Glencoe Blotter: Nail Salon Burglarized; Chicago Teen Possessing Pot Runs Red Light
A summary of crimes reported in Glencoe from March 3-9.
The following items are taken from the Glencoe Public Safety Department. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Burglary — The front window of a recessed doorway was found broken out at Bien Assorti nail salon at 8:22 a.m. in the 700 block of Green Bay Road. The break-in occurred between 11:30 a.m. March 8 and 8 a.m. March 9. Two televisions, valued at $4,300, were stolen. Also $2,200 in cash was taken and $550 in damage was done to the door.
Burglary — A brief case valued at $200, $100 in cash and a laptop computer worth $600 were stolen from an unlocked 2005 Mercedes sedan between 6 p.m. March 7 and 7 a.m. March 8. The break-in was reported at 2:28 p.m. at the corner of Park and Vernon avenues, where the theft may have occurred while the car owner was in Starbucks. The theft also could have occurred in Highland Park, however.
Driving under the Influence — Police said a 17-year-old Chicago boy blew through a stop sign and a red light while under the influence of drugs at 7:35 p.m. before he was stopped on Green Bay Road, just south of Dundee Road. When the police officer approached the car, he smelled the odor of cannabis smoke from inside. Police from the Cook County Sheriff's Office assisted with canines. The driver said he hadn't smoked any marijuana in two hours. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
One passenger, a 16-year-old Glencoe boy, was cited on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. He had a plastic pen tube for smoking the drug and a vial with marijuana residue. A second passenger, a 17-year-old Chicago boy, was charged with possession of marijuana. He had a small bag of weed.
Driving without a License — A 19-year-old Chicago man was arrested and charged with driving without a license at 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Cook and Sheridan roads. He had been pulled over in his 1995 GMC Sonoma pickup truck for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone. Police also ticketed him for speeding as well. His court date is set for April 15.
Fraud — Someone reported that a debit card had incurred $893 of unauthorized international charges on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25.
Criminal Damage to Property — A woman reported at 10:05 a.m. that an exterior light was damaged between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. in her front lawn in the 500 block of Jackson Avenue. The vandalism left the light broken and the fixture bent. The light will take about $150 to fix.
Missing Dogs — Two greyhounds were reported missing from a woman's yard at 9:09 a.m. in the 500 block of Woodlawn Avenue. The white female greyhound is named Choo-Choo and the male greyhound is black and without a collar.
Fraud — A man reported at 10:03 a.m. that $10,000 was stolen from his Citibank checking account. The theft occurred between June 29, 2010, and Feb. 28, 2011.
Theft — A bird bath was reported stolen from a backyard at 1:48 p.m. in the 300 block of West Elm Court. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. Feb. 24 and 6 a.m. Feb. 27, but the owner decided to wait until March 4 to file a report. The top of a concrete bath was taken, but not the stand.
Disorderly Conduct — A 46-year-old Chicago man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 10:34 p.m. in the 300 block of Hazel Avenue. He was ordered to leave his girlfriend's place and get on a southbound train to Evanston.
Vicious Dog — A man was injured after being chased by an aggressive dog at 1:45 p.m. in the 100 block of Euclid Avenue. A 43-year-old woman, who owns the dog, was cited and ordered to appear in court on a charge of putting a person in imminent danger of being attacked.
Possession of Marijuana — A 23-year-old Northfield man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with an expired vehicle registration at 9:15 p.m. in the 900 block of Green Bay Road. He was stopped outside the Glencoe Parks District headquarters for having an expired 2009 license plate sticker. He removed a marijuana grinder from his person and had a small bag of marijuana in his possession.
His passenger, a 22-year-old Wilmette man, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana. He handed a glass marijuana pipe to police when asked to turn over the item.