Police Blotter: Fake Owls Disrupt the Peace, Girls Gets 'Whacked' at the Movies

These were among the reports released May 15 by the Buffalo Grove Police Department.


Graeme M. Frankel, 23, of the 1-100 block of Fabish Drive, Buffalo Grove, was charged with driving under the influence, illegal lane usage, no valid registration, and possession of drug paraphernalia at 3:35 a.m. May 14 on westbound Lake-Cook Road from Milwaukee Avenue.


A resident reported a dog was lying in the roadway at 12:15 a.m. May 14 on westbound Aptakisic Road near Weiland Road. An officer, with the assistance of the resident, placed the dog on a blanket and the officer then transported the dog to the . The black male Labrador Retriever had a red nylon collar with no tags. There was also no microchip. Examination of the dog, who had a nose injury, showed no broken bones and no injured organs. The dog will be kept at the clinic for 10 days and then taken to a shelter or adopted.  


Someone entered an unlocked vehicle and removed a cell phone and a Powerball Lottery ticket on May 14 on the 400 block of Trinity Court.


A complainant stated that while attending a meeting at 9:10 p.m. May 14 on the 400 block of West Dundee Road, a member of the group squeezed the complainant’s neck and made a threat of bodily harm. The member stated that he was attempting to scare the complainant straight, and he apologized for his actions. No complaints were signed.


Nicholas A. Duffy, 30, of the 1600 block of Foxmoor Court, Mundelein, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration at 2:30 a.m. May 15 on northbound Milwaukee Avenue at Deerfield Parkway.


A resident of the 300 block of Cottonwood Road reported an open front door at a neighbor’s house, which is foreclosed and empty, at 12:35 a.m. May 15. Officers checked the house, found everything in order and secured the door.


A resident reported his 16-year-old daughter was missing from home at 12:10 a.m. May 14. This is an ongoing issue. The girl returned home as the report was being taken.


A resident reported May 14 that his neighbor’s outdoor motion-activated owls are causing excessive noise. The owls’ heads turn and make a hoot if they sense motion. The resident stated that the noise disturbs him at night. Police said there appears to be no ordinance violation and the officer advised the resident that he may not enter onto his neighbor’s property to turn the owls off.


A complainant reported that when she returned to her car at 7:55 p.m. May 13 in a parking lot on the 700 block of South Buffalo Grove Road, the passenger doors had been scratched. The complainant had seen a group of youths in the area when she parked the car, but could not describe them.


A resident reported two Hispanic males came to his front door at 12:15 p.m. May 13. When he asked what they wanted, they stated that they had the wrong address and left in a white van. An officer located the van and the driver told him the address he was attempting to find to give a plumbing work estimate. The officer went to that address and confirmed the appointment. 


A Chicago resident went to the police station at 11:25 a.m. May 14 to report that someone made three unauthorized withdrawals from her account totaling $1,000.  The withdrawals were made at an ATM in Buffalo Grove. The card has been canceled.

A complainant stated that while doing business at 5 p.m. May 13 at , he left his cell phone on the counter. When he returned to the bank, he was told that no cell phone was found or turned in. Bank security indicated that the phone was video taped lying on the counter and the tape will be viewed.

A resident of the 500 block of South Buffalo Grove Road stated that while she was away from the house from 1-5 a.m. May 13, two friends were there. When she returned home, she found that a safe that she kept in her bedroom was missing. The safe contained $1,800.

Someone took a Toro mower from a rear patio between May 7-15 on the 100 block of Downing Road.  The mower is red and is valued at $400.

A person driving a silver Cadillac SUV failed to pay for $40.01 worth of gas at 5 p.m. May 15 at , 540 McHenry Road. The gas station clerk also stated that the pumps had gone down momentarily and that may have affected the pay at the pump status, making him believe the theft was not intentional. The area was checked for the vehicle with negative results and no license information was available.

A complainant stated that when he returned to his vehicle after dinner, at 9:45 p.m. May 15, he found his 2009 black two-door Nissan GT-R gone from its parking space at Outback Steakhouse. The complainant stated that he locked the car and has both keys in his possession. There was no debris to indicate forced entry.


Someone entered an unlocked vehicle and went through gym bags between 10 p.m. May 13 and 2 a.m. May 14. On the 400 block of Trinity Court. Nothing was taken.


A friend reported at 1 a.m. May 15 that he dropped his 16-year-old acquaintance off at her apartment building, but her mom locked the door because the girl was out after curfew. Officers found the girl sleeping in the lobby of the building and she stated that mom would not let her in. Officers were finally able to get her mother to let them in and the mother was advised that she cannot lock a 16-year-old out, and that any further instances of curfew violation would result in arrests.


A mother reported that an elderly lady whacked her 7-year-old daughter on the arm and told her to be quiet at 3:30 p.m. May 15 at the . The mother was upset over the physical contact and wanted the elderly lady removed. An officer found the lady and her friend, who admitted to whacking the girl, but refused to leave, pushing the officer out of the way. The friend stated that the lady suffers from Alzheimer’s, apologized for her actions and took her home.

A resident reported May 13 that his employer received a letter from The Arkansas Child Support Enforcement requesting the verification of employment for a subject that was using the resident’s Social Security number. The resident will contact the agency and check with the credit bureaus.


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