Retail thefts soar / Burglaries reported / Schneider reappointed to key committee
Retail thefts – Two men made off with $577 worth of good from Woodman’s Market. Reports said the men loaded a cart, took it into the parking lot where items were placed in a car. The men left the scene before Woodman’s security could stop them.
In another case, an Elgin man faces one
count of enhanced retail theft, a Class Four felony, after he allegedly stole
more than $225 worth of items from Woodman’s Market. Police say Wilson
Hernandez, tried to make off with a variety of items.
In a third case, police report that
a person received an adjudication ticket for trail theft after trying to get a
five-finger discount from Woodman’s. Reports say the offender was caught with a
variety of items including a bag of Bob Evans potatoes, a 12-pack of water, frozen
crab cakes, seafood sauce (of course), a pack of wet ones, and a pack of frozen
broccoli and cheese.
A fourth incident resulted in two persons receiving
trespass warnings and adjudication tickets for retail theft after police say
they swiped an undetermined amount of “consumable goods” from Woodman’s Market,
1550 E. Deerfield Parkway.
In a fifth case, police
issued an adjudication ticket to a shopper who, police say, swiped two bottles
of Moscato from Woodman’s without paying. Cost of the two bottles, note police,
was $58.28. The shopper was not sentenced to a wine-appreciation class.
A sixth case resulted in a shopper
being issued an adjudication ticket after trying to make off with $277 worth of
items. Reports did not specify what items were taken.
Traffic stop yields multiple charges – A
51-year-old Rockford man is facing five charges after he was stopped by police
who received reports of a vehicle being erratically drive. Police say Otoniel
Rocha was charged with DUI- Alcohol Concentration in Blood or Breath 0.08 or
More, DUI- Under the Influence of Alcohol, Aggravated DUI- Violation for the
Third or Subsequent Time, Aggravated DUI- During Period When Driving Privileges
Revoked or Suspended as a Result of DUI/Reckless Homicide, and Aggravated DUI-
No Driver's License, Permit, Restricted Driving Permit, Judicial Driving
Permit, Monitoring Device Permit. Reports say when Rocha was stopped, officers
found open liquor in the back seat of his truck. Rocha also reportedly had
difficulty speaking and getting out of his vehicle.
Rideshare dispute – Police were summoned to
quell an issue with an Uber driver and his passenger. According to reports, the
customer stated he called an Uber after leaving a bar. He tried to direct the
driver, but stated he had been continuously driving around the block and
charging him more money for the extended ride. The passenger stated he did not
hit the driver, had yelled at him for not taking him to his house and charging
him more money.
Here's where the plot thickens, officers
spoke with the driver who stated he did not work for Uber but was in fact a
taxi service. He stated he was following the directions gave him after picking
him up from the bar. The driver said the passenger got agitated, pulled the
driver’s hair and punched him in the face for supposedly not going the right
direction. Officers did not see any sign of injuries to the driver. The driver
said he got out of his vehicle to call the police and “remove himself from the situation”
stating he only wanted to get the money for the fare and not take any further
The passenger showed responding
officers the Uber he had called, which showed a different vehicle and license
plate than the car he was in. Officers explained to the customer that the Uber
he was tracking was not the vehicle he was in.
Officers told the passenger that the
driver only wanted to be paid his fare and then go separate ways, which he
Reports said the
fare was paid and the customer was, wait for it, transported home by police.
Reports do not say if the driver was tipped. Odds are he wasn’t.
Residential burglary – Police are investigating a
burglary to a home in the 0-100 block of Linden Avenue. Reports say the
homeowner found her bedroom ransacked. Reports say the front door was closed
and locked. The rear patio door was unlocked but left closed.
Break-in probed – Police responded to an apparent
break-in at Lux Cars Chicago, 88 E. Dundee Rd. According to reports, four men
were spotted leaving the facility at a high rate of speed on westbound Dundee
Road. Reports did not indicate what, if anything, was stolen or if there was
damage to the facility.
In Other Community News
Tree trimming underway
The village isn’t going out on a
limb doing tree trimming time of year. Looking to get to the root of problems,
the is in the midst of a five-year program to trim the nearly 20,000 public
trees in the village.
Forestry experts say the best time
to trim trees is in the winter when they are dormant. Trimming trees is
necessary for the health of trees and to also maintain roadway clearance.
The plan is to trim 3,900 trees over
the next several weeks. Work will run from the north end of the village and
progress south. Additional information at this link. The project is coordinated by staff in a branch
office of the Public Works Dept. You saw that coming, didn’t you?
Candidate axed from D102 ballot
Midkiff is going to get elected to a spot on the Aptakisic-Tripp School Dist.
102 School Board, he’s going to have to do it as a write-in candidate.
to reporting in the Journal & Topics, he was removed from the ballot
because, notes the Journal & Topics, some of the 54 signatures that Midkiff
collected were from people that were either not registered to vote or were not
registered to vote at the address they provided on the nominating sheet.
on the ballot include Justin Parker and Jordan Salus.
Show with strange name set
A one-act musical, [title of show] (yes, that is
the name of the musical) will be presented Feb. 1 – 5 at the Community Arts
Center, 225 N. McHenry Road.
Show times are 7 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2,
3,and 4 and at 3 p.m. on Feb. 5.
The show, recommended for mature
audiences, 18 years and older, chronicles its own creation as an entry in the
New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and
composer/ lyricist and their two actor friends during the initial three-week
creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s
The production will be followed by a
talk-back led by the production staff.
Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at
the door, plus a $1 convenience fee. For more information, contact Jessi Hersman at 847-850-2152.
Registration open for Bills 2023 season
The Buffalo Grove Bills youth
football league is now recruiting for its 2023 season.
Registration is open for all
programs including All American 7v7 and All Pro Offseason Training. Registration
closes Feb. 10.
Schneider back on Ways and Means
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10)
has been appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th
Congress, his third term on the powerful committee, having been a member since
the 116th Congress.
“It is a great privilege to continue
to serve the people of Illinois’ Tenth District on the House Ways and Means
Committee. I look forward to tackling many important issues this Congress,
including growing our economy, ensuring tax fairness, repealing the onerous cap
on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, improving health care for all
Americans, and strengthening Social Security and Medicare.”
Need a reason to Celebrate?
Child To The Library Day – Always a good idea
Fart Day – Seriously?
Kite-Flying Day – In February?
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