Winnetka and Northfield police blotter for June 28, 2012
Updated: July 29, 2012 4:48PM
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.
An antique sterling silver tea set, valued at more than $10,000, was removed from a home on the 1000 block of Sunset Road some time between 5 p.m. June 17 and 4:30 p.m. June 21.
Police discovered a damaged front door Friday while checking a home on the 300 block of Sheridan Road where a burglar alarm had been activated. Police could not tell if the offender gained entry. Nor did the victim immediately report anything missing.
Winnetka police last week arrested a 15-year-old New Trier High School student in connection with two bicycle thefts from a rack at the school’s main campus at 385 Winnetka Road.
Police launched an investigation after a male student discovered that his blue, 19-inch Fuji Suntour bike was stolen some time between 7:45 a.m. and about noon on June 18. The bike, which was not locked, was valued at about $375.
While at the school the following day, the investigating officer noticed a juvenile take another unlocked bicycle from the rack. The youth was taken into custody and referred to the New Trier Township peer jury program.
The bicycle stolen on June 18 was recovered and returned to its owner.
Someone etched a line about four feet in length along the side and rear of a vehicle parked on the 500 block of Chestnut Street between 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. June 21.
A 51-year-old Winnetka man was charged with driving under the influence following a stop Friday on the 400 block of Green Bay Road. David C. Magnuson, of 1011 Cherry St., also was cited for speeding. He is to appear in court July 16.
A 33-year-old Chicago man was charged with driving under the influence following a stop Friday at Willow Road and Chestnut Street. Gelasio Ortega, of 6105 W. Roscoe Ave., also was cited for use of a handheld cell phone while driving, and driving on an expired license. He is due in court Aug. 1.
Coins and jewelry were taken from a home on the 200 block of Wagner Road between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 18. A homeowner returned home to find that jewelry and money had been taken from a chest in the master bedroom. None of the other rooms were disturbed. Police say a front door had been pried open with an unknown type of tool. Taken were watches, earrings and pendants, as well as gold and silver coins.
Scrap metal was removed from a dumpster at the Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner Rd., some time early Friday.