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Blotter: Burglary on El Cid Lane; Pot Smokers Point Toy Guns at Police

The police blotter for Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.

The above items 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.

ROBBER ALLEGEDLY POSES AS HANDYMAN, BURGLES EL CID LANE RESIDENCE

An El Cid Lane resident told police that someone came to their home Feb. 1, saying he was with the management company for the complex and that he wanted to make sure the home was properly prepared for the winter. He asked the resident to run the hot water to make sure it would not freeze in the pipes, then continued to distract the resident. After several minutes, the resident noticed that there was a second man in the home. When the resident attempted to confront the second man, both left through the garage door, got in a vehicle and drove off quickly on Valencia. When police investigated, they determined that the second man had rifled through drawers in the dining room, two upstairs bedrooms and closets in both bedrooms. Police reported that three pieces of jewelry, valued at $9,000 to $13,000, were taken, and possibly other items.

DRIVERS IN TWO ACCIDENTS CHARGED WITH DUIS

Scott Duguid, 49, of Northbrook, was charged with driving under the influence and driving too fast for conditions when he got into an accident Feb. 3 at Willow Road and Founders Drive, according to police. He was transported to the police station, processed and released on bond.

Fred Hembre, 50, of Buffalo Grove, was charged with failing to reduce speed and driving under the influence when he rear-ended another vehicle at Dundee and Sanders roads Feb. 3, according to police. Nobody was hurt seriously in the accident, although both parties were taken to Glenbrook Hospital, according to Northbrook Police Communications Officer Michael Shep. Both vehicles were towed.

Nicole Armgardt, 23, of Mt. Prospect, was charged with speeding, driving under the influence and illegally transporting alcohol after being stopped for traffic at Sanders Road and Phyllis Drive Feb. 6, according to police. She was processed and released on bond.

WARRANT ARREST

Ronnie Gill, 37, of Northbrook, turned himself in at the police station Jan. 31 on a warrant for traffic violations, according to police. He was processed and released.

DISCOVERY OF “A GREAN LEAFY SUBSTANCE”AND TOY GUNS

Derek Lovell, 20, of Port Orange, FL, was stopped for traffic on Dundee Road Jan. 31 and charged with failing to wear a seat belt and failing to notify the Secretary of State of an address change, according to police. While the defendant was stopped, police detected “a slight odor of cannabis,” according to police reports, and found “a green leafy substance” in the pocket of the defendant’s sweatshirt. He was also charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and processed and released on bond.

SHOPLIFTING AT MACY’S

Tera Marie Hannes, 19, and a 17-year-old juvenile, both of Highland Park, were charged with retail theft Feb. 15 at Macy’s in Northbrook Court, according to police, after they attempted to remove approximately $56 in merchandise. The pair was transported to the police station, processed and released on bond.

STOLEN CELL PHONES AT GLENBROOK NORTH AND SKOKIE BLVD. CAFE

A 15-year-old girl reported that on Jan. 18 or 19, someone stole her Samsung cell from her backpack in the cafeteria, according to police. The phone was valued at $200.

An employee at a café on Skokie Boulevard reported that someone stole his HTC Evo phone from his coat pocket while he was at work Jan. 31, according to police. The phone was valued at $300.

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