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Police Blotter: Mailbox Catches Fire, China, Champagne Stolen

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.

ALCOHOL

Jason K. Tuller, 34, of the 1-100 block of Timberhill Road, Buffalo Grove, was charged with driving under the influence at 1:50 a.m. July 13 on Dundee Road at Buffalo Grove Road. 

A 17-year-old Deerfield resident was charged with possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor at 2:40 a.m. July 14 at Dundee and Arlington Heights roads.

Pamela C. Hogan, 55, of the 900 block of Pine Tree Court South, Buffalo Grove, was charged with driving under the influence at 7:10 July 14 on the 800 block of Commerce Court.

ANIMALS

An officer located a stray male American bulldog at 7:30 p.m. July 14 on the 200 block of Lexington Drive. The white and brown dog did not have a collar or tags. The dog attempted to bite the officer a number of times but was eventually subdued. The dog had shallow breathing and appeared to have heat exhaustion. He was taken to the for treatment.

A citizen brought to the police headquarters a young-looking brown, mixed-breed dog that was found at 1:15 p.m. July 15 near Horatio Boulevard and Armstrong Drive. The dog had a fabric collar and metal leash. There were no tags or chip and the dog was taken to Kings Kennel.

BURGLARY

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle and removed a Samsung Captive Glide cell phone valued at $200 between 8:30 p.m. July 12 and 9 a.m. July 13 on the 300 block of Glendale Road.

A resident of the 1300 block of Devonshire Road reported that someone entered his wife’s vehicle, which was parked in the garage with the garage door open between 9:30 p.m. July 13 and 7:15 a.m. July 14. Taken was a purse containing prescription sunglasses valued at $400, a driver’s license, five credit cards, and an iTunes gift card. When the owner cancelled the credit cards, it was determined that one of the cards had already been used on five occasions in Waukegan and Zion.

While checking the area at 7:15 a.m. July 14, an officer located a vehicle with the driver’s door ajar on the 700 block of Dannet Road. The interior was ransacked. The owner stated that a Sirius radio receiver and loose change were taken from the unlocked car.

A resident of the 500 block of Crown Point Court reported that someone entered his van and removed the navigation system and a men’s wallet containing a driver’s license, $165 in cash and a credit card between 9 p.m. July 13 and 8 a.m. July 14. There were no signs of forced entry.

A resident of the 1200 block of Devonshire Road reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and removed a navigation system valued at $250 between 6 p.m. July 13 and noon July 14.

A resident of the 600 block of Hapsfield Lane reported that someone forced the sliding doors open and took costume jewelry and an iPad from a bedroom between 8:30 p.m. July 14 and 12:30 a.m. July 15. The jewelry is valued at $35 and the iPad is valued at $600.

A resident of the 800 block of Dannet Road reported that someone entered his vehicle and removed two 12-inch subwoofers and an amplifier from the trunk of his car between 1 a.m. July 14 and 10 a.m. July 15 The items are valued at $400. There were no signs of forced entry.

COMPLAINTS
 
Officers responded to a complaint of loud music at 1:10 a.m. July 14 on the 1100 block of Miller Lane. An officer located a person in a vehicle who stated that the music level in his car was reasonable. The music was eventually turned down.

A resident of Villa Verde Drive reported that her upstairs neighbor dumped a liquid over the balcony and some of it landed on the resident’s balcony. At 4:30 p.m. July 15. An officer spoke with the upstairs neighbor who stated that they had been using charcoal lighter fluid for the grill. The neighbor was advised that they are prohibited from using a charcoal grill on the balcony and the coal was extinguished.

A resident reported a black Dodge Charger was circling the neighborhood at 5:50 p.m. July 15 near Freemont Way and Providence Lane. An officer located the vehicle and the driver stated that he was attempting to burn off the old gas in the car before putting in new gas. The driver took the car home.

