Glencoe blotter for July 12, 2012
Updated: August 13, 2012 1:14PM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Glencoe Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. All court appearances are at the courthouse at 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, unless otherwise noted.
A front door left unlocked for a sprinkler-fitting crew may have led to a burglary July 3. The door was unlocked between 8:45 a.m. and 9:10 a.m., after which it was locked, according to police. The burglary in the 600 block of Washington Avenue was noticed at 1:20 p.m. Drawers were found pulled open in the master bedroom, and jewelry was missing.
Five cars parked on the 900 block of Forestway Drive, or around the corner on the 700 block of Chestnut Lane, were damaged by a winidshield-wiper-bending vandal the night of July 1. Damage ranged from $10 to replace a wiper blade to up to $100 to replace each bent or broken wiper arm.
A Wilmette man was charged with public indecency the evening of July 3 after a complaint on the Green Bay Trail, near Lake Cook Road. Police said a Highland Park woman called after running past a man who dropped his sweatpants and underwear. Police drove onto the trail and found a man answering the description, who was allegedly identified by the woman. Michael Campos Amorin, 31, of 435 Ridge Road, was released on bond July 4, and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 15.
A live-in housekeeper was charged July 5 with misdemeanor battery at her 89-year-old employer’s home. Verna Lynn Coffing, 52, of the 900 block of Glencoe Drive, had allegedly grabbed the arm of her client’s daughter, 56. She posted $100 bond, and was scheduled to appear in court Aug. 1.
A Glenview man was charged with misdemeanor theft July 4 after allegedly trying to sell a 2012 Cadillac to CarMax, 200 Frontage Road, that had been stolen in Michigan in January. The Cook County State’s Attorney refused to grant felony charges because there was no evidence that Munaf As Bhaiji, 3711 Knollwood Lane, Glenview, knew that the car was stolen. He posted $800 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Aug. 1.
A Glencoe youth, 17, let a stranger use her cell phone July 5 while in the Hubbard Woods 7-Eleven, 107 Green Bay Road. She turned her back, and the lady left with the $150 Pantech phone.
Police charged a driver with DUI early Friday morning after his passenger walked into the Glencoe Public Safety Building to ask directions. The passenger told a dispatcher that the pair had been driving for two hours, and had nearly run out of gas, while lost on the way to Carpentersville. The dispatcher, noting that the woman appeared intoxicated, called patrol officers to look for her as she left. They found her, and then her friend, Shawn M. Egan, 34. He was reportedly asleep behind the wheel of a car parked near Grand Food Center, 341 Hazel Ave. He failed field sobriety tests and a field blood-alcohol test. Egan, of 12887 Tahoe Drive, Huntley, was charged with DUI and having open alcohol in the car. He posted $100 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 1
An Evanston youth was cited for misrepresentation of age the night of July 2 for allegedly trying to buy beer with a fake Wisconsin driver’s license that made her look exactly 4 years older. Blythe M. Northcut, 18, of 2023 Lincoln, Evanston, had tried to buy two 30-packs of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer at the Hubbard Woods 7-Eleven, 107 Green Bay Road. The license was turned over to the Illinois Secretary of State.
A Wilmette youth was cited July 3 with alleged misrepresentation of age while trying to buy two 30-packs of beer at the 7-Eleven. Julie Cowan, 20, of 1001 Michigan Ave., reportedly tried to use her cousin’s Illinois driver’s license.
A Lake Forest man, allegedly caught driving the wrong way through the Sheridan Road construction zone, was also charged with driving with a suspended license. William B. Johnson, 33, of 448 Pine Oaks Circle, posted $150 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
Arnulfo Dominguez, 47, of 1809 W. Washington St., Waukegan Road, was arrested Saturday at Green Bay Road and Lake-Cook Road and charged with driving with a revoked license.
Two cars were ticketed for parking without Dell Place-area permits July 4. A crowd of beachgoers were investigated on the beach then, but most were found to be legally within the 66-foot parameters of the beach, police said. Those who had strayed were advised where they had to be. Most were non-residents, and 15 to 20 cars were parked on Palos Road and South Avenue, just outside the permit-only area.