Stolen Car Ends Up in Hit-And-Run

The following information is from the Northbrook Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a convication.

Stolen vehicle

The victim parked her silver 2014 Kia in a parking lot in the 400 block of Skokie Hwy. in the morning on Jan. 29. Returning to her vehicle after work she discovered it had been stolen. Inquiries into the victim’s license plate determined that the vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run crash in Waukegan shortly before the vehicle was reported stolen to Northbrook police. The offender in the Waukegan case had fled on foot after the crash. Both agencies are investigating.


Clifford M. Moorehead, 56, of Northbrook was involved in an auto accident Jan. 30 at 6:15 p.m. and police said they determined him to be driving under the influence. He was transported to the police department where he was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and was released on $1,000 bond with a March 12 court date.                       

Burglary to a vehicle

In August, officers took a report of several power tools that were taken from a company vehicle. Parking lot video showed Moises Salazar Mendoza, 33, of Chicago, removing items from the vehicle, according to police. Employees related that they recognized him as an employee who was terminated and never returned his keys to the company. On January 28, he came to the police department where he was arrested for theft, processed and released on a $1,500 D-bond and given a March 6 court date.


The victim related that between Jan. 8 -10, his blue gym bag was stolen from his locker in the 2300 block of Shermer Rd. The gym bag contained assorted gym clothing. Total value is $20.       

The victim reported that his catalytic converter was removed from his vehicle while it was parked in a lot in the 1500 block of Lake Cook Rd Jan. 28. Estimated loss is $900.          

Suspended registration

Deny Dobobrov, 28, of Northbrook was stopped while driving Jan. 31 for an equipment violation at Waukegan and Founders, according to police. The officer discovered that the registration was suspended for the vehicle. He was transported to the police department, issued citations for no red taillight, no rear regular light, no front license plate and suspended registration, and released on a $1,000 D-bond with a March 4 court date.

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