The following items were part of a report distributed by the Northbrook Police Department. Arrests or charges do not indicate guilt.
Not Quite “Ocean’s 11"
On Sept. 30, between 4:40 p.m. and 5:29 p.m., police say a four-person shoplifting operation at a Brookstone store in the 1500 block of Lake Cook Road netted three men and a woman a dozen wireless keyboards -- worth more than $1,500.
Three men in their late 30s or early 40s and a woman of an unidentified age partnered for the theft, according to police. Two of the suspects were captured on video before the crime repeatedly walking by the store and peering in, police said.
When all four entered, one of the suspects distracted a sales associate while another employee was busy at the cash register helping customers, and the other three suspects lingered in the front of the store stealing keypads, worth about $150 each, police said.
A surprise, but no party
On Oct. 1, Deborah Pasquesi, 59, of Chicago, was arrested at the Northbrook Police Department after showing authorities documents proving that a warrant for her arrest related to a retail theft was quashed, according to police.
Her claim was true, but police say they then discovered she had an outstanding warrant for charges of retail theft that was issued by the Lake County Sherriff’s Office. Police said they canceled the Northbrook warrant, but arrested the woman.
Kids with (Fake) Guns
On Oct. 1, calls about four juveniles hiding behind trees and shooting BB guns at passing vehicles brought officers to the area of Sanders Rd. and Noble Ct. where three 12-year-olds and a 13-year-old handed over two Air Soft Guns and two BB guns, police said.
The children said they had only been shooting at street signs, and denied shooting at vehicles despite reports from a motorist that his windshield had been shattered as he passed them, according to police. Street signs nearby showed signs of damage from the guns, but there was also broken glass near the boys, police said.
The juveniles were released to their parents, with citations, and are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 7, when they will face charges of possession of an air gun/BB gun by a minor, according to police.