Catalytic converters targeted / Wrong Person, Wrong Apartment / Budget Hearing set
Catalytic converter theft -- A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked on the driveway during the overnight hours in the 400 block of Checker Drive.
Police also received a call
from a resident in the 1100 block of Cambridge Drive who reported that he
witnessed subjects exit a parked vehicle and lift a vehicle parked on the
driveway with a carjack. Reports says he suspected they stole the vehicle’s
catalytic converter. Officers checked
the vehicle and found the catalytic converter still intact, and there was no
Check fraud reported -- A resident in the 400 Block
of English Oak Terrace reported putting a check in her mailbox. She told police
that an unknown subject obtained and altered name of the payee and the check
amount. The check was cashed, and the complainant is waiting for additional
information from her bank.
Liquor theft -- The store management at the Walgreens 15 N.
Buffalo Grove Road reported that someone left the store with several bottles of
alcohol, valued at more $300, without paying for them.
Package contents missing -- A resident in 1100 Block of
Sandhurst Drive reported he received a package delivered by the U.S. Postal
Service which was missing contents valued at approximately $1,000. He was
referred to the U.S. Postal Inspector.
Car vandalized – A contractor reported to police that someone
slashed all four of their tires and keyed their car while they were working on
a building in the 2400 Milbrook Drive.
Sorry, wrong apartment -- A resident in the 0-100
Block of Oak Creek Drive called 911 reporting that an unknown person was
attempting to get in her apartment. Upon arrival, the resident met officer in
the common area, and informed them that an unknown male subject was in her
home. Officers made contact with the male, who believed he was in his
girlfriend’s apartment. Reports say a neighbor confirmed that they did know the
male subject. The male subject was charged with criminal damage to property and
criminal trespass to residence.
Reports did not indicate
how the man entered the apartment or how his mistook a stranger’s apartment for
Sorry, wrong apartment, part deux -- A resident in the 1200
Block of Deerfield Parkway reported that he woke to up find an unknown person
had entered his apartment through the rear patio door. The subject left upon
seeing the complainant and apologized.
Officers were not able to locate the individual.
No credit due -- A customer became irate and began yelling
profanities after his method of payment failed for the third time while at
Noodles and Company, 1209 W. Dundee Road. The customer left before police
arrival, and attempts to contact them were unsuccessful.
Special delivery? A store manager a Woodman’s
reported that an unknown female entered the store and had a verbal altercation
with a vendor making a delivery. Officers advised the female that she was no
longer welcomed at the store.
Vandals hit Emmerich Park – Police Report the soap
dispensers in the boys and girls bathrooms were ripped from the walls and
shoved into the toilets.
Probably won’t be on the list of references – A person called police to
report a hate crime after being terminated from a job. After speaking with
officers, it was determined that the terminated employee’s complaint was better
classified as unfair employment practices and he was provided with suggestions
on who to contact for follow up.
Wallet stolen during shopping trip -- A woman contacted police reported
her wallet was stolen out of her purse while she left it unattended in
the shopping cart while shopping at the Jewel on McHenry Road.
Not off the hook yet – Police were contacted about
an apparent miscommunication between a towing company and insurance company that
resulted in a broken-down vehicle being held in a tow yard. The company is
requesting the owner to pay an impound fee to get his car back. The complainant will follow up with his
And the police are supposed to do what? A customer became upset
with the management at a self-storage company because, he says, there are not
enough moving carts available and the rent has increased.
Back off -- A driver reported that another driver was
tailgating him. When he stopped at a red light, he reported that the other
driver exited his car and hit the complainant’s car with a closed fist. There was no damage to the complainant’s car,
and the other driver was not contacted at the complainant’s request.
Hello, Cinderella, Dorothy -- A resident in the 300 Block
of Rosewood Avenue reported finding a slipper on one of the steps to her front
porch. According to reports it was “not a glass slipper.” Reports did not say if it was ruby slipper,
either. There’s no place like home.
Budget hearing set
A public hearing for the 2022 Buffalo Grove Budget will take
place Monday, November 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.
A draft of the Budget is available for public
inspection here and can also be accessed at Village Hall. For
more information, email the Finance Department at BGFinance@vbg.org or call (847) 459-2500. The meeting will also be streamed on Facebook.
Park District to honor veterans
The Buffalo Grove Park
District will honor all veterans, their families and friends. On Thursday, Nov.
