Police Blotter: Man Caught Flashing, Four Cited For Unmowed Grass

These were among the reports released May 23 by the Buffalo Grove Police Department.


A 17-year-old Wheeling resident was charged with possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor at 9:55 p.m. May 22 on the 1-100 block of Dundee Road.

Cheryl A. Workman, 53, of the 100 block of Old Oak Drive, Buffalo Grove, was charged with driving under the influence at 1:35 a.m. May 21 on northbound Buffalo Grove Road at Dundee Road.

Officers responded to a report of underage drinking at 11 p.m. May 20 at a home on the 400 block of Longwood Drive. Officers were not allowed entry into the home.  The homeowner was contacted and requested that a neighbor stay in his home until he returned from his trip.


Bartholomew E. Jones, 25, of the 1400 block of Winslow Drive, Palatine, was charged with domestic battery at 12:50 a.m. May 21 on the 1000 block of Lake-Cook Road.


A resident reported that someone unknown smashed the driver’s side window of his vehicle and removed a navigation system and a satellite radio between 10:15 p.m. May 20 and 5:35 a.m. May 21.

An official at a business on the 1300 block of Abbott Court reported that someone unknown made an attempt to enter the building by prying a door in the loading dock area between 9 p.m. May 19 and 6:30 a.m. May 20. It is believed that no access was gained.

Someone unknown entered a vehicle and removed the navigation system between 7 p.m. May 17 and 7 a.m. May 19 on the 1200 block of Johnson Drive. There were no signs of forced entry.


A manager at reported a group of youths that were refusing to leave the restaurant and that they were bothering other customer at 8:35 p.m. May 20. An officer met with the youths and asked them to leave, which they did without incident.

A resident of the 1-100 block of Newfield Drive reported a solicitor that was ignoring “No Solicitor” signs at 8:10 p.m. May 20. An officer located the solicitor who stated that he did not see the sign until after he rang the doorbell. The solicitor, who did not have a permit, was asked to leave the area.

A resident of the 500 block of Coventry Lane reported a male and female subject were soliciting in the area at 2:25 p.m. May 20. An officer located the male subject who stated that he thought his company had a permit. The officer checked and found that there was no permit and asked the solicitors to leave.

A resident of the 2200 block of Avalon Dive reported a male subject that was soliciting for magazine subscriptions at 1:25 p.m. May 20. An officer checked the area but did not locate the solicitor.

An employee at a business on the 700 block of Hastings Drive reported May 20 that someone unknown has been placing garbage into the company’s dumpster for the past three weeks.


James M. Hartnett, 28, of the 600 block of McHenry Road, Wheeling, was charged with disorderly conduct at 6:45 a.m. May 20 at Bernard Drive and Navajo Trail after a complainant reported a male subject was lifting his shirt and dropping his pants as people passed by.


As a customer attempted to pull away from a gas station pump at 4:30 p.m. May 22 on the 1-100 block of West Lake-Cook Road, another vehicle was backing up, preventing her from driving away. The complainant then honked her horn and the driver of the other vehicle came to her car and yelled at her. The other driver told the officer that the honking was unnecessary. The officer advised all concerned of better ways to handle the situation.

A complainant stated that she had a dispute with another motorist at 5:10 p.m. May 22 in a parking lot at Deerfield and Weiland roads and when she drove off the other motorist followed her. An officer went to the other motorist’s house and the resident stated that she would not talk to the officer without her attorney. The officer advised the resident that no complaints were signed and left.

A complainant stated that while working out at 5 p.m. May 21 at the , another man yelled at him and punched him in the chest. No complaints were signed. The officer spoke with the other man, who stated that the complainant got into his wife’s personal space and when asked to move he became belligerent.


Linda M. Accetta, 49, of the 100 block of Fletcher, Wheeling, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 9 p.m. May 22 on the 300 block of North Riverwalk.

Theodore J. Annes, 18, of the 300 block of Inland Drive, Wheeling, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 2:50 a.m. May 22 on Buffalo Grove Road at Dundee Road.


An officer found a set of four keys on top of a mailbox. At 5:30 p.m. May 21 at the . The officer contacted a Post Office official who was thankful that the keys she misplaced had been found. The keys were picked up from the police station.


Irina M. Tsipis, 25, of the 8800 block of Leslie Avenue, Des Plaines, was charged with identity theft, attempt to acquire a controlled substance and criminal damage to property at 9:40 p.m. May 21 at , 15 N. Buffalo Grove Road, after a pharmacist told police that a woman called in a prescription, claiming to be a doctor.


A complainant reported two subjects, one with a knife, at 7 p.m. May 21 on the 500 block of Checker Drive. An officer found one subject with a wound to his arm and bleeding profusely. The subject stated that he cut himself while preparing chicken for grilling. The situation was turned over to investigators.


A resident of the 500 block of Checker Drive reported May 21 that numerous homes in the area had either grass or weeds that were too long and in violation of the village’s odinance. An officer determined that four homes were in violation and citations were issued.


A resident reported May 22 that a person she met online was sending threats because she had rejected an offer by him for them to meet. The messages have stopped for the time being.


A 17-year-old Buffalo Grove resident was arrested on a warrant for parole violation at 2:40 a.m. May 23 on the 1-100 block of North McHenry Road.


A resident of the 600 block of Trace Drive stated that he witnessed a group of youths pounding on the fence just north of his patio at 10:05 p.m. May 21. Two sections of the fence broke. Officers located two youths who admitted to damaging the fence. The youths were turned over to their parents, and the officer will follow up with the complex management company.


A resident of the 500 block of Indian Spring Lane reported that a male subject walked by the driveway and then stopped and stared at his son and friends, who where playing basketball at 7:55 p.m. May 22. The resident stated that it made him feel uncomfortable.  The area was checked but the subject was not located.


A resident of the 1100 block of Bristol Lane reported that a UPS package that was delivered between 1:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 19 had been opened but the contents were still there. When the resident called UPS she was advised that a second package had also been delivered. The second package contained merchandise valued at $342.

A 16-year-old girl was caught leaving , 450 West Half Day Road, with merchandise that she did not pay for between 9:25-11 p.m. May 21. No complaints were signed and the girl was turned over to her father.

A resident reported May 13 that someone made an unauthorized $196.14 online purchase using his debit card. The purchase was shipped to St. Louis. The card has been canceled.

A complainant stated that someone used her credit card to make four unauthorized charges totaling $361.50 between April 15 and May 16. The card has been canceled.

A construction employee reported that someone unknown removed eight pieces of steel valued at more than $3,000 between 4:30 p.m. May 19 and 8 a.m. May 20 at Arlington Heights and Plum Grove roads.


A mother reported at 5:50 p.m. May 20 that her 14-year-old daughter may be at a residence without permission. An officer checked and found the girl there. The girl was turned over to her mom.


Officers stood by at 2:30 p.m. May 20 after an administrator at reported a rumor that a fight would be held at the school after hours. Officers found no activity.


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