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Police Blotter: Resident Hears Thump, Finds Slipper on Roof

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.

ALARM

Officers responded to an active alarm at and found the front door standing open at 12:20 a.m. Aug. 19. The business was checked and no one was found inside. An officer contacted the owner, who refused to respond. Officers were able to secure the door.  

ALCOHOL

Cynthia A. Warpinski, 38, of the 900 block of West Charleston, Schaumburg, was charged with driving under the influence, driving without insurance and endangering the life/health of a child at 11:40 p.m. Aug. 18 on Raupp Boulevard and Bernard Drive.

ANIMALS

A resident of the 800 block of Weidner Road reported that there was a stray cat in her car at 1:50 p.m. Aug. 17. She did not know how the cat got there. The cat had a chip and the owner was contacted to pick up her cat. 

COMPLAINT

A resident reported that a silver Jeep was driving through the grass and field at at 10 p.m. Aug. 18. An officer located the Jeep and driver. After some conversation, the driver admitted to driving in the field. The officer did not note any damage and contacted the driver’s father who arrived and took his son home. 

DISPUTE

A complainant reported that she, her mother and children were watching a movie at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at when a manager approached and began to yell at them. The complainant did not know why. The manager stated that she heard a cell phone coming from the complainant and asked the complainant to shut it off. The group decided to leave and requested a refund, which was denied. 

DISTURBANCE

A manager at reported that a woman came into the bank wanting to see details of her daughter’s bank account at 11:40 a.m. Aug. 18. The manager would not let the woman see the account because it was not hers. The woman got angry, slightly pushed the manager and walked out.  

FOUND PROPERTY

A resident of the 300 block of Hawthorn Road reported an abandoned 24-inch, 21-speed Magna Excitor bike in her driveway at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16. The yellow bike was placed into property at police headquarters.  

IMPROPER SECURITY

A resident of the 1200 block of Johnson Drive reported the patio door to another unit was wide open at 9 p.m. Aug. 17. An officer found the unit empty and freshly painted. A window, the patio door and the front door were secured by the officer and a message was left for management. 

PHONE HARASSMENT

A resident reported receiving numerous threatening phone calls from her estranged husband on Aug. 19. The husband stated that his estranged wife has been ordered by the courts to stop drinking alcohol while on probation and he believes she is drinking. Both were referred to their attorneys.  

PROPERTY DAMAGE

A resident of the 900 block of Aspen Drive reported that his two cars in the driveway were scratched with a sharp object between 11 p.m. Aug. 16 and 12:30 a.m. Aug. 17. The resident stated that two former friends of his son had sent messages to his son that they were going to key the cars. The resident attempted to speak with the former friend’s parents but was rebuked. 

SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT/PERSON

A resident reported seeing a bloody T-shirt lying on a dumpster at 8:25 a.m. Aug. 17 on Villa Verde Drive. Police had responded earlier to a report of a woman screaming. Another resident stated that he had observed two men fighting earlier, and then one of the men and a woman left the area in a car. No one knews who the subjects were.  

A resident of the 700 block of Weidner Road reported that a man was banging on her front door at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17. An officer found a note taped to the resident’s door from her neighbor below. The noted stated that water was leaking into his unit. The resident contacted her husband to come home. 

A resident of the 1600 block of Joseph Court reported that he heard a thump on his roof at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and later found one of his slippers on the roof. In the morning, he found the other slipper in the street. The resident was concerned because the slippers were on his porch and someone had to walk onto the porch. It was suggested that a motion light be installed on the porch and for the resident to call 911 immediately should something reoccur.  

THEFT

A clerk reported that a woman pumped $34.53 worth of gas and drove off without paying at 11:35 a.m. Aug. 17. The vehicle was a 2001 Toyota Corolla and the license plate was noted. An officer contacted the registered owner who stated that his sister was driving the car and that she forgot to pay for the gas. The registered owner went to the station and paid for the gas. 

A resident of the 1000 block of Miller Lane reported at noon Aug. 17 that he discovered jewelry missing from a jewelry box which sat on top of a dresser in the master bedroom. The jewelry is valued at more than $6,000. The resident said that his nephew had been staying with him on and off for the past two years and that he was the only other person who had access to the jewelry. If the nephew is found, the resident will sign charges. 

A resident of the 1100 block of Miller Lane reported that an acquaintance took $60 from his wallet and a digital camera valued at $250 on Aug. 4. An officer will follow up. 

A cab driver reported that a rider gave him a debit card which was declined at 4:05 a.m. Aug. 19 on the 500 block of Elmwood Drive. The rider then stated he would go into the house and retrieve cash. The rider did not return. An officer contacted the rider who stated that he had passed out. The rider’s wife paid the fare and the driver declined to sign charges. 

A resident of Lake Boulevard reported that the mailman left a package of medicine in the secured lobby at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 18 and when the resident went to retrieve the package, it was gone. 

A official reported a man entered the store, placed several bottles of alcohol into a hand basket and left the store without paying at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 18. When an employee confronted the subject, he dropped the basket and ran off. The officer was then made aware that a subject matching the description of the offender was arrested in Northbrook. The officer obtained a photograph and the store official positively identified the picture as the person who committed the theft. Officers arrested Marcin Rutkowski, 28, of the 9700 block of Bianco Terrace, Des Plaines in Northbrook and the assistant state’s attorney approved a felony charge of retail theft. 

TRESPASSING

A resident reported a man climbing through a window at a neighboring home at 6:50 a.m. Aug. 17 on the 1-100 block of Wakefield Lane. An officer spoke with the neighbor who stated that she had been sleeping and her ex-boyfriend woke her up. She did not know how he got into the house.

Myles IV, Joseph W. Myles IV, 24, of  the 1300 block of Laurel Lane, Schaumburg, was charged with criminal trespass to property. A felony charge was approved by the assistant state’s attorney.

UNWANTED VISITOR

A resident of the 1200 block of Lockwood Drive reported at 8:10 p.m. Aug. 18 that his wife’s aunt was in his residence and he wanted her to leave but she refused. The wife told officers that she wanted the aunt to stay and they agreed to get along the remainder of the visit. 

WELL-BEING CHECK

A resident called 911 at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 18 and stated that she did not know where she was. Officers spoke with the resident who then realized that she was at home. The family was contacted and they stated that a caregiver would be there later in the morning and that a neighbor would stay with the resident until the caregiver arrived. 

OTHER INCIDENTS

A resident told police that he found a message on his Google Plus account on Aug. 19 which stated, “Do you know how dead you are?” The resident believed that the message was posted by his ex-girlfriend, against whom the resident has an active order of protection. The report was forwarded to investigators. 

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