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Police Blotter For Lake Forest & Lake Bluff

The City of Lake Forest and Village of Lake Bluff update their blotters every week; these boxes link to the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff websites. Please note that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

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Lake Forest Police Blotter Update: Home Burglary & DUIs

The following are summaries of recent updates to the Lake Forest Police Blotter. Please note that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. Want to read the full blotter report? Click here to visit the LFPD’s page on the city’s website. Lake Bluff Police Department does not at this time post its blotter online.

Lake Forest Police have no suspects in a January 14 burglary of a home in the 200 east block of Old Elm Road. Officers responding to a mid-day burglary alarm at the home found a first-floor window smashed in and two bedrooms ransacked. Fourteen watches valued at more than $20,000 are reported to be missing. The LFPD asks anyone with information to please contact Detective Kevin Zelk at ZelkK@cityoflakeforest.com

Police charged a man with driving on a suspended license after a traffic accident that occurred at 1:53 p.m. on Route 41 and Route 60 on Jan. 27. A few days prior to that, also during daylight hours, police charged a woman with driving under the influence of drugs after her car left the road and rolled over on Route 41 north of Westleigh Road.

Another one-car accident involving alleged insobriety took place on Jan. 23. At 8:05 p.m. police responded to a call about a car driving off the road and into a ditch on Route 41. Witnesses called by cell phone after the crash to report that the driver appeared to be burying something in the snow, and police later found empty beer bottles buried a short distance from the crash site. The LFPD blotter reports that the driver failed field sobriety testing and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a valid license.



Lake Forest Police Blotter: Home On Waukegan Road Burglarized

Updated Oct. 23, 2013

The following information was provided by the Lake Forest Police Department. Please note that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

Lake Forest Police Department officers responded to a house in the 1700 north block of Waukegan Road for a report of a residential burglary. Between Tuesday, October 1st and Wednesday, October 9th, the front door of the residence was forced open and a 35” Samsung television and two white Bose speakers were taken from the home. Several other areas of the house were ransacked.

Two weeks prior to the incident, on Friday, Sept. 13, a home on the 1400 block of Kurtis Lane was burglarized between 9 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. while the home was unoccupied. The rear door of the locked home was pried open and several rooms ransacked. The owners reported more than $300,000 worth of jewelry missing from the residence.

GazeboNews asked Deputy Police Chief Karl Walldorf if incidents are related. He said: “We really have no information in-hand that would indicate they are related, but it is always possible. We have no suspect description in either case. They are separated in time, geographically and items taken but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t the same guy(s).”

To see more police incidents, please visit the blotter page on the City of Lake Forest website.



Lake Forest Home Burglarized; $300,000 in Jewelry is Missing

The following information was provided by the Lake Forest Police Department. Please note that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

A home in the 1400 block of Kurtis Lane was burglarized on Friday, Sept. 13, between 9 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. while the home was unoccupied. The rear door of the locked home was pried open and several rooms ransacked. The owners reported more than $300,000 worth of jewelry missing from the residence.

Lake Forest Deputy Police Chief Karl Walldorf told GazeboNews that the incident is representative of a typical burglary in Lake Forest. “They often gravitate to the master bedroom for jewelry, and that’s what appeared to happen in this case (and many others),” he said. “Jewelry, consumer electronics, silver and firearms are our most taken items, in roughly that order.”

To see more police incidents, please visit the blotter page on the City of Lake Forest website.



Lake Forest Police Blotter: Marijuana Arrests

Want to read the most recent updates to the Lake Forest Police blotter? Click here to visit the LFPD’s page on the city’s website.

Several marijuana-related incidents occurred in Lake Forest at the end of August, as noted in the Lake Forest Police blotter. One involved a Waukegan man who was reported to have been seen smoking marijuana while driving. In a separate incident the same day, Aug. 28, a Lake Forest High School student was cited for possession of cannabis after school personnel allegedly found marijuana in a car parked in their parking. In another unrelated incident, this time on Aug. 29, police found a Lake Bluff teenager to be in possession of cannabis after the driver of the vehicle she was riding had been pulled over for speeding. To read the blotter updates through Aug. 31, please visit the city’s website here.



Blotter: Lake Bluff Resident Accused of Shoplifting from Market Square Store

The following information was provided by the Lake Forest Police Department. Please note that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

On Aug. 25 at 4:30 p.m., Lake Forest Police responded to a shoplifting complaint at an unidentified business in Market Square. According to the report, a store employee discovered that a bracelet was missing and felt that Mary Fratesi, a 54-year-old Lake Bluff resident who had just left the store, was responsible. Security footage showed Fratesi taking the bracelet, which was later recovered by an officer. Fratesi was taken into custody, charged with retail theft, processed and released on $120 bond with a Sept. court date.

To view the rest of the Lake Forest Police blotter, click here.



Copper Piping Stolen from Lake Forest Home

The following information was provided by the Lake Forest Police Department. Please note that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

According to the Lake Forest Police Department incident and arrest blotter, an unoccupied home on Telegraph Rd. in Lake Forest was burglarized between 2 p.m. on Aug. 8 and 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 13. The thieves gained access to the house through a rear door, and removed $1,000 worth of copper piping from the basement. Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact Kevin Zelk at zelkk@cityoflakeforest.com or 847-810-3816.

To view the rest of this week’s Lake Forest blotter, click here.



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