Police Blotter: Wanted Man Visits Hotel, Allegedly Steals Bedding

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 of the 400 block of Banyan Tree Lane reported that her neighbor’s piano playing woke her up at 7:15 a.m. Nov. 7. An officer advised the resident that there was no violation of any village ordinance, but that he would speak with the neighbor. The neighbor stated that her son practices playing prior to school, but not before 7 a.m. on weekdays and not before 10 a.m. on weekends, according to the association’s request. 

A mother reported that her 5-year-old son was bullied and pushed by a 9-year-old neighbor while both were waiting at the school bus stop at 8 a.m. Nov. 7. The mother is concerned that this behavior will escalate. The officer will follow up with the neighbor. 


Michael A. Itter, 21, of the 2400 block of Randall Lane, Arlington Heights, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 8 on Buffalo Grove Road at Dundee Road. 


A resident reported Nov. 6 that his daughter drove a car to Buffalo Grove High School and parked it in the lot. Another student then slid his body across the hood of the car, resulting in two dents in the hood. The resident has spoken to the other student and his parents and they agreed to pay for the damage. 


An employee at Wyndham Garden Hotel reported that when a guest checked in on Nov. 7, his credit cards were declined, so he paid with cash. The guest was advised that he still needed to come up with a valid credit card to remain. When the guest did not produce a valid credit card, he was advised to leave. After the guest and two companions left, the employee checked the room and found a bed comforter and pillow missing. After checking the police state database, an officer found that the guest uses a number of aliases and has an active arrest warrant out of Georgia. 

A resident of the 400 block of Castlewood Lane reported she had a technician at her home to work on the dishwasher on Oct. 23. The resident left the tech alone in the house to take her child to school. When the resident returned home, she found the tech gone and the front door open. The resident later found a knife missing from the kitchen set and a book of checks missing from a box that was in the kitchen. The resident contacted the tech’s company, and they later stated that the tech did not take the stated items. An officer spoke with the tech who stated that he waited for 45 minutes for the resident to return home. When she did not, he left, securing the front door. The tech also stated that he has worked for his company for 34 years and has never taken anything from anyone’s home. 

A Shell gas station clerk reported that a black Honda or Hyundai drove off westbound on Lake-Cook Road without the driver paying for the $55.01 in gas that he pumped at 3 p.m. Nov. 7. An officer ran the license plate given by the clerk and it came back with no record on file. 

A Buffalo Grove High School student reported that she placed her Apple iPod into a locker at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 and when she returned at 2 p.m., the iPod was missing. The student did not lock the locker. The student reported the missing iPod to a school official who stated that he would review the security tape from outside the locker room. The student will also contact Apple to have them track the device. 


A resident reported Nov. 7 that his computer locked up and had an icon from the FBI that his computer had been locked due to illicit activity. The warning also stated that he was to pay a $200 fine via a prepaid credit card to restore his computer. An officer advised the resident that this is a virus that has been sweeping the country. The resident will have the computer repaired.


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