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Blotter: Attempted Burglar Apologizes; Narcotics Prescriptions Forged

The following arrest information was supplied by the Northbrook Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Originally published January 25, 2012

Driving Under the Influence

Denyse Martins Gomes, 33, of Northbrook, was stopped for a traffic violation at Founders Drive and Willow Road Sunday, Jan. 15. She was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, improper lane usage, disobeying a traffic control signal and failing to dim headlights, according to . 

Jorge Solano-Ocampo, 24, of Wheeling, was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested in the 900 block of Dundee Road Sunday, Jan. 22, according to police. He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, driving in the improper lane and driving without proof of insurance, among other charges, police reported. 

Burglaries on Commercial Drive, Thornwood Lane

Employees found the front door missing and several office doors kicked open Friday, Jan. 20, at a business in the 3600 block of Commercial Drive, according to police. An unknown amount of coins went missing.

Someone entered a home in the 1800 block of Thornwood Lane overnight through a casement window and ransacked the rooms, on Friday, Jan. 20, according to police. 

Attempted Burglary on Windsor Drive

A man came to the door of a home in the 2500 block of Windsor Drive Wednesday, Jan. 18, and said he needed to check the water, according to police. When the resident let him in, the man ran the water at the kitchen sink and spoke to someone else on a walkie-talkie until the resident asked him to leave. The man apologized and left through the garage. According to police, the resident’s property manager said that there had been no water main work in the area.

Forged Prescriptions for Narcotics

United Health Care notified a physician with an office in the 400 block of Skokie Boulevard that someone had filled five narcotics prescriptions under his name. The doctor told police that he had never had the patient to whom United referred and that he believes a blank prescription pad was stolen from his office. 

Retail Theft at Whole Foods, Neiman Marcus

UPDATE: The case was dismissed in July 2012.

A Winnetka woman was issued a local ordinance ticket and charged with retail theft by deception after she allegedly tried to return $100.12 worth of groceries she had not purchased to Whole Foods on Monday, Jan. 16, police reported. She was seen taking price tags off of items, replacing them with tags from her pocket and putting them in a shopping cart, according to police. She then displayed a receipt that listed the 20 items in her cart and asked for a refund, according to the report.  

Brandon Hutchins, 22, of Milwaukee, WI, was arrested and charged with retail theft Monday, Jan. 16, at Neiman Marcus after he allegedly took a pair of $147 True Religion jeans from the store without paying for them, police reported.

Car Window Broken, Radar Detector Missing

Someone broke into the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Skokie Boulevard and stole a $500 radar detector during the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to police.

Stolen Jewelry Boxes, Plow Blade

Three small jewelry boxes went missing from a bedroom vanity in a home in the 2000 block of Big Oak Lane sometime before Monday, Jan. 13, according to police.

Someone took a rear plow blade from the top of a snow mound at the northeast corner of Oak Knoll Terrace and Oak Knoll Court on Saturday, Jan. 21, according to police. The blade costs $2,000 to replace.

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