Police Blotter: Park Vandalized, Cars Burglarized

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.


A resident reported that someone broke the passenger side window of her car and took her purse, which was on the floor on the passenger side, between 9-10 a.m. Nov. 12 in a parking lot on the 300 block of West Half Day Road. The purse contained numerous credit and debit cards, several gift cards, keys and $140 in cash. The resident was advised to change locks, cancel the credit cards and set up a 90-day fraud alert with the credit bureaus. 

Someone broke a vehicle’s driver’s side window between noon and 1:40 p.m. Nov. 12 on the 600 block of Deerfield Road. The owner reported his Apple iPhone 4 missing from the center console. On the console was also his gold wedding ring, which was not taken. The complainant will attempt to locate his phone with the Find My iPhone app. 


An autistic child walked out of his house while his father was on the phone at 4:40 p.m. Nov. 12. The child was found by a citizen who stated that he immediately realized the child had special needs. The citizen called the police, who also received a call from the father, and the boy was returned home. 


A resident of the 500 block of LaSalle Lane reported the upper half of the storm door window was broken between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12. There was no projectile found, and police said high winds have been the cause. 


A company official on the 1400 block of Barclay Boulevard reported that someone took galvanized pipe and hardware valued at $670 from a job site between Nov. 9-12. There were security cameras at the site, but none of the cameras viewed the area where the theft occurred.  

A complainant reported that while participating in an exercise class at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at Highland Park Hospital Health & Fitness Center, someone entered his locked locker and removed a Raymond Weil man’s watch valued at $500 and two rings valued at $1,200. There were no signs of forced entry on the locker and the push button entry system did not appear to be damaged. 


A Buffalo Grove Park District employee reported that someone used a pink marker to place obscene drawings on the rules sign and on the outside wall of the hockey rink at the skate park between Nov. 5-12. The employee stated that the drawings will be removed.


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