Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Shortchanged cab driver, stolen rings, damaged golf course, 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, July 25-31.


There was one incident of Illinois Department of Employment Services — later referred to as IDES — fraud filed between July 23-30 in Wilmette.

July 28

• After a taxi driver dropped off a customer in the 1000 block of Central Street, the offender reportedly only paid a portion of the fare and left the area.

July 27

• A Wilmette police officer attempted to stop a vehicle suspected in recent auto part thefts, but it fled at a high rate of speed at 3:33 a.m. in the 100 block of Skokie Road. The vehicle was not located.


July 23

• A resident is reportedly out $15,000 after an unknown offender accessed their Chase checking account to make multiple transactions and opened a credit card.


There were three reports of IDES fraud filed between July 19-22 in Winnetka.

July 23

• Several pieces of putting sod were reportedly damaged overnight July 22-23 at the Winnetka Golf Club, 1300 Oak St. Repair costs are reported at $200.

July 15

• An unattended ring, valued at $3,600, was reported stolen between 2-3 p.m. from a workstation at The Laundry Mall, 566 Chestnut St.


There was one incident of IDES fraud reported July 27 in Glencoe.

July 25

• An unknown offender(s) gained entry to a parked and locked vehicle, then stole credit cards from inside between 4-8 p.m. in the 500 block of Grove Street. There were no signs of forced entry.

July 24

• It was reported that a ring, valued at $10,470, was stolen between June 19-26 from a residence in the 500 block of Woodlawn Avenue.

July 23

• A street sign from the intersection of Lakeside Terrace and Dell Place was reported stolen. The sign was valued at $250.


July 22

• A generator and several battery chargers were reported stolen overnight July 21-22 from an attached garage in the 300 block of Eaton Street.

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. The Record does not publish the names of individuals arrested for nonviolent crimes in preliminary reports unless the incident is a matter of public safety or has broad community implications. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty.

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Megan Bernard

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.

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