Northfield Police Blotter: Birthday Theft

The following arrest information was supplied by the Northfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


Jan. 12

Identity theft: A resident of the 6000 block of Arbor Lane reported that someone had used his social security number to file taxes in 2010. His wages had also been garnished in connection with the identity theft. The IRS has taken over the investigation.

Jan. 10

Theft: A 15-year-old male student checked his locker only to find that his wallet was missing. The wallet contained $436 cash and $72.50 in gift cards. He reported the theft to police the next day, which also happened to be his 15th birthday. After an investigation, cited a 15-year-old boy from Kenilworth. They were able to recover $393 and the wallet, but the boy allegedly said he threw away the gift cards. He was petitioned to juvenile court.

No driver's license: A 38-year-old Elmwood Park man was driving westbound on Willow Road when a deer hit his car on the driver's side, tumbled over the hood and continued into the woods on the north. When police responded to the scene, they found that the man had never been issued a driver's license. He was released on a $1,500 i-bond. His court date is Feb. 21.

Suspended driver's license: Police conducted a routine traffic stop in the 300 block of Waukegan Road. They said they found that the driver, a 32-year-old Park Ridge man, was driving on a suspended license. They said he was also not wearing a seatbelt, and had expired registration and no proof of insurance. He was released on a $2,000 i-bond. His court date is Mar. 2.

Jan. 16

No driver's license: About 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Willow and Waukegan roads, a car failed to yield while turning left and caused two other cars to crash into each other. Police said that the driver of the first car, a 41-year-old male, had never been issued a driver's license. He was cited for this and failing to yield. He was released on a $1,500 i-bond and given a Mar. 3 court date.

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