Police Blotter: Four Teens Charged with Marijuana Possession

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.


An employee at Burger King, 1515 W. Dundee Road, reported at 6:20 a.m. Sept. 16 that a man ordered food from the drive through an hour earlier, and was now sleeping in his car with the engine running. The employee attempted several times to wake the man up without success. Officers arrived and the car was still running. Roberto P. Bahena, 20, of the 1900 block of Cambridge, Palatine, was charged with driving under the influence. 

A complainant reported a woman who appeared to be intoxicated was trying to get into a residence at 1:50 a.m. Sept. 16 on the 100 block of Bernard. Officers located the woman, who was highly intoxicated and yelling and crying. She stated that she lives in the house with her boyfriend and he would not let her in. There appeared to be no one at home and the woman could not prove that she resided in the home. She was transported to police headquarters where she was picked up by her mother. 


An officer responded to a report of a black and white pit bull/lab mix running in traffic at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Weiland and Aptakisic roads. The officer located the dog and captured him. The dog had no collar, no tags and no chip. He was transported to Kings Kennel. 

A complainant reported that while cleaning up after his dog at Happy Tails Dog Park, a large black poodle came up to him and attacked, biting the complainant in both legs. The owner of the poodle retrieved his dog and left. The complainant got no information on the poodle or the owner. He had his wounds treated at the treatment center. 


Police responded to a report that a person pushed and punched a friend while at a party at 12:40 a.m. Sept. 16 on the 100 block of Selwyn Lane. The victim sustained a minor injury to his upper lip but refused aid. No complaints were signed and the offender was not located.  


A resident of the 400 block of Foxford Drive reported that she parked her car in the garage and left the door open and the car unlocked at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14. When she returned to the car an hour later, her purse was gone. The resident canceled all of her credit cards.  


A resident reported patrons on the deck of Prairie House were yelling and being overly loud at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 15. When the officer arrived he noted the patrons who were talking but not yelling or being loud. The patrons agreed to go inside.  


A complex manager on Villa Verde Drive reported Sept. 14 that a contractor, hired by a bank for the foreclosed property, is throwing garbage from the third story balcony, putting residents and their property at risk. An officer spoke to the contractor, who agreed to stop throwing things off the balcony. 

A landlord reported Sept. 16 that she is evicting her current tenants, and they were to meet her at the house in order for them to retrieve their personal belongings. The tenants did not show up. The landlord wanted this documented. 


A resident of the 1000 block of Fremont Court West reported the odor of burnt cannabis coming from a neighboring yard at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Officers arrived and could smell the odor coming from a backyard. When officers approached the deck, a number of youths walked into the house even when ordered to stop. The youths left behind cell phones and wallets, allowing the officer to identify youths. An officer yelled inside the residence their names and advised them to come out or their parents would be called and requested to come to the scene. A container with a green leafy substance was recovered and it field tested positive for cannabis. Three 16-year-old Buffalo Grove residents and a 16-year-old Riverwoods resident were charged with possession of marijuana, a local ordinance violation.

A father reported Sept. 14 that he found out that his son is using marijuana and is trying prescription medications. An officer spoke with the son who admitted using the substances and could only provide a first name of the person from whom he gets the marijuana. The father and son have been referred to the police social worker.  


A resident reported Sept. 14 that a men’s blue Diamondback Insight 26-inch bike had been chained to a speed limit post at Melinda Lane and Bernard Drive for the past two weeks. An officer recovered the bike, which has the front tire missing, and placed it into property at police headquarters. 

A citizen reported that she left her purse at Kilmer Park between 6-7 p.m. Sept. 7. When she returned, she could not locate the purse, which was blue denim and contained a Russian Passport, $16 and various photos and papers. 

An employee on the 1600 block of North Barclay Boulevard reported at 3:50 p.m. Sept. 12 that he had his wallet at work and when he returned home the wallet was gone. The brown tri-fold contained $50, a driver’s license, a FOID card, a carpenter’s union card, various golf tickets, and Jewel and Dominick’s cards. 


