B.G. Police arrest woman for selling counterfeit luxury items

A 44-year-old woman was arrested Thursday by Buffalo Grove Police following a six-week investigation into the selling of counterfeit goods.

Roksolana Pulley, owner of Roksolana, Inc., 400 W. Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove was charged with four felony charges relating to the sale of the counterfeit items. Three of those charges are considered a Class 3 felony, with the remaining charge being a Class 2 felony. The charges are based on the number of counterfeit items in Pulley’s possession at the time of the arrest.

Police were first made aware of the illegal operation in May, after receiving a call from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to DHS, high-end fashion company, Louis Vuitton Malletier - most commonly referred to as ‘Louis Vuitton®’ received an anonymous tip stating that a Buffalo Grove, Illinois business was illegally selling counterfeit items. Throughout the investigation, two undercover purchases were made at the store, and items were verified as counterfeit through agents employed by Louis Vuitton®.

Once the items were verified as counterfeit, a search warrant was granted by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office late on July 17 and the warrant was subsequently served.

Investigators from the Buffalo Grove Police Department seized more than 1,900 items with an aggregate value of approximately $38,000. The counterfeit items included purses, wallets, shoes, and clothing identified with brand names including Louis Vuitton®, Gucci®, Chanel®, and Burberry®.

Pulley was in bond court at the Cook County Rolling Meadows Courthouse on Thursday and received a personal recognizance bond. She is due back in court August 29 in Rolling Meadows.
From the Police Reports
Buffalo Grove police are investigating damage by vandals to several vehicles. According to police reports:
  • A resident in the 500 block of Ridgewood Lane reported the back window of his vehicle broken.

  •         A Palatine woman reported damage to her car as it was parked in the 600 block of Hapsfield Lane. Reports say the words “Learn how to park” were scratched into the side of the rear door. Damage was estimated at $3,000.

  • ·         A resident in the 300 block of Parkview Terrace reported damage to his car’s windshield and hood from an item thrown at the car. 

  • ·         A resident in the 400 block of Covington Terrace reported damage to his vehicle apparently by a BB gun.

Package thefts -- Police say that two residents reported package taken from their front doors during the past week. A resident in the 1100 block of Bristol Lane reported a package removed from his porch. The package was delivered by Amazon. In another incident, a resident in the 300 block of Springside Lane reported a UPS package that was reported delivered, missing.

Vandalism probed --A home in the 300 block of Horatio Blvd. was reportedly vandalized by a person or persons who three eggs at the house and shot paintballs at the garage.

Garage theft reported -- A power tool compressor was reported stolen from an unlocked garage in the 0 – 100 block of Raupp Blvd.

Patio door shattered -- Police are investigating criminal damage to property, which they say, may have been the result of someone attempting to break into a residence in the 300 Block of Dogwood Terrace. Police reports say the patio door was reportedly shattered. However, a check by officers and K9 unit yielded that the damage may have been done by a paintball gun.

Visit wasn’t in the cards – Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of Timber Hill Road to investigate a case of battery. Reports indicate that a man told was playing poker with friends who were upset with his presence and began fighting with him. The man suffered minor injuries to his cheek and eye. No charges were filed.

Trash talkin’ -- A resident in the 200 block of Old Post Road reported her garbage can was stolen while she was on vacation. The recycling cart, however, remained.

Ride for the border – An employee at Taco Bell reported her bicycle stolen. It was left unlocked outside the store.

Going out on a limb -- Officials at Buffalo Grove High School reported two newly planted trees were cut down and placed in middle of the football practice field.

This must have made someone quiver -- A resident reported to police that an arrow was found in the side of his house in the 500 block of Crown Point Lane. The resident told police that archery classes are held at nearby Willow Stream Park and it is possible the arrow went array. He told police he will contact the park district.

Sorry, wrong patio – A resident in the 0 – 100 block of south Buffalo Grove Road reported to police that someone was knocking on her patio door at 3 a.m. Police located the person; a woman who thought she was knocking on the patio door of a friend she had not heard from in about a week. Police contacted the friend who said he knew the person and that he turned off his phone for a week so he could relax. According to reports: “Officers pointed out how this is most unusual for most people and could cause someone to be concerned without further information.”
Community News
Village gives OK to development of comprehensive plan

In an effort to more succinctly designate business development concepts and plans, the Village Board Monday night approved a $223,000 contract for development of a comprehensive plan. Full coverage is available from The Daily Herald and Journal Topics.

Buffalo Grove resident’s compelling story airs on Ch. 7

The story of 90-year-old Holocaust survivor and Buffalo Grove resident Fritzie Weiss Fritzshall was the subject of a report, “Return to Auschwitz” by WLS-TV’s Krashesky on Sunday, June 14. Details about the story can be found in a report by longtime Chicago media critic, Robert Feder.

Lane closures set in road work zones

Road construction in the village will result in lane closures the week of July 22. Scheduled closures include:

* Northbound and southbound Weiland Road from Lake Cook Road to Woodstone Drive, as needed. A right lane closure is planned to be in place for two weeks along northbound Weiland Road between Armstrong Drive and Woodstone Drive.

* Rt. 83 (McHenry Rd) between Weiland Road and Bank Lane.

* Buffalo Grove Road northbound and southbound between Bernard Drive and Church Road.

* Eastbound Lake Cook Road and southbound Weiland Road (between Lake Cook Road and Rt. 83).

Closures will be taken down at the end of each day (with the exception of extended lane closures on northbound Weiland Road between Armstrong Drive and Woodstone Drive).

Board OKs change in Link Crossing agreement

Even though signs say residences are coming in “Spring 2019,” work has not started on Link Crossing.  The Village Board July 15 approved a change in site ownership. Details can be found at Board approves sale.

Farmers Market video touts 10th anniversary

The Buffalo Grove Farmers Market is celebrating its 10th season.

It is open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through mid-October at Mike Rylko Park, on Illinois Rt. 83, between Buffalo Grove Road and Deerfield Parkway.

As part of its 10th anniversary, a video about the Farmers Market has been produced. It is accessible at this link: Farmers Market video.

Tollway Authority nixes Rt. 53 extension

What has been a longtime dream for many officials in northwest suburban communities, the extension of Rt. 53, appears headed toward a dead end. In addition to questions about the project’s future, if it has one, a report in The Daily Herald, raises questions about the studies already done on the project. Other coverage can be found at Tollway pulls plug on Rt. 53 extension

Tents for nonprofit organizations available at B.G. Days

Informational tents for nonprofit organizations at Buffalo Grove Days are available Sunday, Sept. 1st and Monday, Sept. 2nd. There is no cost, but booths must be occupied from noon until dusk on both days from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to download a registration form. Forms need to be dropped off at Village Hall by Aug. 15th. Buffalo Grove Days run Aug. 28 through Sept. 2.

Donate a cell phone to help a soldier

Residents who have old cell phones can donate them to help American troops deployed abroad. Check cell phone donation information for details.

Reading program helps cops connect with kids

The Buffalo Grove Police may serve and protect, but they also reach out to children through a reading program. Pioneer Press’ Steve Sadin chronicles the program with this story.

Just my point of view…

New cell phone law? Nope. July 1 marked the start of stronger penalties for drivers who hold a wireless device while driving.  Gaggin' in the Grove

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