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Police Blotter: Two Cars Burglarized in Parking Lots

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.

BUILDING CHECK

A resident of the 1100 block of Johnson Drive called police from out of town at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 18 to advise that he had learned his apartment had been ransacked. The resident requested that management and police check his apartment. An officer entered the unit and though it was not tidy, it showed no signs of having been ransacked.  

BURGLARY

A resident reported that when she returned to her car at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 18 after watching a game on the 800 block of North McHenry Road, she found the driver’s side window smashed and her brown leather purse missing from the center console. The purse contained a wallet, driver’s license, credit cards, checkbook and $2. When the resident went to cancel a credit card she found that the card had already been used at a local store for the amount of $755. 

A resident reported that someone broke the rear driver’s side window of his car between 8:10-10 p.m. Sept. 18 while it was parked on the 600 block of West Deerfield Parkway. Missing was a briefcase containing a laptop computer, a wallet, credit cards and documents. The resident was advised to contact his credit providers and his bank. 

COMPLAINT

A resident of the 1100 block of Windbrooke Drive reported that his wife and two daughters were on their patio at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 when the upstairs neighbor started yelling that they were being too loud. The resident stated that his family was not loud and he was upset that the neighbor was cursing. An officer spoke with the neighbor who admitted using vulgarity and stated that there is an ongoing issue with the children misbehaving. The neighbor was advised to deal with the issue with the building management and/or call 911. He stated that he understood. 

INVESTIGATION

A resident of the 1200 block of Wellington Court North reported an odor of burnt cannabis coming from a neighbor’s residence at 1 a.m. Sept. 19. Officers did not detect the odor. An hour later the resident called back and invited the officers into her home to smell the odor, which they did not. 

SUSPICIOUS INCIDENTS/PHONE CALL/VEHICLE

A resident of the 100 block of West Fabish Drive reported that he was awoken by a loud bang and what sounded like glass breaking at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 18. He looked around and saw nothing out of order. In the morning, the resident found that the outer pane to his sliding doors was broken. An officer noted that the screen was locked and the sliding door was locked. There were no signs of forced entry and no sign that anything had passed through the screen. A repairman stated that weather changes, temperature changes and other natural factors could have accounted for the damage. 

A resident reported receiving phone calls Sept. 17-18 from lending institutions about a loan application for her daughter, who had moved out about three years ago. The resident was advised to tell the callers that her daughter no longer lives there and to take the resident off their calling lists. The resident placed a credit watch on her Social Security number and a check of her credit report showed nothing suspicious. 

An employee on the 1-100 block of North McHenry Road reported a man in the parking lot took out a rug from the trunk of his car and then kneeled down and was bending over at 5:40 p.m. Sept. 18. An officer confirmed that the man was a Muslim who was saying one of his five prayers for the day. 

A resident reported a white Ford van with two male occupants parked at the intersection of Bradley Road and Patton Drive for the past fifteen minutes at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 18. Officers checked and the vehicle was gone. Officers could not locate a phone number for the registered owner. 

VANDALISM

A resident of the 600 block of Bernard Drive reported that someone removed their solar lights and placed them in another area of her yard between 2 p.m. Sept. 17 and 6:55 p.m. Sept. 18. The lights were not damaged. The resident suspects juveniles in the area that continually climb her fence.

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