Police Blotter: Burglarized Cars, Damaged Property

These were among the reports released April 6 by the Buffalo Grove Police Department.


Someone entered an unlocked vehicle and removed a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses between 9:30 p.m. April 4 and 8 a.m. April 5 on the 200 block of Horatio Boulevard.

Someone smashed the passenger side window of a car and removed a pink Vera Bradley purse and its contents, an Apple iPod and a Cannon digital camera between 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 5 on the 1300 block of North Barclay Boulevard.

Someone smashed the driver’s side window of a vehicle and removed a Nintendo gaming console and a black leather Coach wallet containing a driver’s license, multiple credit cards and $237 in cash between 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 5 on the 1300 block of North Barclay Boulevard.

Someone entered a vehicle and removed a silver digital scale, an iPod Touch and a navigation system and charger between 4 p.m. April 2 and 8 a.m. April 5. There were no signs of forced entry.


Robert M. Hanzel, 21, of the 1300 block of Fairfield Court, Wheeling, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, illegal lane usage, failure to yield in an intersection and driving without insurance at 1:40 a.m. April 6 on eastbound Lake-Cook Road at Buffalo Grove Road.


A Public Works employee found a black Velcro wallet at 1:15 p.m. April 5 at Checker Drive and Burnt Ember Lane. The wallet contained $2, change and a name and phone number. Attempts to contact the person were unsuccessful and the wallet was placed into property.

A Public Works employee recovered a blue boy’s Magna bicycle at 1:45 p.m. April 5 at the Metra Station, 825 Commerce Court. The bike was placed into property.

A resident reported losing his Sprint cell phone at an undetermined location between 1:30-7 a.m. April 5. The cell phone provider was notified.


A resident of the 700 block of Grove Drive reported that her upstairs neighbor continuously bangs on the floor and that it’s causing damage to the resident’s ceiling. An officer spoke with the neighbor who denied intentionally banging on the floor. The neighbor stated that sometimes her children run around, but she tries to keep them quiet.


A resident reported that the red flag to his mailbox was broken off between 10 p.m. April 4 and noon April 5. It was the second time in a month that his mailbox was damaged.

A resident of the 1-100 block of Oak Creek Drive reported that someone unknown damaged his vehicle between 9 p.m. April 4 and 8 a.m. April 5. The officer noted scratches all over the car.

A complainant stated that a passenger of the vehicle next to hers opened his door into the complainant’s driver’s side rear quarter panel at 5 p.m. April 4 in a parking lot on the 1100 block of West Lake-Cook Road. Information was exchanged.


A resident reported a solicitor selling magazines at 12:10 p.m. April 5. An officer located the solicitor, who works for National Magazine Association and did not have a permit to solicit in Buffalo Grove. The solicitor was asked to stop and he left the area.

A resident reported that a male subject came to his door soliciting to do work on the resident’s house at 6 p.m. April 5. An officer located the subject, who works for American Dream Home Improvements and did not have a permit to solicit in Buffalo Grove. The subject was asked to stop.


A resident of the 2000 block of Sheridan Road reported that someone unknown drew offensive characters on the sidewalk and in the street between 10 p.m. April 4 and 5:35 p.m. April 5. The resident also reported that her home was toilet papered earlier in the week.


A resident reported seeing her neighbor’s children pointing an air rifle at a soda can in their backyard at 3:15 p.m. April 5.


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