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Police Blotter: Deception, Dog Doo Dispute

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.

DECEPTIVE PRACTICES

A complainant reported receiving a call on Jan. 31 from someone who claimed to be an employee of Dish Network. The complainant was advised that if he prepaid for six months of service, he would receive an additional six months free. He followed the instructions provided and obtained a Green Dot Card to make the advance payment. Dish Network called him on a later date advising that his bill was past due, and told him they did not call him and there is no such offer. 

DISPUTES

A resident of the 600 block of Grove Drive reported a verbal altercation between the property maintenance worker and a resident at 7:10 a.m. Feb. 8. An officer spoke with the parties, and advised the complainant to speak to his association. 

A complainant reported Feb. 9 that he was hired by a homeowners association to complete maintenance work in the complex. The complainant said that a resident refused to pay the service fee, and accused him of damaging her property while performing the maintenance work. The complainant informed his supervisor of the situation and a police officer referred the resident to the association company for follow up. 

A resident of the 1100 block of Auburn Lane reported that she was approached by one of her neighbors on Feb. 10 and accused of not cleaning up after her dog. She asked that police speak with him regarding the incident. The neighbor claimed to have an ongoing issue with the dog owner not picking up after her dog. He was advised not to have any contact with her, and to contact 911 if the problem continues. 

FOUND PROPERTY

A set of keys were found near the intersection of Highland Grove Drive and East Fabish Drive at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9. The keys were turned into the police department. 

IDENTITY THEFT

A resident reported Feb. 8 that she received a bill from a company for services that were never requested.

PHONE HARASSMENT 

A resident of the 600 block of Weidner Road reported Feb. 9 that she has received numerous telephone calls and text messages from a previous landlord since Dec. 15, and she wanted him to stop contacting her. Police contacted the former landlord and advised him to cease contact with the complainant. He agreed and said he will contact an attorney. 

Complaints on the 600 block of Hapsfield Lane reported Feb. 9 that they were receiving unwanted telephone calls and text messages from a person, and they wished for the contact to cease. An officer advised the caller of the complaint, and she stated that she would no longer contact either party. 

SUSPICIOUS PERSON 

A resident of the 100 block of Willow Parkway reported that an unknown person came to the door and claimed to be serving paperwork at 8:35 p.m. Feb. 9. The person was gone upon police arrival. The resident was advised to call 911 if visitor returned. 

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