Winnetka police blotter
Updated: September 17, 2012 6:08AM
The following incidents were listed in the weekly bulletins prepared by area police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Winnetka police are continuing to investigate a suspicious mailing sent to a resident of the 1000 block of Oak Street. The resident notified police July 27 after receiving an envelope containing a suspicious white, powdery substance. Fire and police personnel tested the substance for hazardous compounds but the tests were negative.
An 18-year-old Winnetka man was charged with driving under the influence following a stop Thursday on the 200 block of Green Bay Road. Charles E. Cohn of 505 Provident Ave., also was cited for speeding. His court date is Sept. 11.
A Winnetka woman notified police Saturday that her bicycle had been taken from a basement storage area in her building between July 2 and 5. The white Biria bicycle was valued at $500.
A woman reported Wednesday that cosmetics and a Sonic infusion system were taken from her office on the 400 block of Winnetka Avenue between April 19 and July 11. The items were valued at $145.
A Golf Lane resident recently discovered that someone attempted to withdraw money from an out-of-state Chase bank account using a drivers license and credit card bearing his personal information. The incident occurred between July 26 and 30. An unauthorized purchase also was made on the victim’s Macy’s account during the same time period. The loss was calculated at $826.
A resident of the 800 block of Lamson Drive reported Aug. 6 that someone had used his personal information to open several credit-card accounts.