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Police Blotter: Residents Report Trouble with Exes

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

A resident of the 700 block of Grove Drive reported that when her children returned from walking their small dog at 7 p.m. Aug. 15, another dog came out of a unit and cornered the small dog. The aggressive dog’s owner arrived and returned him to the apartment. An officer spoke with the neighbor who apologized and stated she would look for a new home for her dog. 

A resident of the 1200 block of Hidden Lake Drive reported at 12:50 a.m. Aug. 17 that his neighbor leaves his dogs out day and night and that they continually bark. There was no barking when the officer arrived. The neighbor stated that his dogs have been inside for several hours, and he agreed that if they are outside and bark, he will bring them in immediately. 

BATTERY

Dawn M. Sklare, 52, of the 1500 block of Madison Court North, Buffalo Grove, was charged with domestic battery at 11 p.m. Aug. 16 on the  1500 block of Madison Court North. 

DISPUTE

’s principal reported a person came to the school and was yelling at the staff at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 16. The principal said that the woman was upset because her ex-husband was allowed to attend the graduation ceremony in June. The woman stated that she was upset because she has a civil order of protection prohibiting her ex-husband from having contact with the children and wanted the school and the resource officer to be aware of that. 

FOUND PROPERTY

A citizen turned in a man’s wallet that he found in the parking lot of at 3:15 a.m. Aug. 17. The black wallet contained $20 in cash and miscellaneous identification. An attempt to contact the owner failed and the wallet was placed into property at police headquarters.  

INVESTIGATION

A resident reported at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 17 that she asked her ex-boyfriend to stay away from her house, and she believed that he was lurking outside. An officer called the ex-boyfriend, who stated that he had been in Buffalo Grove, but had returned to Schaumburg. 

PHONE HARASSMENT

A resident reported that her ex-boyfriend called her and threatened her with bodily harm at 5:45 a.m. Aug. 16. An officer spoke with the ex-boyfriend, who denied making the call and said that the resident made it up in retaliation after he had her arrested for theft. 

A resident reported Aug. 16 that he received a number of text messages that were threatening and vulgar. The resident suspected that the person sending the messages is the boyfriend of a woman who he recently fired. An officer called the number and spoke to a man who admitted sending the text messages and he stated that the resident initiated the text conversation. Both the resident and the man were advised to discontinue any communication. 

PROPERTY DAMAGE

A resident reported Aug. 14 that his ex-girlfriend dropped off two bags of items with a note. In the morning, he found that his car had been scratched all over. An officer contacted the ex-girlfriend, who admitted to the damage and will contact the resident to resolve the matter. The resident then told police that additional intervention was not required.  

THEFT

A resident reported that his ex-girlfriend helped him to pick up a new television on Aug. 15. On the way back, the two argued. When the resident got out of the ex’s car, she reportedly locked the doors and took off with the TV. An officer contacted the ex-girlfriend, who stated that she helped the resident bring the TV into his house and she did not have it. The resident signed complaints and Nichelle R. Cole, 40, of the 2400 block of Madiera Lane, Buffalo Grove, was charged with theft.

A complainant reported that she left her purse unattended in the general seating area at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at and when she returned, she found that someone took her iPhone 4S valued at $225. The theft was recorded on the security video system. The complainant located her phone via GPS in a parking lot in Arlington Heights. Arlington Heights police located the 14-year-old suspect, who lives in Chicago, and turned him over to Buffalo Grove police. Officers located the phone in the youth’s rear pocket and he stated that he did not know how it got there. He was charged with theft.

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