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Glencoe Blotter: Heroin Seized in Drug Bust of Trio

A summary of crimes reported in Glencoe from July 14-20.

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. Please email the editor with any questions or to provide proof of expungement.

July 18

Burglary — A set of car keys were stolen from a 2002 BMW parked July 16 inside a garage in the 700 block of Country Lane. The owner noticed the center console open and the keys missing when he returned to the car.

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A woman's purse was stolen from her gray 2003 Chevy TrailBlazer on July 18 in the 500 block of Washington Avenue. She had stopped at a house near the Skokie Country Club to deliver landscaping plants when she and her customer were solicited by a black male, whom they shooed away. When the driver returned to her unlocked SUV, her purse was missing.

The theft suspect was described as a medium built black man who stood about 5-foot-9. He wore a white shirt and black slacks and carried a backpack.

The woman lost her driver's license, checkbook and keys to a second SUV, a Ford Explorer, in the incident.

Theft — A limo driver from the Deerbrook Limousine Service of Libertyville reported that a man in the 700 block of Redwood Lane used the limo service to return home from Highland Park Hospital on July 1 and stiffed the driver for payment. The customer provided a credit card that was declined and still had not paid when he asked for another ride on July 18.

When the limo driver arrived and asked about the earlier ride, he decided to cancel the July 18 request for limo service. However, the company informed the man that he still had to pay cancelation fees due to the short notice.

Police said the limo service and the man agreed to settle the dispute without further police intervention.

July 17

Drug Possession — Three men were arrested in a heroin bust that occurred at 6:14 p.m. at the intersection of Hazel Avenue and Sheridan Road. Police said an officer was assisting a ComEd crew working restore power, when a red 2002 Chevy Cavalier pulled up.

When a passenger, Michael A. Bartlett, 20, of Fox Lake, asked the for directions, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana and saw a pipe in the car with a leafy plant substance.

The officer reported that Bartlett initially refused his request to step out of the car. When police searched the car, a bag of brown powder was found in the glove box, which tested positive for heroin.

Bartlett was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, felony possession of hypodermic needles, felony possession of heroin and resisting arrest. 

Police also arrested the driver--a 17-year-old boy from Wauconda--and charged him as an adult with driving without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

A back seat passenger--a 17-year-old boy from Island Lake--was arrested and charged as an adult with felony possession of hypodermic needles, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and felony possession of heroin.

Police said the occupants confessed to recently purchasing the heroin. Their court dates are on July 25.

Public Alcohol Consumption — Two Chicago men were cited on charges of drinking alcohol at Dell Beach at 3:46 p.m. at the corner of Dell Place and Lakeside Terrace. Florin G. Bota, 24 and Ioan G. Mihaila, 25, were given citations and released. Four others were on the beach with them during open hours.

July 16

Loud Party — A loud party was reported at 11:04 p.m. at the Skokie Country Club in the 500 block of Washington Avenue. An employee told police they were finishing up their last song.

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A loud house party was reported at 1:13 a.m. in the 400 block of Green Bay Road. Police advised the residents to keep the music down.

July 14

Trespassing — Two 17-year-old Northbrook teenagers were caught at the Glencoe Beach at 11:07 p.m. Both were given citations and their parents were called to transport them home.

Theft — Scopelliti Lanscaping reported on July 13 that a red Green Sensation push lawn mower went missing in the 200 block of Franklin Road. A few piles of lawn waste nearby were also taken.

Landscaping Violations — A Libertyville landscaping company was cited on charges of landscaping without a permit in Glencoe and using a leaf blower out-of-season at 5:08 p.m. in the 400 block of Washington Avenue.

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