Showing posts from March, 2024

2 charged in road rage / Feds fund village / Library OK's plan

  ISP charge two -- After a two-month investigation, two Buffalo Grove men face attempted murder charges in what authorities are describing as a road-rage shooting on Route 53 in Palatine. The Daily Herald reports that Illinois State Police arrested Malik Sutherland, 20, and Victor Ponce, 20, into the Jan. 17 shooting.  Full details are here. Package theft – A resident on Prairie Lane told police a package was stolen from his front door.  Reports did not say what was in the package or its value. Retail theft – A man was charged with retail theft for allegedly trying to steal $724.58 worth of merchandise from Woodman’s Market. Reports indicate that he allegedly tried to drive off with the merchandise. In Other Community News Village gets Federal grant Rep. Brad Schneider’s (IL-10) vote for the passage of House Resolution 1102 – The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 -- funding the remaining half of the federal government for fiscal year 2024 helped clear the way f

Vehicles damaged / Trash rates up? / Plate scanners ahead

  Vandalism – A resident in the 100 block of Willow Parkway told police that a window was shattered, apparently by a BB-gun. He told police that he was sitting in his living room when he heard a loud bang near his rear glass sliding door. Upon investigation, police also found a second window that had a hole in it, apparently from a BB. Vehicle damaged – Police report that someone smashed a front passenger side window on his vehicle while it was parked near the Big Blue Swim School, 101 McHenry Road. Graffiti – A person contacted police to report three individuals were spraying graffiti on the overpass wall on Lake Cook Road east of Hastings. Police confirmed that the overpass had been tagged. Retail theft – Officials at Woodman's Market contacted police after they observed three teenagers taking three laundry hampers and leaving the store without paying. Officers located the three who said they put laundry hampers on their heads and left the store without paying. They retur

Fire Chief Baker retiring / St. Pat's Day enforcement / Happy B-Day BG!

  Buffalo Grove Fire Chief Mike Baker has announced his retirement after a 45-year career. His retirement takes effect July 14 at which time Deputy Chief Larry Kane will become the new fire chief. Baker joined the Buffalo Grove Fire Department as Deputy Chief in 2013 and was promoted to Fire Chief in 2015.             “I am immensely thankful for the support, camaraderie and opportunities for growth that I have experienced during my time here in Buffalo Grove,” Baker said. “I especially want to extend my deepest gratitude to the residents of Buffalo Grove, as their support and trust is the foundation upon which we provide the highest level of medical, suppression and prevention services. Working for such a wonderful community has been the highpoint of my fire service career and I will be forever grateful.” His career began as a firefighter/paramedic in the Hanover Park Fire Department in 1979. Baker joined the City of Elgin Fire Department in 1985 as a Firefighter/Paramedic, an

Theft via bag switching / Women helping women / Police academy set

  DUI charges filed after accident --  A 52-year-old Buffalo Grove woman is facing multiple charges after   police report that the car she was driving struck a tree in the 400 block of Ferndale Court. During their investigation, police say the woman was showing signs of alcohol impairment. She was charged with DUI, transporting of an open alcohol container, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Man charged in domestic incident –  A 46-year-old   was charged with domestic battery and interfering with reporting of domestic violence following an incident Feb. 23. Reports say a woman said she had an altercation with the man which led to the charges. Bag switching leads to retail theft --  Police were summoned to Woodman’s Market after a woman was observed removing items from the .99-cent reduced produce bags and putting different items in the bag. Reports say she went to the self-checkout line and paid $58.34. She then reportedly walked outside of the store and was stopped by s