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Police Blotter: Officers Respond to Bird Call

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.

ANIMALS

Officers responded to a report of an injured bird and located a robin in the lot with an injury to its back at 9:42 a.m. Jan. 20 in a parking lot on the 1100 block of Windbrooke. A local wild life agency picked up the bird to care for it. 

DECEPTIVE PRACTICES

A resident reported Jan. 17 that he was advised by his credit card company of his card being used at an Apple store in Virginia. The complainant advised he had no knowledge of the transaction. 

DISPUTE

A resident who rents a room from a homeowner and the homeowner’s elderly parent reported at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 18 that she was upset that the homeowner left her alone with the parent. Officers explained to all that a caregiver should be in place when leaving the residence. 

DRUGS

Ashley D. Grandt, 24, of the 3100 block of Indian Creek, Buffalo Grove, was charged with possession of cannabis and speeding at 12:26 a.m. Jan. 18 near Dundee Road and Grove Terrace.

IDENTITY THEFT

A resident reported that someone used his Social Security number to open a Dish Network account at an address in North Carolina from November 2011 until May 2012. The resident was advised to contact the credit bureaus and review his history. 

IMPROPER SECURITY

Officers found an open door at a business at 7:28 a.m. Jan. 20 on the 1100 block of Weiland Road. The building was checked and no forced entry or anything unusual was observed. The door was secured upon their exit.  

Officers were called to check a residence on the 700 block of Aspen Drive with an open door at 5 p.m. Jan. 20. Officers checked the home and found it to be secure. They contact the homeowner, who stated the cleaning crew may have left it open. 

PROPERTY DAMAGE 

A complainant reported that while getting into her vehicle at 12:34 p.m. Jan. 18 in a parking lot of the 0-100 block of McHenry Road, the wind caused the car door to slam into a vehicle that was parked next to hers. This caused a small amount of damage. The owner of both vehicles exchanged insurance information.  

A complainant reported she discovered four small holes in her front windshield that were possibly caused by a BB gun while the car was in a parking lot between Jan. 19-20.   

SUSPICIOUS INCIDENTS

A complainant reported at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 that the plastic cap on his bike lock was broken and may have been pried off while in the parking lot on the 2100 block of East Lake-Cook Road. Nothing else was disturbed. 

A resident of the 100 block of North Buffalo Grove Road reported that his W-2 form had been opened and stapled shut. He found it wedged between the wall and the metal mailboxes on Jan. 19. The resident was concerned that his information had been compromised. He was given directions about checking his credit report. 

THEFT

A complainant reported that her iPhone was stolen out of her purse at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 while she was at a store on the 400 block of West Half Day Road. Officers checked the area but did not find the phone. 

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