Wilmette, News

Wilmette Police Reports: Front-yard crash, car burglaries, more

Sept. 20
• Personal items were reportedly taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of Woodbine Avenue.
• Yard signs were reportedly taken from a front yard in the 600 block of Central Avenue and in the 200 block of Lawndale Avenue.

Sept. 21
• Fredo Demart, 25, of Waukegan, was arrested around 10:45 p.m. after he allegedly fled from a traffic stop and later crashed his car into a fence and tree in the 600 block of 15th Street. Demart reportedly then left on foot before being located hiding in nearby bushes. Officers reported finding individual packages of marijuana (91 grams total) in Demart’s car. He was charged with misdemeanor fleeing and eluding police, trespassing to a car and possession of cannabis. He was released on bond.
• A yard sign was reportedly destroyed in the 800 block of Prairie Avenue.

Sept. 22
• Perionne Walker, 18, of Evanston, was arrested and charged with one count residential burglary after police responded to a delayed call at 4:20 a.m. in the 100 block of Maple Avenue. Police reportedly noticed a parked car with its interior light on in the 800 block of Oakwood Avenue and two subjects fleeing the scene on foot. Walker was caught and arrested, while a second subject was not located. Walker was arrested with burglary to the garage on Maple Avenue. Police note that additional burglaries to cars were discovered on both Oakwood and Linden avenues; however, Walker was not charged with additional crimes.

Sept. 23
• Four cars were reportedly broken into in east Wilmette — one each in the 200 block of Greenleaf Avenue, the 700 block of Washington Avenue, the 1400 block of Gregory Avenue and the 700 block of Michigan Avenue.
• Police seized 22 grams of cannabis that was reportedly improperly packaged for transport in a car at 9:24 p.m. at the corner of Green Bay Road and Isabella Street. The drive was cited for a traffic violation.

The Record’s police reports are taken from police-activity summaries prepared by the Wilmette Police Department. Police reports contain public information from preliminary reports. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty.


This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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