Brick Through Windshield; Break-In At Plumbing Company: Blotter

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NORTHBROOK, IL – The following information comes from Northbrook Police Department and court records as an account of incidents reported to the police and those arrested on criminal charges. Updated information may be available from the Circuit Court’s Cook County Clerk. Anyone arrested is presumed innocent unless found guilty beyond reasonable doubt in court.



An employee of Bill’s Plumbing, block 1800 of Holste Road, reported at 6:15 a.m. on May 7 that when they arrived for work, they found their office had been searched by someone and money was missing. Various work vehicles were also introduced and various tools were taken along.


  • One person called the police on May 7 at 6:31 PM to report that they heard a loud noise in their parked car at Old Navy, block 40 of Skokie Boulevard, and then noticed an object hitting the windshield of their car. The object turned out to be a red stone and caused the windshield to crack. The complainant did not see where the object came from.
  • One person reported on May 7 at 8:24 PM that while driving in the Jul-Lyn Lane and Walters Avenue area, another vehicle entered their lane, causing the complainant to brake. The driver of this other vehicle got out of the car when he stopped and shouted at the complainant. They also kicked the driver’s side door, causing a dent.

DUI, retail theft, vehicle break-in


  • A resident of Butternut Lane called the police on May 10 at 2:43 pm to report that they had received a phone message from someone claiming to work for the police force and that they should immediately call a number. The complainant stated that they called the police instead of the number provided. An officer advised the complainant to block the number, telling him that it was most likely a scammer.
  • A resident of the 2800 block of Crabtree Lane reported at noon on May 10 that someone had removed an extension of the downspout on the side of his home.
  • A resident of the 2800 block of Maria Avenue called the police at 11:10 a.m. on May 12 to report that they saw a house under renovation with the garage door open and a vehicle in the driveway. The officer responded and found the door closed but the vehicle in the driveway. At the time, there did not appear to be any criminal activity.


A resident of Mayapple Lane called the police on May 11 at 10:20 am to report that they had received a call from someone claiming to be their son and that he was involved in an accident. The caller informed the complainant that they should be sent $ 12,000 to him. The complainant confirmed that their son was not involved in an accident and did not send the requested money to the caller.


A resident of Keystone Road reported at 2:43 pm on May 11 that they had been informed by a credit rating agency that their information may have been used fraudulently without their consent.


A Neiman Marcus employee, block 1400 off Lake Cook Road, called the police at 12:14 a.m. on May 12 to report that four men had removed clothes from the racks and then left the store without paying for the items. The quartet then got into a vehicle and left the area.


An employee from Northbrook Toyota, 1500 block of Skokie Boulevard, reported at 3:20 PM. On May 12, someone removed catalytic converters from various vehicles.

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