Argument leads to domestic battery charges

From the Police Reports
A Buffalo Grove man was charged with domestic battery after allegedly choking his wife during an argument about his being involved in their marriage. Reports say the argument began earlier during the evening of June 11 and escalated later when the woman allegedly woke the man while returning to bed after feeding their infant son. At that time, the argument started again during which the woman, police reports say, her husband choked her.  Police observed redness on her neck. The woman told police that her husband told her she was “being evil” to which she told him that it was his mother who was “being evil.”

The man, who left the house, returned home while police were there and, police reports say, told them that he was out with friends.  His wife said she was mad at him for coming home late at which time the argument started. The man told police he did not recall putting his hands on his wife, adding that “he may have.” While the woman declined to sign a complaint, given previous alleged incidents, and the redness on the woman’s neck, police placed the husband under arrest.

** At the root of the problem – Police were summoned to Leider Greenhouse and Garden in regard to an alleged theft of $86 worth of plants.  While no charges were filed, the store manager asked the suspected shop lifter, a 75-year-old woman, to be issued a trespass warning.

** Customer steamed off – Police were summoned to Mariano’s in the 400 block of Half Day Road in response to a customer who became irate when he learned that Mariano’s does not steam lobsters. if the store steamed lobsters. Police reports say the man “slammed a meat product down on the counter and began yelling obscenities.”  The customer left the store and later called back threatening to spray paint the building. No lobsters were reported injured.

** Burglary from motor vehicle – A resident in the 100 block of Bernard reported the right front window of his car was smashed and a $300 radar detector was missing. The vehicle was parked in the driveway.

** Burglary reported - A resident in the 200 block of Taylor Court reported his home was broken into.  Police reports say entry was apparently gained by forcing open the back door. Police say $1,500 in US currency was missing as was jewelry.

** Cops investigate forced entry – A resident in the 1200 block of Selwyn Lane reported someone apparently entered his home by breaking a window.  The resident told police he originally did not check the sound of the glass breaking because, police reports say, “he thought it was his ex-wife.” Investigators found blood splattered on the outside wall as well as inside by the window. Police also found a paper towel with blood on it. There were no reports of missing items.

** Theft – A resident in the 1200 block of Dannet Drive reported someone entered the house through an open front door and stole $2,886 worth of items including a men’s watch, two pairs of sunglasses and a vape pipe. The resident told police he had five to seven friends over for a party from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The resident said when he woke up later that morning, he realized the items were gone. 

** Need a Lyft?  -- A resident reported to police that nine Lyft drivers showed up at her home within 90 minutes even though she didn’t order them. Police and the resident speculate that the activity may connected to the theft of her purse. Neither the police or the resident have any idea how the orders are being placed.  The resident’s husband told police he was, having reports note, “difficulty contacted at competent person from Lyft able to help.”

** Package theft reported – A resident on Bristol Lane reported to police that a package containing a men’s watch was stolen from his front porch. The package delivery was confirmed by the USPS. 

** Charges filed after crash – A Mundelein man faces three counts after a single-car crash on Dundee Road June 9. Police say the man and a passenger fled the scene and were pursued by police officers and a BGPD canine. The two were eventually cornered by police. Both people denied driving the car.  The male passenger said his “baby momma” was driving, but later said he said someone else was driving and he pulled the person from the driver’s seat because he thought he was dead. The man did not tell police who “he” was. The man was charged with driving on a suspended license, illegal lane usage and (to no surprise) DUI/Alcohol.

Village Round-up
 Relay for Life is Saturday

The Village is participating in the Relay for Life of Buffalo Grove -Lincolnshire this Saturday, June 15. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. at Twin Groves Middle School, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Road. The opening ceremonies including presentations from survivors and caregivers who have been impacted by cancer.  The event includes performances by several local bands, games, a silent auction, a recognition tent for survivors, and much more!  Come out to enjoy a great time fighting back against cancer. Click here for more information. 

Farmers’ market opens Sunday

The Farmers' market begins its 2019 season this Sunday. It is open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, in addition to meats, poultry, artisan cheeses, flowers, salsas and much more! For more information on upcoming entertainment and more, click here.

Village Board meets Monday

The Buffalo Grove Village Board will hold a regular meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the Jeffrey Braiman Council Chambers at Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd. The agenda can be found here.

All in vein

Residents can roll up their sleeve for a good cause on Friday, June 28 when there is a Blood Drive at the Fire Department. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m.

Long-time eatery closes

After 26 years, Pastabilities has called it quits – at least for its retails sales. According to the Daily Herald, Pastabilities plans to continue as a catering-only operation.

Health issues lead to pet clinic closure

Grove Animal Clinic at the corner of McHenry and Buffalo Grove roads has closed due to health issues for owner Jim Carlson, DVM. According to a report in the Journal-Topics, nothing is planned for the site.

Six Stevenson students grab scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Program announced that six students at Stevenson High School are among the 7,600 students nationwide to receive a National Merit Scholarship.

Take a look at…
More than Buffalo Grove’s top cop, Steve Casstevens is recognized internationally as vice president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  Boston PBS station cite Casstevens in a story on suicides. Their story, that includes Casstevens' remarks, can be found here.  The Daily Herald also focused on Casstevens in its story, about suicides among police officers.

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