Traffic stop leads to weapons charge

From the Police Reports
Two men were arrested during a traffic stop on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The driver, Rafael Rodriguez Jr., 20, of the 1500 block of Sanders Court in Wheeling, was stopped for speeding on Buffalo Grove Road near Bernard Drive in Buffalo Grove. Further investigation resulted in Rodriguez being taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). Eduardo A. Leon, 18, of the 1200 block of Mae Court in Wheeling, was identified as the passenger in the vehicle at the time of this incident.
Subsequent to Rodriguez being taken into custody for DUI, a .22 caliber revolver was recovered from the vehicle.  The firearm was found to contain seven spent cartridges in the eight-round chamber. A computer check revealed the gun was stolen out of Detroit, Michigan in 1969.
Leon stated the gun was his. He did not have a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card or a Concealed Carry License at the time of the incident and was arrested by Buffalo Grove Police.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved one count of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon-No FOID/CCL, a class 4 felony, for Leon. His court date is June 28, 2019. Rodriquez has a court date of July 9, 2019. He was released on a recognizance bond after being charged speeding Over Statutory Limit - Petty Offense, DUI/Alcohol 11-501a2 - Class A misdemeanor and DUI/Alcohol 11-501a1 - Class A misdemeanor
Multiple auto break-ins reported – A resident in the 400 block of Claret reported that his car had been ransacked and a pair of Gucci sunglasses and Adidas shoes were missing.  He also said the car had been left unlocked.
* A resident in the 300 block of Lakeview Drive reported that his car was broken into and that a GPS was missing. He also said the car had been left unlocked.
* A resident in the 500 block of Crown Point Court reported that both of their cars were broken into and that a Swiss Army Knife was missing. She also said both cars had been left unlocked.
* A resident in the 200 block of Manor Drive reported that his car was broken into and that a backpack containing camping material and tennis rackets were taken. He also said the car had been left unlocked.
* A resident in the 0- 100 block of Manchester Drive reported that his car was broken into and that a GPS unit was taken. He also said the car had been left unlocked.
Pump boys but no dinettes -- An employee at the BP station at Buffalo Grove and McHenry Road reported that a gas pump was damaged when a customer drove off without disconnecting the gas hose from the pump.
Phone scam reported -- A resident reported to police that he got a phone call from someone saying they were from the Social Security Fraud Department and was instructed to purchase $10,000 from his ban and purchase five $900 gift cards from target.  The resident said he gave the caller the gift card number for one card before realizing it was a scam.
Email scam reported -- A resident told police he received an email from someone claiming to be the minister from his church instructing him to buy Google gift cards to help cancer patients and email the card number and pin to him. The resident purchased one before he received an email from the minister saying the original email was a scam.
Looks like the sheet hit the fan – Police were summoned to the Sheraton Four Points in response to a complaint of disturbance between two men.  Reports say one man said he and a friend were in the area for work and were “buzzed” and when they returned to the hotel, were dissatisfied with the sheets on the bed. Hotel management replaced the sheets, but both men continued to argue. At the suggestion of police and hotel staff, one man agreed to sleep in another room.
Resident busted for grass -- A resident in the 1100 block of Sandhurst contacted police saying a neighbor’s grass and lawn are not being taken care of for “two weeks” and was making the neighborhood look terrible. An adjudication ticket for grass more than 6 inches high was issued.

Village Round-up
Water, sewer system upgrades may lead to rate hikes
            Buffalo Grove’s aging water and sewer systems are in need of upgrades, but they won’t come cheap. The Village Board heard details at  the June 2 Committee of the Whole meeting.

Farmers' market opens June 16
The 2019 Farmers' Market opens Sunday, June 16. It is open from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sundays through mid-October, and features locally grown fruits, vegetables, in addition to meats, poultry, artisan cheeses, flowers, salsas, honey, and other assorted items. For more information, click here.

Lane closures set for village roadways
As utility work continues on northbound Weiland Road from Lake Cook Road to Woodstone Drive during the week of June 10, residents should expect possible delays due to right lane closures along northbound and southbound McHenry Road, from Weiland Road to Bank Lane. Road work along Buffalo Grove Road will require both northbound and southbound right lane closures. All lane closures will be removed at the end of each workday.
The Lake County Department of Transportation is managing Weiland Road reconstruction from Lake Cook Road to Aptakisic Road, which planned to begin after July 4th. Utility relocation is currently ongoing; minor work may begin at the end of June. An open house pre-construction meeting for this project will be held at Village Hall Tuesday, June 25 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Reconstruction of Lake Cook Road from Raupp Boulevard to Hastings Drive is expected to begin in September. The project will be managed by the Cook County Department of Transportation. Click here to learn more about both of these projects and click here to sign up for project updates.

Buffalo Grove Jazz Band concert June 15
The Buffalo Grove Jazz Band will present its first indoor 'formal' concert titled Groovin' In the Grove, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.  The performance will be at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Village Hall, online here or at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Puppy mills target of proposed ordinance
Even though there are no pet stores in the village, the Village Board is poised to pass an ordinance that bans the retail sale of cats and dogs. The Village Board heard exhaustive testimony by animals rights groups who are pushing for more communities to adapt regulations aimed at the sale of animals by mass breeders.

Pride parade draws thousands; 2020 date set
The first pride parade held in the village drew several thousand people on June 2. Organizers have tentatively set June 7 as the date for the 202 parade.. The parade featured 80 entries from throughout the Chicago area.

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