Police probe tobacco shop break-in

Police are investigating a burglary at Smokehut in the 1100 Block of Lake-Cook Road. The break-in was discovered by a Waste Management driver who contacted police after noticing a side window at the store was broken. Among the items reported missing, totaling more than $4,200, were in $2,200 in JUUL products and $2,025 in regular tobacco products.
Damage to the window was estimated at $1,500.
Run for the border – An employee at Taco Bell was defrauded of $1,200 from the store’s safe after she received a phone call by a person who said he was her supervisor. After ascertaining how much money was in the safe, the caller instructed the employee to go to a nearby CVS and send a Western Union MoneyGram to him in Mexico. The woman did and then called her supervisor who told her it was fraud and told her to call police.
Items stolen from construction site -- A contractor reported that a bag of personal items was apparently take from a site he was working on. Items missing included assorted clothing, $400 in cash, a credit card, debit card, a driver’s license and an Uzbekistan passport.
Not quite a Bert Weinman TV special -- A man listed his 2014 Mercedes for sale and was able to sell it to a man who was willing to pay the $47,000 asking price with payment made by a Wells Fargo Cashier’s check. The sale was completed and the seller, a Buffalo Grove man, soon learned that the check was, police reports say, “fictitious”. The seller declined to have police contact the purchaser or enter the car into Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS). The seller told police he was going to try and resolve the situation by himself. He may need more than an extended warranty.
Stupid is, stupid does
Among the traffic violations cited by Buffalo Grove police during the past week, seven were for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), four for driving on a suspended or revoked license, two for not wearing a seat belt and one for driving without a license. To paraphrase Sgt. Esterhaus– “Let’s be smart out there”.
Excuses of the week
Bet Alexa wouldn’t have done this -- When asked about his erratic driving, a man’s passenger said it was because “Google told them to turn”. Was the device hands free?
But did he see Klinger? – A man told police said he was speeding because he was coming from work in Toledo and trying to get to Buffalo Grove. Do you blame him?
Community News
Complete BG Days schedule set
The complete schedule for Buffalo Grove Days is available at BGDAYS.COM. The festival begins on Wednesday with the Richard Drazner Charity Softball game, which starts at 6 p.m. A detailed look at Buffalo Grove Days can be found at here.
NCH medical site plan gets OK
Plans for development of a new Northwest Community Hospital medical building received Board approval Monday night. The plan also includes 4,900 square feet of retail space.

Rotary Club honors Drazner
The Buffalo Grove Rotary Club honored the late Richard Drazner posthumously presenting him its Bill Reid Community Service Award. Drazner died suddenly in April at age 58.
Street closures set for 5k, 10k races
The Buffalo Grove Park District's Friends of the Parks Foundation will host its annual 5K and 10K race, the Buffalo Grove Stampede, on Sunday, Sept. 1. The race begins and ends at the Buffalo Grove Park District Fitness Center, 601 W. Deerfield Parkway in Buffalo Grove.
The Race starts at 7:30 a.m. and concludes around 9:30 a.m.
Several streets will be closed to traffic during this race, including eastbound Deerfield Parkway from McHenry Road (Ill. Rt. 83) to Buffalo Grove Road (from 5 -10 a.m.), McHenry Road (Ill. Rt. 83) between Deerfield Parkway and Buffalo Grove Road, Old Checker Road, Farrington Drive, Shady Grove Lane, Silver Rock Lane and Springside Lane. Maps of the routes, as well as registration information can be found at bgstampede.org. For more information, contact Brian O’Malley at 847.353.7529 or bomalley@bgparks.org.
Fitness center plan moves ahead
A plan for a 24-hour fitness center at Dundee and Buffalo Grove roads moved a step closer to reality when the Village Board granted a rezoning and special use permit. The site was previously home to a Kohl’s grocery store and Dominick’s food store as well as a Rogan’s shoe store. Rogan’s left the center in 2013.
BG Days charity softball game honor Drazner


For the last 25 years, BG Days has kicked off with a charity softball game. This year’s game, scheduled for Aug. 28, will be the first to honor Rick Drazner, the late Park Board member who died suddenly in April.
The Rick Drazner Memorial Softball Game will feature teams from the Park District and the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Area Chamber of Commerce in the first game, and the winner will play the 2018 championship team, the Village of Buffalo Grove. The benefiting charity is the Friends of the Parks Foundation. Click here for more information.
Officers to get tanked at BG Days
Residents will have the opportunity to benefit Special Olympics Illinois by dunking a cop on Aug. 31 from noon until 7 p.m. This event takes place in the Buffalo Grove Police tent near the main stage. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
Cops set to ‘serve time’ and burgers
The 'Butterburgers and Badges' fundraiser will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on August 29 at the Buffalo Grove Culver's, 450 McHenry Road.
This event will raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois. Police officers will serve customers inside the restaurant and in the drive thru, where they will be accepting 'tips' to donate to Special Olympics Illinois. For every concrete mixer purchased, $1 will also be donated to the organization.
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