Winnetka Blotter: Apple iPad, Computer Stolen, Teens Deface Tunnel Wall

From fake checks to arrests for domestic battery and traffic violation here is the latest report from Winnetka Police Department.


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


A black Apple iPad with a red case was removed from the kitchen of a home in the 500 block of Orchard Lane between 4:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 11. The loss is estimated at $500.


A 13-inch Mac Book pro laptop computer was stolen from the McGee Theater, 385 Winnetka Ave., between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Oct. 11. The loss is estimated at $1,800.

Domestic Battery

Masataka Harashima, 71, of 1165 Ash St., Winnetka, was arrested for domestic battery following a 911-call investigation to the same address on Oct. 10. He was issued a Oct. 29 court date.

Teens Deface Tunnel Wall

Two teens from the New Trier Township area were charged with criminal defacement to property on Oct. 8. The boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested following a passerby saw them in the underground walkway spray painting graffiti on the south tunnel wall at 299 Green Bay Rd. One of the teens was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The case was referred to a peer jury. The damage was estimated at $250.

Fake Check

Someone attempted to purchase an online item from a resident in the 1000 block of Tower Road using a fake check between Sept. 20 and Oct. 8. The case is still under investigation.

Traffic Arrest

Israel Fermin, 32, of 270 12th St., Wheeling, was arrested Oct. 14 for driving without a valid driver’s license following a traffic stop at Merrill and Green Bay Road. Fermin was also cited for disobeying a stop sign, expired registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. He was issued a Nov. 14 court date.

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