Domestic battery, parking space mediation keep cops busy

A Buffalo Grove man was charged with two counts of domestic battery following an altercation during which the man allegedly threw a loaf of partially frozen bread at his girlfriend. Reports say the man left the house and was eventually located in Vernon Hills.

** Space cadets – Police were summoned to Woodman’s, 1550 Deerfield Pkwy. to mediate a parking space dispute. Seriously. According to reports, a driver pulled around two other drivers to grab a space they were waiting for. Reports do not indicate how two cars would fit into one space. What reports do indicate is that the driver of one of the two cars originally waiting for the vehicle to pull out approached the driver of the car that pulled into the space. Reports say the driver of the parked car opened a door of the vehicle, allegedly striking the other driver. The plot thickens. According to reports, the man grabbed the female driver of the now parked car and began, note reports, “yelling at her, demanding to know why she had done what she had done.”

            The woman said she cut around the other two cars because she was in a hurry and denied striking the man. Neither party said they were injured but just wanted to document the incident. Seriously.

            To put everyone’s mind at ease, reports not that the woman was “admonished to park more carefully” and the man was “admonished not to lay hands on people in

the future.”

            And in the spirit of the holidays, police report that “All was calm upon our departure.”

** Guess they didn’t open wide enough – Police were notified about what attempted to be a break-in to a storage shed behind a dental office in the 1500 block of north Arlington Heights Road. The shed is used to store non pharmaceutical supplies. Police were working to get to the root of the problem.

** Unemployment scam continues – Buffalo Grove police say they have received another 35 reports of people notified about bogus unemployment scams involving the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).




Five file for April trustee race

            Five residents are seeking three openings on the Buffalo Grove Village Board in the April 6 election.

            Candidates who filed by the Dec. 21 deadline include incumbents Joanne Johnson, Lester Ottenheimer and Andrew Stein.

            They are being challenged by Mike Terson and Gowri Magati. Terson was a trustee from 2011-2015 and challenged Village Board President Beverly Sussman for the top spot in 2019. Magati is a 16-year resident of the village who has not held any previous village position.


Casstevens reflects on year as head of IACP

            Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steve Casstevens had an interesting year as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He reflected on the year with the Daily Herald..


Holiday schedules announced

            Village Hall will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Dec. 28. They are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Waste Management has also set a holiday schedule. Due to the holiday, the Waste Management pickup schedule will also be adjusted. Collection will occur as normal on Dec. 24. Residents whose garbage and recycling are normally picked up on Fridays will instead have their collection on Saturday, Dec. 26. Visit for more information.


Blood drive Dec. 31

The Fire Department will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m Thursday, Dec. 31. at Fire Department headquarters, 1051 Highland Grove Dr. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment, please call (877) 258-4825 or visit and use the group code 041D.


Happy Holidays!!!

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