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Police Blotter: Alcohol, Retail Theft Arrests

The Vernon Hills Police Department reports arrests from Jan. 9-13.

Vernon Hills Police Blotter. Photo credit: Patch file
Vernon Hills Police Blotter. Photo credit: Patch file
These incidents were among the official reports of theĀ Vernon Hills Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

Alcohol

James A. Makofski, 46, of 1613 W. Woods Drive, Arlington Heights, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Jan. 9 on the 100 block of Hawthorn Center. He was also cited for driving without lights, not having insurance and crossing divided space. He was released on his drivers license and $100 cash bond pending a Feb. 5 court date.

Retail Theft

Tracey A. Habersham, 40, of 202 Bluewater Lane, Vernon Hills, was charged with retail theft Jan. 10 at Sears, 2 Hawthorn Center. Police said she left the store without paying for nearly $265 worth of jewelry. Her bond and court date information were not available.

Julia Abonce-Rojas, 51, of 504 Cherry Valley Road, Vernon Hills, was charged with retail theft at Macy's, 1 Hawthorn Center. Police said she left the store without paying for nearly $203 worth of clothing. She was released on $120 cash bond pending a March 13 court date.

Romina Chopra, 42, of 426 Bay Tree Court, Vernon Hills, was charged with retail theft Jan. 12 at Sears, 2 Hawthorn Center. Police said she left the store without paying for nearly $44 worth of fragrances. She was released on $120 cash bond pending a March 13 court date.

Matthew C. Dowd, 24, of 131 W. Ellis Ave. No. 8, Libertyville, was charged with retail theft Jan. 13 at JC Penney, 4 Hawthorn Center. Police said he left the store without paying for $183 worth of merchandise. He was also cited for burglary and assault. He was remanded on $25,000 bond pending a Jan. 21 court date.

For questions or concerns about this report, email editor Korrina Grom atĀ korrina.grom@patch.com.

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