Police Blotter For aug. 6
Updated: September 10, 2012 12:57PM
The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Northbrook Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of guilt; only a court of law can make that determination.
Robert H. Schabinger, 69, of 1539 Cleveland, La Grange Park, was charged July 1 with domestic battery after police said he stepped in between a man and his children, bumping into him and knocking him to the side as they watched a baseball game on the 1400 block of Maple. Then, Schabinger briefly walked away and returned to bump into the man again, this time causing him to fall backwards. Schabinger was held without bond. An Aug. 8 court date was set.
Two residential burglaries were committed July 31 on the 100 block of Pointe Drive, and several others were attempted that were not successful. One homeowner reported that he returned home to find drawers had been pulled open, cabinets and closets entered. Jewelry, as well as $3,600 cash was missing. Another homeowner discovered that sterling silver was removed from cabinets in the living room and kitchen, and jewelry and watches, as well as a metal coffee can containing $1,000 cash, were gone. Officers also found pry marks on the door frames of several other units, which weren’t entered.
A woman who lives on the 2200 block of Valencis did not investigate Aug. 1 when she heard a noise at her east side patio door. However, she discovered on Aug. 3 that someone had smashed the outside patio window and found a rock in the bushes near the door. The door was valued at $1,500.
Nicholas Ziffra, 18, of 249 Spruce, Northbrook, was cited July 26 with possession of drug paraphernalia and underage drinking after officers said they stopped him near Pfingsten and Koepke for a traffic code violation. Passengers Omar K. Fakhoury, 18, of 1010 Hillside, Northbrook; John C. Boidanis, 18, of 1262 Adirondack, Northbrook; and Giovanni A. Porcelli, 18, of 212 W. 91st St., New York, N.Y., were charged with underage drinking, police said. Ziffra allegedly admitted to having a “grinder” used for marijuana in the center console. Police found not only it, but also an empty bottle of flavored vodka under the front passenger seat. All four received tickets at the scene and were released. An Aug. 29 court date was set.
Four 17-year-old boys, three from Northbrook and one from Mount Prospect, were taken into custody Aug. 4 after appearing intoxicated near a carnival ride during Northbrook Days on the 1800 block of Walters Avenue. They admitted smoking marijuana, and one admitted have a small amount and three “Norco” pills for back pain. The officers confiscated both the drug and the pills, and sent them to the crime lab for analysis. A station adjustment was made and the boys were released to their parents.
A 17-year-old Northbrook boy was arrested Aug. 3 behind St. Norberts Church on the 1800 block of Walters during the Northbrook Days carnival. An officer smelled the odor of marijuana as they approached two youngsters there, and the boy handed over a plastic bag containing the drug and a pipe used to smoke it. The boy received a citation and was released to his mother. An Aug. 21 court date was set.
Three Northbrook boys, two 16 years old and one 17 years old, were arrested Aug. 2 on the 2800 block of Floral after police said they saw an occupied vehicle with a boy leaning inside the drivers side window with something in his hand. When the officers approached to investigate, they smelled marijuana. The boy ran into a nearby house, then exited a short time later with his mother. He admitted selling the drug and turned it and a scale over to police. He and the two other boys inside the vehicle were taken to the police station, cited for the violation and turned over to their guardians. An Aug. 26 court date was set.
Viktor Kovalevich, 45, of 1009 Arbor Court, Mount Prospect, was arrested July 26 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane use near Sanders and Dana, police said. While he was being booked, Kovalevich told officers that he had a heart condition. He was taken to Glenbrook Hospital, where he agreed to supply specimens for blood and urine tests. A $1,000 bond was set. An Aug. 29 court date was set.
Wanda Zielinski, 48, of 6112 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, was arrested at her home and charged Aug. 1 with forgery after police said that between December of 2011 and May of 2012, she took four checks from the residents of a house on the 200 block of Fairview that she was paid to clean. She then wrote the checks to herself for either $400 or $700, signed them with the homeowner’s name, and deposited them into her bank account. An Aug. 2 court date was set.
A woman who lives on the 900 block of Huckleberry reported Aug. 3 that she received a letter from a collection agency stating she owed money on two different accounts from U.S. Cellular that she never opened. The accounts had been opened by someone using the victim’s maiden name.
Jaqueline Sakura Mahoney, 22, of 3110 SW Raleighview Drive, Portland, Ore., was charged with retail theft Aug. 3 after police said she stole a purse. The suspect was seen entering Neiman Marcus, then was located in that store and was identified by a Louis Vitton employee. Further investigation also found items taken from Aritza and Lord and Taylor, they added. A $1,500 bond was set. An Aug. 23 court date was set.
Someone on Aug. 5 stole pillow cases and a duffel bag valued at a total of $75 from Dial Cleaners on the 2800 block of Dundee Road.
A thief on July 31 stole $40 cash, as well as the wallets and iPhones of lacrosse players who put their personal possessions near a goal post on the south side of the field at Meadowhill Park South on the 1700 block of Techny Road while playing.
A woman reported Aug. 2 that someone removed her brown Luis Vuitton purse from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked on 100 block of Skokie Boulevard. The purse and the iphone inside were valued at between $300 and $400.
Paul C. Tucker, 26, of 252 Illinois Center Court, Elgin, was arrested July 31 after being stopped for a traffic code violation near Shermer Road and Valencia Drive, police said. When officers ran a computer check on him, they also discovered that he was wanted by Kane County on a $20,000 warrant for residential burglary. A court date is pending.
James K. Kinsey, 44, of 920 Hillwood Circle, Round Lake Beach, was arrested Aug. 1 on the 3600 block of Commercial after police said they learned he was wanted on a Lake County warrant for possession of marijuana. A $10,000 bond was set. Kinsey was turned over to the Lake County Sheriff.