Man injured by "aggressive" uncontrolled dogs
A resident contacted police after he said he was knocked to the ground by two dogs as he walked his dog near Bernard and White Pine. According to reports, the man said a woman was walking the two dogs and as they approached, he backed up to apparently avoid contact. The man, 71, told police that when the woman’s two dogs began to get aggressive, she yelled at the dogs, “don’t even think about it”. The dogs did not comply with the command and broke free, jumped on the man’s chest, ultimately knocking him to the ground. The man hit his head and suffered a laceration to his leg. His dog apparently suffered a minor leg injury.
Reports say the woman regained control of her dogs and kept walking eastbound on Bernard. The man, who reportedly suffered a concussion, was assisted by two people who saw the incident. Reports indicate that the woman walking the two dogs was described as white, approximately 50 to 60 years old. 5-feet 5-inches tall, with grayish, curly hair.”
Wallet taken from vehicle -- A resident in the 400 block of Newton reported to police that his wallet was taken from his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway overnight. And if you must know, the vehicle was left unlocked.
Forged check reported -- A Buffalo Grove company reported that someone tried to cash a check in the amount of $8,792. Officials told police the check was forged and did not have the name of the company correct.
Bike swiped -- A resident in the 800 block of Weidner Road told police that a bicycle valued at nearly $500 was taken from the storage area of the condo building where she lives. Police reports indicate that the bike was chained to the outside of the resident’s storage locker and that both the bike and cable lock were taken.
Fake technician reported -- A 64-year-old Buffalo Grove woman said a man posing as an online computer technician gained access to her computer in an alleged effort to fix computer issues. The woman became suspicious when she noticed, according to reports, “when she saw him navigating her computer and wanting immediate payment via her bank routing number.” Reports say the woman hung up, but the “technician” called back using a different number and was requesting the resident send him a check or use a credit card but she refused. Smart move.
Shoe theft – An employee at a shoe store on Dundee Road reported to police that an unknown person stole a pair of shoes. The shoes had a security tag that was removed by the offender using an unknown tool. Surveillance video showed the suspect shoving the shoes down her pants and shirt (as if no one would notice). The shoes were valued at $85.
Census issue – Management at an apartment complex told police that a Census worker was agitated because management would not give him access to the building. They told him he could contact residents using the lobby phone system for each unit. The Census worker, who reports say tried for three days to get access to the building, said the leasing staff was “rude” and disputed their allegations that he pounded in the door in order to get in.
Bush league – A resident in the 100 block of Stonegate Road called police because, she said, her neighbor cut her bushes and didn’t clean up. According to reports, the neighbor said their friendship “…went sour after her tree fell over and damaged the fence separating their properties. (She) explained that ever since then the bushes and tree stump, which are at the midline between the two properties, have become a problem.” According to reports, the resident who called police said her neighbor cut down the bushes that are on her property and when she asked him if he was going to clean up the debris, he stated he was not going to. It seemed as if he wasn’t going to go out on a limb to commit to cleaning the debris up. Police are working to get to the root of the problem and leave them out of it.
COVID violation – Police responded to a complaint about people at a wedding reception not wearing masks. What makes this interesting is that according to police reports, when officers arrived, “…The brides were making a speech.”
Shady theft – A resident reported to police that someone entered his vehicle and stole a pair of Versace sunglasses valued at $300. The resident was able to provide police with surveillance video that showed a man in a red hooded sweatshirt trying to enter parked vehicles. And if you must know, the resident’s vehicle was (surprise) unlocked.
Identity theft – Police report three cases of identity theft; two which involved bogus credit cards and one in which a resident reported getting a KeyBank debit card from the Illinois Department of Employment Security even though the resident did not apply for unemployment insurance.
Stupid is as stupid does – Buffalo Grove police report one arrest for DUI, one for driving without a license, two for driving on a revoked or suspended license, one for driving without insurance and two for driving without a valid vehicle registration.
They serve, protect, and have to keep a straight face – It must have been a full moon, because Buffalo Grove police report the following comments made to them during traffic stops:
Age fits the arrest – According to police reports, a driver stopped by police was trying to rationalize the year of his birth. The officer noted that “…the birth year originally provided to me was 1976; however, the Secretary of State’s office listed a birth year of 1982. (The driver) eventually told me he had used both birth years in the past during various arrests, but he was adamant he was born in 1976.” Yes, full moon indeed.
Honesty is the best policy – even if it takes a while: According to one report, a driver told police he was speeding because “…he got caught up listening to a song and it caused him to speed. The driver initially gave me his brother's name but when I asked him how old he was, he said "35". He immediately followed up by telling me that he gave me his brother's information and then provided me with his correct name and date of birth. He later said he thought his driver's license was revoked so he lied knowing his brother has a valid driver’s license…”
But wait, there’s more. In the same report, the officer reported that as the Police Department’s canine unit approached the car, the dog started barking, to which the driver said “"you don't need the dog, there is marijuana in the car". Either the driver thought honesty was the best policy, or he’s scared of dogs.Community News
Vernon Twp. Board cuts, freezes salaries
In response to a tightening of funds and impact on township operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vernon Twp. Board of Trustees Saturday voted to, according to reports in the Daily Herald, ”… roll back executive salaries to 2017 levels and freeze all staff pay increases due to the COVID-19 crisis. The board also eliminated the salary for the township highway commissioner and reduced salaries for the assessor and clerk.
Parents question D214’s reopening policies
Like nearly all public-school districts in Illinois, High School District 214 grappled with how to hold classes this school year. The Daily Herald reports that parents raised concerns at a recent D214 School Board meeting.
Faced with allegations of federal tax evasion, Terry Link has resigned as state senator of the 30th senatorial district. The democrat was state senator was first elected in 1997. His resignation went into effect at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Mail voting guidelines announced
Both Lake and Cook counties have listed procedures for voting by mail in the upcoming Nov. 3 election.
Lake County voters must complete and submit a request for a ballot. The Lake County Clerk’s Office will begin mailing ballots to those who have requested them beginning Sept. 24.
Additional information is available at:
Learn more about how to vote by mail
View a list of postage-free dropbox locations and hours
Learn more about voting in the Nov. 3 General Election
Voters can track the County Clerk's receipt of your mailed ballot by visiting LakeVoterPower.info or calling 847-377-2406 or 847-377-VOTE.
Residents who want to vote in person should note that early voting will be available from Sept. 24 to Oct. 16 at the Lake County Clerk’s Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan during regular business hours Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting in other locations across the county will be available from Oct. 19 to Nov 2. On Election Day Nov. 3, polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cook County residents can find similar information and guidelines at this link.
Indian Trails plans programs on voting, stitching
The Indian Trails Public Library District will present “Civic Spotlight: Protecting Our Elections During A Pandemic” Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 7 to 8:30 pm This live Zoom program will feature Tyler St. Clair from Common Cause Illinois who will discuss the impact COVID-19 had on the primary election in Illinois and how those concerns turned into advocacy to protect the general election in November.
Registration is available at this link.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6-8 p.m., the ITPLD will host a Stitch Together Virtual Meet-Up. This will be a virtual meet-up through Zoom and is for residents ages 16 and older.
Participants will be able to join ITPLD staff to work on their stitching projects from home. Knitters, crocheters, embroiders and beyond are welcome to participate. Registration is at this link.
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