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Blotter: Attempted Burglary on Yorkshire Lane; Credit Card Fraud

The police blotter for March 6-12.

The items below come from Northbrook Police Department reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY ON YORKSHIRE LANE

A woman was lying upstairs in her bed at her home on Yorkshire Lane Saturday, March 12, when she heard her dog starting to whine, according to police. She was about to go downstairs to see what was up when she heard a window break and her dog begin to bark “uncontrollably.” 

Police responded to her residence, but could not find any objects inside the house that could have broken the window, and did not see any people in the area. Officers did note three window well covers by the side of her house, but the homeowner said they had been lying there for a while. Police also discovered a storm window left open, which the homeowner said had been closed the night before. Officers did not see any pry marks on the window screen or frame, however.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Jong Un Lee, 39, of Northbrook, was arrested at Cherry and Keystone lanes and charged with speeding, improper lane usage, disobeying traffic signals, driving without insurance and driving under the influence, according to police.

David E. Johnsen, 42, of Chicago, was stopped for a traffic violation Wednesday, March 10, at Waukegan Road and Kamp Drive, then arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving without insurance, improper lane usage, not carrying a driver’s license, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.

Viktoriya Antonenko, 21, of Palatine, was arrested Saturday, March 12, on Dundee Road and charged with two counts of improper lane usage, violation of the median, driving under the influence and driving with an open container of alcohol, according to police. 

CREDIT CARD FRAUD

Artur M. Szenaor, 20, of Northbrook, was arrested Monday, March 7, at his home and charged with receiving a lost or mislaid credit card, which is a felony, according to police. He allegedly took a credit card that a customer left behind at the store where he works. Police said he, “admitted that he and his friend had used it for numerous purchases.”

POSSESSION OF CANNABIS

Two 17-year-old Northbrook boys were stopped for driving with expired registration at Waukegan and Shermer roads Saturday, March 6. An officer smelled cannabis as he approached the car, and both boys admitted that they had been smoking it, according to police. The officer found cannabis, rolling papers and drug paraphernalia in the car, then charged the driver with having expired registration and both boys with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia, police reported. They were taken to the police department, issued citations and released to their parents. 

A 17-year-old Northbrook boy was arrested at Techny and Smith roads Friday, March 11, and charged with possession of cannabis and failure to signal, according to police. He was taken to the police department, issued a ticket and released to his parents.

DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE

Erin L. Christensen, 30, of Barrington, was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday, March 10, at Cherry and Briarwood lanes, then arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, speeding, and driving without insurance. 

THEFT AT DOMINICK’S AND NIEMAN MARCUS

A delivery truck driver reported that he discovered one of the doors on his trailer was up and two cases of Gatorade had been stolen, after he returned from making a delivery inside Dominick’s Tuesday, March 8, according to police. The loss was estimated at $75.

Maggie Jiang, 47, of Buffalo Grove, was arrested Saturday, March 12, and charged with retail theft after she allegedly took approximately $265 worth of merchandise from Neiman Marcus, according to police.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO MAILBOX, HOUSE GETS EGGED

A resident of Phyllis Drive reported to police that someone damaged his mailbox by cracking the plastic housing sometime between Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7. The damage was estimated at $200.

A resident of Quail Lane reported that she saw someone in a car pull up to her house, then threw objects at her car and porch, Tuesday, March 9, according to police. The car drove away, and when she went to look she saw several broken eggs. 

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