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.
stolen – A woman told police that someone
stole her clutch out of her purse while she was shopping at the Jewel at
79 N. McHenry Rd. The woman told police she was in the yogurt aisle when a
white male, approximately 5'3", came up to her and asked her a question
about the fat content inside a yogurt. The victim told police that she believes
it was at that time that her bright red clutch was taken out of her purse. She
did not recall what the person was wearing.
Reports say that while she was driving home, she
received fraud notifications from First National bank of Omaha for a possible
fraudulent transaction of $954.61 at the Wheeling Target. Responding officers
went to Jewel for follow-up, but the store did not have any cameras in the
yogurt aisle. Officers also visited Target where store officials were able to
locate the transaction for $954.61 that was done at the self check-out
register. The offender was attempting to purchase two bottles of Dasani
20-ounce water bottles and one $500 Target gift card and one $450 Target gift
card. Reports say the offender attempted to use four different credit cards,
all of which were declined.
According to police, the offender was white male
wearing a black and gray ball cap, eyeglasses, black vest, white t-shirt, blue
jeans, and black/white shoes.
AC damaged -- A resident in the 900 block of Thompson
reported to police that his air conditioning unit was damaged, apparently by
vandals. Reports say he noticed that his sump pump PVC pipe on the back of his
house was broken and while examining the pipe, noticed that air conditioning
located right next to the PVC pipe, was also damaged. According to police, it
appeared as if the pipes and unit were kicked due to the small surface area of
copped -- A resident in the 100 block
of Oak Creek Drive reported that a FedEx package was stolen from the lobby of
her building. The package contained a “Yankee Candle” valued at $15.80. ·
smashed – A resident in the 300 block of Melinda
Lane told police that someone threw a rock through her front window in
the early morning hours of Oct. 18. Reports say the resident was awakened by
the sound of a loud bang and found a landscaping rock laying on their living
Park vandals – For the second time in two
weeks, vandals struck Mike Rylko Park. Police reports say the hockey
rink boards were damaged by spray paint tagging. Police speculate that The
tagging was the same as the tagging on 10-11-2022 in the bathrooms of the same
In Other Community
Caregivers program set
State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-30), along with
state representatives Jonathan Carroll (D-57) and Daniel Didech (D-59) and U.S.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10), are hosting a Caregiver Fair to provide resources
for caregivers and those that they care for. It will be from 3 – 5 p.m. on
Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center at 225 McHenry Rd.
There will be a meal prep demonstration offered on
site for people who are differently abled. This fair will be an opportunity for
Caregivers to connect and receive resources and build community.
Hogyn’s a hero
Hogyn, the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s K9,
has retired after more than six years of service with the department. Hogyn
rose through the K9 ranks to become one of Buffalo Grove’s finest after being
partnered with his handler, Officer Danielle Baron, in February 2016.
Hogyn had specialized training in narcotics,
article and cadaver location as well as tracking. No official plans have been
announced about replacing Hogyn.
Drug Take Back Day Oct. 29
Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused or
unneeded medications at the annual Drug Takeback Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Police Station, 46 Raupp Blvd. There is also a permanent
receptacle to drop off unwanted prescription drugs in the police station’s
Traffic back to normal on Thompson
Two-way traffic for the first time since June.
However, officials say work is continuing and motorists are urged to drive
carefully through the construction zone.
Flag applications due Nov. 1
The Village Board is accepting applications to fly special
flags at the Village Rotary
Green. Examples of special flags
include, but are not limited to heritage month flags, flags of other countries,
flags supporting public awareness or flags supporting social justice
initiatives. Village residents interested in displaying a special flag in
2023 must apply using this link by Tuesday, Nov 1. Approved flags will
only be displayed at the Village Rotary Green.
Shredding event Nov. 5
Residents who have documents with personal
information that need to be safely and securely destroyed can bring them to the
Metra Parking Lot, 825 Commerce Court, from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov.
5 and have the shredded free. A list of accepted documents and other
information can be found here. The event is sponsored jointly by The Solid Waste
Agency of Northern Cook County and the village of Buffalo Grove.
concert to feature stage and screen tunes
The Buﬀalo Grove Symphonic Band will
present its 2022 Fall Concert, “From Stage and Screen”, featuring music from
the Broadway stage, Hollywood movies, and television shows, at 7 p.m.,
Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Vernon Hills High School Performing Arts Center 145
Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the
door. Tickets for senior citizens and students are $8.
New brand, logo ahead?
Poet e.e. Cummings declared that “Buffalo Bill’s defunct”.
Now it seems as if the village may agree with Cummings. Sort of. According to
reporting in the Daily Herald, the village is mulling new branding
and logo. It will be the second time in
seven years the Village Board has given the green light for a review of the
village’s branding and logo.
Bag ‘em, compost ‘em or adopt ‘em
The Department of Public Works has some tips for
dealing with disposing of fallen leaves.
leaves for curbside collection now through December 15. More information is
available at this link.
leaves with a lawnmower, fertilizing your lawn with healthy nutrients,
Compost leaves in a garden.
a storm drain near your home, and keep it clear of leaves and debris this fall
-- Yes, this is legit. The village did not indicate if drain parents get a certificate
of adoption suitable for framing.
Once Upon A Mattress performances
Big Deal Productions will present Once Upon A
Mattress: Youth Edition, as the fall 2022 Children’s Theatre production. Shows
are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 18 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12, 13, and 19. All
shows are at the Community Arts Center, 225 N. McHenry Rd.
Tickets are available for purchase at this link. All tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door,
and will incur a $1 convenience fee per ticket. For more information, contact
Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or email@example.com.
Another holiday, another
The Buffalo Grove Police Department, thanks to
funding from the federal highway safety dollars and administered by the
Illinois Department of Transportation, will be cracking down on motorists who
consume more than trick or treat candy.
The Halloween enforcement period runs through Oct. 31 and will be focusing on
Veterans Day observance Nov. 11
The Park District will be honoring all veterans,
their families and friends on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at the Community Arts
Center, 225 McHenry Road. The program includes lunch from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
followed by a ceremony at 1:30. VFW Post 981 Color Guard will present and remove
the Colors, as well as present a special Armed Services Flag Presentation.
Speeches and military music will also be included
in our celebration. Lunch will be served before the program. This is sure
to be a day that will be remembered by everyone. All ages are invited to this
special celebration of our veterans. For more information, contact Brian
O’Malley at (847) 850-2146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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