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Police Reports: Workplace argument leads to alleged head butt, damaged door to Kenilworth boathouse, 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, April 19-24.


April 19

• There were two incidents of bike thefts reported in the 900 block of Isabella Street and 1300 block of Elmwood Avenue.

April 16

• A Wilmette Police officer observed graffiti on a utility box located near the Metra station parking lot, 722 Green Bay Road.


April 21

• A fraudulent purchase, worth $45, was made online with a resident’s credit card between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 12.

April 20

• During routine patrol, a police officer reportedly found a damaged door to the Kenilworth Sailing Club boathouse, 1 Kenilworth Ave. There was nothing else reported damaged or stolen. The damages total to $1,500.


April 13

• A piece of jewelry, worth more than $5,000, was stolen between Sept. 1, 2020-April 13 from a residence in the 300 block of Fairview Lane.

April 12

• A 37-year-old Lake Forest man was cited for battery at 9:25 a.m. after a reported disturbance at Fitness Warehouse, 948 Green Bay Road. According to police, there was a verbal altercation between two employees resulting in one allegedly head-butting the other. The employee who did the head-butting was issued a municipal citation. The matter was resolved without further problems.

• An unknown offender called a resident at 1:15 p.m. and requested they purchase a Visa gift card to cover a processing fee for a cash prize. The amount of loss is $500.

April 11

• A fraudulent Huntington bank account was opened with a resident’s information. A similar incident was reported April 14, when a fraudulent account was opened Jan. 19 at Sun Trust Bank with another resident’s information. There is no reported loss at this time.


April 20

• A victim’s identity was used to file a fraudulent tax return. The victim suffered no financial loss.

April 16

• An unknown offender attempted to extort money from a resident, claiming they were in possession of a webcam
video of them. The resident did not oblige.

April 15

• A fraudulent Sun Trust Bank account was opened in Tennessee using a resident’s information. There was no reported loss.

April 14

• An unlocked bicycle was reported stolen at 10:27 a.m. from a bike rack in the 600 block of Greenwood Road.


April 18

• Northfield Park District staff reported an ice cream truck was operating without permission at 3:44 p.m. in the Willow Park parking lot, 401 Wagner Road. Officers spoke with the owner of the truck who agreed the leave the property.

April 15

• A resident reported an unauthorized Small Business Administration loan had been taken out in their name in October 2020. The complainant had previously reported the incident to the Small Business Administration and asked the incident be documented only.

• Northfield Public Works staff reported at 1:44 p.m. a contractor working in the area of Alice Place and Crooked Creek Lane was using water directly from a fire hydrant without permission. The contractor was issued a local ordinance citation for unlawful use of water, and released from the scene with a pending court date on May 28.

• A resident reported they were bitten by a neighbor’s dog around 11:55 a.m. in the 200 block of Crestwood Village Road. Officers facilitated an exchange of information between the resident and the dog owner, and the dog owner was issued a non-appearance citation with a $100 fine.

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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