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Police Reports: Battery of juvenile at Northfield event, homeowners spoil burglary attempt

These reports were pulled from the latest police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Highland Park, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe).


June 14

• Northfield police arrested a 53-year-old man after he allegedly kissed a juvenile female and kicked a police officer during a community event in mid-June.

According to an incident summary, a girl told police that a Northfield man, 53, kissed a pin that was attached near to her shirt near her chest around 9 p.m. during the town’s first Market and Music event June 14 at Clarkson Park. When officers found the man and requested his identification, he reportedly “became enraged” and walked away. The officer attempted to stop the man, who then kicked the officer in the shin “causing a lacerating injury,” the police report says.

Northfield Cmdr. Tom Hanus said the officer did not need medical assistance. The officer reportedly subdued and arrested the man, who was eventually charged with resisting a police officer and two counts of battery, including one for kissing the juvenile’s clothing.

Hanus said the Northfield Police Department pursued felony assault charges; however, they allegedly were declined by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. The state’s attorney’s office did not return a message from The Record by press time.

The man was released on a $1,500 recognizance bond and is next due in county court on July 7 in Skokie.

June 16

• A package reportedly was stolen from a front porch in the 400 block of Wagner Road.

June 13

• More than $4,000 reportedly was stolen from a resident’s bank account.


June 22

• Cosmetics reportedly were stolen at 5:59 p.m. from Walgreen’s, 3232 Lake Ave. According to a police report, similar crimes were reported on the same day in Northfield and Winnetka. Wilmette police reportedly witnessed the subjects fleeing a Winnetka Walgreen’s, 925 Green Bay Road, and traveling south on Interstate 94.

June 21

• Three locked bikes reportedly were stolen between 7:45 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. from the bike rack at the Linden CTA station.

June 20

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen between 2:15-2:20 p.m. from the alley behind a home in the 200 block of Lawndale Avenue.

• An unlocked bicycle reportedly was stolen from a bike rack at the Gillson Park beach house, 101 Lake Ave.

June 19

• A purse, wallet and cash reportedly were stolen from a car in the 400 block of Brookside Drive.

• Nearly $2,000 reportedly was stolen in a scam where an individual purported to be with eBay and told the resident that their account was compromised.


June 17

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed in an amount exceeding $5,000.


June 19

• Masked individuals reportedly were attempting to break into a home in the 0-100 block of Lakewood Drive when the homeowners arrived. The individuals reportedly fled.


June 25

• Golf clubs and sunglasses reportedly were stolen from a vehicle in the 1700 block of First Street.

• Electronic toothbrushes worth $700 reportedly were stolen on June 16 from Target, 2099 Skokie Valley Road.

• Multiple bottles of liquor ($400) reportedly were stolen on June 23 from Target, 2099 Skokie Valley Road.

June 24

• At least 16 items, including clothing and vases, worth about $1,300 reportedly were stolen from a home in the 700 block of White Oak Lane.

• Various items reportedly were stolen from Casey’s, 1333 Half Day Road.

June 23

• A wallet containing credit cards reportedly was stolen from Jewel-Osco, 1600 Deerfield Road.


No reports between June 16-23 that met The Record’s standards for publication

The Record’s police reports are taken from police-activity summaries prepared by local police departments. Police Reports contain public information from preliminary reports and are not a complete listing of all police activity. The Record does not publish the names of individuals arrested and named in in preliminary reports unless the incident is a matter of public safety or has significant community implications. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty.


This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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