Showing posts from November, 2022

Fraudulent sale / Planners like Rylko redo / Schneider seeks holiday cards

  Fraudulent sale -- A resident told police that he paid $950 for an iPhone 14 Max Pro that ended up being an Apple product counterfeit. The man told police that he noticed the phone for sale on Facebook Marketplace and contacted the seller via Facebook Messenger . The man described the seller as a black female, approximately 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 110 lbs. Reports say the sales transaction took place in the parking lot of the Chase bank located at 85 0 S. Buffalo Grove Road. Police advised the man of the increase in fraud and in scams and advised him to meet potential sellers outside of a police station for his safety and to possibly deter would-be offenders . Cops quell bus fight -- Police were summoned to the area of Busch and Deerfield parkways for a report of a fight on a PACE bus. The driver of the PACE bus radioed PACE dispatch requesting they call 9-1-1 in regard to a fight on the bus. The driver also told PACE Dispatch that one of the passengers needed an ambulance .

Man nabbed for possessing swiped stuff / Hearing set on Rylko revamp / Budget presentation set

Stolen property bust -- Police responded to the 900 block of Chaucer Way for a report of subjects in the area, possibly going through vehicles parked in driveways. Police spotted Sam Gruszecki, 18, of Glenview, and found that he was in possession of stolen property from vehicles. He was arrested for possession of stolen property. Suspicious activity reported -- A resident who lives in the 200 block of Palmgren Court told police that she observed an unknown person with a flashlight looking into her vehicle which was parked in the driveway of her home. Reports say responding officers watched the video and confirmed the resident’s suspicions. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle. Speeder flees police --  Police report that they pursued a gold-colored Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows traveling southbound on Buffalo Grove Road and Bernard. Police reports say that despite being followed by a police car with its emergency lights activated, the vehicle disregarded the red lig

Buffalo Grove says goodbye to Casstevens

A fond farewell.  With his wife by his side, Steve Casstevens bids goodbye after nine years as Buffalo Grove Police Chief during a send off Friday afternoon. Past and present.  Steve Casstevens  chats with Brian Budds,  Buffalo Grove's new police chief. Bye Boss. Steve Casstevens gives a  farewell embrace to Village Manager Dane Bragg.  Village President Beverly Sussman and her husband, Marty, say goodbye to Steve Casstevens. Sgt. Meaghan Hansen  says goodbye to outgoing Police Chief,  Steve Casstevens. The last exit. Steve Casstevens is   Escorted by Buffalo Grove police cars.

New Police Chief sworn in

  New Police Chioef Brian Budds talks with Trustee Joanne Johnson, Village Manager Dane Bragg and Trustee Eric Smith during a reception prior to Monday's meeting. Brian Budds is sworn in as  Buffalo Grove  Police Chief by  Village Manager Dane Bragg. New Buffalo Grove Police Chief Brian Budds is congratulated  by his wife, Jeannie Retiring Police Chief Steven Casstevens receives  congratulations  from Village Board President  Beverly Sussman. Steven Casstevens is shown with State Sen. Julie Morrison who presented a proclamation for his  46 years in law enforcement. In addition to Chief Brian Budds, several other officers were promoted including Lt. Michael Rodriguez   who became Deputy Chief.  Other promotions included Robert Broussard  to  Lieutenant and  Kurt Lowenberg to  Sergeant.

Budget released / New top cop to be installed / Coat drive starts

Editor's note:  Weekly police reports were not available at distribution time. Village unveils 2023 budget Touting a second year without an increase in village property taxes, the Village Board will have a public hearing on the proposed 2023 budget at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. According to information released by the village, the budget cites the village’s AAA bond rating, continued progress on capital reinvestment and strongly funded pensions. Additionally, village officials note that the proposed budget includes a Continued focus on strategic goals as well as “special initiatives” that include strategic planning and village branding. The complete budget can be found here.             The Nov. 14 meeting is a budget presentation only. Board action on the budget is scheduled for the Dec. 5 Board meeting. New police chief reception, installation Nov. 7             Brian Budds, Buffalo Grove’s new police chief, will be installed during the Village Board meeting on Monda