Police Blotter: Evanston man charged in tequila theft

The following arrests were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court, Skokie, unless indicated otherwise.

Wilmette

THEFT

Nashawn D. Legrone, 30, of 1800 Dodge Ave. in Evanston, is scheduled to appear Aug. 13 in Cook County Court on a charge of misdemeanor retail theft, stemming from a July 21 incident at the Jewel grocery store, 1515 Sheridan Road. Police said officers responded to a call shortly after 10 a.m. July 21st, from a Kenilworth community service officer who was following a vehicle south on Green Bay Road from the Sheridan Road Jewel and last saw it near the Wilmette-Evanston border. When store employees realized the theft was occurring, one alerted the Kenilworth community service employee, who had coincidentally just walked into the store, and he followed the car Legrone was in, then alerted Wilmette dispatchers. Police were later told that Evanston police department had stopped the vehicle and recovered items taken from the store; six bottles of tequila valued at $152. Legrone, a passenger in the car, was transported to Wilmette. Police reported that he admitted traveling to Wilmette to take alcohol that he planned to sell on the street.

TRAFFIC

Uriel R. Vargas, 37, of 948 Boxwood Lane in Mount Prospect, is scheduled to appear Aug. 13 in Cook County Court on a charge of driving on a suspended license, following a July 26 incident on the 3500 block of Lake Avenue.

Kenilworth

CRIMINAL TRESPASS

Cody D. VanGroningen, 20, of 601 Howard St. in Harvard, Ill., is scheduled to appear Sept. 4 in Cook County Court on a charge of attempted criminal trespass to vehicle, following an incident that took place shortly after 1:30 p.m. July 26 on the 300 block of Melrose Avenue. Police reported that VanGroningen was observed trying to get into an automobile parked in a driveway.

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