Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Rash of catalytic converter thefts and three home burglaries

These reports were pulled from the latest police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe).


Oct. 7-19

• Catalytic converters were reported stolen off vehicles in four separate incidents. 1.) Overnight Oct. 19 from a car in the 2200 block of Thornwood Avenue; 2.)between Oct. 12-15 from a car parked at Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Avenue; 3.) on Oct. 14 from a car parked in the 1500 block of Forest Avenue; and 4.) on Oct. 7 from a car parked in a driveway in the 100 block of Dupee.

Oct. 15

• Two homes on Indian Hill Road reportedly were broken into by force. Personal items reportedly were taken from one home.


Oct. 13

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen from New Trier High School, 385 Winnetka Ave, between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m for a reported loss of $430.

Oct. 16

• More than $5,000 in jewelry were reported stolen between 5:30-8:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of Sheridan Road.


Oct. 19

• Frequent flyer miles reportedly were stolen from a resident’s account. The reported loss was $5,162.

Oct. 14-19

• Four separate incidents of identity fraud were reported. In each case, an unknown individual reportedly attempted to open an account using a resident’s personal information.


Oct. 17

• Northfield police reportedly assisted with a home fire at 12:19 p.m. in the 1800 block of Willow Hill Court.

Oct. 11

• A catalytic converter reportedly was removed from a Northfield Park District truck between Oct. 8-11.


No reports released Oct. 15-22.

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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