In this edition: Man nabbed in burglary / Farmers Market opens / Pool set to open

 Police Reports 

Man charged with burglary – An Arlington Heights man was charged with residential burglary after entered a home in the 300 block of Hawthorne Drive. According to police reports, the resident told police he thought he heard a noise from inside his home. He told police that he heard a noise from his driveway and believed it to be one of his vehicles starting. When the resident looked out the window, he noticed the light on in his vehicle. When he went outside, he noticed a stranger sitting inside of the vehicle with the vehicle running. The resident confronted the man from the passenger side of the car while he was sitting in the driver’s seat. Police report that the resident said he gave him all three of his vehicle’s keys, which had been inside a cabinet in the residence. The man then said he “didn’t want any trouble.” Probably too late for that.  The resident told police that the man took a bicycle from the trunk that he loaded into the resident’s vehicle. The resident had already contact police and then held the to the ground while they waited for police to arrive.  Reports do not indicate how the man entered the home and how long he was in the residence.

Resident victim of scam – A resident looking for customer service online told police that when she called a customer service number she located on a Google search in reference to a recent on-line purchase, the alleged customer service representative told her he could offer her a refund, but she needed to purchase gift cards. The complainant contacted the representative at another number he provided, and gave him the gift card numbers. The cards totaled less than $300. She told police she became suspicious and ended the call.

Woman charged with retail theft – A Buffalo Grove woman was charged with retail theft after she hid several items in her cart while shopping at Woodman’s Food Market, 1550 Deerfield Pkwy. According to reports, the woman paid for some items, then walked past the last point of sale. The total value of the stolen merchandise was $23.91.

Bikes swiped – Two bikes were reported stolen from patios in the 1100 block of Windbrooke Dr.

They serve and moderate – Police were summoned to Woodman’s Food Market because a customer voiced his opinion that he did not like how another customer was speaking to an employee.  The other customer apologized for his comments, and both of the customers left the store. For this they called the police?

He should have called Louie De PalmaA resident told he felt his taxi driver was overcharging him for his ride.  Prior to the officer’s departure, the complainant decided to pay the fee and will follow up with customer service. Again, for this they called the police?

Suspicious person – A resident reported to police that a male who was carrying a clipboard approached him. The report states that he refused to speak to the male subject and provided the officer with a description of the vehicle.

Clean getaway? – Police were summoned to a car wash after a customer told them that the car wash damaged an interior part of his vehicle.  The car wash management informed the officer that they did not cause the damage.

Hot sleeping – It appears someone was having trouble sleeping and decided to get rid of their mattress. According to police reports, someone in the 600 block of Weidner Road was trying to light a mattress on fire near the street. The property management company was contacted to remove the charred mattress.

Stupid is as stupid does --  Buffalo Grove police have issued the following traffic tickets recently. Get your pencil and score card ready: one ticket for DUI, one for driving without insurance, one for not wearing a seatbelt and one for driving with an expired registration. The big winner this week are violations for driving on a suspended or revoked license as three tickets were issued.

 Community News and Notes

 


2021 Farmers Market season starts Sunday

The Farmers Market kicks off the season this Sunday, June 13 at Mike Rylko Park. The market is open from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. It is open every Sunday through October 10.

Items available include locally grown fruits, vegetables, gourmet coffee and pastries. Several new vendors are scheduled to be part of the Farmers Market this year including N2 Flowers, Billy Doe Meats Vangie’s Farm, Puffy ( pancakes/crepes), Salsa King, Pretzel Crack-flavored pretzels, Shine Acai- Acai/granola bowls, Brad B Jammin jams/jellies.

Returning to the market this year are Hardin’s, Family Farms, Jimmy's Bag O'Donuts, Sharpening by Dave, Tastefully Simple, Tamales Express, Sweetland Bakery, The Cheese People, River Valley Ranch Mushrooms, Birchland’s Best Smoked Fish, Cake Lady of Spring Grove, Nana's Rum Cakes, Treat Yourself, Taste of Paris, Maci Moo Treats, Elsie Mae's bakery, Oberweis, Farmer Nicks, Geneva Lakes Farm, LaFevor Farm, and Kiki's Cotton Candy.

The nonprofit organization of the day is scheduled to be the Buffalo Grove Garden Club.  Buffalo Grove Police will have an information booth.

All vendors and customers must comply with CDC and Phase 5 guidance. For more Farmers Market information, click here.

Flag Day ceremony Monday

The Buffalo Grove Park District will host a Flag Day ceremony on Monday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Park. The Police and Fire Departments' Honor Guard will present the colors, and Lieutenant Colonel Keith Cowan of the United States Army will speak and music will be provided by the 484th Army Reserve Band's Woodwind Quartet.

CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Click here for more details. 

Willow Stream Pool opens Tuesday

The Willow Stream Pool is scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15. Online reservations are strongly encouraged. To make a reservation for the week of June 15 - 19, go to bgparks.org. Pool punch passes are available for sale at the Alcott Center, and will be available at Willow Stream Pool starting June 15. For more information, contact Jenn Foreman at (847) 850-2110 or jenn@bgparks.org. 

Online registration for Park District program available

Residents who want to sign up for Park District program can do so online. The digital summer program guide is available at bgparks.org. Register can be done online, via fax or dropped off 24 hours a day at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive. The drop-off box is located in the parking lot. Register by fax at (847) 459-5741. For in person registration, stop by the Alcott Center between 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. The Alcott Center is closed Saturday and Sunday. 

Dundee lane-closure starts June 14

There will be lane closures on Dundee Road due roadwork starting Monday, June 14. The closures will be east of Buffalo Grove Road from Lake Boulevard to Cambridge Drive. The project will last approximately six weeks. 

Launch pad reopening

The Indian Trails Public Library will reopen its “Launch Pad” and Digital Media Labs reopen for limited services in June and July. The Digital Media labs will reopen for reservations on June 14 while the Launch Pad will open for appointments on July 14. For details, call the Library at (847) 459-4100. 

Library offers mail delivery

The Indian Trails Public Library District is offering mail delivery service for residents unable to visit the library due to illness or mobility issues ITPLD library cardholders can have requested items mailed to them and returned to the library at no charge. For information, call the main Library at (847) 459-4100.

Beth Am food pantry open Sunday

The food pantry at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, 1370 Abbott Court, will be open this Sunday, June 13 from noon - 2 pm. The pantry is open to everyone regardless of religious or financial background. Donations are accepted at the same time. 

Vernon Twp. food pantry updates ‘wish list’

The Vernon Township Food Pantry has updated its summer wish list. It is especially in need of mac & cheese, jelly, diced tomatoes and boxed potatoes at this time. More details are available here. 

BGPD opens its Little Free Library

Young readers check out the BGPD's Little Free Library

          The next time you stop by the police department to file a report or bail someone out, you can pick up a book.

            That’s because the Police Department dedicated its Little Free Library Thursday. Located by the main entrance to the Police Department, there is a wide collection of books for readers of all ages.

            The Little Free Library was built by Officer Ross Valstyn. The project is coordinated by Officer Matt Mills.

Shown in the photo, young readers check out the BGPD's Little Free Library.

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