Northfield Blotter: Missing iPad, Underage Drinking at New Trier

From a iPad left at Dominick's to underage drinking at New Trier High School, these are the most interesting police reports from the past week.

The following arrest information was provided by the . It does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this blotter, contact: Chi-an.Chang@Patch.com. 



An iPad was reported missing from Dominick’s, 1822 Willow Rd., on Sept. 4. The Northfield resident told police she went shopping and forgot to take the iPad out of the shopping cart, when she returned the next day, the iPad was gone. The loss was estimated at $740. 


Ronald J. Grason, 42, of 458 Lakeside Terrace, Glencoe, was cited Sept. 9 for driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying a stop sign. Police observed Grason exiting the IL-94 ramp eastbound on Willow Road at a high speed and going through a stop sign at 23 miles-per-hour. He was stopped in the 1300 block of Willow Road. He was later released on a $1,500 iBond and issued a Sept. 27 court date. 

Felony Arrest

Lukasz L. Kaczmarski, 29, of 1479 Wedgewood Ave., Des Plaines, was arrested on a felony count of driving with a revoked or suspended license after police stopped him for driving a motorcycle without special equipment in Northfield. This was the third time Kaczmarski police stopped him for driving while license revoked or suspended. 

Criminal Damage

Three windows were broken at a property under construction in the 200 block of Shadow Wood Lane between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4. The contractor told police he noticed the lights were different from how he left it. Nothing appears missing or disturbed. The damage was estimated at $600 to replace the windows. 

Burglary to Motor Vehicle

A briefcase was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Episcopal Church of St. James the Less, 550 Sunset Ridge Rd., between 6:40 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. The front passenger window was broken to gain entry. The briefcase contained driver’s license, a $200 gift card, debit and credit cards. Police are still investigating the case. 

An iPhone charger valued at $10 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of Lockwood Avenue between the overnight hours of Sept. 6 and 7. 

Underage Drinking

Two 16-year-olds males,  were issued local ordinance citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor Sept. 7 after officers observed the teens holding beer cans in the west parking lot of New Trier High School. Police say the teens, one from Winnetka, the other from Wilmette, also had an odor of alcohol on their breath.  Both were issued Oct. 5 court dates.

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