Police Blotter: Woman Throws Hair Dryer, Youths Fight Over Money

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.


Officers responded to an active alarm at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 4 on the 1000 block of Asbury Drive and found the front door unsecured. Officers checked the building and found a person in a bathroom brushing his teeth. Officers contacted an official who stated that the person had permission to be in the building. The official stated that he would respond to secure the front doors.  


Francisco Hernandez, 47, of Oak Creek Drive, Buffalo Grove, was charged with driving under the influence, transportation of open liquor and illegal lane usage at 2:20 a.m. Nov. 4 on Dundee road at Oak Creek Drive.


A complainant reported that he had been followed by another vehicle at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at McHenry Road and Deerfield Parkway. The vehicle would tailgate, then pull in front of the complainant and hit the brakes, he told police. An officer contacted the other driver, who stated that he had been cut off by the complainant and simply wanted to get a photo of the complainant’s license plate. The other driver denied any reckless driving. Both were advised to keep a cool head when driving a car. 

A resident of the 100 block of Lawn Court reported that a vehicle was blocking her driveway at 4 p.m. Nov. 3. An officer noted no violations or any vehicle blocking any driveway. The resident stated that there are often parking issues during soccer and baseball games at the park. 

A resident of Oak Creek Drive reported that her upstairs neighbors were making a lot of noise that sounded as though they were running around at 9:55 p.m. Nov. 3. An officer spoke with the upstairs neighbor who stated that there were children visiting and that they would be leaving shortly. 


A complainant stated that while she was in the locker room at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Sky Fitness, another person was speaking loudly on her cell phone. When the complainant pointed to the sign that reads cell phone use is prhibited in the locker room, the other person threw a hair dryer at the complainant. The hair dryer did not reach its intended mark because it was still plugged in. The complainant was upset because the center’s management only gave the person a warning. 


Officers responded to a report of youths fighting at Kilmer Park at 3:40 p.m. Nov. 4 When officers arrived at the park, a number of youths fled the area in all directions. Officers located two of the youths, who stated that the fight was over money owed. No one was hurt. 


Daniel M. Smith, 21, of the 10300 block of Wilmette Avenue, Algonquin, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license, driving without insurance and speeding at 11:55 p.m. Nov. 2 on Lake-Cook Road at Milwaukee Avenue.


Dominick’s managers gave police a bag containing found wallets, driver’s licenses, ID cards and credit cards on Nov. 3. An officer was able to contact many of the owners, who came to police headquarters to pick up their property. 

A resident of the 600 block of Trace Drive reported that his black Batman wallet fell out of his pocket while in the laundry room at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3. The resident looked for the wallet without success and when he asked a number of neighbors if they saw the wallet, his inquiry resulted in negative answers. The wallet contained $50, a debit card and a driver’s license. 


A resident reported that her son did not return from school on Nov. 2. Officers checked an address, but the boy was not there. The mother called later and said that her son did finally arrive at home. Officers spoke with the boy, who stated that he had gone to a friend’s house.  


A resident of the 800 block of Kingsbridge Way reported a vehicle and driver parked in the same location for several hours at 3:55 p.m. Nov. 3. When the resident went out to copy down the license plate, the vehicle drove off. An officer contacted the registered owner and left a voice mail message. 

An assistant manager at Burger King reported a disruptive customer who had departed prior to officer’s arrival at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 3. The assistant manager stated that the customer used racial slurs and told her that she took a job away from him and that she is sending her money to Mexico. The customer then began to swear and make additional derogatory statements. The assistant manager then returned the customer’s money and asked him to leave. 


A complainant reported Nov. 1 purchasing a cell phone from a seller through Craig’s List. When the complainant wanted to activate the phone, the complainant was advised by the cell provider that the phone was on the “do not activate” list. The complainant called the seller, who stated that the phone belonged to his father who never paid for the phone completely thus the no activation order. The complainant was advised that this is a civil matter.  

A resident reported Nov. 2 that an acquaintance has been spreading lies about the resident. The resident also received a text message from the acquaintance stating that the acquaintance’s boyfriend will confront the resident. No contact information was available for the acquaintance. 


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