Winnetka Police Blotter: False ID, Cannabis Possession, Traffic Arrests and More

The following information was supplied by the Winnetka Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

March 12

Criminal Damage: Unknown suspect(s) broke the driver-side window of a school van parked in the 100 block of Linden Street between March 9 and 12. The amount of damage is unknown.

March 13

Obstructing Identification / Assist Other Law Enforcement Agency: A 26-year-old female from Lombard was arrested for presenting a false identity to avoid arrest on March 13 at 11 a.m. Police also discovered a Dpage County warrant for harassment by telephone when processing the woman. She was arrested during a suspicious person complaint at the Metra Station. Her court date is March 30.

March 14

Fraud Deception: An unknown suspect(s) attempted to fraudulently use the American Express card number of a Winnetkan resident to purchase an iPod touch. The resident noticed the transaction on March 14, and has since closed the account.

March 15

Criminal Damage: An officer discovered graffiti on a stop sign at the corner of Sunset Road and Essex Road on March 15 at 5:23 p.m.


Theft: An unknown offender(s) stole an iPhone from the backpack of a Winnetka resident who was attending class at New Trier Township High School's Winnetka Campus at 6:29 p.m. on March 15. The backpack had been left unattended in a basement hallway. Estimated loss is $500.


Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A 20-year-old Evanston man was arrested at the corner of Green Bay Road and Winnetka Avenue on March 15 at 12:21 a.m. for possessing drug paraphernalia. The man had been stopped for improper lane usage when authorities discovered two multi-colored glass pipes.

March 17

Possession of Cannabis: A 19-year-old fChicago man was cited for possession of cannabis at 1:47 a.m. on March 17 in the 1000 block of Sheridan Road.

March 18

Traffic Arrest: A 27-year-old Chicago man was arrested in the 800 block of Bryant Avenue for driving with a revoked driver's license. Police had stopped the man for an improper traffic stop and he was also cited for speeding over the limit.


Traffic Arrest: A 32-year-old Chicago man was arrested for driving with a suspended license at the corner of Green Bay Road and Winnetka Avenue on march 18 at 10:56 p.m. The man was also cited for speeding.


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