Northfield Blotter: Identity Theft, Suspicious Car Dealing

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.


These are the major crimes and traffic violations provided by the .

Identity theft

A 31-year-old Northfield man received a telephone call on Aug. 8 from an unknown company, which claimed he owed $6,850 on an account. He told police that someone must have used his information to open the account. The case is under investigation.


An Arligton Heights man intended to buy a used vehicle off of eBay on Aug. 7. The seller asked for a $500 down payment but never provided the car. When the bank tried to process a refund, the seller didn't have enough money in the account to cover it. Under police supervision, however, both parties agreed to a timeframe for the money to be returned.

Suspended driver's license

After an Aug. 9 traffic accident on Willow Road, the 35-year-old Chicago man who caused it was found to be driving while his license was suspended. He was also cited for "failure to reduce speed to advoid an accident." He was released on a $1,500 i-bond, and his court date is Sept. 13.

Police stopped a 22-year-old Skokie woman Aug. 10 for driving 51 mph in a 35-mph zone on Frontage Road. When they ran her information, they found that her license had already been revoked. She posted a $150 10-percent-applied bond and will go to court on Sept. 13.

A 68-year-old Chicago man caused an accident near Willow and Wagner roads on Aug. 11 when he failed to reduce his speed. Police discovered that his license was already suspended. He was released on a $1,500 i-bond. His court date is Sept. 27.

No driver's license

After an accident on Aug. 10 where a 33-year-old Chicago man failed to yield the right-of-way, police discovered he had never been issued a driver's license. He was cited for both violations, released on a $1,500 i-bond and given a court date of Sept. 27.

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