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Blotter: Porta-Potty Vandal Strikes Again; 2 Warrant Arrests

The police report for July 17-24.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Arthur J. Malin, 61, of Northbrook, was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested July 19 in the 1700 block of Pfingsten Road, according to police. He was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage.

WARRANT ARRESTS

Leonard F. Grasso, 58, of Northbrook, surrendered to authorities July 22, at the police station over a DuPage County warrant for contempt of court, according to police.

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Ricky D. Patterson, 39, of Fruitport, MI, was found parked under a bridge at Skokie Boulevard and the Edens Spur on July 24, according to police. He was arrested on a warrant out of South Champaign County that charged him with driving with a suspended license.

DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE

Jacob L. Fine, 53, of Glenview, was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested at Sunset Ridge and Chipili Drive on July 19, according to police. He was charged with driving without a valid license, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance.

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Mary L. Walker, 71, of Northbrook, was stopped for a traffic violation July 20 at Midway Road and Northbrook Avenue, according to police. She was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, driving an uninsured vehicle and improper lane usage.

REVOKED DRIVER’S LICENSE

Jeffrey S. Woodside, 48, of Burnham, was stopped for a possible overweight vehicle violation on July 19 and the officer discovered Woodside's license had been revoked, according to police. Woodside was arrested and charged with driving with a revoked license.

CURFEW VIOLATORS

Two 16-year-old boys from Northbrook, a 15-year-old girl from Lincolnshire and a 16-year-old girl from Buffalo Grove were caught coming out of a park at Techny Road and Second Street at 11:50 p.m. July 21. They were in violation of the town's curfew law, according to police. The four were transported to the police station, where they were turned over to their parents.

CARS BURGLARIZED ON DORSET, AT THE YMCA

A woman reported that her cell phone was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked on Dorset Drive on July 19, according to police.

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After parking her van in the  lot around 3 p.m. July 20, a woman returned 40 minutes later to find that her driver’s side rear door window was broken, according to police. She reported that a purse containing $25, a check book, credit cards and identifications had been stolen.

STOLEN AIR CONDITIONER UNITS, BICYCLE

Theft suspects were caught on surveillance video climbing a 6-foot wooden fence to private property along Anthony Trail, where they removed old air conditioner units worth $500 July 20, according to police. The offenders left via a north gate.

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A blue and silver Trek 820 girl's 15-speed hybrid bike, valued at $150, was stolen from the garage of a Whitfield Road home between July 22 and July 23, according to police. 

SMASHED WINDSHIELD AT PARK DISTRICT OFFICE

On July 21, thee front windshield of a blue Ford Transit Connect was smashed while it was parked at the on Walters Avenue, according to police.

PORT-A-POTTY VANDALIZED

While on patrol, an officer noticed a Porta-Potty at the had been tipped over July 17, according to police. The company was requested to come out and upright the unit or replace the portable restroom.

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