Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Car windows shattered again, political sign removed, more

These reports were pulled from police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe) during the week of Sunday-Saturday, March 21-27.


There were six incidents of Illinois Department of Employment Services — later referred to as IDES — fraud filed between March 19-26 in Wilmette.

March 24

• There were two incidents where a vehicle’s rear passenger’s side window was found shattered in the 300 block of 3rd Street and 200 block of Laurel Avenue.

March 23

• A subject was reportedly removing political signs from yards in the 100 block of 3rd Street. The man was located and advised to stop by police. Another similar incident was reported in the 800 block of Oakwood on the same day.

• An unknown subject was reportedly sleeping in a fountain at Plaza del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road. Officers located the subject and escorted him off the property and advised him not to return to the plaza.

• A police officer discovered a missing street sign at Illinois Road and Birchwood Avenue.

March 19

• A boy’s bicycle was stolen in the 200 block of Greenleaf Avenue.


There was no police activity reported in the Village of Kenilworth this week.


There were six incidents of IDES fraud filed through March 19 in Winnetka.

March 19

• A victim was contacted by an unknown offender on the phone purporting to be a coworker requesting they purchase Google gift cards. The amount of loss is $500.

March 16

• An unknown offender contacted a business by email purporting to be an employee requesting a direct deposit account change within the last month. The amount of loss is $4,942. A second attempt was made but was then cancelled.


There was one incident of IDES fraud filed March 17 in Glencoe.

March 23

• An unlocked bicycle, worth more than $500, was stolen in the 600 block of Vernon Avenue.

March 22

• An unknown offender attempted to deceive a resident and get money from them through email, but was unsuccessful.


There was one incident of IDES fraud filed March 18 in Northfield.

March 20

• An unregistered solicitor was reported at 9:27 a.m. in the 100 block of Longmeadow Road. Officers located the solicitor and advised them how to register with the Village.

March 16

• A business owner in the 700 block of West Frontage Road received a check from a person they didn’t recognize as a customer, along with a billing statement that included the business owner’s personal information. The case is under investigation.

The Record’s police reports are taken from police-activity summaries prepared by local police departments. Police Reports contain public information from preliminary reports and are not a complete listing of all police activity. 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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