Wilmette Police Blotter
Updated: September 13, 2012 2:28PM
The following incidents 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.
Police issued three local ordinance tickets for use and possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol to three juveniles who they stopped for questioning Sept. 3 on the 300 block of Ridge Road. The three were turned over to their parents, police said. BURGLARY A resident of the 1300 block of Maple Avenue told police Sept. 3 that someone entered her unlocked vehicle, searched it and took about $2 in coins from the console. A resident of the 600 block of Central Avenue told police Aug. 27 that someone entered his unlocked car overnight and took his GPS unit, valued at $200, as well as $20 in loose change and sunglasses valued at $80.
A resident of the 1300 block of Maple Avenue told police Sept. 3 that someone entered her unlocked vehicle, searched it and took about $2 in coins from the console.
A resident of the 600 block of Central Avenue told police Aug. 27 that someone entered his unlocked car overnight and took his GPS unit, valued at $200, as well as $20 in loose change and sunglasses valued at $80.
Joy Seong Park, 41, of 3235 Sprucewood Road, is scheduled to appear Oct. 22 in Cook County Court to face a village ordinance citation for animal neglect, following an incident that ended Sept. 2 at that address. A resident on Sprucewood called police Sept. 2 to investigate a dog barking and being outside all night. When officers talked to another neighbor, she said the dog, a chocolate colored Labrador named Cocoa, had been outside for two days, distressed, crying and barking. The neighbor gave Cocoa some of her cat’s food when she noticed he had no food or water; the dog ate the food, and the neighbor planned to get some dog food for Cocoa that night. Police talked to another neighbor who stated Cocoa had been barking and crying at night for two straight days. Police found a metal dog crate without bedding in the tool shed, and a dog carrier next to the fence, as well as a bowl with dirty water, but no sign of a food dish. A third neighbor told police the family who owned Cocoa was out of town and would be home late Sept. 3. Officers asked the neighbor to contact Cocoa’s owners, then took the dog in to an animal hospital where he was checked and fed. Later that day, Park called police and said Cocoa had been out only since Sept. 1 and that she’d left food out for him. She said she didn’t know she couldn’t leave the dog outside all night and not provide food and clean water.
An employee at Harper School, 1119 Dartmouth St., told police Aug. 28 that someone broke the plastic cover on the school gas meter Aug. 27 or 28, causing $50 in damage. A Wilmette man told police Aug. 27 that someone had smashed the right rear passenger window on his car, which he’d parked in the Metra parking lot at 722 Green Bay Road.
A Wilmette man told police Aug. 27 that someone had smashed the right rear passenger window on his car, which he’d parked in the Metra parking lot at 722 Green Bay Road.
Kenilworth police are investigating the Sept. 2 theft of a 2009 Range Rover, taken sometime after midnight from where it was parked on the first block of Robsart Road. Police said the vehicle was recovered by Skokie police in Skokie, where they took a juvenile into custody. Kenilworth police said an investigation into the incident is pending.~~~>
A resident of the 600 block of 5th Street told police Aug. 4 that someone stole a cement garden statue of Saint Francis from the property, sometime between Aug. 31 and that day.
Police arrested Luis M. Aceves, 39, of 8001 S. Keeler Ave. in Chicago, Sept. 2 and charged him with felony forgery of a vehicle registration sticker, as well as misdemeanor charges of driving on a suspended license, driving with suspended registration and driving with a defective muffler, following a Sept. 2 incident that ended on the 400 block of Sheridan Road. Police stopped Aceves because his car had an excessively loud muffler, then discovered his car’s license plates were expired and suspended for an insurance violation. Further checks showed that the registration sticker showed an October 2012 date, while his actual registration had a July date. Police reported that Aceves told them he forged the sticker because he knew the plates were expired, but said he didn’t know his license was suspended. They said he told them he forged the sticker on his computer, using knowledge of style and font settings from his job as a pressman. The report did not give Aceves’ bond or next court date.