Police Blotter: Valentine's Day Visitor

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 she rented her house out while she was out of the country between April and January. An officer observed damage inside the home but it could not be determined whether the damage was intentional. The resident will contact her insurance company. 


A member of the  turned in a brown Tommy Hilfiger wallet at 8 a.m. Feb. 14. An officer determined that the wallet belonged to a resident and attempted to return it. No one was at home and the wallet was placed into property at the police station.


A resident reported at 1:55 a.m. Feb. 15 that her adult son had wandered away from the home at 8:40 p.m. Feb. 14 and had not returned. A local dispatch was put out and the victim’s cellphone was pinged. The cellphone was determined to be in Long Grove. Lake County deputies, Buffalo Grove fire personnel and Buffalo Grove police officers searched that area and located the son.


A resident reported Feb. 14 that he found an envelope with a business card from the U.S. Department of Labor inside his mailbox. The resident called the person on the card and that person told him he needed to meet with the resident due to unemployment compensation issues. The resident was concerned that this may be a scam. An officer called the Department of Labor and verified that the person on the business card was an employee of the U.S. government. The resident was advised to set up a meeting with the person at the police station. 

A resident reported at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 that a vehicle with an occupant had been parked in the cul–de-sac of the 500 block of Cherbourg Court South for the past 20 minutes. An officer spoke with the occupant, who stated that he was waiting for his sister to get home so that he could deliver a Valentine’s Day present to her. Since the person was unsure of his sister’s address, it was suggested that he call his sister and obtain the address. The person then left.

A resident of the 1000 block of Miller Lane reported hearing a noise in the area of her front door and feared someone was coming into her apartment at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 15. The resident then realized the noise might have come from the door across the hall. Officers checked the area and did not find anyone. 


A resident reported Feb. 14 that her ex-husband was calling her, violating an order of protection that she obtained earlier in the day. The resident’s son then saw the ex walk up to the front door. An officer called the ex-husband and left a message. The officer also requested that Wheeling police serve the order of protection on the ex.


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