Northfield Blotter: Skunk Stuck in Window, Theft

From theft to drivers making illegal turns in front of police squad cars, here are the latest reports from Northfield police.

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

Earlier: Northfield Blotter: Missing iPad, Underage Drinking at New Trier


A purse was stolen from Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge Northfield, 670 W. Frontage Rd., between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. The loss was estimated at $700. 

Burglary to Motor Vehicle

A radar detector valued at $300 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Lagoon Dr., during the overnight hours between Sept. 6 and 7. The victim says the radar detector was on the dashboard and he can’t remember if the doors were locked. Police reports show there were no signs of forced entry. 

Identity Theft

A Northfield resident reported that someone made five unauthorized withdraws totaling $945 using her bank account information between Aug. 13 and Sept. 14. The case is still under investigation. 

Skunk Stuck in Window

A resident in the 200 block of Bristol St., reported a skunk stuck in the window well on Sept. 17. If a wild animal shows up at your home, police say residents should call 847-446-2131, but Northfield police say they cannot handle skunks and residents should contact an animal control company. University of Illinois Extension advises people to use hydrogen peroxide solution, baking soda and liquid soap to remove skunk odor. For information, visit: web.extension.illinois.edu 

Driving Incidents

Kazimierz Kurzeja, 57, of 4554 N. Sayre Ave., Apt. 1, Norridge, was arrested Sept. 15 for driving with a suspended license and speeding following a traffic stop on 700 Frontage Road. Police reports show he was driving 48 mph in a 35-mph zone. He was released on a $1,500 I-bond and issued an Oct. 19 court date. 

Julian Gonzales, 29, OF 5115 W. Altgeld St., Chicago, was arrested Sept. 13 for driving without a valid license following a traffic stop on Old Willow Road at Willow Road. The vehicle made a left turn in front of the squad car, almost striking the squad car, police said. She was cited for failure to yield and released on a $1,500 I-bond. She was issued a Sept. 27 court date. 

Jesus R. Clara-Enriquez, 27, of 1957 W. Berwyn Ave., Apt. 2, Chicago, was arrested Sept. 14, for driving without a valid license following a traffic stop in the 2100 block of Old Willow Road and speeding. Police reports show he was traveling 34 mph in a 20-mph zone. He was released on a $1,500 I-bond and issued an Oct. 19 court date. 

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