Libertyville Police Blotter for May 30
Updated: August 6, 2012 2:17AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Libertyville Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Three vehicles in the Interlaken Ridge area were burglarized sometime between 4 p.m. on May 21 and 5 a.m. May 22. A resident in the 1300 block of St. William Drive reported that a neighbor had found her purse and credit cards scattered in her front yard. The resident checked her vehicle, parked in the driveway, and found it had been burglarized and $50 in cash had been removed from the purse. Two other vehicles, one in the 1100 block of Kristin Drive and the other in the 1200 block of Kristin Drive were also burglarized. A small amount of cash and a pocket knife and a folding knife, all valued at approximately $24, were removed from one of the vehicles. From the other vehicle, a bottle of Dolce & Gabana spray cologne valued at $88 and $62 in cash were removed from the glove box. All three burglarized vehicles had been parked in the residents’ driveways and were unlocked. Police are investigating.
A home in the 1000 block of South Garfield Avenue was burglarized between 1:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. on May 23 while the homeowner was briefly away. Upon returning home, the homeowner noticed an unfamiliar car parked in his driveway. The driver of the car, Erin D. Kolbinger, 35, of 34804 North Long Ave., Ingleside, then ran from the side of the house and sped off at a high rate of speed, reports say. Realizing the home had been burglarized, the homeowner called police. Kolbinger was apprehended the next day and charged with residential burglary and unlawful use of credit card. She was taken to bond court and then released on a $50,000 bond with a June 14 court date at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan.
Gene E. Lazarde, 21, of 805 N. Mcaree Road, Waukegan, was charged with driving while license suspended and operating an insured vehicle after he was stopped at approximately 4:10 p.m. on May 22 when police saw that the taillights on his vehicle were covered with a dark plastic making them impossible to see past 500 feet as required by law. A subsequent records check on Lazarde revealed he was driving with a suspended driver’s license and he was arrested and the vehicle towed. Lazarde was processed and later released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond and was given a June 13 court date in Mundelein Branch Court.
Clarence M. Smith III, 34, of 1526 Seymour, North Chicago, was charged with driving while license suspended after he was stopped by police at approximately 12:30 a.m. May 25 in a parking lot at 109 S. Milwaukee Avenue for non-functioning rear registration lights. He was found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license and he was arrested. He was later released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond with a pending court date of July 18 in Mundelein Branch Court.
Martin D. Simonian, 50, of 223 Brookhill Road, Libertyville, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and DUI (over .08) on May 25. Responding to a complaint of a possibly intoxicated motorcycle rider, police located Simonian in the 100 block of Lake Street at approximately 1 a.m. Failing field sobriety tests, Simonian was arrested and the motorcycle was towed. After processing at the police department, Simonian was released after signing a $1,000 personal recognizance bond. His court date is scheduled for June 29 at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan.
A bicycle was stolen from Cook Memorial Library sometime between 2:30 and 3:45 p.m. on May 25. The bicycle was described as a red child’s size Miracco Apprentice with pegs on the rear wheel. The bike had not been locked to the bicycle rack and it was valued at $350.