, Wheeling, was charged with criminal sexual assault at 5 p.m. Oct. 10 in a parking lot on the 200 block of Horatio Boulevard.


A resident of Villa Verde Drive reported two people in the area who may have been completing a drug deal at 10:50 p.m. Oct. 14. An officer located the people, who denied any illegal activity and stated that they were friends.

A resident of the 400 block of Foxford Drive reported hearing the patio screen door open and close and the dogs began to bark between Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. The resident found no one at the door.

A resident of the 300 block of Towne Place Circle reported people knocking on windows and the front door at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 15. An officer located a man who stated that he was looking for his 14-year-old daughter who was at a party.


A resident reported that her 2007 Toyota Camry was taken from the 1200 block of Bristol Lane between 7 and 8:25 p.m. Oct. 14. There was no record of repossession.

A complainant reported that his son lost his cellphone while at Buffalo Grove High School’s football game Oct. 14. The son believes that the phone fell out of his pocket while he was cheering. The area was checked but the phone was not found.

Someone removed a bicycle and bicycle rack from a car Oct. 16 on Old Oak Drive. The red Lotus road bike is valued at $800.

A guest at the reported that someone took airline tickets from his room between Oct. 14 and Oct. 17. The tickets were canceled and the guest was advised to contact the corporate office to file a complaint.

A company official on the 900 block of Busch Parkway reported that someone removed a Bosch jackhammer, Bosch impact drill, a Makita impact drill, Milwaukee cordless ratchet, laser level, five hammers, a Bosch hammer drill, and a container of Behr paint between Oct. 13 and Oct. 17. The items were valued at $4,475.

A resident reported Oct. 17 selling a watch on CraigsList to a buyer in Nigeria. The resident was paid via PayPal and sent the watch. PayPal then advised the resident that the money was withdrawn from the resident’s account because the buyer used a fraudulent account.

A student reported that someone took his bike from a bike rack at between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 17. The yellow Huffy mountain bike was not locked.

An individual on the 1-100 block of East Dundee Road reported that when he checked his credit history Oct. 18, he found that someone had used his identification to purchase two vehicles.


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