Showing posts from April, 2020

Bogus tax returns, thefts, phone miscues highlight police activity

Police Reports In light of several reports from residents about phony tax returns filed in their name, the Buffalo Grove Police Department offers these tips: ** Plan ahead and file your taxes as early as you can ** Remember, even with the COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments the IRS will not be calling you for any of your financial, banking, or personal information. They won't be emailing you, texting you, or inviting you to a Zoom meeting either. ** Check your credit report at least twice a year ** Shred any paperwork with personal information on it prior to disposing of it ** Stay vigilant with on-line security.   This includes updating passwords, only logging into bank and financial accounts over secure wi-fi networks, and not clicking on links in suspicious e-mails. ** Only buy gift cards for gifts; never use gift cards as a form of payment.   This applies to the IRS, any other government agency, any utility company, and any law enforcement agency. One ringy,

Village mandates face coverings, masks

If you are over five years of age and engaging in an essential activity in Buffalo Grove, you need a face covering effective 11:59 tonight. Village President Beverly Sussman issued an executive order today that requires the use of face coverings over the nose and mouth for all individuals five years of age and older who are engaged in essential activities. Sussman's message can be found here. According to the order, essential activities include shopping for groceries and medications home goods.   Also deemed essential are visiting healthcare professionals and utilizing public transportation. The order also requires employees of essential businesses that are open to wear face coverings while at work. Businesses are required to refuse admission or services to anyone not wearing a face cover. Restaurants can continue to provide curbside pickup, drive through or food delivery only. Customers are not allowed to enter any dining establishment to pick up food.            

Drugs busts, wayward sump pumps spark police activity

Police Reports **   A Palatine man who was a pharmacy technician at the Walgreens at 15 N. Buffalo Grove Road was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly removed pills from customer prescriptions. Police began their investigation after store officials received complaints from customers who said their prescriptions did not have the prescribed number of pills.             Working with the store’s security agent, Buffalo Grove police report that among the items found in the man’s car were Diazepam, Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine, Loratadine and Fluoxetine Hydrochloride. Reports also indicate that police found two pills of CVS Ibuprofen, which was probably not taken from Walgreens. **   Drug investigation continues -- A Wheeling man may face charges for drug-related offenses after police found him in his car with drug paraphernalia, drugs and various undetermined pills and syringes filled with undetermined substances. Police fou