“Agent DEA” tries to fool a resident with a telephone scam: blotter


NORTHBROOK, IL – The following information is taken from the Northbrook Police Department and court records as a log of incidents reported to police and those arrested on criminal charges, which represent state charges that are often dropped or reduced. Updated information may be available from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Anyone arrested is presumed innocent unless found guilty by a court beyond a reasonable doubt.



Francisco Quijada, 22, of the 400 block of S Fulton Avenue, Waukegan, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper parking on the roadway, uninsured motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, license plate expired and was arrested at 12:11 p.m. on August 1, on Skokie Boulevard and Lake Cook Road. He was released after posting a $ 3,000 bond and was given a court date of August 23.

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An employee of Dick’s Sporting Goods, located 200 block from Skokie Boulevard, reported at 7:15 p.m. on July 29 that a woman had removed merchandise from the store without paying for the items.


A resident of Greenview Road called police at 7:52 p.m. on July 30 to report that someone claiming to represent the DEA had informed him that he was under investigation for drug trafficking. The complainant testified that the appellant then involved another person, who purported to represent the FBI, in the conversation. The second person told the complainant that he needed to withdraw money from his accounts and mail it to him via FedEx. The complainant testified that he provided the appellants with personal information. Before sending funds to the callers, the complainant learned that it was a scam.


An officer on patrol at 4:37 a.m. on August 2 found new graffiti on the ramp of a gazebo in Village Green, 1,800 blocks from Walters.


  • A Medford Circle resident reported at 7:43 a.m. on August 3 that someone used his information to open a cell phone contract without his permission.
  • A Riverfalls Drive resident called police at 12:56 p.m. on August 3 to report that he had received a credit card verification letter from a local bank that he had not applied for.


A Meadow Road resident called police at 11:21 a.m. on August 3 to report that he had received a package in the mail that he had not ordered.


  • A person reported at 11:45 a.m. on August 3 that an employee of Vogue Furniture, located 4100 block from Dundee Road, used the dumpster to dump the garbage without permission.
  • A person called police at 7:28 p.m. on August 3 to report that they saw a man throw various items into the First Choice Coffee Service dumpster, 3500 block from Commercial, and leave.


A person reported at 7:07 am on August 5 that someone had removed tools from a job site without authorization in block 100 of Skokie Boulevard.

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