Wigs and fists fly during domestic dispute

A Crystal Lake man faces three charges following an incident Sept. 26 inside a U-Haul truck at near Lake-Cook and Arlington Heights roads. Initial reports indicate police were notified of a woman driving on the sidewalk with a male walking near the intersection.

The man told police he had an argument with the woman, whom he said he met on Facebook three days before the incident. That’s his story.

Police reports say officers discussed the incident with the female driver of the truck who said she and the male had been dating on and off for 12 years. But wait, there’s more.

The woman said that the male had been driving when the argument broke out and that he struck the woman in the face with his fist before, note reports, “He pulled her wig off her head and crawled over to exit out the passenger door of the truck.” According to police, the woman stayed in the truck, rolled up the passenger side window.  She then, reports say, engaged in kicking the man so she could close the door so she could (or attempt to) drive away. In the ensuing struggle, the man punched the door’s window, breaking it. Reports say that the woman attempted to hit him with the truck and then wanted to drive home, once she got off the sidewalk and on to the road.

The incident was documented by two witnesses who gave police a statement. The man was charged with two counts of domestic battery with bodily harm, one count of making physical contact of insulting/provoking nature and one count criminal damage to property.

But that’s not the end of the story.

The U-Haul vehicle was reported as stolen. But once again, wait, there’s more.

The vehicle was rented by the woman’s brother on Sept. 1. The rental was extended by credit card until the card was declined. According to the manager of the U-Haul facility, after two weeks of no additional contact with the renter, the vehicle was reported as stolen. The woman told police she was surprised to learn that the vehicle was stolen because she had been using her credit card to, so she thought, extend the rental. The woman’s companion denied knowing the vehicle had been reported stolen.

Wonder if they signed the insurance waiver?

Domestic battery -- A 40-year-old Buffalo Grove man was charged with two counts of domestic battery following an altercation at his mother’s house with his wife. Reports say he appeared intoxicated while sleeping during the time he was supposed to be watching his children. His mother told one of the children to call their mother so she could pick them up. After she arrived and was gather the children’s belongings, reports say the man became agitated and grabbed his wife by the back of the neck.

Fake Fed:  A resident told police he received a telephone call from a man claiming to be an FBI agent. The resident was told by the caller that a rental car in his name had been stopped by police in south Texas and a large amount of drugs were found in the vehicle. The caller told the resident his bank accounts would be frozen unless he posted a $20,000 cash bond. The resident said he gave the caller the last four digits of his social security number as well as his ,cell phone number before realizing it was a scam.

Items stolen from pharmacy – Employees at the CVS Pharmacy at Buffalo Grove and Dundee roads told police a man left the store without paying for several items. Reports say the man was in the store for approximately 30 minutes and did not want any assistance. The stolen items, including a cordless water flosser, were valued at $130.

Scale stolen – Police report that a floor scale that was taken a construction site in the 700 block of east Lake-Cook Road between Sept. 23 and Sept. 25. The 4-foot by 4-foot floor scale is valued at $2,050.

Sign of the time: A resident told police a political sign was taken from her property. The sign was nailed to the fence on her property facing McHenry Road. The sign was valued at $100

Theft from car:  A resident in the 400 block of Thompson Boulevard filed an electronic police report stating her car had been broken into. He reported that about $50 worth of jewelry was taken, but nothing else. The resident noted that he was “Pretty sure car was locked. Luckily, they didn't use garage door opener to come in house.”  Lucky indeed.

Remote concern – Another resident reported that his vehicle was entered, but that nothing was missing from the vehicle or garage, even though items, including a GPS and sunglasses were in the vehicle. In the e-report, the resident did note that “I forgot to lock my car parked on the driveway.” Surprised?

Bogus SBA loans – Two residents reported to police that they received notification of Small Business Administration loans, even they never applied for them.  In one case, a resident said he was notified that he was the recipient of a $30,000 Small Business Administration loan – even though he never applied for one.  The notification was sent to his home address and listed a business that included man’s last name.

In the second case, the resident told police that was he was told by the U.S. Small Business Administration that a loan was fraudulently taken out under his name and a fictitious company using his social security number and other personal information. The SBA would not provide details about who may have applied for the loan, but told the man to file a police report.

Community News

In-person voter registration deadline is Oct. 6

The deadline to register in-person to vote in the Nov. 3 election is Tuesday, Oct. 6, Residents can register in person from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Village Hall.

Grace Period registration for residents who move to Buffalo Grove after the deadline, and Election Day registration will also be available. To find out more about these options, Cook County residents can click here and Lake County residents can click here.

Lake County lists ballot return options

            Lake County residents receiving a ballot by mail and do not want to return it through the U.S. Postal Service can drop it off at postage-free drop boxes around the County

 On Nov. 3, all drop boxes will be locked at 7 p.m. Early voting begins at William E. Peterson Park located at 16652 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. on Oct. 18.

To see a complete list of ballot drop off locations with dates, hours, and addresses, please click here.

To apply for an absentee ballot, please click here.

If you need to register to vote, please click here

Schneider’s fourth annual “Brad’s Bookworms” underway

As part of National Book month, Congressman Brad Schneider (D-10) has launched the fourth year of “Brad’s Bookworms,” a program to encourage reading and learning for elementary-age students and their families. Last year 400 students across the district read 4,000 books with the help from the community.

Children participating in the program are asked to read 10 books with help from parents, grandparents, older siblings, or other family members between October 1st and December 31, 2020 and track their progress toward this goal. Young people who meet the goal of 10 books will be invited with their families to a virtual recognition ceremony with Congressman Schneider in early 2021 to celebrate their achievement.

Students are also invited to take part in a contest to design a bookmark, and copies of the winning bookmark will be distributed to all children who complete the reading goal.

Those with questions about participating are encouraged to call the Lincolnshire office at (847) 383-4870 or email Alvaro.Melara@mail.house.gov

More information about the Brad’s Bookworms program, including links to the reading log sheet, bookmark contest template, and parent permission slip, is available on Schneider’s website.

 Library offers programs

            The Indian Trails Public Library District (ITPLD) is offering the following programs:

How Covid-19 Affects the Stock Market

Wednesday, October 7, 7-8:30 pm

Live Zoom Program

Max Tongate of Edward Jones Investments will discuss the state of the stock market during a pandemic and other times of crisis. Click here to register.

 Beautiful Bangle Bracelets

Thursday, October 8, 6-7:30 pm

Kat, of My Crafted Studio, demonstrates how to use standard craft supplies such as tissue paper and thread to create unique statement jewelry. Interested persons ages 12 and older. can register here.

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