Police Reports: Five catalytic converter thefts between Winnetka, Northfield
These reports were pulled from the latest police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe).
• A counterfeit $100 reportedly was used at Akai Hana restaurant, 3232 Lake Ave.
• A resident reportedly had funds stolen from multiple accounts after giving computer access to an individual claiming to be from Norton Security.
• A bicycle reportedly was stolen from a storage room in the 1900 block of Wilmette Avenue.
• Work tools reportedly were stolen from a contractor working on a condo building in the 1800 block of Wilmette Avenue.
• A resident reportedly lost $100 in a digital scam in which they put down a deposit to buy an item in a virtual garage sale.
• An unlocked bicycle reportedly was stolen from the bike rack at Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road, on Nov. 17.
• An item reportedly was removed from a package delivered to a home in the 600 block of Knox Avenue.
• A catalytic converter reportedly was stolen from a car in the driveway of a home in the 1200 block of Oak Street between 1:33-1:35 a.m.
• A catalytic converter reportedly was removed overnight from a car in the driveway in the 900 block of Oak Street.
• A catalytic converter reportedly was taken overnight off a car in the a parking lot in the 500 block of Chestnut Street.
• An account reportedly was fraudulently opened using a resident’s personal information.
• Three bank accounts reportedly were fraudulently opened using a resident’s personal information.
• A catalytic converter reportedly was stolen between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from a car parked at New Trier High School, 7 S. Happ Road.
• A catalytic converter reportedly was stolen from a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 300 block of Linder Avenue.
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