Burglary, drug bust highlight cops' week

From the Police Reports
  • A resident in the 500 block of Crown Point Ct. reported a forced entry.  Police reports say several bedrooms were ransacked.  Among the items reported missing were a wedding ring Chinese paper currency and a laptop computer.
  • A wheeling man was charged with DUI, illegal lane usage, transporting open liquor and possession of a controlled substance April 26 after a traffic stop at Lake-Cook and Northgate. During the stop, responding officers noticed an open bottle of beer, the burnt smell of fresh cannabis.  Upon questioning the driver, he admitted to having had three beers, smoking cannabis and snorting cocaine prior to driving. He also received a village violation for marijuana possession of less than 10 grams.
  • A resident in the 0-100 block of Oak Creek Dr. reported two packages missing. The items that were scheduled to be delivered included women’s apparel and cosmetics.
  • A Brookfield, Illinois man said had and two friends were visiting BG when one did not like the plans to go to Giordano’s.  After waiting in a friend’s car, the person drove off in the car. Th car was reported stolen and the ISP located he vehicle on the shoulder of I-55 and Central, with one of the friend’s service dogs.
  • A Jewel employee recognized that a customer was being scammed and encouraged her to stop the phone call.  The woman had taken a ride share to the Jewel to buy a $500 Apple gift card. Police contacted the customer’s daughter to explain the situation.
  • A Long Grove woman reported her purse stolen in the parking lot of Mariano’s, 450 Half Day Road. The woman said the purse was placed on the outside mirror while her husband cleaned out the car.  She told police when they went into the store, they left the purse on the mirror.  When they returned, the purse and its contents were gone.  Total loss was put at over $1,000.
  • Police were called to the Extended Stay Motel, 1525 Busch Pkwy, in response to a complaint about pf an “unwarned subject”, a woman who was “wondering the halls” of the hotel.  She allegedly knocked on doors asking guests if they would “buy her a room.”  The woman told police she was waiting for a friend, but would not say who or where from. She then requested police drive her to the LaQuinta in Bannockburn where she was meeting someone, but did not say who or from where.
  • A woman told police her car was broken into in the parking lot of a medical building in the 1700 block of Weiland road.  She said a bag containing patient records, PT stretching bands, latex gloves and other items were missing.
  • An Arlington Heights man was charged with being an unlicensed driver and improper parking on the roadway after he mad e a U-turn on Buffalo Grove Road and pulled over to, police say, wait for a friend. Police noticed an open can of beer in the passenger’s side of the care which resulted in A passenger in the car, the man’s brother, was asleep in the car, being charged with transporting open liquor in a motor vehicle.

Symphonic and jazz bands plan concert
Enjoy the Buffalo Grove Symphonic and Jazz Bands Spring Concert, 'Wind Band Classics', at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at the Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center,1 Stevenson Drive in Lincolnshire.
Tickets are available in advance for $10 at Village Hall, 50 Raupp Boulevard, or online here. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $12. Discounted senior and student tickets are available for $8 each at any time. To learn more, click here.

To include or not to include
Carolyn Pinta who is coordinating the June 2 Pride Parade, is upset because the event was not included in the recent village newsletter. Pride Parade

Waste Management 'At Your Door' service underway
The new 'At Your Door' (AYD) program provided by Waste Management (WM) began May 1. Residents can now schedule pickups for hazardous or difficult to dispose of items, including automotive products, garden and swimming pool chemicals, electronics, and more. To schedule a pickup, for additional information on this program, and a full list of accepted items, click here.

Kids to Park Day May 18
Kids to Park Day is a national day of outdoor play, designed to connect kids and their families with their local, state and national parks, to create the next generation of park stewards and caretakers. To celebrate this day, residents are invited to join the Buffalo Grove Park District on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove. For more information including a schedule of activities, click here.

Public Works open house May 18
The Buffalo Grove Public Works Department will host an Open House/Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Public Service Center, 51 Raupp Boulevard. Free raffles with prizes, food and giveaways will be available. The event will take place rain or shine.

School Notes
D103 plans transition meeting for incoming sixth graders
Fifth-grade parents are encouraged to attend a junior high transition evening from 7:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Daniel Wright Junior High School, 1370 N. Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire. Please attend to learn more about what your child can expect next year as an incoming sixth–grader. The evening is designed for parents only. Students will visit Daniel Wright during the school day. Please register to show your interest in attending by filling out this brief Google Form.

String parents online auction underway
The String Parents Association is holding an online auction through Monday, May 6. Special deals at several area businesses are available for bid. Click here to see details and auction items. Winners will be announced at the Orchestra Awards Concert on Tuesday, May 7. Winners unable to attend the concert will be notified by email.

Take a closer look at…
A queen from Buffalo Grove? Countryside Reminder reporter Mary Petkicki has a Q & A with Buffalo Grove resident Denise Tomasello who some call the “Queen of Chicago Cabaret.” Denise Tomasello.

Student Voices
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