Police Blotter: Four Charged with Burglary, Theft

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.


Heather D. Mathews, 23, of the 9000 block of West Terrace Drive, Niles, was charged with driving under the influence and illegal lane use at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 22 on Lake-Cook Road at McHenry Road.

Molly E. Miller, 20, of the 700 block of Clohesey Drive, Buffalo Grove, was charged with possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 22 on Lake-Cook Road at McHenry Road.


Police charged two teens with felony burglary and two other teens with misdemeanor theft after a resident of the 600 block of Hackberry Court West reported people going through cars in the cul de sac at 1:05 a.m. Dec. 21. The two people were then picked up by a red car with black rims. An officer located the vehicle with four males inside. When the officer asked if there was anything in the car that did not belong to them, they said no and the driver gave the officer permission to look inside. The officer located two iPods and a radar detector that belonged to the resident’s neighbor. Further investigation revealed more victims and additional property was recovered. Charged with two counts of felony burglary were Brian D. Dziak, 17, of the 5800 block of Constitution Avenue, Gurnee, and William L. Buettner, 17, of the 2400 block of Lawson Boulevard, Gurnee. Charged with theft were Nicholas H. Wilson, 19, of the 33400 block of North Evergreen Drive, Grayslake, and Brandon T. Morris, 19, of the 3000 block of Caryn Lane, Waukegan.

A resident reported four unauthorized withdrawals totaling $1,512 from his debit account between Dec. 14 and Dec. 16. The transactions took place in Mt. Prospect, Norridge and Chicago.

A resident of the 100 block of Old Oak Drive reported Dec. 20 seeing a man near her patio and bird feeders on two occasions. When she checked again, the bird feeders were gone. The resident saw the man leave in a pickup truck with the name of an animal rescue company on the side. The officer suggested that the resident contact the homeowners association to see if it had requested the removal of the feeders.


A complainant reported Dec. 21 that a contractor has been taking too long to remodel a home that she owns. During her lunch break, the complainant fired the contractor. Later that evening, the complainant returned to the house and found some cabinet doors, wood trim and some other items gone. The officer asked the complainant if she owed the contractor money for those items and she replied that is possible. The complainant was referred to her attorney.


A official reported that a person was in the process of depositing a $1,150 check at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 20. The transaction took longer than usual because of the heavy customer volume, and the person drove off before the transaction was completed. It was determined that the check and the driver’s license were both stolen. 


An FBI agent requested that officers contact a person on Dec. 21 regarding an ongoing investigation. The resident advised the officer that the person no longer lives there and that she does not know where he might be.


A resident of the 2700 block of Acacia Terrace reported that she and her husband were awakened by someone ringing their doorbell at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 21 It was too dark outside to see anyone.


A resident of the 500 block of Thornwood Drive reported Dec. 21 that someone threw containers of salsa on his house near the front door. This is the second incident in two days.


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