Police Blotter: Football Players Strike Car with Helmets

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.


Melanie T. French, 23, of the 800 block of Shambliss Lane, Buffalo Grove, was charged with driving under the influence, illegal lane usage and following too closely at 4:25 a.m. Sept. 8 on Lake-Cook Road at Milwaukee Avenue.


A cable company employee reported that while he was exchanging a television box at a home on the 1000 block of Shambliss Court, he was bitten on the left forearm by the resident’s dog. The victim was treated and the resident was given the required information. 


A resident reported that a male driver of a black Pathfinder took a picture of her and called her a name at 3:05 p.m. Sept. 6 at East Lake-Cook and McHenry roads. The resident believes that the other driver was upset because she may have been tailgating him while making a left turn. Only a partial license plate was available. 

A resident reported three ATVs driving through the area of at 5 p.m. Sept. 9. One vehicle was white, another was yellow and the third was red. An officer checked the area and found tracks but not the vehicles. 


A complainant reported that staff at a rehabilition center on the 100 block of Weiland Road misplaced her sister’s CPAP machine between July 5-7. The complainant said she has called the facility but has yet to receive a reply. An officer spoke with a staff member who stated that they were aware and are checking their inventory and medical suppliers for the machine. 

A resident of the 800 block of Miller Lane reported that two vehicles belonging to his neighbor were being towed at 4:40 a.m. Sept. 9. When the resident asked the driver why he was towing the vehicle, he received no reply. The resident was informed since the vehicles were not his, he was not due an explanation. 


A resident reported hearing men fighting at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 10 at Beechwood and Arlington Heights roads. An officer located four people who stated that they were not fighting, just being loud. One of them had an injury under one eye, but he refused to say how that happened. 


Police officers and fire personnel responded to an active fire alarm at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 9 on the 600 block of Trace Drive and found nothing wrong. A resident stated that he did not know who might have pulled the alarm. 


A resident of the 300 block of Timber Hill Road reported Sept. 7 that a bicycle had been there for several days. An officer located a black Haro BMX bike and placed it into property at police headquarters.  

A employee turned in a red woman’s cloth pocketbook that he found on the roadway on the 800 block of North McHenry Road at 12:55 p.m. Sept. 7. An officer contacted the owner, who came to the station to retrieve the property. The owner stated that the pocketbook was stolen from her in Chicago and was missing $25 in cash and $225 in gift cards. 


A resident reported that as she was leaving the parking lot at 9 p.m. Sept. 7, two football players from the Hoffman Estates football team struck her car with their helmets. The resident and her passengers were upset and failed to get the players’ jersey numbers. It appeared the players were upset over losing the game. 


A resident of the 1-100 block of Chevy Chase Drive reported a tan Kia SUV driving through the neighborhood at 4 p.m. Sept. 6. An officer checked the area with negative results. 

A resident of the 1-100 block of Crestview Terrace reported that a male driver in a green, four-door vehicle was taking pictures of the resident’s house at 1 p.m. Sept. 7. An officer checked the area with negative results.  

A resident reported that a former high school acquaintance used to call her constantly and he was told not to do so. Between Sept. 1-8, the resident received three letters from the acquaintance addressed to her parents’ address. An officer attempted to contact the acquaintance and left a message warning him that further contact by him would lead to an arrest. 


A resident reported that a gold and diamond ring that was in a dresser drawer went missing between Sept. 2-4. The white pouch that it was in was still there. The resident suspects that her daughter may be involved. The resident will check with pawn shops and gold for cash stores. 

A resident of the 2100 block of Brandywyn Lane reported that someone took a flower pot from the front of his house between 6:45 p.m. Sept. 8 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The property was checked and nothing else was taken or disturbed. This is the second pot that has been taken this year. 


A mother reported that another guest approached her 11-year-old son at a wedding reception in Buffalo Grove on Sept. 2. The person asked the boy if he wanted to make out with his girlfriend, and said that he was in a rock band and worshipped the devil. This upset the boy, who told his sister. The mother asked the bride’s father who the person was and she was told that he was a relative who was just acting up.


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