Trees, Legos Stolen and a License Plate Left Behind
A look at unusual crimes in our Patch region
Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.
A Northfield resident called police to report that a vehicle struck a stop sign at a high rate of speed about 4 a.m. As the witness was on the phone, the vehicle drove away but left behind a license plate.
Police stopped a driver in Skokie for having expired license plates. Police said they discovered that the driver had a cored out apple used to smoke marijuana.
A retail employee in Northfield said she brought her wallet in a plastic bag to work with her so she could have it nearby. Her lunch that day was in an identical plastic bag, and after she went on break she brought the bag of food back to the register instead of the bag with the wallet. By the time she realized her mistake, the wallet was gone.
Two Japanese maple trees, valued at $460 total, were stolen from a Wilmette home.
A Lego box set was stolen from a Winnetka store.
A Wheeling man had his massage cut short after police said he asked a Skokie masseuse for an inappropriate favor and exposed himself. The worker demanded that the man leave, the report said. The alleged suspect then went on to leave $40 on the counter and left the business.
When police questioned the man he denied any wrongdoing, stating he was confused why his massage ended abruptly.