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By Freida Gad

• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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• Troy Michael Klees, 19, of the 4200 block of North Harvard, Arlington Heights, and a 16-year-old Lake Zurich teen were arrested around 3 a.m. Aug. 25 on Lake-Cook Road at Milwaukee Avenue and charged with possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor.

• A woman stole all packages of two over-the-counter allergy medications from Walgreens, 1225 W. Dundee Road, around 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Later, a man returned one of the medications for a refund. The manager sent messages to all Walgreens stores in the area, and the Palatine store responded that the two subjects were in the store attempting to return the two medications.

• Vandals scratched a car in a lot t Claremont Nursing Home, 150 Weiland Road, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 27.

• Vandals spray painted gang graffiti on a fence and fire hydrant on Oak Creek Drive around 10 a.m. Aug. 28.

• Thieves stole $100 out of a purse belonging to one employee and a wallet valued at $100 from a second employee in a locker room at The Best Salon, 139 N. McHenry Road, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 27.

• Thieves stole three spools of copper telephone cable from AT&T, 1391 Abbott Court, between 4 p.m. Aug. 24 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 27. Value was estimated at $1,434.

• Thieves stole a new laptop computer, leaving the empty box behind, at MNJ Technologies, 1025 Busch Parkway, between July 15 and Aug. 24.

• Vandals kicked and broke a glass panel on the front door at Simon Family Dentistry, 746 Buffalo Grove Road, between 6 p.m. Aug. 23 and 7:35 a.m. Aug. 24.

• Burglars broke a patio door lock at a home on the 2400 block of Chambourd Drive around 11:05 p.m. Aug. 24 and ransacked bedrooms, but nothing appeared to be missing.

• Vandals spray painted graffiti on the tennis courts and on signs surrounding the athletic fields at Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 W. Dundee Road, between noon Aug. 25 and 2:45 p.m. Aug. 26.

• Burglars forced open the front door at a condominium on the 800 block of Weidner around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23, ransacked rooms and stole money and several pieces of jewelry.

• Burglars broke into a car on the 900 block of McHenry Road and stole a purse between 4:50 and 5:39 p.m. Aug. 23.


• Matthew D. Kreutzer, 27, of the 1300 block of Rosita, Palatine, was arrested around 7 p.m. Aug. 24 on the 1200 block of North Williams Drive and charged with possession of marijuana.

• Vandals hit 11 mailboxes in the Delgado Drive and Lenox Lane area between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 5 a.m. Aug. 26. Some of the mailboxes were smashed, others were knocked off their posts, and some posts were broken.• Burglars broke into a 2007 Chevrolet SUV in an apartment lot on the 1200 block of North Winslowe Drive between 11 p.m. Aug. 24 and 7 a.m. Aug. 25 and tried but failed to steal a TV hidden under a towel.

• Burglars took a purse out of an unlocked 2000 Mazda sedan on the 1200 block of East Evergreen Drive between 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 8:15 a.m. Aug. 25. Someone walking a dog found the purse in a front yard at another home but the driver's license, two credit cards and $20 were missing.

• A man was seen of a security videotape at McDonald's, 1476 N. Rand Road, taking a cellphone a female customer left on the table when she went to pick up her food around 5:50 p.m. Aug. 26. Value was estimated at $400.

• Burglars ransacked an apartment on the 500 block of East Spruce Drive between 11 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Aug. 25 and stole an e-reader, camera, small safe, laptop computer and jewelry. Value was estimated at $2,950.

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