A resident reported Sept. 16 that a person continually calls him after being asked to stop. An officer spoke with the person, who stated that the resident works for the Obama campaign and he is seeking to volunteer. When the officer mentioned that his methods were unusual, the person replied that he was an unusual man. He was told to stop his calls. 


A homeowners association official on the 700 block of Grove Drive reported that a person pushed over a portion of the wooden fence and jumped on it at 3 p.m. Sept. 9. According to the official, the person has caused other damage to the property in the past. The official did not want to sign complaints, but wants the damage to stop. An officer spoke with the person’s mother who stated that she would speak with her son. 

A resident of the 1-100 block of Newtown Drive reported someone damaged the latch to the west gate between Sept. 9-15. The resident stated that nothing was missing from the yard and no entry was made into his home. The resident suspects an acquaintance with whom he has had a falling out over money. An officer spoke with the acquaintance who denied causing the damage but did say that he had stopped by to collect money owed him. The acquaintance was advised of his legal options. 


A resident reported at 10:25 a.m. Sept. 15 that her son left the house the previous evening with his backpack and had not returned. The mother believed that the son left because his father spoke with police regarding his use of marijuana and prescription drugs. The boy was entered into the police state database. 


An official at Moe’s Southwest Grill reported that a man came into the restaurant at 2:45 p.m. Sept. 13 and questioned employees as to what type of food was being served. When he was told, the man made a derogatory and racial remark and then left without making a purchase. He returned to the restaurant a time later, stood in the foyer said nothing and then left. 

A resident of Beechwood Court East reported that he observed a person park a car and begin to walk away at 11:20 p.m. Sept. 14. When the resident asked the person if he lived in the area, he stated no, got back in the car and drove off. An officer checked the area with negative results. 

A clerk at the Mobil station reported a vehicle with two occupants at the gas station at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 15. An officer spoke with the driver and his passenger. The passenger was heavily intoxicated and the driver was below the legal limit. A taxi was called to take both of them home. 

A Walgreens pharmacist reported after filling two prescriptions for a controlled substance at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 that the customer matched the profile of a person who attempted to fill false prescriptions in Deerfield. The pharmacist will call 911 should the person return. 

A resident of the 200 block of Golfview Terrace reported that she was followed by two men at 10 p.m. Sept. 15 as she left the parking lot of the Walmart in Wheeling. The vehicle followed the resident all the way to her driveway. The license plate came back to a Wheeling resident whose phone number was disconnected. 


A resident reported that someone made an unauthorized transfer of $19,000 from his bank account to another bank account at noon Sept. 12. The resident contacted his bank and they will follow up. 

An official at Extended Stay America Hotel reported that a guest had $200 in cash taken from his room on Sept. 16. The guest stated that he checked the entire room and his possessions and could not locate the money. The only people with access to the room were the guest, the hotel official and the maid. The manager will follow up. 


A resident of the 1000 block of Hobson Drive reported that someone used a highlighter to write an obscene remark on his garage door between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15. 

A resident of the 200 block of University Drive reported that someone pulled his curbside mailbox out of the ground between 9 p.m. Sept. 15 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16. The mailbox was not damaged. 


A resident reported Sept. 14 that he suspects his former girlfriend is slandering him on the Internet in violation of an order of protection. Though the documents are consistent with the ex’s past behavior, there was no direct evidence to connect her to the Internet inquiries was evident. 

A complainant reported a man was yelling and using profanity at 2:45 p.m. Sept. 16 over the use of tennis balls at Happy Tails Dog Park. An officer spoke with the man who stated that he donated tennis balls to the park district for their use at the dog park, and people are using them but they are not being picked up. The officer advised the man that it was not his position to yell at people and use profanity. When he was encouraged to calm down he did not and requested to be arrested. When the officer would not arrest him, he left. 

A third party reported a resident was taking alcohol and pills in an effort to harm himself at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 16. Officers went to the residence and did not get a response at the door, but the door was open. Officers and paramedics entered and the resident stated that he needed no assistance. Paramedics determined that there was insufficient cause for committal. The resident’s brother responded.


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