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Police Reports: First Glencoe home buglary in ‘many months,’ mailed check stolen and more

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


The Village of Wilmette had not posted its weekly police reports as of press time (Monday, Nov. 29).


Nov. 16

• A resident reported that a check they allegedly mailed was altered and cashed in the amount of $2,500.

Nov. 15

• More than $4,000 reportedly was stolen after a debit card was requested and used by an unknown subject.

• More than $5,000 reportedly was stolen when a credit card was fraudulently used using a resident’s personal information.


Nov. 22

• A home in the 700 block of Valley Road reportedly was burglarized between 5:30-9 pm., when a door was forced open and property reported at $50,000-$100,000 was taken. According to the Glencoe Police Department, the incident was the first home burglary in town in “many months” and “is likely related to a crime pattern affecting surrounding communities.” The department says offenders are targeting unoccupied homes and may ring the doorbell to determine if anyone is home.


Nov. 16

• More than $1,000 reportedly was fraudulently charged to an account belonging to a resident.

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


This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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