11. There will be a reception from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. followed by a program at
1:30 at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Rd.
VFW Post 981 will present
and remove the colors, as well as pay tribute by presenting the flag for each
branch of service. Lunch will be served before the program.
All ages are invited to
this special celebration of our veterans. For more information, contact Allison
Oberst at (847) 850.2146.
After nearly two years or delays, Buffalo Grove
know has a dispensary for recreational marijuana.
Police host candy donation drive
Through a continuing partnership between the Buffalo Grove Police Department and GiveNKind, a nonprofit organization, is a logistics broker of usable goods that recovers goods from businesses, fulfillment centers, and distributors, as well as individual donors, and make those goods available at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofits. Residents can drop off any extra Halloween candy in the Police Department lobby through Friday, Nov.12. Donations will be distributed to nonprofits in Cook and Lake counties.
The organizations have submitted flag requests
backs Town Center plan
The Village Board at its Nov. 1 meeting supported a “Memo of Understanding” for the redevelopment of the retail albatross known as Town Center
hold drug take back
The Buffalo Grove Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), collected more than 118 pounds of medication from area residents during the October 23 Drug Take Back event. All medications collected were turned over to the DEA for proper destruction.
crime books available
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is offering
residents three new books entitled “How to Report a Hate Crime” that have been
translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The books were developed in
partnership with Esther Lim, who has previously prepared similar books for police
departments in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Printed copies of the
translated books are available at the Buffalo Grove Police Department, 46 Raupp
Digital copies of the books can be found at this website, and are available in the
Albanian, simplified and traditional Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish,
Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
The books define hate crimes, explain the importance of reporting them, and recommend ways to avoid them. Contact information is provided for resources in Cook and Lake counties, as well as statewide agencies.
collecting Toys for Tots
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is once again
participating in the ‘Toys for Tots’ campaign, a charitable initiative started
by the United States Marine Corps to benefit local children in need during the
The Police Department has served as a collection
site for new and unwrapped toys for several decades.
Donation boxes are located in the lobby of the
Police Department, 46 Raupp Boulevard, where residents can drop off new and
unwrapped toys 24 hours per day, seven days a week through Monday, Dec. 6.
Members of the Marine Corps will distribute the donations this holiday
For more information, contact the Buffalo Grove Police Department at 847-459-2560 or visit toysfortots.org.
District commissioners receive recognition
Buffalo Grove Park District Commissioners Scott
Jacobson and Adriane Johnson received recognition at the Illinois Association
of Park Districts (IAPD) Best of the Best Awards Gala for the milestones in
their years of service to the community.
Adriane Johnson, who is also State Senator in the 30th District, was recognized for her 10 years on the Park Board; and, Scott Jacobson, who is currently the Park Board President, was recognized for his 20 years of service.
The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will salute its 20th anniverdsay when it presents its first formal concert since 2019 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Then concert will be at the Vernon Hills High School Performing Arts Center. For more information, click here.
camp guide available
The Park District’s summer camp offerings are now available at bgcamps.org on Monday, November 8. Resident registration will open on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and nonresident on Monday, Dec. 13.
District plans “Mixed Up Turkey Triathlon
Buffalo Grove Park District is planning its annual Mixed Up Turkey Triathlon at
the Fitness Center from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21 at the Buffalo Grove
Fitness Center, 601 W Deerfield Parkway. Participants will start with a 10-minute swim, followed
by a 30-minute outdoor ride and a 20-minute outdoor run.
should bring swim attire and goggles, run/bike attire, proper running shoes, a
water bottle and a mask. Contestants will receive an event t-shirt. Advance
registration is required by going to bgfitness.org. Entry fees are $30 for Fitness Club members and $40 nonmembers. For
more information, contact Debra
Saper at (847) 353-7512.
The outdoor ride and run events may be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.
Here are links to the student
newspapers at Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools.
Buffalo Grove High School Charger
Stevenson High School Statesman
Wheeling High School WCAT News: WCAT News
If you need a reason to celebrate, note the
Marine Corps Birthday, National Forget-Me-Not Day, National Vanilla Cupcake Day
National Sundae Day, Veterans Day
National French Dip Day, National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
National Seat Belt Day, National Family PJ Day, National Pickle Day, National Spicy Guacamole Day.
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