Wednesday, April 24, 2013
On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., drop off your unused medicine at the Northbrook Police Department for safe disposal.
As part of the National Take Back Initiative, Northbrook police inviteresidents to safely dispose their unused or expired prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northbrook Police Department, 1401 Landwehr Rd. Throughout the last four Take-Back events, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in conjunction with law enforcement partners, collected more than two million pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. The Village continues to sponsor the “Save-A-Star” program by offering a collection box in the police department for that allows people safely dispose of unwanted and unused medications round the clock, all year. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Someone stole all the caps off six Cadillacs in Northbrook.
The following reports were provided by the Northbrook Police Department. Theft On April 16, someone on the 100 block of Skokie Boulevard removed all the center hubcaps from six Cadillac Escalades, with each set of four worth about $150.00, according to police. Reported loss is about $900.00. On April 15, an employee on the 700 block of Skokie Boulevard reported an unknown man entered a cubicle area of the office while other employees were in different room for a meeting, according to police. The unknown man told a witness that was looking for a “Jason” and the witness told the man that there was no one named “Jason” employed there, according to the report. Employees later checked their cubicles for any missing items and two employees …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A 17-year-old Northbrook resident was charged with burglary in connection with an incident that took place in the 2000 block of Butternut.
The following reports were provided by the Northbrook Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt. Stolen Whale Gun On April 8, someone on the 2200 block of Chestnut Street reported a whale gun was stolen from an unlocked plastic storage bin in the home, according to police. This "whale gun" was described as a gun used for hunting whales in the ocean, police say. The item was worth about $100 according to the victim. A bed was also removed from the bin and left outside, according to police. Teen Charged With Burglary Matthew Fahey, 17 of Northbrook, was arrested and charged with burglary, in connection with an incident that took place in the 2000 block of Butternut on March 30, according to police. …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Multiple Northbrook departments trained in communication and coordination during various, possible incidents.
The following reports were part of Northbrook's weekly village memo. On April 9, Northbrook departments such as police, fire, public works and general government senior staff, along with a representative from METRA, conducted a tabletop drill to review/rehearse communication and coordination of a mock incident involving village infrastructure, water supply, transportation and a significant railroad hazard. The objective of the training was to identify key roles and to improve efficiency and effectiveness with unified command and other concepts of interoperability and coordinated service. The group discussed emergency communications as well as interdepartmental and interagency operations. Police Welcome New Recruit Northbrook’s newest …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A Northbrook man was arrested after getting upset when someone wouldn't turn right on a red light.
The following reports were provided by the Northbrook Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt. Battery On April 4, dispatch received a 911 call about a possible traffic altercation near Landwehr Road and Concord Court, according to police. Responding officers found a victim on Concord who accused Bradley Cooke, 53, of Northbrook, of getting upset when the victim would not turn right on a red, police say. Cooke may have then cut off the victim, got out of his car and started pushing and swearing at the victim, according to police. Officers determined Cooke had been driving under the influence on a suspended driver's license, he was charged and released, police say. DUI On April 7, police stopped …
Monday, April 8, 2013
An offender quickly confessed and returned items to a Northbrook family.
The following items were part of a weekly Village of Northbrook staff memo. Police Activity Police are investigating a burglary in the 2000 block of Butternut Lane. Homeowners returned home from a vacation to find one of the offenders and the offender’s father in the driveway. The offender confessed to being a part of the burglary and returned some of the stolen items, offering apologies. Other offenders are being sought for questioning. The case is under investigation. Fire Department Training During the week of April 1, a joint training exercise was conducted with the Northbrook and Wheeling Fire Departments. Firefighters performed rescue operations and firefighter survival skills in an acquired residential structure in town. Emphasis …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Northbrook saw a drop in burglary reports last month over February, dropping from seven to three.
Northbrook had about three burglary cases last month, ranging from stolen tools to a break in at a church. In February, Northbrook had about seven burglary reports. Patch put together a map of crimes in March based on information from the Northbrook Police Department. Scroll over each point on the map for information about the crime and click through on the window that pops up for a more in-depth description. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest police and fire updates in your email.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Also featured in this week's blotter: a stolen pig sculpture.
The following reports were provided by the Northbrook Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt. Criminal Damage On March 30, someone on the 600 block of Greenwood Road in Northbrook reported metal BBs were fired at his house, damaging a rear (west-facing) window, according to police. The outer pane of the window was damaged but the BB did not penetrate the inner pane, police say. Reported damage is about $800.00. Burglary Between March 23 and 24, someone forced open a window at the Korean Covenant Church at 950 Northbrook Ave., entered the building and removed $40.00 from a glass bowl in an office, according to police. Theft On March 26, someone removed a 12-inch bronze bell and a winged pig …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Featured in this week's blotter: a missing violin worth about $2,000.00
The following reports were provided by the Northbrook Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations, and do not indicate guilt. Battery On March 23, police responded to the 1500 block of Lake Cook Rd. where someone reported a fight between two juveniles, one of whom appeared to be injured, according to police. Responding officer found one of the juveniles who said he was kissing a girl when a man threw him to the ground and started kicking the juvenile in the head and face, police say. Parents of the victim came to the scene and took custody of him while the offender, who is known to the victim, was contacted for further investigation, though the case is still pending, according to police. DUI On March 24, dispatch received a …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Also featured in this week's police blotter: three traffic arrests in one week.
The following reports were provided by the Northbrook Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt. Vandalism On March 16, someone on the 2500 block of Illinois Road reported an unknown person used chocolate syrup to write words on the driveway, according to police. Burglary On March 11, someone on the 4000 block of Dundee Road reported their business was burglarized when an unknown person broke a door padlock, went inside, opened a safe and took money, according to police. Nothing else appeared missing, police say. On March 11, someone on the 1800 block of Techny Road reported an unknown person removed padlocks from storage lockers and removed a Dolma chainsaw in an orange case worth about $275.00, two …