Driver keeps on truckin' during payroll dispute

Representatives of a truck leasing company contacted Buffalo Grove police about a truck and trailer they believed to be in Georgia.  They said the electronic logging device indicated the truck and trailer were at a grocery store in Georgia. Police say the driver made the delivery and left the area.  Police traced the man’s credit card to the Atlanta area where he allegedly cashed two pay checks. He was dispatched to pick up another load, but never made the pick-up.
Police were able to contact the driver who, reports say, “became argumentative” and told police he had “amnesia and didn’t recall where he left the truck and trailer.” He told police if he received what he called “proper pay checks” he could probably remember where the truck and trailer were. He said the truck was at the location of his last delivery and that he was demanding payment for three weeks of employment.
            Police advised the driver that keeping and hiding the truck was a criminal matter.  The company owner asked police to enter the truck and trailer as stolen and that he was not going to give into the driver’s demands.
Probably a good idea – A Long Grove man was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of speeding Sept. 17.  During the traffic stop the man told police “he should have stayed home.” His BAC was 0.11
Burglary from car – An Arlington Heights man told police his car was broken into while he was attending mass at St. Mary’s Church. The man told police “he believed” he left the car unlocked. He noticed a money clip with $200 in cash and his wallet that contained credit cards and his drivers license was taken.
Possession of controlled substance – A Niles man faces one charge of possession of a controlled substance, one charge for possession of cannabis.  Police reports say they found the substances when they went to arrest the man for violating an order of protection.  Police say they found pills. That were Alprazolam and a bottle containing cocaine. The man also had $2,500 hidden in his pants. The report did not say how they found the cash.
Something fishy here -- An employee of Sushi Grove called police to say three customers left without paying their $73 bill. Police tried to trace the customers do0own through a license plate number taken by an employee at the restaurant, but were unable to locate anyone.
Community News
More than 240 traffic stops made during Labor Day enforcement
Buffalo Grove police report that during the Labor Day traffic campaign, which ran from Aug. 16 until Sept. 3, a total of 242 motorists were stopped for committing various traffic violations, though not all were ticketed.
The Department made one impaired driving arrest and wrote 165 citations to drivers for not being buckled up. In addition, 22 speeding citations were written, and 20 motorists received citations for using a mobile device while driving.
Zero tolerance was shown by Buffalo Grove Police when it came to intoxicated driving.
The Buffalo Grove Police Department joined forces with law enforcement throughout the State of Illinois. The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal dollars managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
New chair for Police-Fire Commission named
The new chair of the village’s Police and Fire Commission may have some challenges ahead of her – and they may not be with the police or fire departments. According to reporting in the Daily Herald, Jane Dibbern, who has been on the panel for 10 years, spends four months living in Arizona.  She has, the Herald reports, agreed to fly in for Police and Fire Commission meetings. In addition to regular Commission meetings, expectations are that Dibbern will need to attend other meetings the Commission may have related to Police and Fire department matters.
Grass tax approved
Residents who think taxes are too high may rethink this tax. It’s one that people will pay to get high. The Village Board approved a tax on recreational marijuana when the casual pot law goes into effect Jan. 1. Approval of the tax does not guarantee that recreation marijuana will be available in the village, but provides a taxing provision.
League effort targets young voters
When it comes to civic engagement, voting is not only the best, but easiest way to get involved. That’s one of the messages the League of Woman Voters is sending to high school students who are turning 18 this year as part of its drive to get them registered.
Cops to become baristas behind the badge Oct. 2
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is inviting residents to join them for a cup of coffee and conversation at the annual “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 245 McHenry Road, in Buffalo Grove.
Various members from the Police Department will be on hand to informally meet with Buffalo Grove residents.
The agency is hoping individuals with questions, comments, compliments or concerns will stop by and get to know police officers who serve Buffalo Grove.
“There can be an air of mystery surrounding police work, and our officers are more than happy to share information about how and why things are done,” said Police Chief Steven Casstevens. “If residents have ever had a question about policing, now is the time to come and ask.”

RV restrictions kick in Oct. 1
In keeping with Village regulations, residents have until Sept. 30 to store or park recreational vehicles (RVs) on residential driveways. Starting Oct. 1, RVs may only be parked in driveways for 15 days cumulatively, but can be stored in interior side yards or rear yards, if certain standards are met. The 15-day limit is in effect through May 14.
From May 15 through Sept. 30, there is no limit on the number of days RVs can be parked on residential driveways.
Click here to learn more about these and other regulations, or contact Rati Akash in the Community Development Department at 847-459-5592.
Drag story time set at VAPL
Drag Storytime will be at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd, Lincolnshire, from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28 for children ages 2-8 with adult chaperone. Additional siblings are also invited to attend. invited. Persons interested in attending should register at the Library.
Student Voices
Here are links to the student newspapers at Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools.
Buffalo Grove High School Charger
Stevenson High School Statesman

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