State Trooper Accidentally Calls 911, Bullet-Ridden Car Captures Police Attention

The following information was supplied by the Lake Bluff Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction. Email cristel@patch.com with questions about this blotter.


Susan K. Gross, 60, of the 1300 block of Ceape Ave., Osh Kosh, Wis., was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and improper lane use at 3:29 p.m. Jan. 11 after police responded to a one-car accident on northbound Route 41 near Route 176. She was transported to Lake Forest Hospital due to minor injuries. Her court date is Feb. 14 at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan.


A resident called police at 10:01 a.m. Jan. 13 to report a dispute between herself and a house guest regarding their living arrangement. The guest was asked to take her belongings and leave the home.


Police and firefighters responded at 2:34 p.m. Jan. 7 to a fire at a home on the 200 block of East Woodland Road. Police said a fire in the fireplace got out of control. The occupants of the home were evacuated during the incident and no one was injured, police said. The incident is under investigation by the fire department.


A citizen reported his white BMW was damaged between noon and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 while it was parked in from of a business on the 0-100 block of Scranton Avenue. 


Police received a 911 call at 9:08 p.m. Jan. 12 and heard police radio traffic in the background before the person hung up. Police called back and reached the caller, an Illinois State Trooper who had dialed 911 by accident.

An officer on patrol found multiple people with flashlights at 1:43 a.m. Jan. 11 at Shephard Chevrolet on Carriage Park Lane. The people told the officer they were members of the demolition team that will be working on the building at all hours through Jan. 14.

A driver slid off the roadway and struck small trees at 1:56 p.m. Jan. 6 on Sheridan Road at Shoreacres Road. An officer noticed possible bullet holes in the vehicle, and the driver stated that the car had been shot at in Zion on New Year’s Day. Zion police told the Lake Bluff police that the vehicle was not being investigated. The officer also determined that the passenger was a former gang member. The vehicle was towed and both occupants consented to a pat down before the officer gave them a ride to the train station.


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