Northfield Blotter: iPhone Theft at New Trier, Bacon and Baby Formula Stolen From Dominick's, Juvenile Drives Too Fast and Too Late

A recap of incidents reported to police in Northfield from Jan. 11-18.

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.

Total calls to Northfield Police Department: 78

Total citations: 85

Jan. 11

Theft Over $300: Two iPhones were stolen the previous Friday from a girls locker room at New Trier Township High School between 12:10 p.m. and 2:20 p.m., a school resource officer reported to Northfield Police. One of the iPhones was reportedly stolen from an unsecured backpack that was lying on the floor of the locker room, and the other was reportedly stolen from a locker, which may or may not have been secured. The property value for each phone was reported to be $200 each. The matter is under investigation.

No Driver’s License: A traffic accident in the 1500 block of Willow Road at 7:53 a.m. resulted in the arrest of the driver, a Chicago woman, who crashed into another car, driven by a Winnetka resident. The Chicago driver was discovered to have insurance but no valid driver’s license and was additionally cited for driving too fast for current conditions. There were no reported injuries, according to Northfield Police.

Disorderly Conduct: A resident of the 1700 block of Northfield Square called police at 5:57 a.m. after hearing a father and son in the apartment above her having an argument. Police responded to the situation, which was determined to be a mental case. The 21-year-old son was involuntary transported to a psychiatric hospital in Evanston. No complaints were filed, according to the police report.

Jan. 12

Retail Theft: A 27-year-old Schaumburg woman was arrested at 1:30 p.m. for shoplifting $19.58 worth of tortillas, bacon, tomatoes, pomegranates and cans of refried beans from Dominick’s. She was released on an I-bond and is due to appear in court on Feb. 2.

Jan. 13

Hazard: Police responded to a call of a wrecking ball left on Willow Road, off of Waukegan Road, at 5:53 a.m. The wrecking ball was removed from the roadway, and the driver of the wrecking truck, from Deerfield, was cited.

No Driver’s License: A 22-year-old Schiller Park driver was stopped on the 300 block of Central Avenue at 10:32 a.m. for not wearing his seat belt. Police discovered the man’s international driver’s license had expired and he had no Illinois driver’s license, though he has lived in Illinois since April 2010. He was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license and also cited for not wearing his seat belt.

Retail Theft: Quantities of baby formula – valued at $191.98 – were reported stolen from Dominick's around 12:30 p.m. The matter is under investigation, and police have not released any information on potential suspects.

Jan. 14

No Driver’s License: A Chicago woman was stopped at 9:01 a.m. for illegally turning left from the Starbucks on Willow Road into the one-way alleyway. She was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license and additionally cited for disobeying traffic signs. She was released on a $1,500 I-bond and is due to appear in court on Feb. 2. Northfield Police contacted the Polish consulate to report the arrest at the request of the driver, who is not an American citizen.

Injured Animal: A resident of the 1900 block of Pine Street reported that she had been taking care of a duck with an injured wing. She was advised to take the duck to a rescue shelter and to call police back if further assistance is needed.

Jan. 17

Violating Graduated Driver Curfew: A 17-year-old from Glenview was arrested at 1:39 a.m. for speeding and violating Illinois' Graduated Licensing Program, which puts a nighttime driving restriction on drivers under 18. For 16 and 17-year-olds, the restriction is Sunday-Thursday, 10 p.m.-6 a.m., and Friday-Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.  The juvenile was pulled over after exiting Interstate 94 at Tower Road and running a red light before re-entering I-94 going northbound. The driver was cited with driving 75 mph in a 55 mph speed zone, violating the Graduated Driver curfew, disobeying a traffic signal, improper lane usage, and not having valid insurance. A parent was called to pick up the juvenile, and he was released after posting $200 bond. His court date is scheduled for Feb. 16.


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