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posted: 4/25/2013 9:26 AM

Northwest suburban police blotter

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By Freida Gad

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

Arlington Heights

• A 70-year-old Arlington Heights man was tricked into giving his credit card to a caller April 24. The called told him they had a $10,000 federal grant in his name which did not have to be paid back. The credit card was needed to pay a processing fee, the caller claimed. After giving the credit card number and hanging up, the man realized he might have been scammed and canceled the card. No funds were lost, reports said.

Buffalo Grove

• With warmer weather around the corner, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is warning residents to be on guard against "ruse" burglaries. 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. The Buffalo Grove Police Department is asking residents to reach out to their senior neighbors and talk to them about this activity. Residents are urged to be alert and not allow themselves to become victims of this crime, and to call 911 when anything seems suspicious.

• Thieves stole a piece of jewelry valued over $300 out of a home on the 1200 block of Sandhurst between March 27 and April 16.

Vandals punctured tires on six vehicles on the 2800 block of Roslyn between midnight and 10 a.m. April 16.

• Marcos Tulio Reys-Menendez, 24, of the 400 block of Circle Hill, Arlington Heights, was arrested around 6:45 p.m. April 9 at Emmerich Park West and charged with illegal transportation of alcohol and DUI.

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