Updated: September 3, 2012 12:37PM
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 tandem bike, left parked unlocked the morning of July 25 in front of Starbucks, 347 Park Ave., was gone when the owner emerged a half hour later. The $800 Sun Biscayne showed up in the bushes at Central School later that day.
A leaf blower, illegal to use in Glencoe this time of year, was left in a truck or trailer bed July 26 while landscapers worked at Hawthorn and Vernon avenues. Fifteen minutes later, the $320 blower had been stolen. The red machine has the name and address of its owner painted on it: Manfredini Landscaping, 2344 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park.
A stranger was said to have tried Friday to get access to the locker room at Lake Shore Country Club, 1255 Sheridan Road, who a manager believes might be part of a theft crew victimizing area country clubs this season. The manager alerted peers in other clubs, and the Glencoe Public Safety Department, to stay on the watch for sneak-thieves.
A Winnetka youth, 18, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at about 2 a.m. Sunday after being curbed for speeding at Green Bay Road and Washington Ave. Justin R. Hundley, of 1314 Sunview Lane, was also charged with transporting open alcohol, after an uncapped bottle of Scrimshaw beer was allegedly found in the front seat console. After unopened cans of Miller and Bud were reportedly found in the vicinity of passengers, James R. Crane, 18, of 1066 Mount Pleasant Road, Winnetka, and Michael Rotita, 18, of 2650 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, were ticketed with underage possession. Joseph P. Gannett, 18, of Scottsdale, was cited with underage drinking. All three citations typically carry $75 fines for first offenses. Hundley posted 10 percent of $1,000 bail, and is scheduled for an Oct. 4 court appearance.
Mariani Enterprises, 300 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff, and Scott Byron & Co., 30088 N. Skokie Highway, also Lake Bluff, were both cited July 26 on violations of the Glencoe gas leaf-blower ordinance. It’s illegal to use the equipment here between May 15 and Sept. 15.
A reported cougar sighting on Dell Place beach Saturday by a paid-on-call firefighter led to a beach patrol between Dell Road and Hazel Avenue by a police officer. Several “crawl-under” locations were seen near fence-lines, but no mountain lion.
Tracks of at least one medium-sized animal were reportedly seen, but no paw-prints from which a tentative species identification could be made.
A Wheeling man, 28, reportedly seen July 24 making a U-turn on Dundee Road near the Edens Expressway, was curbed, then charged with the illegal U-turn and driving without a license. It was the third time recently that Moises Delgado-Olea, 501 McHenry Drive, has been arrested for unlicensed driving, police said. Other arrests were by Wheeling and Palatine officers. He posted 10 percent of $1,500 bail, and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 15 on the Glencoe charges.