November was busy month for Buffalo Grove’s men and women in blue. Looks like residents need to watch those TV service repairmen and check the cords on their hair dryers. To paraphrase Dragnet – the stories you are about to read are true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent – and sane.
FOR THIS HE CALLED THE POLICE?
Resident stated that he has not lived in his condo, located in Prospect Heights, for the past ten years. When he moved out of the condo, he had the gas turned off. He is planning to move back in and when he requested the gas be turned back on, he was denied due to unpaid gas bills. A neighbor has been maintaining the property and the resident was advised to speak with him for an explanation.
THE JOYS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON..
Resident reported that someone unknown slashed the inflatable Christmas decorations that are on the front lawn.
SO, JUST WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
Resident stated that her ex boyfriend is in possession of compromising photographs of her and the ex’s new girlfriend has knowledge of them and is telling mutual friends about them. The resident is concerned that the pictures may be posted on social networks. The officer advised the resident that nothing of a criminal nature is involved and that her concerns may be better addressed by an attorney.
MAYBE A REMOTE IS NEEDED…
Resident reported that a repairman came to the house to fix various issues she is having with her television service. Following the repair of one issue, the resident gave the repairman a hug during which the repairman touched the resident’s buttocks. When the entire repair was completed the resident again gave the repairman a hug and the repairman again touched the resident’s buttocks. The resident felt this to be inappropriate behavior and will follow up with the company.
OH, IT WASN’T AT A VILLAGE BOARD MEETING…
Official reported that a member became angry with the staff, and he departed the premises with a pair of dumbbells. The member then returned the equipment prior to officers arrival. The member wanted his membership canceled and given a full refund, which the staff would not do. The member told the officer that he will not return to that facility.
AT LEAST IT WASN’T THE BUTLER…
Resident reported hearing noise coming from the second floor and believes someone is in the house. Officers checked the house and found no one inside. A ceiling fan had been left on and that may be the cause of the noise. The resident then went with officers and found everything to be in order.
OH, THIS MAKES SENSE…
Resident reported his neighbor’s dog was barking. Officer called the neighbor who stated that he was dog sitting and would be home shortly. (Question -- So who would be home soon? The owner, the dog sitter or the dog?
OH AUNTIE EM, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…
Resident reported that her aunt was in an adjoining room and was making a lot of noise. The resident asked the aunt and other members of the family to be quiet but they would not. All was quiet when officers departed.
THERES’S A SIMPLE SOLUTION HERE…
Resident stated that she always leaves her driver’s license in the cup holder. When she returned from the store, she found the license was gone. There were no signs of forced entry into the car. The officer advised the resident to keep her license on her person not in a cup holder.
BET THE NEXT MEETING IS A GOOD ONE..
Resident stated that she is the president of her condo association, and that a neighbor is the treasurer. The resident has been receiving email from the neighbor that the resident feels are harassing in nature, citing curse words and threats. Officer reviewed the email and found no curse words or threats; they pertained directly to business handled by the board. There was a rude tone to the emails, but no crime was committed.
MAYBE SHE’S JUST JEALOUS…
Resident reported that while walking her dog, she was able to view into an apartment and see inappropriate sexual activity. Officers have responded to this type of complaint from the resident before, and have not found any evidence of illegal or inappropriate activity by the neighbor. The resident was advised to use discretion when making a report about observations and to avoid contact with the neighbor.
SO MUCH FOR MAKING THE LIST OF BEST PLACES TO WORK..
Complainant flagged an officer down and stated that he was working in the area landscaping, when he got into an argument with his boss, who fired him. The argument then turned physical. Officer spoke with the boss who verified the account but stated that the complainant swung at him first and he defended himself. No complaints to be signed. The complainant requested his week’s wages which the boss’ wife brought to the police station.
WELL, AT LEAST IT WASN’T ELMO
Resident reported having two stray dogs in her back yard. Officer retrieved the two Beagles and brought them to the station. The owner called and asked if we had two Beagles named Bert and Ernie, and she was advised to come and pick them up.
NEED TO REVISE THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK…
Employee stated that $100.00 was taken out of her wallet, which was in her purse, hanging on a coat rack in the employee room. The employee stated that a number of new hires were training in the store. The employee stated that management discouraged her to make a police report because they were conducting an internal investigation. Another employee had her iPhone stolen on the same day.
DARN PLUGS, THEY INTERFERE WITH LOUD CELL PHONE CONVERSATIONS…
Complainant stated that while she was in the locker room another subject was speaking loudly on her cell phone. When the complainant pointed to the sign which prohibits cell phone use in the locker room, the other subject 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 subject a warning.