Cash, jewelry taken in home burglary

Police are investigating a break-in the 0-100 block of Fabish Drive. Reports say the residents noticed their front door had been forced open. Police say the master bedroom was ransacked with approximately $2,000 in cash missing along with various jewelry.  There were no reports of suspicious persons in the area.

Neither rain, nor snow -- Can keep mailboxes from being knocked down.  Police report that two mailboxes in the 2400 block of Waterbury Lane were knocked off their posts.  Police reports say both mailboxes extended about six inches beyond the curb and both were located on a curve in the roadway.

Johnnie on the spot – Police responded to the 700 block of Vernon Lane to reports of a “porta potty” on fire. The BGFD responded and extinguished the blaze. Police questioned a man who was parked in the park, but he did not notice anything suspicious. Neither the man or residents raised a stink.

Fraud investigated – Buffalo Grove police investigated four cases of fraud in the past week. Two were the result of bogus charges on credit cards, one was identity theft and one was the result of a call from a “computer service” company that was offering a resident a $28,000 refund.  All she had to do was make a wire transfer. A bank employee told her it was scam.

At the corner of happy, but not wealthy – A manager at the Walgreens at 15 N. Buffalo Grove Road reported to police that he received 10 counterfeit $100 bills. The manager told police two men came in and made separate purchases of gift cards.  Buffalo Grove Police are working with the United States Secret Service on the case.

Stupid is as stupid does – The Buffalo Grove Police Department issued five citations for driving on a revoked license, three for DUI, and two for driving without insurance. As Sgt. Esterhaus would say, let’s be careful out there.

Excuse of the week…
A Woodman’s employee was charged with retail theft after consuming $60 worth of food, but not paying for it. He was terminated. The man told police that he did not have money for the food and didn’t feel it was a big deal since “Woodman’s was such a large company.”  Good thing he doesn’t work for the government.

Community News
Opt in or Opt out?
A large crowd attended the Buffalo Grove Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Oct. 2 to voice their concerns about recreational marijuana being sold in the village. Recreational marijuana sales become legal in the state Jan. 1, 2020. Additional information is available here and here as well.

Police Department’s annual trivia night Nov. 9
Registration is now open for the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s 4th Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, Nov. 9.  The event will be at Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Road in Kildeer.
The Department will once again be raising funds for Special Olympics Illinois and the 23,000 athletes they support. The Buffalo Grove Police Department has raised more than half a million dollars, with more than $55,000 of those dollars raised in 2018.
“We are looking forward to our largest turn-out yet,” Police Chief Steven Casstevens said. Casstevens will emcee the event. “This is a fantastic night made possible by all of our sponsors and volunteers, as well as our community coming together to support Special Olympics and their families.”
The event will consist of ten rounds of challenging questions, dinner, multiple raffle opportunities and a cash bar. Silent raffle items include sports memorabilia, gift baskets, gift cards and more.
The cost is $40 per person with a maximum of 10 people per team. Check-in begins at 5 p.m., with the event starting at 6 p.m. Tables reservations are also available.
The Police Department is also looking for sponsorships and donations for raffle prizes. To learn more about sponsorships or to donate a raffle prize, contact Melessa Horbus, Assistant to the Chief of Police, via email at or by calling (847) 459-2575.

New Lake County program connect residents, services
Lake County residents seeking essential services can now call 2-1-1, which is an easy-to-use, three-digit information and referral hotline offering accurate, 24-hour personal help for hundreds of potential issues.

Fire Department works at water rescues
If you think the Buffalo Grove Fire Department responds to only fires, medical calls and accidents, don’t overlook the department’s water rescue expertise.

Fire prevention week Oct. 6 – 12

The 2019 fire prevention week theme is "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!" The Buffalo Grove Fire Department has suggestions about making your home fire resistant and how to plan for vacating a home in the event of a fire.

Stevenson named ‘Blue Ribbon School’
Adlai Stevenson High School is one of 13 suburban schools to receive a Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education.

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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