• A 65-year-old Carpentersville woman said she was bilked out of hundreds of dollars Thursday by someone over the phone who claimed to be from Microsoft, police said. According to reports, the caller told the woman the company needed access to her computer to fix a problem and gave her a code to type in which gave them remote access. The caller also told the woman to put in her credit card information and she lost $700 before the realized it was a scam.
• Stefanie L. Beyer, 27, of the 8000 block of Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, was arrested March 9 after police found heroin and drug paraphernalia in her car, according to a police report. Police pulled over Beyer at Huntley Road and Route 31 for improper lane usage and saw her reaching under her seat. A police dog walked around the car and alerted officers to the presence of drugs, and police said they found less than 15 grams of heroin, a pipe used to smoke drugs and a hypodermic syringe in the car. Beyer was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $45,000.
• Javier Diaz, 42, of Hanover Park, was charged with obstructing identification after he gave police a false name and date of birth after he was identified as the driver of a vehicle that hit a pedestrian Sunday in the 800 block of North State Street, according to a police report. Diaz was also wanted on a Cook County warrant.