Police Blotter: Burglar steals jewelry on West Long Meadow Lane

Lake Forest police car  | FILE PHOTO
Lake Forest police car | FILE PHOTO

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Lake Forest Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

LAKE FOREST

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

Police responded to a home in the 1200 block of West Long Meadow Lane at 2:11 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, for a report of a residential burglary. The home was entered sometime between 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3. Someone forced open the front door and stole an undetermined amount of jewelry, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Senger at sengerm@cityoflakeforest.com.

CANNABIS POSSESSION

James Topel, 26, 1431 N. Olive Ave., Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 2:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, on Route 41 at Westleigh Road. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19.

Benjamin Cunningham, 20, 950 Havenwood Lane, Lake Forest; Brendan Jonasson, 20, 80 S. Suffolk Lane, Lake Forest; and Austin Tuttle, 20, 140 Wooded Lane, Lake Forest, were cited for possession of cannabis when an officer located the three smoking cannabis in a car parked at Northcroft Park at 9:11 p.m. Monday, July 28, police said. Cunningham and Tuttle were also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after two smoking pipes were found in the car, police said. They are scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 19.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS

Tyler Berman, 22, 147 Glendale Road, Buffalo Grove, was charged with criminal trespass to land, criminal trespass to a residence, disorderly conduct, resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery to a peace officer on Sunday, July 27, in the 500 block of north Western Avenue. Police responded at 6:10 p.m. to a private apartment for a 911 call from a resident who had been asleep on his couch when Berman, an unknown male, entered the home, police said. An officer arrived as Berman was leaving, according to police, and Berman fought with the officer, who attempted to detain him, as well as two additional officers who arrived on the scene to assist. Berman was taken into custody, and officers learned he had been drinking at a nearby restaurant and was cut off due to intoxication after being found in the kitchen and basement of the establishment. He was transported to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital where he was held overnight for observation before being released to police custody. He was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 11.

FORGERY

Police responded to a bank in the 900 block of south Waukegan Road at 2:29 p.m. Thursday, July 24, for a report of three Milwaukee men attempting to cash fraudulent checks. Officers were able to verify the checks were forged with the help of the companies named. Police also discovered that three men successfully passed two of the fictitious checks at a bank in Lake Bluff earlier in the day. All three were taken into custody. Joel Brown, 47, 1820 W. Wells St., was charged with forgery, theft, deceptive practices and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kenneth Neal, 53, 2729 N. 47th St., was charged with forgery, theft and deceptive practices. Larry Quinn, 57, 3393 N. 23rd St., was charged with forgery. All three are scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 13.

FAILURE TO REPORT TRAFFIC CRASH

Police responded to a crash at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, in which a single car left the road in the 200 block of Rose Terrace and struck several rocks, a city sign and a tree. Police said Vikki Graham, 46, of 306 Rose Terrace, Lake Forest, was the driver of the vehicle and spoke with a witness after the crash before leaving the area on foot. Graham refused to speak with officers who went to her home and she refused to complete a crash report, police said. Graham was charged with improper lane usage, failure to report an accident and criminal damage to city property. She is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 2.

DUI

Angela Freeman, 42, 307 Hazelwood, Antioch, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a valid driver’s license at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the 800 block of north Western Avenue. She is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 5.

HIT AND RUN

Joel Garcia-Diaz, 35, 721 5th St., Mattoon, Wis., was driving at 2:57 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, on Route 41 at Deerpath when his car was struck by another vehicle. Garcia-Diaz fled northbound on Route 41 until his car became disabled near Route 176, where he was taken into custody by police. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a valid driver’s license. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 19.

THEFT

Police responded to a home on Ahwahnee Road at 9:01 a.m. Friday, June 6, for a report that the homeowner had interrupted a man stealing copper gutters from the outside of their home. The subject fled the scene in a van, which patrol officers located. The driver, Anthony Pasquesi, 35, 200 Washington Road, Lake Forest, was taken into custody and the gutters recovered. Pasquesi was charged with theft, attempted theft, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to property. He was processed and released on bond with a July 24 court date. When Pasquesi failed to appear in court on July 24, a warrant was issued for his arrest. On July 30, a Lake Forest detective located Pasquesi in Wadsworth. He was taken into custody and remanded to Lake County Jail. He was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 7.

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