Winnetka and Northfield blotter for July 26, 2012
Updated: August 27, 2012 10:55AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Winnetka and Northfield police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
A home on the 600 block of Sheridan Road was burglarized Sunday by an intruder who took an iPad computer and various items of jewelry. The loss was estimated at $13,000. According to police, the offender entered the home between 2 and 4 p.m.
Jewelry valued at $15,000 was stolen from a a residence on the 1000 block of Fisher Lane some time between 8 a.m. June 15 and 5 p.m. June 16. The theft was reported to Winnetka police last Thursday. The stolen items included a stainless steel Rolex watch and an emerald and diamond ring.
A backpack containing $5,500 in camera equipment was stolen Sunday on the 300 block of Hibbard Road. The contents of the backpack included a Fuji S5 digital camera, a Nikon camera, a light meter and various lenses. The theft occurred between 11 a.m. and noon.
Money and cosmetics were taken from a purse at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., some time between 3:45 p.m. July 14 and 12:30 a.m. July 15. The loss was estimated at $105.
A Giant Boulder bicycle was stolen from a bike rack outside a convenience store at 88 Green Bay Road some time between 11:25 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 17. The red and silver bicycle was not locked at the time. The bike was valued at $200.
The front window of a business on the 800 block of Green Bay Road was damaged with an unknown object some time between 4 p.m. July 14 and 7 p.m. July 15. The cost to repair the window was estimated at $250.
Winnetka police responded to a report of glass breaking at the Elm Street train station, 754 Elm St., and noticed that a glass panel on the platform was cracked. Cost to repair the damage was estimated at $250.
One or more vandals used black and red spray paint to deface the south wall of a walkway ramp on the 700 block of Sheridan. A police employee observed the damage at 12:30 p.m. last Thursday. Repair costs were estimated at $150.
A 38-year-old Chicago man was charged with driving under the influence following a stop Sunday on the 300 block of Green Bay Road. Willington G. Raj, of 502 Roscoe, also was cited for speeding. He is due in court Aug. 16.
A security guard at the College of American Pathologists, 325 Waukegan Rd., reported that someone had pulled apart the aluminum fencing on the property, apparently to gain access to the soccer fields at the adjacent Meadow Park. The cost to repair the fence was not known.
A resident of the 200 block of Eaton Street reported July 17 that she’d received harassing phone calls and text messages since June 25. The messages related to a traffic accident that occurred in Wilmette in June. Northfield police contacted the other party and advised him to deal directly with the insurance company or through a lawyer.
A resident of the 100 block of Riverside Drive reported to police Monday that someone had used her Social Security number to file a federal income tax return. The victim learned of the identify theft upon receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Service rejecting her 2011 return because another person had used the number. The IRS advised the woman to file a police report, complete an identity theft affidavit and notify the credit bureaus.
Joseph P. Morrison, 57, of 1643 Harding Rd., Northfield, was charged with driving under the influence after a police officer observed his vehicle parked sideways early Friday on the 1600 block of Harding Road. Police found him in the driver’s seat. According to the police report, Morrison was under the influence of alcohol and prescription medication. He was transported to the hospital and upon his release, cited for DUI and improper lane usage. His court date is Sept. 13.