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Police Blotter: Vulgar Text Messages, Fraudulent Charges

These were among the reports released May 24 by the Buffalo Grove Police Department.

ALCOHOL

Fallon M. Groh, 20, of the 3000 block of Palm Lane, Northbrook, was charged with possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor and speeding at 2:10 a.m. May 24 on westbound Lake-Cook Road from Milwaukee Avenue.

BURGLARY

A resident of Roberta Court reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and removed an IBM Thinkpad T43 computer between 3 p.m. May 22 and 7:15 a.m. May 23.

ORDINANCE VIOLATION

A resident reported May 23 that a neighbor’s lawn has not been cut and is too long. An officer checked and found the grass to be in violation. The officer contacted the owner, who stated that he has been traveling and would return the following day and take care of the lawn.

A resident reported May 23 that his neighbor’s lawn that has not been cut and is too long. An officer checked and found the grass to be in violation. The officer attempted to contact the homeowner without success. The officer will follow up.

PHONE HARASSMENT

A resident reported May 23 that her 16-year-old daughter has received more than 60 vulgar text messages from an unknown subject. An officer called the number and left a message to call the police department. The officer did not receive a call, but the text messages have stopped.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON

A resident reported that there were three youths standing on the sidewalk at 2:45 p.m. May 23 near Hiawatha Drive and Bernard Drive. When she asked them what they were doing, they replied, “cutting through yards.” The resident was concerned because her garage door had been open, but she found nothing missing. The area was checked with negative results.

THEFT

A complainant reported that she used her credit card in Vernon Hills on May 21 and then placed her wallet back into her purse. She then went to the Continental Restaurant but did not go into her purse. On May 22 she was informed that someone used her credit card but the company declined the $4,000 charge. When the complainant checked her purse, she found her wallet was gone. A $4,000 charge was approved on one of her other credit cards.

OTHER INCIDENTS

An office manager on the 1300 block of Busch Parkway reported that someone placed a credit to a credit card from the business’ terminal on March 18. The card to which the credit was placed had never been used at the business. A fraud specialist from the credit provider suggested that a charge in the amount of the credit be placed on the card and that should close the matter.

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