Winnetka and Northfield blotter for June 14, 2012
Updated: July 15, 2012 2:51PM
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 resident of the 1000 block of Tower Road discovered last Thursday that jewelry valued at about $750 had been taken from a bedroom of the residence. The owner believed the jewelry was taken some time between May 19 and June 7.
Winnetka police fielded three reports of sign thefts June 4 and June 5.
On June 5, a Village of Winnetka employee discovered four metal signs taken from two barricades, one at the corner of Tower Road and Vernon Avenue, the other at Tower Road and Forest Glen Drive West. The cost to replace the signs was estimated at $400.
In another instance, a resident discovered a street sign post missing from the northeast corner of the intersection of Maple and Elm streets. One or more offenders apparently removed the sign post some time between May 4 and June 4. Public works was notified of the theft. The loss was estimated at $390.
The third report involved two Coldwell Banker “For Sale” signs stolen from the 500 block of Sheridan Road between June 2 and June 4. The signs were valued at about $150.
A resident of the 900 block of Ash Street discovered June 4 that a silver Trek boy’s bicycle had been stolen from the back yard. The bicycle, valued at $400, was apparently taken some time between June 1 and June 4.
A resident of the 300 block of Birch Street reported June 5 that three unauthorized purchases totaling $620 were made on a Visa debit card on May 15.
A 57-year-old Kenilworth woman was charged with driving under the influence following a stop Sunday on the 300 block of Sheridan Road.
Nancy T. Kaehler, of 307 Woodstock, Kenilworth, also was cited for improper lane usage. She is due in court June 28.
A 22-year-old Glencoe man was was arrested for driving under the influence following a stop June 5 on the 600 block of Sheridan Road. James S. Findlay, of 834 greenwood Ave., also was cited for negligent driving. His court date is June 28.
William M. Crane, 20, of 1066 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Winnetka, was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license. Crane is to appear in court June 28.
Police apprehended a 16-year-old Northfield youth seen running from Bess Hardware, 1875 Willow Rd., around 2:45 a.m. Monday as an officer discovered that plants for sale had been thrown about the parking lot. A second youth ran from the scene and the case is still under investigation.
The youth was cited for violating curfew and alcohol consumption by a minor. His court date is June 26.
About 15 minutes earlier, someone reported that a temporary plastic fence, the kind used in a baseball outfield, had been pulled across the 400 block of Wagner Road, a short distance from the hardware store. The officer moved the blue fence and notified the Northfield Park District.