Northfield police reports
The following incidents were reported to the Northfield Police Department. Any charges are only accusations, not findings of guilt. For information, call (847) 446-2131 or visit northfieldil.org.
Theft Under $500: On Jan. 12 at 3:36 p.m., officers responded to Mariano's at 1822 Willow Rd. for the employees who reported a theft in progress. Employees reported that a female subject hid a bottle of alcohol upon herself and left the store without payment. Officers located and stopped the described female subject down the block. Store management declined to file charges, but wished for the subject to never return. Officers retrieved the stolen bottle of alcohol, advised the subject to never return to Mariano's, and released her from the scene without charges.
Disturbance: On Jan. 14 at 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Pleasantview Ln. and Old Willow Rd. for the complainant, who reported being alarmed by a male subject that approached her vehicle and yelled obscenities while dropping off a subject in the area. The argument stemmed from having subjects dropped off on private property. Officers spoke to both parties and restored peace.
Suspicious Incident: On Jan, 17 at 8:55 p.m., officers spoke to a resident in the 2000 block of Suffork Rd., who reported a suspicious male subject parked in the area and walked up their driveway. Officers responded, but were unable to locate the described vehicle or subject. Officers checked the area and everything appeared OK.
Theft Over $500: On Jan. 18 at 12:28 p.m., officers spoke to a school employee at New Trier West High School, 7 S. Happ Rd., who reported that three catalytic converters were stolen Jan. 17 from New Trier High School buses parked in their lot. The Detective is investigating the incident.
Intoxicated Person: On Jan. 23 at 12:14 a.m., officers responded to the area of Lagoon Rd. and Sunset Rd. for the complainant, who reported a male subject stumbling near the roadway. Officers located the subject and checked on his welfare. The subject was found to be intoxicated, requested police assistance, and was given a ride home.
Fraud: On Jan. 24 at 5:52 p.m., officers spoke to a resident in the 200 block of Wagner Rd., who reported possibly being scammed by a computer popup message that prompted a phone call about having accounts compromised and gift cards to be sent. The resident lost approximately $1,000 from the scam. Officers confirmed the scam and advised the resident to cease further contact. The Detective is investigating the incident.
Identity Theft: On Jan. 25 at 10:32 a.m., officers spoke to an employee at Northfield Village Hall, 361 S. Happ Rd., who reported that someone attempted to steal an employee's identity via an email request to change payroll information. No information was compromised in that the scam was immediately detected. The Detective is investigating the incident.
Burglary From Motor Vehicle: On Jan. 30 at 12:59 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Wagner Rd. for the complainant, who reported that between 12:30 p.m. and 12:59 p.m. on Jan. 30, her vehicle's window was smashed and her purse that was inside and in open view was stolen, while she was walking her dog at the park. The Detective is investigating the incident.