Cops try to flush out bogus orders for high-end toilet seats

A plumbing supply company told police they have received numerous phone calls from unknown persons to place orders for costly toilet seats, the highly acclaimed Toto Washlet. According to reports, the toilet seats were valued between $1,165 and $1,530 each. The first order totaled $11,006.47 while a second order for 72 seats totaled $6,281.20 and a third order totaled $4,282.29. The report said the callers were not regular customers -- which may be why they needed new toilet seats.
Attempted theft from a vehicle – A resident in the 1100 block of Windbrook Court told police that her car door was found ajar and that the middle console had been opened and items strewn around the car. Nothing, however, was missing.
Burglary from motor vehicle – Another resident in the 1100 block of Windbrook Court contacted police to report that as they were carrying packages into the house, someone entered her car. The resident, who said she forgot to lock her car, also left her wallet in the car. The wallet was the only thing taken. The woman noted in the report that she was afraid “as to what these crooks will do with my identity :(” Yes, the online report included the emoji.
What’s missing from your account? -- A resident reported to police that seven transaction totally nearly $55,000 were missing from his account. The bank requested a police report.
Lights, camera, complaint – A Rolling Meadows resident contacted police after dealing with a “rude” employee at a local movie theater. According to reports, the woman said her son left his baseball hat in the theater and when they went back to look for the hat, the employee yelled at her and threatened to call the police. The woman from Rolling Meadows decided to call instead. The employee said she gave the woman and her son “some time” to look for the hat, but she needed to clean the theater for the next showing. The employee said the woman was very rude. Police reports said everyone was calm and polite while talking with police. And yes, the hat was found.
A good reason to keep receipts -- A resident contacted police about a fraudulent bank wire transfer. The resident said her bookkeeper received a request for payment totaling $157,572 to a Bank of China account. Reports indicate that the wire transfer was initiated and the bank was requesting a report to complete its investigation.
Holy mailbox, Batman – Police responded to a call of occupants in a car swinging at bat at mailboxes as they drove by. Police located the vehicle and found the bat in the back seat. While the occupants denied the activity, police notice paint on the bat at which time the driver admitted that he and an occupant “hit a few mailboxes.” Police also questioned the offender about air soft guns being discharged from the car. He was told that discharging airsoft guns in public is against a village ordinance. The 18-year-old’s father asked police to remove the airsoft guns from the residence, which they did. There was no confirmed report of damage from the firing of the air soft pellets.
Police contacted residents whose mailboxes were damaged. Estimated damage to the mailboxes was estimated at $260.
Talk about transparency – A Mundelein man who was charged with DUI told police; told them he drove over a median because “that’s how I drive”. But wait, there’s more. As they were administering a sobriety test, he said, “if you feel I can’t drive, I can call someone one.” That’s reassuring.
Stupid is, as stupid does Buffalo Grove police issued one ticket for driving suspended or revoked, one expired registration, and one for DUI.

Community News 

Village Board approves $80 million budget

            The Buffalo Grove Village Board Monday night approved an $80.8 million budget for fiscal 2020.  The Daily Herald reports that he budget “…calls for a total of $80.8 million in expenditures, a 3.6% hike over the 2019 budget. The village expects to collect $85.7 million in revenue next year, a 3.9% increase.” Residents should expect to see an uptick in infrastructure projects including streets and sewer.  A $24 million bond issue could be used to fund many of the capital projects.

There’s more to recreation pot besides knowing where to buy it
            When Illinois allows legal sales of recreational marijuana, guidelines go way beyond those that local municipalities, like Buffalo Grove, may have according a Chicago Tribune report.

Yard waste collection ends Dec. 15
            The last day of landscape waste pick up for the year is Dec. 15. Yard waste should be set out on the regularly scheduled recycling pickup day, and be contained in 32-gallon special yard waste paper bags, or 32-gallon rigid unlined waste containers marked with a large "X". For more information on acceptable landscape waste items, click here.

Police Department collecting “Toys for Tots”
            The Buffalo Grove Police Department is once again collecting toys for children as it participates in the Marine Corps’ annual “Toys for Tots” campaign. Items can be dropped off at the Police Department, 46 Raupp Blvd.

Community blood drive this Saturday
A community blood drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the Alcott Center. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. An I.D. is required and the entire donation process takes about one hour. To make an appointment, call Vitalant at 877-258-4825 or click here

Village-based foundation may start early next year
            The Daily Herald reports that an idea for a foundation to fund various projects likely related to the arts and community event, may finally become a reality after two years of discussion. Funds would most likely not be used for village capital or operational expenses.

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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