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Blotter: Owner Had Already Left After Car Caught Fire

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.

 

LAKE FOREST

Noise Violation

Robert D. Jennings, 22, 13 Round Top Road, Oldwick, NJ, was charged with a noise violation at 12:06 a.m. April 5 in the 600 block of Highview Terrace. Jennings was playing loud music and voices were heard on location. Since he had been previously served a warning, Jennings was issued an administrative hearing citation for May 9 at . 

Solicitation Without a Permit

Augustana C. Stribling, 34, 4726 Sugar Grove Blvd., Safford, Texas, was charged with solicitation without a permit at 7:12 p.m. April 3 in the 500 block of Beverly Place. Stribling solicited magazines for New Beginning Enterprises of Youngstown, Ohio, without a valid permit. He posted a $120 bond pending a May 1 court date in Park City.

Victor K. Blueford, 23, 6411 Mohawk St., Houston, Texas, was charged with solicitation without a permit at 6:04 p.m. April 3 near the intersection of Buena Road and Linden Avenue. Blueford solicited magazines for New Beginning Enterprises of Youngstown, Ohio, without a valid permit. He posted a $120 bond pending a May 15 court date in Park City.

Joel M. Collier, 30, 1612 Savannah Road, Mesquite, Texas, was charged with solicitation without a permit at 3:25 p.m. April 3 in the 900 block of Green Bay Road. Collier solicited magazines for Absolute Marketing in Buford, Ga., without a valid permit. He posted a $120 bond pending a May 15 court date in Park City.

Minor Consumption of Alcohol

Justin L. Fowler, 19, 9775 Milford, Holly, Mich., was charged with minor consumption of alcohol and possession of false identification at 11:50 p.m. March 30 near the intersection of Sheridan and Maplewood roads. Fowler left a disabled vehicle in the roadway. Police found him and determined he was under the age of 21 and had consumed an alcoholic beverage. He also possessed a second driver's license not his own. His vehicle was towed from the scene. He was assigned an administrative hearing May 9 at Lake Forest City Hall.

LAKE BLUFF

Stray Dog

An officer located a small, white dog while patrolling Arbor Drive at 11:03 p.m. April 14. Police could not locate a missing dog fitting the description, so the dog was taken to Knollwood Animal Hospital.

Fire Call

Officers responded to the 400 block of Skokie Highway for a report of a vehicle fire at Knauz Motors at 9:07 p.m. April 8. The front end of a Ford sedan parked near the service entrance to the BMW dealership was fully engulfed in flames and the interior was filled with black smoke. Officers met with Lake Forest Police, who arrived first, stating no one was in the area and no movement was detected inside the vehicle. arrived and extinguished the fire, and no one was observed inside the vehicle. Officers observed a trail of engine oil from northbound Route 41 to the vehicle's current location. The most significant fire damage was to the engine block of the vehicle. The registered owner of the vehicle contacted Lake Bluff Police. She said the vehicle began to overheat, and she left the vehicle at Knauz Motors between 7:30 and 8 p.m. and obtained a ride home. At the time she left the vehicle, she did not observe any smoke coming from the engine block. The vehicle was relocated to Rondout Towing.

Suspicious Circumstance

Officer responded to the bike path along West Scranton Avenue at Rockland Avenue at 6:42 p.m. April 8 where a complainant stated that at 11:30 a.m., she was jogging westbound on the bike path across from and observed a female wearing a jogging suit sleeping in the grass along the bike path. Officer checked the area and the subject was gone upon arrival.

Added April 17

No Valid Driver's License

Rafael Rodriguez-Arroyo, 36, of Kenosha, Wis., was charged with disobeying a stop sign and no valid driver's license at 3:38 p.m. April 10 near the intersection of Atkinson Road and Sanctuary Lane. Rodriguez-Arroyo posted $150 cash bond pending a May 1 court date in Park City.

Delayed Theft

A chain saw valued at $180 was stolen from a Lake Bluff residence on Green Bay Road between April 6 and April 9, according to a delayed theft report filed at 2:34 p.m. April 9. The Poulan Pro Classic chain saw was black and yellow in color.

Identity Theft

Nine unauthorized charges totalling nearly $1,500 were made on a bank debit card belonging to a Lake Bluff resident in the 200 block of West Witchwood Lane. The report filed at 3:34 p.m. April 11 indicated someone used the card number to make the illegal charges.

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