Phallic symbol, swastika carved into pumpkin: Northbrook Police blotter

NORTHBROOK, IL – The following information comes from the Northbrook Police Department and Court Records as a record of incidents reported to police and those arrested on criminal charges, which represent state charges that are often dropped or reduced. Updated information may be available from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Anyone arrested is presumed innocent unless found guilty by a court beyond reasonable doubt.



  • A Deerfield resident is charged with having an expired registration, driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and was arrested at 10:31 a.m. on October 1, in the 2000 block of Waukegan Road . A hearing date of October 24 has been assigned.
  • A Fox Lake resident is charged with having a defective taillight, driving with a revoked license, driving with aggravation while his license is revoked (class 4 felony), operating an uninsured motor vehicle and was arrested at 10:21 p.m. on October 1 at Lake Cook Road and Pine Street. A hearing date of October 24 has been assigned.

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  • Police and firefighters responded to a care facility at 12:45 p.m. on September 30 regarding an unresponsive person in the 100 block of Pointe Drive. The resident died of natural causes. The deceased was released at the funeral home.
  • Police and firefighters responded at 10:16 a.m. Oct. 4 to a report of a person not breathing in the 1500 block of Walters Avenue. Upon arrival, rescuers found the deceased inside the residence. She had died of natural causes. The deceased was handed over to the family and the funeral home.


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Police and firefighters responded to a car fire at 12.21pm on September 30 in Dundee Road and Anthony Trail. The driver was not injured. The cause of the fire was undetermined at the time of the report.


Owners of a green 2006 Honda Element and a silver 2010 Toyota Prius called police on September 30 to report that someone had stolen their cars’ catalytic converters overnight from a parking lot on the 900 block of Skokie Boulevard .


Police discovered at midnight September 30 that a black marker had been used to deface the bathroom wall and cubicles at the Park District facility in the 1700 block of Techny Road. Staff have been notified.


  • A resident of Cypress Lane called the police at 2.34pm on October 1 to report that she had received a letter from a banking institution congratulating her on opening a new checking account. The complainant contacted the bank, informing them that she had not opened it and that someone had to impersonate her to obtain funds. The bank closed the account.
  • A Rudolph Road resident reported at 12:43 p.m. on October 6 that someone had used his information to purchase several magazine subscriptions without his permission.


  • A resident of the 2600 block of Woodland Drive reported at 2:13 p.m. on October 1 that a young teenager approached their porch and stole a package that had been delivered. Subject fled on bicycle.
  • A citizen reported at 9:01 p.m. on October 4 that she was approached by a 5-foot-6, 30-35 year old woman of medium build, long bleached blonde hair, wearing a white tracksuit while that she was walking to her car in a parking lot in the 2400 block of Dundee Road. The woman informed the Complainant that he had dropped something in the building he had just exited. When the Complainant turned to look back, the subject jostled him. The complainant later realized that his credit card was missing and fraudulent charges had been made to it.


  • Staff at a store in the 1400 block of Lake Cook Road called police on October 1 to report that two men and a woman entered the store and stole several shirts before fleeing the area.
  • Staff members of a business in the 100 block of Skokie Boulevard reported on October 3 that a retail theft of various merchandise had occurred on September 20.


  • An employee of a company in the 1300 block of Shermer Road reported at 12:36 p.m. on October 3 that someone had damaged three bee traps for the company’s trees and left them on the ground. A pumpkin was also left on a bench in front of the business with a phallic symbol and a swastika engraved on it.
  • The manager of a store in the 100 block of Skokie Boulevard called police at 1:54 p.m. on October 5 to report that a man and a woman entered the store, grabbed several items of clothing and fled into a small white SUV with Wisconsin. license plates.


A member of staff at a company in the 3100 block of Dundee Road reported at 10.44am on October 5 that he had received a notice from the company’s bank that someone had tampered with one of his checks and fraudulently deposited money into the subject’s account. The staff member confirmed that the check had the payee and amount changed from the original payee.


A Wildwood Lane resident reported at 3:13 p.m. on October 6 that he received a threatening text message from an out-of-state phone number. The complainant did not know the sender and the Internet reported that this number was associated with spam complaints.

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