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Roadway Dispute Between Drivers; $14K Stolen From Car: Blotter

Patch logo Patch 2/18/2021 Eric DeGrechie
a car parked on the side of a road: The incidents and arrests below were reported by the Glenview Police Department between Feb. 9-16 2021. © Jonah Meadows/Patch The incidents and arrests below were reported by the Glenview Police Department between Feb. 9-16 2021.

GLENVIEW, IL — The following information comes from the Glenview Police Department (unless otherwise noted) and court records as a record of police activity, including incidents reported by the public and those arrested by police. Criminal charges represent accusations by the state and are often dropped or reduced. Updated information may be available from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Every person arrested is presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

ARRESTS

DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED/REVOKED DRIVER'S LICENSE

Dariusz R. Kozak, 53, of the 3700 block of Rywick Court, Rolling Meadows, is accused of driving with a suspended driver's license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and was arrested 3:58 p.m. Feb. 15 after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in the 9800 block of Milwaukee Avenue. He was released on a $25,000 bond with a court date of March 5 at the Skokie Courthouse.

BURGLARY

Battogtokh Gombo, 40, of the 3600 block of Salem Walk, Northbrook, is accused of burglary, and was arrested at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 16 after an investigation that began on Dec. 13, 2020, in the 1700 block of Milwaukee Avenue. He was held for a bond hearing on Feb. 17 at the Skokie Courthouse.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

Battogtokh Gombo, 40, of the 3600 block of Salem Walk, Northbrook, is accused of attempted burglary, and was arrested at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 16 after an investigation that began on Jan. 2 in the 1600 block of Milwaukee Avenue. He was held for a bond hearing on Feb. 17 in Skokie.

NO VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE

Pedro Valentin, 50, of the 900 block of Lamon Avenue, Skokie, is accused of no valid driver's license, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and was arrested at 8:06 a.m. Feb. 16 after being in a motor vehicle accident in the 500 block of Woodland Drive. He was released on bond and assigned a court date of March 5 in Skokie.

DOMESTIC BATTERY

Armando Velasquez, 25, of Mount Prospect, is accused of domestic battery, interfering with a reporting of domestic violence, and was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Glenview. He was processed and held for a bond hearing Feb. 12 at the George Leighton Criminal Courthouse, 2650 South California Ave., Chicago.

INCIDENTS

THEFT

  • A resident in the 4300 block of Hammersmith Drive reported at 9:50 a.m. Feb. 9 an online order was never delivered. The total loss was $4,069.63.
  • A resident of Maywood called police at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 14 to report her wallet was stolen from her purse while she was shopping at Jewel Osco, 2502 Waukegan Road. Their debit card was used at an unknown store shortly afterwards. Total reported loss is $2,211.92.

THEFT OF MISLAID PROPERTY

An employee of a car dealership called police at 10:01 a.m. Feb. 9 to report a dealer license plate had been stolen from their inventory.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

  • A resident in the 3200 block of Milwaukee Avenue reported at 11:22 a.m. Feb. 9 an unknown person entered their residence and stole computer equipment, medication, and money. Estimated loss is approximately $220.
  • A resident in the 3900 block of Gloria Court called police at 5:19 p.m. Feb. 12 to report they needed to flush her pipes due to a water main break across the street. One person followed the resident to the kitchen and the resident lost track of the second person. After the two left the residence, the resident noticed items had been stolen from a bedroom. Total reported loss is $10,000.

AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT

A Glenview Road resident called police at 1:26 p.m. Feb. 11 to report being scammed after applying for a loan online. A caller convinced them to purchase multiple gift cards and send the gift card information to him. Total reported loss is $3,980.

HARASSMENT BY TELEPHONE

A Wilmette Avenue resident reported at 6:37 p.m. Feb. 11 receiving unwanted telephone calls from an acquaintance.

RETAIL THEFT

  • A business owner in the 1400 block of Waukegan Road called police at 9:07 p.m. Feb. 11 to report seeing on surveillance video a male and female place numerous items under their jackets and exit the store without paying for the items earlier in the day. Total amount stolen was to be determined at the time of the report after a review of the inventory.
  • An employee of a business in the 2900 block of Patriot Boulevard reported at 12:11 p.m. Feb. 12 someone selected two items and exited the store through an emergency exit door. Total reported loss is $449.98.

BURGLARY FROM MOTOR VEHICLE

A resident in the 0-100 block of North Branch road reported at 6:10 p.m. Feb. 11 someone broke the back window to a vehicle and stole a box containing automobile parts. Total reported loss is $14,602.12.

IDENTITY THEFT

A Lehigh Avenue resident reported at 10:44 a.m. Feb. 12 someone changed their personal banking information without their authorization. There is no financial loss at this time.

THEFT BY DECEPTION

A Washington Street resident called police at 1:50 p.m. Feb. 12 to report they were contacted in November 2020 by two people claiming to be from the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Marshall’s office, who told him he had an existing tax problem. The resident was instructed to send money at various times, to different locations, in order to rectify the unpaid tax debt. Total reported loss is $213,000.

BATTERY

Police responded to the 2700 block of Pfingsten Road at 4:53 p.m. Feb. 12 for a report of two people being involved in a motorist dispute with each other. Both drivers believed the other forced them off the roadway while driving on Willow Road. One driver claimed the other driver spat on them and punched a window.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO STATE SUPPORTED PROPERTY

  • An officer discovered a broken window at 11:25 p.m. Feb. 13 while conducting a premise check at Sleepy Hollow Park, 1800 block of Maplewood Lane. Total reported loss is $250.
  • A Glenview Park District employee reported at 12:08 p.m. Feb. 14 damage to a brick wall and window at Cole Park, 1031 Kenilworth Lane. Total reported loss is $800.

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