Glencoe Blotter: Resident Pulls Skunk from Well, Stolen Weight-Loss Meds, Runaway Rooster
A summary of police reports from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5.
The Glencoe Public Safety Department provided the following reports. 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.
Skunk Savior — A 52-year-old man from Glencoe brought new meaning to the phrase "I smell trouble" after rescuing a baby skunk stuck in his window well in the 350 block of Madison Avenue.
The resident, taking the advice of police, slid a wooden board down the well, allowing the skunk to climb out and scamper off.
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Commercial Burglary — Police are investigating a break-in between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. at The Style Nail Spa Inc., 708 Vernon Ave. Police found a window broken and $100 stolen.
Runaway Rooster — Can roosters live on a modest diet of bread and cheese? Two residents living in the 1170 block of Hohlfelder Road thought so, before a Glencoe animal control officer traced feathers back to the residents' garage, which was scattered with broken glass, police said.
The officer, knowing the animals never stray far from home, quickly found the roosters and instructed the residents to relocate them. They now live in Wadsworth, Ill.
Retail Theft— Police are investigating the theft of $280 worth of weight control medication at Walgreens on 63 Green Bay Rd. The female suspect made off with four boxes between 2:22 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.
The medication includes ingredients essential to making methamphetamine (crystal meth), police said.
DUI — A 48-year-old female from Skokie was pulled over after police found her at 12:03 a.m. intoxicated and parked in the middle of Sheridan Road before it intersects with Maple Hill Road. The offender was charged with a DUI and released after posting a $1,000 bond. Her court date is set for Oct. 19.
Suspended License — A white male, 23, from Glencoe was stopped about 12 p.m. for failing to signal at the intersection of Palos Road and Lapier Street. Officers took him into custody after finding he was driving on a suspended license. After posting a $1,500 bond, he was released with a court date scheduled for Oct. 19.