Battery and Theft: Northfield Police Blotter

The following arrest information was supplied by the Northfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

May 9

Submerged vehicle: State police were notified that a car traveling northbound on the Edens Expressway had run off the road and was submerged in free-standing water near the roadside. Because there was a three-car accident farther up the highway, Northfield police responded and arranged for the Highland Park man to be transported to the emergency room.

May 15

Theft: Management at Kraft Foods (555 Waukegan Rd.) informed an ex-employee that he needed to return his company laptop, or they'd report it as stolen. After several unsuccessful attempts to reach him, they reported it to the police. Officers were able to contact him, however, and he returned the computer.


Battery: Two men had an altercation when one of them drove quickly up a driveway in the 200 block of West Frontage Road and nearly struck the other man's vehicle, which was parked there. This sparked an argument that culminated in one man pushing the other to the ground. Both declined to prosecute.


May 16

Drug possession: A 15-year-old girl was caught with cannabis at New Trier High School (7 S. Happ Rd.). She had been keeping it in her book bag. She was sent home with her mother, who later accompanied her to the police station, where she was given a local ordinance citation and a court date of June 19.

Hit and run: A woman parked briefly in an alley in the 300 block of South Happ Road. When she returned, she found that someone had struck the front bumper of her Audi A4.

No driver's license: Police responded to an accident at the corner of Willow and Waukegan roads. One of the drivers, a 54-year-old Chicago woman, did not have a valid driver's license on record. She was released on a $1,500 i-bond, and her court date is June 6.

May 18

Burglary/battery: Just after 3 p.m., an employee of Sunset Ridge Country Club (2100 Sunset Ridge Rd.) heard lockers being opened and closed in the men's locker room. He investigated and approached a 34-year-old man. The man shoved the employee and fled the club. Police Chief Bill Lustig was patrolling the area and apprehended the suspect without incident. The man had stolen at $150 wallet with $450 cash and an American Express card inside. However, only the card was recovered; it was found on the ground outside the club. The perpetrator was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor battery, and he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest in Texas—both for larceny. He was held overnight and sent to central booking in the morning; his next court date is May 24.

Theft: A man was doing landscape work on Bristol Road about 10:30 a.m. when he saw three men remove two leaf blowers and a trimmer from his trailer, which was parked on the road, before putting them in their vehicle and driving away. The victim called police, but the perpetrators escaped. The total property value was estimated at $1,150.

Theft: A Chicago man took his car to Fields BMW (700 W. Frontage Rd.) to have it washed. He left the vehicle in line and went inside; when he came back, he found that the car had been moved forward and that his iPod was missing. 


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