Low Pants / Alteration Altercation / Way Cleared for Rec Pot
No ifs, and, or butts about it – A manager at a gas station summoned police to report that a customer with "lots of tattoos” and long black hair came into the station and became belligerent and made a verbal threat towards him after he asked her to pull her pants up. The customer had left prior to the officers’ arrival. Reports did not indicate if her pants were up as she left or why they were low to begin with.
Alteration altercation -- An officer responded to cleaners in the 400 block of west Half Day Road about a dispute. A staff member told police that the customer felt she was charged too much for alterations so the complainant reduced the cost. After processing the charge, the customer took all copies of the credit card receipts and left the store.
Funny money – An employee at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop on north Milwaukee Ave. reported that a subject came into the restaurant asking to exchange a $100 bill for smaller bills. Reports say that the bill had the wrong face and was a different color than it should be, so the employee refused the request. The subject left the store before officers arrived.
Motorcycle stolen -- The complainant reported his motorcycle stolen from the parking lot in the 1-100 block of Villa Verde Drive.
Rejection at Taco Bell -- An employee at the Taco Bell at 50 W. Dundee Rd. reported that a drive-thru patron was verbally rude and abusive, and yelled at other customers in the drive-thru line. Reports say that the employee advised the customer that due to her behavior he refunded her money and refused her order.
Catalytic converters stolen – A resident in the 800 block of Trace Drive told police the catalytic converters on two of his vehicles were stolen while they were parked overnight in the parking lot. During the course of the investigation, responding officers noticed
another vehicle missing its catalytic converter.
Mobile couch potatoes caught – A motorist contacted police to report that he believed people were riding in the back of a moving truck. The officer located the truck, and the driver confirmed that two subjects were riding on a couch in the back of the truck. The officer informed the two subjects that they would need to find another means of transportation.
Gas station fight – Police responded to a gas station in the 1500 block of east Deerfield Parkway after a male customer said he was punched in the face by an unknown subject. The man told officers that the unknown male was upset with the way the victim parked his trailer, and punched him in the cheek. Officers were unable to locate the offender.
Going out on a limb – A resident in the 400 block of Thorndale called police to report that a resident relocated a recently planted village parkway tree to a different location on the property. Officers met with the resident and advised him to contact the village with any future parkway tree or property issues.
Looking for a new place to perch – A resident in the 200 block of Fox Hill Drive called police about an “on-going problem” with juveniles fishing in a private pond. Officers made contact with the juveniles and told them to get their basses in gear. They left the area.
Car window smashed -- A resident in the 300 block of Raupp Boulevard reported that his vehicle’s driver door window had been shattered while it was parked on the street overnight.
No mask, no service -- An employee at a mailing firm in the 0 – 100 block of west Dundee Road refused to wear a mask inside the store. The customer exited the store, and the responding officer completed the transaction for him.
Community News and Notes
The Illinois House passed a bill (HB 1443) that allows dispensaries of medical marijuana to also sell recreational pot after moving locations within the same municipality. The bill’s sponsor was State Representative Daniel Didech (D-59).
Village updates mask guidelines
The village of Buffalo Grove has revised its mask guidelines so that align with CDC’s guidelines and Governor Pritzker’s recent Executive Order.
These guidelines include:
** Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals in most settings.
** Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in public places AND for all individuals in certain settings such as healthcare, public transit, airplanes, and congregate settings.
** Masks may be required by a business or place of employment. Compliance by all individuals is expected.
** Masks guidance for schools, daycares and educational institutions will be established by separate state agencies. Compliance by all individuals is expected.
Village officials are asking businesses to remove signage indicating that masks are required.
CDC guidance allows business owners and employers to implement masking requirements if they choose. Business owners may choose to require masks in their stores or offices for the health and safety of their employees and customers or clients.
Blood Drive June 5 at Alcott Center
The Buffalo Grove Health Commission and Vitalant are co-sponsoring a Community Blood Drive from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard. Individuals age 16 and older are eligible to donate; learn more about eligibility requirements here. Photo identification, appointments and face covers are required. For more information or to schedule a donation, call 877-258-4825 or visit vitalant.org and use group code BG98.
The food pantry at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, 1370 Abbott Court, will be open this Sunday, May 30 from noon - 2 pm. The Pantry is open to everyone regardless of religious or financial background. Donations accepted at the same time.
BGRA registration open
BGRA Baseball is open with Buffalo Grove Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading.
Registration is available at this link.
Bills Football was founded in 1972, and like the BGRA, the Bills Organization is a longtime staple in Buffalo Grove.
Bills Football and Cheer is a community focused organization that is dedicated to providing a fun and competitive atmosphere for participants that are 6-14 years in age.
Vandalism hitting parks
With acts of vandalism in the parks on the rise lately, the Park District is encouraging residents to call 911 if they see someone destroying property in the parks, or anywhere else in the community.
The Buffalo Grove Park District is hiring part-time preschool day camp counselors to start in June. Applicants must be 18, and will be responsible for leading daily activities, and interacting with campers. Early childhood work experience or education is required. For more information, and to apply, visit this link.
Want to know what’s happening at Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools? Here are links to the student newspapers at both schools.
Buffalo Grove High School Charger
Stevenson High School Statesman
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