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Glencoe Blotter: Threatening Voicemail, Lexus Beaten with Golf Club, Tribune Impostor

The following arrest information was supplied by the Glencoe Public Safety Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Oct. 27

Threatening Phone Call — arrested a 20-year-old male at his home in the 2600 block of North Wayne Avenue, Chicago, after a Skokie Country Club coworker reported Oct. 6 that the Chicago man left a threatening message on the victim's voicemail. 

Upon arresting him, police said they found a bong for smoking marijuana and a fake California I.D. Police charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment through electronic communications. He soon posted a $1,000 bond, with a court date set for Nov. 22. 

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Oct. 29

Criminal Damage to Vehicle — A man living in the 500 block of Longwood Drive reported his vehicle's windshield and front bumper had been beaten with a golf club in his driveway. 

At the scene of the crime, Glencoe police found the club lying beside the man's 2001 Lexus, which also had scuff marks on the hood and a cracked front bumper. Glencoe police placed the crime between 3 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Traffic Hazard — You may have seen these cyclists before, perhaps riding solo or in groups of three or more?

They are those speedy cyclists peddling up and down the North Shore, and at 10 a.m. a flock of them had a woman phoning Glencoe police.

The woman, who resides on the 950 block of Green Bay Road, filed a complaint with the police, saying that the cyclists had created a traffic hazard by taking up the entire southbound lane on Green Bay Road.

There were no arrests made or tickets issued. The cyclists were last seen on Green Bay Road.

More and more, cyclists, many of whom join clubs, are hitting the north suburban streets, said Alan Kebby, deputy chief for the department. But they still have to abide by the same rules of the road drivers do, Kebby added. 

Oct. 31

Late Night Halloween — A 17-year-old boy residing in the 320 block of Old Green Bay Road was ready to ditch his 11 p.m. curfew, before a Glencoe officer found him sleeping at 10:01 p.m. in his car on Glenwood Avenue.

The teenager told the officer he was already in trouble before blowing it off, so he might as well face his parents in the morning. 

Nov. 1

Trib Impostor — A woman residing in the 670 block of Country Lane received a phone call from a man claiming to be from the Chicago Tribune.

He asked if she'd be home on Sunday, Nov. 6 to receive a coupon and advertisement. She replied no. He'd come by the following Sunday then, he told her.

Once the call ended, she phoned a Tribune sales department representative, who claimed the newspaper doesn't make house calls to schedule drop-offs. The representative then advised the woman to call police.

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Lee November 08, 2011 at 12:48 PM
Yes, bicyclists are supposed to obey the rules of the road but they rarely do. They are mostly a hazard especially when riding en masse. The cyclists seem to have some sense of entitlement to more than their fair share of the road and arrogance when it comes to flaunting the rules of the road.

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