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Women Receive Suspicious Calls from Purported Grandson

Also in this Northbrook Police blotter, footprints are found near a house under construction.

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

Suspicious plea for help from Mexico

A resident reported receiving a call Feb 17 from a person claiming to be her grandson requesting $1900 to get out of jail in Mexico. The woman said she was suspicious of the call and asked for the caller’s cell phone number and suggested it would be better if he talked with his father. The caller then hung up.                

Another suspicious call

A resident related that she received a call from a person pretending to be her grandson on Feb. 16. The complainant did not recognize the caller’s voice and when she began questioning the caller, the caller hung up.                            

Missing check

A resident reported Feb. 19 that she mailed a check to a party but that party never received the check. She contacted her bank and learned that the check had been cashed. The information was turned over to Postal Inspectors.   

Footprints found by house under construction

A resident reported finding footprints and pry marks by a door on the east side of a house under construction in the 1000 block of Shermer Road overnight on Feb. 20. Officers believe there was no entry to the premise.

Fraudulent cell phone account

A resident reported Feb. 21 discovering that a Sprint account was opened using his personal information.

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