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The Police Blotter is not intended as a complete list of all calls the police department responded to. Any incident under investigation is not published while the investigation is underway. No juvenile reports are ever published. Domestics and personal matters are not published if public safety is not threatened.

The following incidents, crimes and arrests are from official police reports. Readers are reminded that these reports are the result of on view situations or as related to the officer by a complainant.
Guilt of any party is the sole jurisdiction of the courts.


Reported on 10/20
0 – 100 block of N Buffalo Grove
While conducting building checks an officer located graffiti on the back of a building. The owners of the building will be notified of the officer’s findings.

Theft of Service
Reported on 10/20
1400 block of Barclay
Complainant advised of unknown subject(s) placing waste in the complainant’s garbage dumpster. We identified the offender and spoke to the subject.

Reported on 10/20
400 block of Raphael
Complainant advised that he received a telephone call from a subject claiming to be with Microsoft. The complainant realized this to be a scam and did not provide any information.

Criminal Damage to Property
Occurred between 05:30 – 17:00 on 10/20
500 block of Weidner
Complainant advised that unknown subject(s) broke an outer pane of glass in one of her house windows. No other damage was located.


WALLS, Nichole R (35)
Resides in the 2400 block of W Dugdale in Waukegan
Suspended DL, Resisting a Peace Officer, No Insurance and Disobeyed Traffic Signal
Occurred at 21:12 on 10/20 at Lake Cook and Weidner

Veterans Day Celebration
Please join the Buffalo Grove Park District as we proudly honor
our past and present military heroes.
Tuesday, November 11
Community Arts Center - new location
225 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove
Refreshments 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Program 1:30 pm
All ages are invited and encouraged to attend.

Buffalo Grove Police Department

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at about 4:00 a.m., a HOME INVASION occurred in the 1105 building on Miller Drive at the Mill Creek Condominiums. The victim/witness reported that she woke up to find an unidentified male subject in her bedroom. The victim/witness was able to fend off the suspect. The suspect fled the condominium through the patio window.

The suspect is described as male/White, 30-40 years of age, 5’9”, average build, brown short receding hair. Wearing a red plaid shirt, unknown pants and no shoes.

Personal Safety Tips for Multi-Housing Communities

Make sure all your door and window locks work properly.
Doors should be locked at all times. Even when you are expecting someone or going out for a few minutes.
Keep all windows and doors including patio doors locked overnight and when no one is home. Use the air conditioner fan to bring fresh air into your home.
Don’t “Buzz” anyone into the building that you don’t know.
Use the peephole before opening your front door.
Chain locks are unreliable. Install deadbolt locks and use them.
Organize the residents of your community to be alert and aware of activities within the complex.
Report suspicious activities and persons to the police by calling 9-1-1.
Do not let strangers into your home.
When in doubt call 9-1-1.

If you have any information in reference to the above incident, please contact the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s Investigation Division at



Every year around this time the area seems to be infiltrated with home improvement and landscape contractors. There are many legitimate companies out there, but there are always companies or individuals who are just trying to take advantage of people.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is warning residents to be on guard against “ruse” burglaries and other suspicious situations which may make your car or home an easy target. A Ruse Burglary is a crime in which someone distracts the homeowner while a second person enters the home and looks for things to steal. Ruse burglaries are a favorite method of operation for residential burglars and often target senior citizens.

Avoiding Ruse Burglaries
• Never let a door-to-door sales or repair person inspect any part of your property. Ask for identification and phone their office to verify who they are.
• Don’t walk outside your home to have a solicitor “point out” repairs on you house. This is when an accomplice will enter your home to steal.
• Never let persons inside your home – even with you present.
• Ruse burglars will often claim that they are already doing work for a neighbor and will give you a good deal.
• Often scammers will do their homework and will know your name or your neighbor’s names to try to get you to convince you that they are legitimate.
• Don’t fall for fake referrals.

Please remember that solicitors are required to have a permit issued by the Village of Buffalo Grove. Do not open your door and allow anyone into
your home that you did not call or invite. Always verify who they are or call 911, so that an Officer can respond and check on the individual.

There has also been a recent flood of phone scams in our area and throughout the country. A common one that occurs around tax season is a subject will call and claim to be with the IRS. They will advise that there was an error in your taxes, and you need to get a prepaid credit card immediately to avoid penalties or jail. Another popular phone scam is when an unknown caller tells you that you won a prize but you just have to pay for the taxes prior to receiving the prize. In addition, be weary if you receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be a family member asking for money to be sent to them. Most often they will say that they are having car problems or are in jail. The caller will typically instruct you to purchase prepaid credit cards, and call them back with the prepaid cards access code. No one from any legitimate agency would ever ask you to purchase and pay with prepaid credit card’s. If you are ever requested to pay with one, the red flags should pop up and you should disconnect immediately. Once the cards information is given to a scammer there is NO getting the money back or canceling the card, the money is gone.

The best rule of thumb:

If you did not initiate the contact, don’t give them any information over the phone, online or let them into your home.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Crime Prevention Unit at the Buffalo Grove Police Department 847-459-2560.


SCAM ALERT - We have had several reports of residents receiving phone calls from people claiming to be with the IRS, and if they don't pay fines and fees they will be arrested. This is a SCAM! Please help us get the word out by talking to your neighbors, friends and families. Never give any personal information out to anyone you did not initiate contact with. Please contact the Buffalo Grove Police Department with any questions you may have and always call 911 to report suspicious activity at the time you see it.