Domestic complaints at Mundelein trustee's house, reports show

  • Mundelein Trustee Dakotah Norton at a village board meeting in 2015.

    Mundelein Trustee Dakotah Norton at a village board meeting in 2015. Russell Lissau | Staff Photographer 2015

 
 
Updated 1/19/2016 12:01 PM

Mundelein police investigated two domestic-related complaints at Trustee Dakotah Norton's house this month, reports indicate.

Police responded to complaints Jan. 7 and Jan. 12 that involved Norton, 26, and his ex-girlfriend, who has lived with him on the 300 block of Shaddle Lane, Mundelein police reports show. No arrests were made either time.

 

The first complaint was made by Norton and followed a verbal and physical confrontation between him and the woman, reports indicate. After speaking to both of them, police called the Lake County state's attorney's office, but prosecutors declined to file charges, saying Norton and the woman were "mutual combatants," according to the report.

Norton was ordered to leave the house overnight and he did so, reports indicate.

The second complaint involved an argument that led to a television being broken, reports indicate. Police didn't call the state's attorney's office this time.

The police report didn't indicate who called authorities to the house the second time.

Norton praised police for how they investigated the complaints.

"The cops all handled themselves fantastically," he said.

The incidents aren't Norton's first encounters with police since he was elected trustee in April 2015.

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In June 2015, Norton was arrested in neighboring Vernon Hills and charged with driving under the influence and traffic violations.

Norton pleaded guilty to drunken driving in July and was sentenced to one year of court supervision. He also had his driver's license suspended for six months, was ordered to pay a $900 fine and was barred from drinking alcohol for one year.

Norton also was arrested a few times as a teenager. Charges included possession of cannabis and manufacturing or delivering cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and retail theft.

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