Police Blotter for June 11
Updated: July 15, 2012 2:42PM
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.
A resident of the 1800 block of Larkdale reported June 1 that she answered a job advertisement on Craigslist. She received a check from MKM Importers Inc. for $3,950.43. She deposited on May 30 the check into her personal account. Then on the same day she withdrew $2,620 and sent it by Western Union to an address in Texas, according to her email instructions. She was then told by bank personnel that the check had been returned and that she would be liable for the $2,620.
When officers spoke to a juvenile standing behind a fence June 1 on the 1700 block of Tudor, they smelled the odor of marijuana and saw a white one-hitter on the ground. Upon searching the juvenile’s wallet, they also discovered a small gray envelope containing a green leafy substance. The juvenile admitted to ingesting marijuana through an apple, but denied that the one hitter was his. The youth was taken to his residence and issued an local ordinance ticket.
Benjamin Eckrich Somner, 18, of 1145 Asbury, Evanston, was cited June 3 with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as underage drinking after police stopped the car he was traveling in on the 2900 block of Stonegate. Another occupant of the car, James Cecil Conroy, 19, of 2614 Hartzell, Evanston, was cited with possession of alcohol by a minor. A June 25 court date was set.
Armando Garcia, 19, of 312 Highwood, Highwood, was charged May 29 with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without insurance, obstructing justice and two counts of improper lane use after police said they stopped his vehicle near Dundee and Fair, because it was traveling on the wrong side of the road. Another occupant of the vehicle, Oscar Garcia, 18, of 1507 Baldwin, Wheeling, was charged with underage drinking. Both have a June 15 court date.
Police conducting a May 29 premises check at Techny Prairie Park, 1750 Techny Road, discovered a 17-year-old Northbrook youth with marijuana, a 16-year-old Northbrook youth with tobacco, and a 16-year-old Waukegan youth with tobacco behind a utility shed. All three were taken to the police station where they were cited for drug possession and turned over to a parent.
A loss prevention agent at Macy’s, on the 1500 block of Lake Cook Road, reported May 29 that two women about 35 years stole a designer purse valued at $400. The suspects were seen leaving in a newer model silver vehicle.
A woman conducting a house sale May 29 on the 3600 block of Indian Wells Lane was approached by a man at closing time who asked about the price of a sculpture. The sales woman referred the man to the homeowners to negotiate a price, and they agreed upon $1,100. The homeowners helped the man load the sculpture into his vehicle. It wasn’t until the sales woman and the homeowners were counting the cash and checks that they realized the check for $1,100 was missing.
Three Highland Park residents were cited for underaged drinking June 1 after police stopped the car in which they were riding on the 700 block of Pfingsten Road. When officers smelled alcohol on their breaths, the occupants admitted they were coming from a party in Northbrook. They said they had called a friend to pick them up, because they had been drinking. Brath tests indicated that only the driver had not been drinking. Cited were: Zachary Lessem, 20, of 1652 Linden; Christopher Kozloff, 20, of 633 Hill St.; Charles Felsenthal, 20, of 1965 Spruce Ave.; Brandon Coan, 20, of 1660 Ryder Lane; and Ben Rachman, 19, of 1965 Spruce Ave. A June 25 court date was set.
Phillip Sales, 19, of 1432 Hemlock Knoll, Northbrook, was cited for underage drinking May 31 after police said that Sales visited friends on the 1400 block Shermer, resulting in them drinking and fighting. A breath test indicated that Sales had a blood alcohol level of 0.097 percent. A July 2 court date was set.