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.