Showing posts from October, 2022

Traffic stop leads to weapon charges / Early voting under way / Campaign sign guidelines

A ggravated unlawful use of a weapon – Two 18-year-old men are facing multiple charges after an Oct. 21 traffic stop. According to police reports, Police observed a vehicle traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Dundee near  Buffalo Grove Road. Report says officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle at 872 Cambridge Dr. While officers were exiting their squad car, two men exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers pursued and apprehended both men who were identified as Jason Zhivotovsky of Buffalo Grove and Adam Rodriguez-Barron of Palatine. According to reports, Zhivotovsky was carrying a backpack that contained a Smith and Wesson M&P 380 Shield EZ with attached laser, two large knives, cannabis paraphernalia including a digital scale and metal grinder, two rolled cigars containing suspect cannabis, and one rolled "joint" containing suspect cannabis. Police say Rodriguez-Barron was charged with one count of resisting/obstructing peace officer. 

Cops probe robbery, theft / Caregivers program set / Adopt a storm drain

Robbery under investigation –  Police responded to a report of a robbery at the PNC Bank, 1177 W. Lake-Cook Road. Reports say the victim was walking in the parking lot towards the bank entrance as the offender grabbed a pouch and wallet out of his hand. Witnesses said a male subject, dressed in black, exited a dark sedan in the parking lot, and ran toward the victim snatching the items, and then ran back to the car. The subject entered the back seat and the car turned left onto southbound Arlington Heights Road. Witnesses told police that things happened so quickly they were unable to get a detailed description of the offender or the vehicle. They described the offender as wearing black pants, a black top and a black cap. The vehicle was described only as a black sedan. The pouch contained assorted checks, cash, credit cards, and identification. Officials from PNC Bank and nearby businesses were alerted to the incident and will be reviewing their security footage. Wallet stolen

Meet the chief / Schneider plans forum / Cops probe retail thefts

Village to welcome new Police Chief A reception and swearing-in ceremony for Brian Budds, newly appointed Chief of the Buffalo Grove Police Department, will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, with a swearing-in ceremony immediately following at 7:30 p.m. during the Village Board meeting.             Budds is replacing Chief Steven Casstevens who is retiring Nov. 11. Casstevens has been Buffalo Grove’s Police Chief for nine years.             Budds has been chief of the Western Springs Police Department since 2016. He was deputy chief there for 10 years prior and a police officer and detective there from 1998 to 2006. Additional information about Budds’ background can be found in this report from the Daily Herald.   Police Department gets grant The Buffalo Grove Police Department has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant to conduct additional traffic safety efforts. The STEP program focuses on high- visibility enforcement and str