Police Reports: 5 vehicles reportedly stolen from Fields BMW, gift-card scam, 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, June 27-July 3.
Wilmette: The department’s weekly reports were not posted by press time.
• Two Adirondack chairs, reportedly worth $300, were reported stolen between June 19-26 from the front of a residence in the 600 block of Exmoor Road.
• A resident’s personal information was used to open a fraudulent Home Depot credit card account and make purchases. There is no reported loss at this time.
• An unattended cellphone with credit cards and money was reported stolen between 12:30-3 p.m. at Hubbard Woods Elementary School, 1110 Chatfield Road. The reported amount of loss is $289.
There was one incident of Illinois Department of Employment Services — later referred to as IDES — fraud filed June 24 in Glencoe.
• A resident’s information was used to open a fraudulent cellphone account in August 2019.
• An officer discovered the Jackson Avenue street sign was missing at Randolph Street.
• A resident was reportedly deceived into buying $1,750 worth of gift cards after a caller claimed their PayPal account was compromised and they needed to buy the gift cards. The case is under investigation.
There were two incidents of IDES fraud filed June 21 and 25 in Northfield.
• A Fields BMW employee discovered the building was burglarized overnight and five vehicles were stolen from the service area at 700 West Frontage Road. According to police, the building was entered by breaking a window, and by June 29, four vehicles had already been recovered in Chicago.
• A resident reported several branches were cut off from their rose bush in their yard in the 300 block of Linder Avenue. The resident reported the same occurrence on June 23 and an “extra watch” according to the police reports, was placed on the residence.
• A resident was reportedly bitten by their neighbor’s dog in the 1600 block of Harding Road. Officers made contact with the dog’s owner and issued a non-appearance citation for a first offense dog bite 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.
Megan Bernard is a co-founder and the managing editor who directs day-to-day journalism of The Record. Megan enjoys writing about restaurants, entertainment and education and is an established human-interest reporter.