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Northfield Police Blotter: Battery, Intoxicated Minors

A summary of events from during the last week of September.

The 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 e-mail the editor with any questions or to provide proof of expungement.

Sept. 19

Suspended driver's license: A 19-year-old Wilmette man was stopped at West Frontage and Tower roads around 3:30 p.m. He didn't have a front license plate, his insurance was expired, and he was driving on a suspended license, according to police. He had just purchased the vehicle the previous day. He was given a $1,500 i-bond and a court date of Oct. 6.

Sept. 23

Theft: A woman reported that thousands of dollars of jewelry was taken from her house on Country Lane between July 3 and July 4. The police department is still waiting on a property list.

Consumption by minor: A 17-year-old Winnetka boy arrived at New Trier High School around 7 p.m. noticeably intoxicated. He was transported to the hospital via ambulance as a precaution. He was cited and given a court date of Nov. 10. 

Sept. 25

Consumption by minor: A police officer noticed two Northfield 17-year-olds walking west on Sunset Road around 1:45 a.m. He saw that they were stumbling, so he stopped to check on their wellbeing and discovered that they were under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, according to police. Both boys were cited for illegal consumption—and one for illegal possession—before they were given a court date of Oct. 17 and released to their parents.

Sept. 29

Animal call: A Northfield man was walking his dogs in the 1800 block of Winnetka Avenue around 11:30 a.m. when two dogs ran from a nearby property and attacked his pets. The 75-year-old owner of the runaway dogs was given two citations, one for his animals running at large and another because they attacked other dogs. He is set to appear in court on Nov. 18.

Sept. 30

Battery: To fulfill his custody agreement, a man went to pick up his children from his ex-wife's house in the 300 block of Graemere Street, but found that his ex-wife had taken them to Wisconsin. When he arrived, he encountered her boyfriend, who allegedly threatened him and pushed him in the chest. The boyfriend was arrested and charged with battery before being released on a $1,500 bond. He was given a court date of Oct. 28. The other man will need to provide papers demonstrating the custody agreement if he wants to prove it was violated.

Theft: A customer dropped off his vehicle at Fields BMW (700 W. Frontage Road) at 1 p.m. When he returned at 5 p.m., he found that his cell phone was missing. It was valued at $300.

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