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 decorative baby lamb was stolen sometime between Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 from a life-size nativity scene on the front lawn of a home in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. Estimated loss was $500.
The victim, a taxi cab driver, was having trouble understanding the passenger in his vehicle due to intoxication. The passenger refused to pay the cab fare, however, the victim did not wish to sign complaints against the offender in Morton Grove.
A resident of the 2600 block of Shermer Road reported that a personal trainer who was arrested for fraudulently charging her Winnetka clients had also made an unauthorized charge of $200 on her credit card, according to police.
Reckless Times Two
A 31-year-old Schaumburg man careened past a car on the exit ramp to Willow Road from I-94, disobeyed the stop sign, and crashed a 2011 Nissan Versa into a car traveling eastbound on Willow. The man was wanted for fleeing police after a retail theft in Skokie. He did not have insurance. Police from that township arrived to pick up him and process them on their own charges, but not before gave him a $2,000 recognizance bond and a court date on Feb. 21.
The man the reckless driver hit turned out to not have a driver's license. The 38-year-old Waukegan man had been in the country for six years but had never been issued a license. He was released on a $2,000 i-bond and given a court date of Feb. 21 as well.