A Bizarre Fire Starter and Unwanted Home Improvements
A look at weird crimes in the northern Chicago suburbs.
Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.
Someone entered a fenced-in Buffalo Grove backyard, pulled a small tree out of the ground and pulled up three pavers and placed them elsewhere in the yard. Elsewhere in Buffalo Grove, a resident reported that someone entered his backyard, removed a bag of fertilizer from under the deck and spread it. In addition, the basketball hoop and decorative lighting was moved.
Northfield police and fire fighters responded to a fire on the couch of a condo. They determined that the magnifying effect of sunlight and a glass mirror may have caused paper left on the couch to catch on fire, police said.
A Buffalo Grove man told police that someone cut a strand of outdoor Christmas lights and that he suspects a neighbor who had asked him why he was decorating his house when no one else in the neighborhood was doing so.
A Buffalo Grove resident told police that while cleaning out his garage he found a green bicycle. The resident asked his neighbors and his kids if anyone knew whose bike it was, but no one knew. The bike was placed into property at police headquarters.
A Northfield resident reported a male subject drove by and yelled at her daughter on four separate occasions. The resident told police the man yelled things such as “sweaty banana” and “wiener schnitzel.”