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Former Buffalo Grove trustee calls 911 fearing sniper, drugged water

Former Buffalo Grove trustee LisStone.

Former Buffalo Grove trustee Lisa Stone.

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Updated: April 16, 2013 4:27PM

Former Buffalo Grove trustee Lisa Stone made a frantic 911 call the day before she was arrested on a charge of violating an order of protection against her father and stepmother.

“I’m concerned somebody is going to kill me,” Stone said during the two-minute, 38-second call.

Just before 4 p.m. on March 7, Stone told the 911 dispatcher that a sharpshooter who lives in Buffalo Grove might be after her family. The the audio from the Northwest Central Dispatch System was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

On the call, the dispatcher presses Stone to explain her emergency but is unsuccessful. In the wide-ranging call, Stone alleges that village officials might be drugging residents’ water supply. She also mentions Vice President Joe Biden and her children’s accomplishments in judo.

Despite saying she fears for her life, Stone tells the dispatcher that she’s not really having an emergency.

“You don’t need to come here right now, I’m not having a stroke, thank God, like poor Mark did — Mark Kirk, the good senator, good Jewish people supporting him —”

When reached on Thursday, Stone said she had called 911 several times recently. She would not clarify what had made her feel threatened on March 7, but she said her collaborations with law enforcement and television journalists put her in danger.

“I work with the FBI, DEA and Katie Couric,” Stone said. “I’m not crazy, I asked my doctors.”

Between 2009 and 2010, Stone served 19 months on Buffalo Grove’s Village Board before disruptive behavior led to her recall from office. Recently, Stone has been the subject of several police reports and court documents.

In January, Village President Jeff Braiman told Bufffalo Grove Police that he was willing to have her arrested for disorderly conduct. Braiman told officers that Stone had visited his Arlington Heights law office to drop off a business card for her sex-toy business. Stone followed that encounter with a phone call to Braiman’s home at 2:36 a.m. Jan. 13 to report that the village website was down.

In February, Stone’s stepmother filed an emergency order of protection for herself and Stone’s father against her. Mundelein Police arrested Stone on March 8 for violating that order.

“He is my father, he is my blood,” Stone said after the arrest. “Over my dead body will somebody keep me from my father.”

She is scheduled to appear in Lake County court Friday in that case. She has another court date March 21 for a hearing regarding the order of protection.

And last week, she was convinced someone was trying to kill her.

“. . . I’m concerned about him, he’s the No. 11 sharpshooter, that identified,” Stone said 35 seconds into the call, before being cut off by the dispatcher.

“OK, ma’am, what is your address?” he asked.

“Excuse me!” Stone retorted. “You can patch me over to Buffalo Grove right now. I’m a former trustee, I’m concerned that someone could kill me.”


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