Police Blotter: Thefts, Attempted Scam

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 complainant reported Sept. 17 that he broke up with his girlfriend and left a set of tools and a TV behind. When he went to retrieve them on a later date, the ex-girlfriend refused to relinquish the items. An officer spoke with the ex-girlfriend and advised her that the complainant has receipts for the items and if she did not return them she would be charged with theft. She agreed to let the items go.  


A resident of the 1000 block of Shambliss Lane reported that he parked his car on the street at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 17 he found the driver’s side of the car had been egged. 


A resident reported Sept. 17 that she has received a number of calls from a male caller who stated the resident won a large sum of money and needed to first send $500 for fees. The resident suspected that this was a scam and she was advised that it is. The officer told the resident that if the person calls again, tell him that the police have been notified and hang up. 

A resident of the 400 block of Lamont Terrace reported that two men rang her front door bell and then attempted to open the door at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17. The door was locked and the men walked away. An officer located two solicitors for a home improvement company. They stated that they rang the doorbell then opened the storm door to knock on the door. The solicitors did not have a permit and were told to leave until they obtain one.  

A resident of the 200 block of East Thompson Boulevard reported that there was a car and driver in her driveway when she arrived home at 8 p.m. Sept. 16, and the person left when she pulled in. The resident did not have a description of the car or a license plate. 


An employee on the 1200 block of North Barclay Boulevard reported Sept. 17 that someone entered his desk and removed Hydrocodone pills from their vial.

A guest at Extended Stay America reported that someone took his Panasonic camcorder, valued at $350, from his room between Aug. 27 and Sept. 13.


A CVS manager reported Sept. 17 that a male subject came into the store on two occasions looking for an employee and raising a scene. An officer contacted the subject and advised him that he is no longer welcome in the store. He agreed not to return.


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