Showing posts from March, 2022

Beyond the news: Public Works waving the flag

Buffalo Grove’s Public Works Department is waving the flag over fire safety. Especially when it comes to fire hydrants.            Concerns about damage to fire hydrants during snow removal led public works to continue adding metal flags to the village’s 2,700 fire hydrants, a program that started last year. Recently installed flags (shown at left) are accentuated with a highly visible reflector on top so hydrants can be easily spotted after dark.             While it appears that more hydrants are getting the metal flags, Assistant Public Works Director Kyle Johnson notes that  “flags have always been put on hydrants that were along high traffic and wide roads.”  He adds that flags are also on hydrants “that are near corners that have a risk of being hit or buried under the snow.  We now have moved to place them in more areas as our snow plan has shifted to include “benching”, an operation that pushes the snow pile back away from the curb into the parkway.”             The installatio

Burglaries probed / Town Center redevelopment hearing set / Schneider calls for more aid for Ukraine

Burglaries reported –  More than $40,000 in jewelry, rare coins, household goods and cash were reported taken from a home on Sheridan Road. Reports say there was no sign of forced entry and that the home’s bedrooms were ransacked. In another incident, police report that someone forced open the locked door to the main foyer of a condominium building in the 100 block of Old Oak Drive and then forced open the door to the mailroom. Once inside the mail room the person forced opened two banks of mailboxes. Reports did not indicate what was stolen. Armed robbery --  Police are investigating an armed robbery at Dev Liquors, 1170 N. McHenry Road. Reports say an unknown male displayed a knife and took $156 from the cash register. Reports did not provide a description of the offender. Man arrested for eluding cops --  A 41-year-old man was apprehended by Sauk Village Police on a warrant issued by Buffalo Grove Police for a Feb. 26 incident. Reports say Shaeed Love of Crete was arrested following

Felony charges in cop attack / Book club anyone? / Door service success

             A 19-year-old Buffalo Grove woman faces four charges, including one felony charge of Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer, following an incident with Buffalo Grove police. Reports say Nancy Noah was also charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, and resisting or obstructing a peace officer after the March 12 incident.             Reports indicate the incident began when officers noticed a car being driven at a “high rate of speed” on northbound Arlington Heights Road. Police say the vehicle was clocked at 86 mph in a 45-mph zone. Reports say that the car stopped once, but then pulled back into traffic. Police pursued the car which turned on the southbound McHenry Road. Officers, reports say, followed the vehicle on McHenry Road with speeds between 50 and 55 miles per hour.              According to police reports, the vehicle came to a complete stop at the intersection of McHenry Road and Pauline Avenue where it turned right onto the service drive w

Police ask for help in locating missing man

  Police ask for help in locating missing man   Naum Ferdman              The Buffalo Grove Police Department is attempting to locate a local elderly man, who is missing from his residence on Old Oak Drive, near Buffalo Grove Road. Naum Ferdman is described as 83 years old, with grey hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He was wearing a brown winter hat, black jacket and dark blue sweatpants. Naum is in possession of his wallet and keys but does not have a cell phone with him. He speaks Russian and knows very little English, and is described as being very shy and not likely to ask for help. Ferdman was last seen on Monday, March 14 around 5:30 p.m. by family members who said he told them he was going for a walk to a local school park. Naum has dementia and during a previous incident was located on Buffalo Grove Road near Vernon Hills. A local alert has been sent to residents and a Silver Search for a missing person has also been

Officer of the year cited for 'passion and enthusiasm'

  Officer Eric Sarat has been named the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s “Officer of the Year”. According to the Department, Sarat was selected for his passion and enthusiasm in his daily work, especially traffic enforcement. Officer Sarat is cited for setting high goals for himself, wanting to be the top traffic law enforcer for the department and is also eager to take on and investigate traffic crashes, which helped earn him a position on the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team. Officer Sarat’s enthusiasm, work ethic and leadership as a police officer is recognized and highly valued by his supervisors and peers. Sarat is also credited with training officers last year in the use of new technology on their workstations. He volunteered to familiarize himself with the new technology and train officers. This, the Department notes, ensured that officers would be able to confidently utilize the technology while keeping the community and themselves safe. Sarat’s initiative, and ma

Firearms arrests / Unhappy committee / CPR classes set

Firearm charges filed -- Buffalo Grove police report they arrested and charged two men with unlawful use of firearms in separate cases. In the first case, A North Chicago man was charged with unlawful use of a firearm following an incident related to forgery at First Midwest Bank. Reports say Oliver Garcia, 19, was charged with one count of forgery as well as the firearms charge after he tried to cash a bogus check. Reports say that while they were arresting Garcia, a brief struggle occurred during which officers found that he had a Glock 19 semi-auto pistol with a 24-round capacity magazine. In a second case, reports say a 52-year-old Melrose Park man was charged with unlawful use or possession of a after a traffic stop. Reports say Lovell Blackman was originally stopped for speeding and heavily tinted windows. Reports say that during a routine search of Blackman’s vehicle, police found a bag containing a black Taurus G2 9mm as well as a two magazine holsters each containing a bla