Two businesses cited for selling tobacco products to minors

Two Buffalo Grove businesses received adjudication ticket for selling tobacco  products to individuals under age 21 during a check of 19 businesses. Tickets were issued to Smokey’s Tobacco, 25 N. Buffalo Grove Road and the BP station at 540 N. McHenry Road. The operation was carried out by “two underage students (who) volunteered to act as agents for the Buffalo Grove Police Department.”
The village passed an ordinance banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21 in August 2017.
**  A Palatine man was arrested and charged with retail theft by Buffal Grove Police after stealing merchandise from the Walgreens at 15 N. Buffalo Grove Road.
** Employees at Walgreens, 1225 W. Dundee reported the theft of three boxes of 160-piece Nicorette and three 100-piece boxes of Nicorette. The total value is estimated at more than $370.
**  Buffalo Grove police are investigating a report of fraud. A Buffalo Grove woman told police someone wrote a bad check on her savings account for $2,000.  She also told police someone was able to facilitate a $4,000 debit from her account.
**  A Palatine man was charged with retail theft and is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court in Waukegan on April 16 after he was arrested by following a theft from the Walgreens at 15 N. Buffalo Grove Road. Store employees notice a couple collect a variety of merchandise and alcohol and leave the store without paying. Police were able to find the couple after an anonymous caller supplied police with the license plate number of the vehicle. The man denied stealing anything but dropped the items off at another location. Police did, however, find items, including a DVD player and blood pressure machine in the man’s car.
** Police were called to the Taco Bell, 50 W. Dundee Road, in response to two men who allegedly punched an ordering kiosk because it did not seem to be working.  Police reports say north men were intoxicated and left the restaurant without incident.
** A 19-year-old Northbrook woman was received an adjudication ticket for possession of alcohol by a minor after police found two bottles of opened alcohol in her vehicle. Police made the discovery after responding to the woman’s request for assistance after she locked herself out of the car. Police also found a pipe used for smoking marijuana and “less than 2 grams” of cannabis. All items were, police say, “properly disposed of.” The woman told police the alcohol belonged to her boyfriend.
Once police received permission to enter the vehicle, they told the woman they would be searching for contraband.  It was at this point that the woman admitted having the cannabis in the glove compartment.

Election Wrap-up
While results will not be official until later this month, incumbent Village Board President, Beverly Sussman, won re-election in the April 2 election. Full coverage can be found at:

Police offer burglary prevention tips
So far in 2019, Buffalo Grove Police have received 11 reports of residential burglaries, compared to only two at this time last year. Due to this sharp increase, police suggest the following safety tips:
----    Utilize outdoor motion sensor lights.
--- Keep yards well-maintained, with shrubbery next to the home not exceeding 2-3 feet in height.
--   Use timed lights, music and televisions to make it appear as if someone is home.
--   Stop mail and newspaper deliveries if on vacation.
Residents can also request a vacation watch from the Police Department by clicking here and scrolling to the 'vacation watch' link

Tips for yard waste, refuse, recycling offered
The village has resumed landscape waste pickup on the normal recycling pickup day. Landscape waste should be contained in 32-gallon special yard waste paper bags, or 32-gallon rigid, unlined waste containers marked with a large "X". Visit this link and select 'landscape waste' for more information, and for a list of acceptable and unacceptable landscape waste items. 
As part of the new contract with Waste Management (WM), residents now have a new At Your Door (AYD) service beginning May 1. The AYD program  provides residents with the option to schedule pickups with WM to dispose of hazardous items, such as automotive products, garden and swimming pool chemicals, electronics (including televisions) and more. For more information on the AYD Program and the new WM contract, click here.

Cops issue ‘Scott's Law’ reminder
Motorists are reminded of the 'Scott's Law', also known as 'Move Over' law, which requires drivers to move over and slow down when passing a vehicle with flashing lights that is stopped on the side of the road. Drivers must slow down and change lanes, if safe to do so, when approaching any stopped motorists, whether first responders, construction crews or even personal vehicles. This law helps to save lives and keep first responders and motorists safe. Drivers who do not slow down or move over may be cited and face fines. Click here to learn more. 

Rotary plan ‘Bowling with Buddies’
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, in partnership with the Commission for Residents with Disabilities, will host Bowling with Buddies Thursday, April 18, at Bowlero, 350 McHenry Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is still to sign up for this annual event!
This event provides an exciting opportunity for children in 4th through 12th grade and adults with special needs to enjoy a fun activity in a family-friendly environment, as they bowl with volunteer 'buddies'. Participants receive free bowling, food and refreshments. RSVP online at bgrotary.orgRegistration is limited to the first 100 applicants-please register by Monday, April 8.

Call JULIE Before  Digging
Residents who are planning on digging on their property are reminded that Julie, Inc. requires residents to call 811 before digging. Avoid damaging utility services, injuring yourself or being  fined. Residents are advised to call 811 at least two business days before putting a shovel in the ground.

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