Blotter: Mom is Trying to Cut his Hair While He Sleeps

Weekly reports from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff Police departments.


The following incidents are among the official reports of the  and . Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.


Minor Consumption of Alcohol

Alexandra G. Steen, 18, 1814 Robin Court, Libertyville, was charged with minor consumption of alcohol at 5 a.m. June 30 in the 500 block of Sheridan Road. Lake Forest College Security called for an ambulance due to an intoxicated female. She was found to have consumed alcohol and was under the age of 21. Steen was assigned to an administrative hearing Aug. 8 at


Found Article

A TREK bicycle was found at , 244 E. Center Ave., on July 4, and reported at 7:52 p.m. July 6. The bicycle was logged into found property.

A USB drive was found on the street at Lakeland Drive near Moffett Road on July 4, and turned into the at 1:55 p.m. July 5. The item was logged into found property.

A Visa debit card was found near the area of Center and Scranton avenues at 10:23 a.m. July 4. The item was logged into found property.

A child's bike was found at the Lake Bluff Train Depot at 7:45 a.m. July 3. The Metra Ticket Master said the bike had been next to the west side doors since 5 a.m. July 2. The bike is purple/grey/blue and black in color, a NEXT model with a serial number. The item was logged into found property.

A Chase debit card was found on Scranton Avenue in the business district at 3:06 p.m. June 24. The item was logged into found property.

Traffic Enforcement

Officer conducted a traffic stop at 11:39 p.m. July 5 on Route 176 near Eva Terrace for operating a vehicle with one headlight. The officer determined the driver was in violation of the time limitation for operating a vehicle, and both the driver and the passenger were also under 18 years of age and out past curfew. Parents were contacted and both were taken home while the vehicle was parked to be removed in the morning.


A Lake Bluff firefighter lost his cell phone, an Apple iPhone 3S in a black rubber case, while working a brush fire near Skokie Highway and Route 176. The firefighter said he was on Route 41 at the EJ&E tracks behind the industrial building.

Eight lawn chairs were reported stolen from the curb on the south side of East Sheridan Place by a resident in the 300 block of Hirst Court at 3:44 p.m. July 3. Resident estimated the total value of the chairs at $240. The complainant said there are on labels on the chairs to identify the proper owner.

A complainant said he left his khaki shorts at Sunrise Beach on June 20, and reported it to police at 5 p.m. July 2. He said he had his black leather wallet in his shorts and the wallet is now missing. The wallet contained his Illinois driver's license and $20 in cash.

A complainant said between June 21 and July 1, someone stole her son's black in color Trek model 820 bicycle valued at $300 from the 100 block of East North Avenue. The report was made at 8:59 p.m. July 1. The officer checked the found property book and did not find a bicycle matching that description. The bicycle was entered into the system as stolen.

A complainant said his 26-inch tan Columbia Men's Mountain Bike had been stole sometime between June 29 late afternoon and June 30 from the 10 block of East North Avenue. The report was made at 12:16 p.m. July 1. The bike was valued at $300.

A complainant in the 300 block of East Witch wood Lane reported a lost/missing/or stolen butterfly catcher at 7:08 p.m. June 26. The resident said the butterfly catcher was kept in the backyard between two bushes. She said she last saw the butterfly catcher two nights ago. The butterfly catcher is valued at $200.


Lake Bluff Police received seven calls on solicitors beginning at 12:41 p.m. and the last at 6:55 p.m. July 5. In a majority of the cases, the solicitors were given verbal warnings to cease due to a village ordinance requiring a permit to solicit.

Suspicious Circumstance

Officer observed an occupied vehicle parked in the parking lot put his right turn signal on twice, then his left turn signal at 9:11 p.m. July 4. The officer asked the driver what he was doing, and the driver said he was with his mother practicing to take the driver's test.

Suspicious Circumstance

Officers responded to the 12000 block of Meadow Circle for a pistol round that broke through the kitchen of a residence at 9:55 p.m. July 3. The hole in the north side of the residence had a very high angle, indicating the round was likely fired from a long distance away. Officers checked the neighborhood and found no irregularities. No gunshots were reported to Lake Bluff or North Chicago police departments.

Officer observed a vehicle at the far north end of the Lake Bluff Train Depot occupied by two nude teens at 8:19 p.m. July 2. Officer verified both subjects were there voluntarily. Parents of both teens were contacted and they were set on their way on their own vehicles.

A complainant said he believed his mom was cutting his hair while he was sleeping in the 500 block of Lakeland Drive at 4:06 p.m. June 25. The officer was unable to determine if any hair had been cut. The mom stated she had not cut his hair.

Gas Leak

Officer responded to 201 S. Waukegan Road, for a report of a pipe leaking natural gas at 11:59 p.m. June 30. The shift supervisor told the officer that an employee pulling a hand cart struck a gas line that is now leaking inside the building. Employees were told to evacuate the building. Lake Bluff Fire personnel stopped the gas leak by shutting the gas off outside the building.

Stray Dog

Officer responded to the 200 block of East Washington Avenue at 8:52 a.m. June 26 and took possession of two female Golden Retrievers that were running at large. Officer attempted to contact family on East Blodgett Avenue that had previously lost two female dogs, but was unable to make contact. The dogs were taken to .

A brown-colored female dog was reported running at large near the Lake Bluff Recreation Center pool at 3:25 p.m. June 24. The dog had no collar, and medical stitches on her front chest and side. The dog was transported to .

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