Police Blotter: Man Drives into House, Halloween Party Draws Noise Complaint

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.


Officers responded to an active alarm at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 on the 1-100 block of Chestnut Circle West and found the front door unsecured. The interior was check, no one was inside and all seemed in order. The door was secured and the homeowner was contacted and advised of the situation. 


An employee at Extended Stay America reported an intoxicated guest was in the lobby, bothering other guests at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 27. The intoxicated guest would not return to his room after repeated requests. An officer spoke with the intoxicated guest and he apologized and returned to his room. 

Joseph Balogh, 63, of the 1000 block of Cambridge Drive, Buffalo Grove, was charged with driving under the influence, unsafe backing on a roadway, driving without insurance, no valid registration and driving on a suspended license after police said he struck a house at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 27 on the 1000 block of Cambridge Drive.


A resident reported that her dog bit her on the finger at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 25. The dog had a valid rabies vaccination and a valid village license. The resident was given the information for home confinement of the dog and veterinary requirements. 

A resident reported that while walking his dog, another dog broke free from its owner and attacked the resident’s dog at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 38 on the 600 block of Essington Lane. The resident did not have any information on the other dog or its owner. The resident’s dog sustained four puncture wounds on its neck. 


A resident of the 600 block of Hapsfield Lane reported that someone broke their vehicle’s left rear door window between 10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m. Oct. 26 and removed a navigation system from the glove box a Kenwood amplifier from the trunk and two subwoofers from the trunk.  


Officers responded to a report of a loud party at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 26 on the 100 block of Glendale Road. The resident was hosting a Halloween party for a large number of juveniles. The resident stated that he would lower the volume on the radio. 

A resident reported that she received numerous phone calls between 2:20-7:15 p.m. Oct. 26 and when she answered, the caller hung up. Officer called the number and the person on the other end stated that AT&T mistakenly forwarded his office calls to the resident instead of his cell phone. The issue was corrected. 


A resident reported that her daughter placed her cell phone down at Dominick’s self-checkout and then forgot to take it with her when she left at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. A check with store personnel was negative. An iPhone application showed the phone was at an address in Park City. Park City police were unable to locate such an address. 

A Buffalo Grove High School student reported that he lost his black wallet at the school on Oct .26. The wallet contained a driver’s license, a debit card, a Tae Kwon Do card, and a school ID. 


An official at Nino’s Pizza reported Oct. 27 that someone called twice and was argumentative and rude. The official was given information on how to trace the call should the person call again. 

A resident reported that she received 15 phone calls between 5-9:15 p.m. Oct. 28 from a female caller she does not know. The resident requested the caller to stop and then turned off her phone. When the resident turned her phone back on, there was a voicemail from the caller threatening bodily harm. The resident will contact her cell provider to see if they can determine the caller’s identity.


While on patrol at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 28, officer found a broken window on the ground level at the southeast corner of Aptakisic Junior High. No entry to the school was made. The officer also found that a portable toilet at the baseball field had been turned over. A school official was notified and he stated that he would check the school and let the officer know if there was additional damage. 

A resident reported that her car was keyed between 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 8 a.m. Oct. 28. The resident suspects that her son, who has been experiencing behavior issues, caused the damage. 


A resident of the 2400 block of Waterbury Lane reported that the doorbell rang at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 28, and when he opened the door, no one was there. The resident found a small bag of candy on the doorstep. The bag had a note stating that the resident had been “boo-ed.” 

A customer reported a plug sticking out from the receipt slot on pump #7 at the Shell gas station at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The customer was concerned that a credit card skimming device had been attached to the plug. An officer checked with the clerk, who did not know what the plug was and stated that only the manager can open the pump to check. The officer advised the clerk to take the pump out of service until it could be checked by the manager. 


A resident reported three unauthorized charges were made on her credit card account between Oct. 16-24. One charge was made in Arkansas for $41.26, one was to Holiday House for $663.83 and one was to Air Canada for $906.83. The credit provider has issued a new card and the charges have been reversed.

casey kline October 31, 2012 at 08:44 PM
RE: Suspicious Incident Reported Above: Buffalo Grove Patch Article 10/11/2012, By Sue Kirchner "There is a new Halloween tradition in town and it’s called Booing. Have you heard of it? Has anyone on your block been Boo’d? Well, if you don’t know about it, don’t worry, this will help get you in on the action. It really is a fun way to kick-off the Halloween season and strengthen ties with neighbors..."


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