Police blotter for Dec. 18
Updated: December 18, 2012 3:50PM
The following incidents were listed in the officials reports of the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of guilt; only a court of law can make that determination.
Salomon Hernandez, 33, 811 Euclid Court, Highwood, was charged Friday, Dec. 7, with a Class 4 felony count of obstructing justice. Officers took Hernandez into custody at Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna, Ill., when he was released after serving five years on an unrelated charge. Hernandez has been wanted since 2007 on a Lake Forest arrest warrant for obstructing justice after he falsified his identity during a traffic arrest by Lake Forest police. Bond was set at $65,000. His court date is Dec. 18.
Reginald Branch, 20, 7442 S. Colfax Ave., Chicago, was charged Saturday, Dec. 8, with consumption of alcohol by a minor at Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road. He faces an administrative hearing on Jan. 9.
Michael Specialle, 18, 6077 N. Nassau Ave., Chicago, was charged Friday, Dec. 7, with criminal damage to property for punching out the glass of two fire extinguisher cases at Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, on Sunday, Dec. 2. He faces an administrative hearing on Jan. 9.
Brittany Troemel, 22, 129 Pembroke Circle, Lake Bluff, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 11, with retail theft after police found cologne, bath salts and candy totalling more than $445 that she did not pay for in her car in the parking lot of Pasquesi’s, 900 block of North Shore Drive. A store employee called police around 3:30 p.m. and Troemel was discovered with the items at 3:39 p.m., police said. She was released after posting $100 bond. Her court date is Jan. 3.
A black purse containing $480 cash, gift cards, credit cards, a cashier’s check for $350 and a driver’s license was stolen from an office of a counseling center in the 50 block of Sherwood Terrace sometime between noon and 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12.