Blotter: Teens Use Empty Pool as Skate Park; Screaming Man Was Singing
Weekly reports from the Lake Bluff and Lake Forest police departments.
The following incidents are among the official reports of the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Driving While License Suspended
Cesar Hernandez, 27, 804 Shelby Hall, Shelbyville, Ky., was charged with driving while license suspended, fraudulent identification and obstructing justice a Class 4 felony, at 7:24 p.m. April 30 near Route 41 and Deerpath. Hernandez was stopped for a traffic violation and was found to have a suspended driver's license for driving under the influence, police said. He gave the police officer an identification car containing false information. Hernandez was held for bond hearing pending a May 1 court date in Waukegan. No further information was available.
Minor Consumption of Alcohol
Evan Rivera, 19, 29910 Forest View Drive, Lake Bluff, was charged with minor consumption of alcohol at 10:30 p.m. April 27 in the 500 block of Sheridan Road. Lake Forest police were called by Lake Forest College security for an underage student who had consumed too much beer and vodka. He was transported to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He was assigned an administrative hearing June 13 at Lake Forest City Hall.
Possession of Fireworks
A 17-year-old Lake Forest boy was charged with possession of fireworks at 5:35 p.m. April 26 in the 100 block of Highland Avenue. Lake Forest police had responded to a report of fireworks, and found the youth holding several bottle rockets. He was released to a parent. He posted a personal recognizance bond pending a June 5 court date in Park City.
Possession of Marijuana
David C. Edwards, 23, 2146 Kenton Lane, Green Oaks, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating an uninsured vehicle and disobeying a red light at 7:43 p.m. April 27 near Sheridan and Westleigh roads. Police said they stopped Edwards for running a red light and found him was driving without proof of insurance. He had in his possession less than 2.5 grams of marijuana, and had a pipe and an apple bowl used for inhaling marijuana, police said. He posted $120 bond pending a May 15 court date in Park City.
A resident in the 300 block of Thornwood Lane reported a case of identity theft at 5:45 p.m. April 26. Someone had used the resident's bank debit card without authorization and made 23 unauthorized charges with businesses located all over the United States and internationally. The charges took place April 19. No dollar value was available.
A boy’s black Trek bicycle with silver markings and a computer mileage device attached to the handlebars were reported stolen from Artesian Park at 10:52 a.m. April 28. The theft occurred between April 24 and April 28. The bike was left at the park and was noticed missing April 27. The bike was valued at $300.
Officers responded to West Sheridan Place west of Pine Court at 12:08 a.m. May 5 for a report of someone shining a laser in the windows of residences. Officers made contact with three male juveniles, and they admitted to shining the laser in the windows. Officers advised them of the laws. Two were turned over to a parent and the third was driven to his residence.
An officer responded to the Lake Bluff Skate Park in the 300 block of West Washington Avenue to meet with an employee who discovered damage to the pool gate at 12:16 p.m. May 4. The employee, Micah Kamin, said a bolt that held the lock on the southwest side pool gate had been broken, and the lock removed. Another employee, Judy DeWulf, observed numerous teens trespassing in the drained pool area and using the deep end for skate boarding at about 5 p.m. May 3. She did not report the incident to the police until Kamin observed the damage. Kamin stated the gate can be repaired at a minimal cost. The officer said an extra patrol will be conducted until the end of next week at which time the pool would be filled with water for summer use.
An officer responded to the area of Route 176 and Green Bay Road for a report of a male wearing jeans and a black T-shirt walking west and screaming at 8:06 p.m. May 2. The officer observed a man matching the description walking on the bike path across from the Public Works building. He was singing along with music on his headphones.
A juvenile brought in a zip-up hoodie that he found on a bench at Artesian Park at 9:10 a.m. May 1. The item was logged in as a found article.