Star Wars Heist and Lots of Food-Based Vandalism
A look at weird 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 Northbrook couple awoke to the sound of something striking their home, according to police, and went outside to find eggs had been thrown at the house and vehicle. Police say there was also an empty egg container in the driveway, Oreo cookies stuck to the garage door, chocolate syrup spread on the driveway and front door, and plastic eating utensils on the front yard.
About $5,000 worth of Star Wars memorable was stolen from a Skokie storage unit.
Bannockburn police pulled over a Libertyville man because his car matched the description of one used in a potential armed robbery, police said. He did not match the description of the robbery suspect, but police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and police found two glass jars and three plastic bags with a leafy substance that tested positive for cannabis. There was also a digital scale. He is being charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to deliver.
A Bar Louie employee in Skokie was found on the bathroom floor sleeping after drinking numerous beers. When the manager attempted to wake him up, the man became aggressive and attempted to attack his manager, police said.
Po-po creates poo-poo unit
A man stole a $41 cordless shaver and two “electric flossers” worth $65 from a Wilmette store.
Someone smashed the windshield and passenger side window of a car and poured marinara sauce inside while parked in Wilmette. The broken glass jar of sauce was in the backseat, police said. The vehicle’s owner told police she suspected a jealous ex-boyfriend may be responsible and thought the offender chose to use a specific brand of tomato sauce that resembled her middle name.