Police Blotter: Teen Caught with Drugs
Following incidents were reported by the Deerfield Police Department between Jan. 7-15.
On Friday Jan. 14 a police officer was driving on Lake Cook Road when he spotted another motorist without a seat belt on. When the officer moved behind the Volvo he says the driver quickly put the belt on and that’s when he was pulled over. During questioning authorities smelled marijuana and noticed the 17-year-old, “had a chunk of green substance on his jacket below his chest.” Police say the juvenile from Buffalo Grove admitted to officers he had been smoking. His court date has been set for Feb. 17.
Authorities responded to a residence on the 1700 Block of Central Avenue in connection to a ruse robbery on Jan. 7. The Deerfield resident told officers she heard a knock on the door and discovered a man trying to push it open. The homeowner says the man claimed to be an employee with AT&T and was doing repair work.
The elderly woman showed him the fuse box in her basement but says he didn’t make any changes and left a few minutes later. She received a phone call from her neighbor who watched two other men get out of a car and go into her home after she let the first one in. Shortly afterward, all three left together and drove away.
The homeowner told police she didn’t know anyone else had been inside but after checking her belongings she reported that nothing was missing. Police warned the Deerfield resident about other ruse burglaries in the area and cautioned her to be extra careful.
Police were called to the 1600 Block of Clavinia Avenue on Friday Jan. 14 in reference to a robbery. The homeowner told officers $300 had been stolen from a metal container that her son kept hidden in his bedroom closet. According to the resident an employee with Direct T.V. had been working on the house back on Jan. 4 but she hadn’t kept a close eye on him. The homeowner claimed he never finished the job and after leaving several messages with the company she canceled her account.
A woman contacted police on Jan. 8 about a stolen wallet. She told officers she works alone in a suite at 420 Lake Cook Road and was with a client when her wallet was snatched out of her purse in another room.
Shortly after, Chase contacted her with a fraud alert. She told police someone made multiple charges at the CVS in Highland Park that amounted to $626. Another charge was made for $53 at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Zion. Two additional charges were declined. Police say they’ve requested surveillance tape from the video cameras inside the woman’s office and will review the material.
On Jan. 7 police spotted a car on Waukegan Road driving erratically. Officers say the driver crossed the center line three times. When 31-year-old Ann Desposito was pulled over authorities say she smelled of alcohol. The Mundelein resident was charged with a DUI and other offenses. A court date has been set for Jan. 26.
Twenty four hours later, authorities pulled over another driver on Lake Cook and Pfingsten Roads after a traffic complaint was called into police. Authorities say they watched 58-year-old Reynaldo Bolanos make a U-turn in the Shell Gas Station without using any turn signals. When he was pulled over officers noticed a glass bottle with a color liquid inside on the floor, which later turned out to be El Jimador Tequila. Bolanos was charged and arrested.