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•Michael Krotman, 59, of the 600 block of Grove Drive, Buffalo Grove, was arrested around 5:45 p.m. Dec. 28 at Dominick's, 770 S. Buffalo Grove Road, and charged with retail theft.
• Adam Jared Weiss, 26, of the 600 block of Stanford Lane, Buffalo Grove, was arrested around 12:15 a.m. Dec. 29 at Happfield Drive and Arlington Heights Road and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic violation.
• Burglars stole a watch and medication out of an unlocked vehicle in a driveway on the 100 block of Mary Lu Lane between 2 and 6:30 a.m. Jan. 12.
• Thieves stole a Waste Management garbage can at a home on the 500 block of Parkview between 8:26 and 9:26 a.m. Jan. 9.
• Thieves stole a purse from a patio on the 800 block of Trace around 6 p.m. Jan. 6.
• A Buffalo Grove man received an email Jan. 9 advising that he was going to be arrested on charges of one of several offenses. The email stated it was from the Department of Justice and instructed him to purchase a prepaid credit card and enter the numbers and security code on the screen. The screen showed a countdown timer, giving the time of his pending arrest. Police assured him that it was a scam.
• Vandals broke the rear window on one vehicle and smashed the front windshield and side window on a second vehicle and spray painted graffiti on both in a driveway on the 1100 block of Millcreek between midnight and 10:21 a.m. Jan. 2.
• Vandals broke several Christmas decorations in the front yard at a home on the 900 block of Old Checker between 7:15 p.m. Jan. 1 and 8 a.m. Jan. 2.
• Vandals broke Christmas decorations and damaged the overhead garage door at a home on the 300 block of Hawthorn around 8:45 p.m. Jan. 1.
• Vandals damaged Christmas decorations in the front yard at a home on the 100 block of Crestview around 8 p.m. Jan. 1.
• Burglars broke into a car on the 1300 block of Dundee Road between 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 2 a.m. Jan. 1 and stole a purse.
• Thieves stole the hood, shift knob and parts out of the trunk on a car on Oak Creek Drive between 2 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Dec. 28.
• A vandal hurled a brick that shattered the rear windshield and cracked the front windshield on a car on the 0-100 block of Wakefield Lane between Dec. 18 and 28.
• Thieves stole a gray mountain bike locked in an enclosed Dumpster area at a restaurant, 720 W. Lake-Cook Road, between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and 10 p.m. Dec. 29.