Northfield Blotter: Rotten Egg-Throwers, Spooky Canvassers, Missing Dad Found
A recap of incidents reported to police in Northfield from Oct. 25-Nov. 1.
The following items are taken from Northfield Police Department 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.
Theft Over $300: Plumbing equipment left overnight at a building on Meadow Lane was reported missing around 10 a.m. Gurnee-based Biagi Plumbing Corp. has been renovating the site, and workers informed police that $2,500 worth of equipment, including a pipe-threading machine, dyes and a hand cart, was missing. The doors had been locked the previous night, but there was no evidence of forced entry, according to the police report.
Vandalism: While on patrol, a Northfield officer observed graffiti on a "No Parking" sign on the west side of the 920 Happ Rd. at 8:45 a.m. The sign was issued for cleanup.
Suspended Driver's License/In State Warrant: An officer driving eastbound on the 2200 block of Willow Road around 12:58 a.m. pulled over a westbound black Honda with violet-purple headlamps, which violates the Illinois Vehicle Code. The driver, a 24-year-old Chicago man, was charged with improper lighting and then arrested for having a suspended license. The driver was traveling with two passengers, a Northbrook woman whose license came back clear of warrants, and a Florida man who, before moving to Coconut Creek, Fla., was wanted by Cook County for violating a DUI offense, according to the police report. Both men were processed and released on bonds. The Chicago man awaits a Nov. 23 court date in Skokie; the Coconut Creek resident awaits a Nov. 22 court date in Rolling Meadows.
Suspended Driver's License: A Skokie motorcyclist on a yellow motorbike was pulled over at 8:58 a.m. on the 300 block of South Happ Road for not having any of the required protective gear such as a helmet and a face shield, or insurance. But it was the suspended license that landed the man, 26, in jail. He was released on a $2,000 I-bond and is to appear in court on Nov. 23.
Theft Labor/ Services: The owner of the Teddie Kossof Salon and Spa at 281 Waukegan Rd. called police after a woman left the salon without paying for $217 worth of services. She was described as being in her mid-30s and dressed in all black. The case is under investigation.
Criminal Damage to Property: While driving down the 1900 block of Willow Road around 10:15 a.m., a Winnetka resident's 2011 white Buick sedan was pelted by a "large number" of eggs. When he cleaned the eggs off his car the following morning, he discovered a 6-inch scratch on the hood of the car and numerous gouges on the front of the hood near the driver-side headlight. Police are investigating the incident.
Vandalism: A woman reported juveniles were throwing eggs at her car at the intersection of Willow and Northfield roads at 1:45 p.m. By the time police arrived on scene, the egg-throwers had dispersed.
Suspicious Person: Two suspicious men were reported by two separate callers between 4 and 4:30 p.m. One man, described as wearing a hat and cape, carrying and long stick and sporting a mustache, was seen walking near the intersection of Willow Road and Lagoon Drive. He was suspected of watching young trick-or-treaters. The other man, described as having a long ponytail and dressed in all black was also suspected of watching trick-or-treaters, near the intersection of Wagner and Bosworth. Police discovered the two suspects were actually political canvassers for Gregg Goslin's campaign for Cook County Commissioner and they were not charged.
Vandalism: An anonymous caller reported red juice sprayed all over a Clarkson Park (Bristol/Willow intersection) men's room at 6:18 p.m.
Missing Person (Found): A 73-year-old Kirkland, IL, man was pulled over for a minor traffic violation at 3:21 a.m. at the intersection of Willow Road and Walnut Avenue, when police discovered he was reported missing in Dekalb County. The man was brought to the Northfield police station and was picked up by his daughter, a Poplar Grove resident.
Theft Under $300: A surveyer from Chicago reported his coat had been stolen from a tree limb while he was surveying the 2000 block of Winnetka Avenue between 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Inside the jacket was his wallet, which contained his driver's license and credit cards.
Deceptive Practices: Fields BMW, on 700 W. Frontage Rd., reported a check for $1,995 check from a Lakewood, Calif., resident was returned for "not having sufficient funds." The bad check was originally discovered on Feb. 10 and returned twice, according to the police report. Northfield police are investigating the case.