CREDIT CARD DECEPTION

An official at reported July 12 that she was notified by a credit card company that one of the official’s employees has been initiating credit card refunds from the business to the employee’s personal credit card account since November. The amount refunded to the employee’s account totaled $7,832.82. Complaints will be signed.

A company official in Starkville, Miss., reported July 13 that someone is attempting to make online purchases with stolen credit card numbers. The shipping address for the merchandise is in Buffalo Grove, and it appears that the fraud is originating in the Ukraine.

DRUGS

A 16-year-old Riverwoods resident was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor at 2:40 a.m. July 14 on Dundee and Arlington Heights roads.

INTIMIDATION/CYBERSTALKING

A resident reported July 14 that someone posted Internet blogs and photographs of him during the past month. The resident suspects his ex-girlfriend, who was the only other person to have those photos of him. The posts have been removed but the photos continue to show on a Google search. An officer spoke with the ex-girlfriend, who denied posting the blogs and pictures.

INVESTIGATION

A clerk at the reported that a person had been on the roof of the gas station, then jumped off and departed in a black vehicle at 7:30 a.m. July 15. The clerk stated that his register went offline and he was unable to bring it back up during the day.

MISSING PERSON

Lincolnshire police requested assistance in searching for a missing child. At 12:05 a.m. July 15 near Half Day Road and Oxford Drive The boy was located hiding under a coffee table in the house.

PHONE THREAT/HARASSMENT

A complainant reported July 13 that he filed an objector’s petition to remove a candidate from the ballot for the November elections. That candidate has called the complainant a number of times and left messages that the complainant construed as threats of physical harm. An officer discussed the messages with an assistant state’s attorney and it was determined that the messages and statements were too ambiguous for charges.

A official reported July 13 that a customer whose loan for a car was declined by the bank won’t stop calling the official. An officer attempted to contact the customer without success. The official was advised to have the customer’s phone number blocked.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

Someone punctured the left front tire of a vehicle between 7 p.m. July 12 and 8 a.m. July 13 on the 400 block of Parkview Terrace.

A resident of the 300 block of Checker Drive reported that when she returned home at 1:50 a.m. July 14, she found her mailbox on fire. The fire department doused the smoldering mailbox and post. It appeared that an M80 firework was the cause.

A resident of the 600 block of Hapsfield Lane reported that four pellets/BBs were shot at her car, striking her minivan’s door panel, sometime in December 2011.

THEFT
 

A manager reported that while reviewing security video, it was noted that a man stole three bottles of Dom Perignon champagne valued at $658.47 at 2:15 p.m. July 8.

A resident of the 1300 block of Hidden Lake Drive reported that while having an estate sale at her home, someone took her cell phone valued at $199 between noon and 12:15 p.m. July 14.

A resident of the 600 block of Hapsfield Lane reported that someone removed the Ford medallion from the tailgate of his truck between 3 p.m. July 14 and 8 a.m. July 15. There were no pry marks surrounding the mounting location.

A resident of the 1500 block of Anderson Lane placed a bedroom set for sale on Craig’s List and a buyer came to the house to pick the set up on July 8. The buyer brought two of his sons with him to help load the furniture. The resident later noticed that a 76-piece china set was missing from its cabinet. The set is approximately 50 years old and is valued at $1,000.

TRESPASSING

While checking the area at 7:15 a.m. July 14, an officer located two vehicles with the doors ajar on the 800 block of Dannet Road. The interiors of the vehicles were ransacked but the owner said that nothing appeared to be missing. There were no signs of forced entry.

While checking the area at 8 a.m. July 14, an officer located a vehicle with the driver’s door ajar on the 1100 block of Devonshire Road. The owner stated that nothing of value was missing from the unlocked vehicle.

UNWANTED VISITOR

A resident reported that her daughter’s boyfriend would not leave the house at 9 p.m. July 14. An officer spoke with everyone involved and the daughter then left with the boyfriend.

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