Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Wedding gifts stolen, damage to Wilmette’s Community Playfield

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


Dec. 16

• Greeting cards and cash reportedly were stolen from a wedding reception held at Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., some time between 6 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, Dec. 11. Police said the complainants reportedly discovered the theft on Dec. 14 and filed a police report on Dec. 16. The incident is under investigation, police said.

• A bicycle and electronics reportedly were stolen from an unlocked garage in the 500 block of Washington Avenue.

Dec. 15

• Items reportedly were stolen from an unattended purse in an office in the 900 block of Greenleaf Avenue. Some of the items reportedly were found in the street within the same block.

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen from an unlocked detached garage in the 300 block of Greenleaf Avenue.

Dec. 14

• A resident reportedly was robbed after sending money virtually for concert tickets, which she reportedly never received.

• A holiday decoration reportedly was stolen from in front of an office in the 300 block of Linden Avenue.

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen from an unlocked detached garage in the 700 block of Linden Avenue.

Dec. 12

• A vehicle reportedly caused property damage by driving through the Community Playfield, 700 block of Locust Road, including over the newly installed walking path. Steve Wilson, executive director of the Wilmette Park District, said the district is still evaluating the damage but estimated repairs will cost at least $5,000.


Dec. 9

• More than $5,000 in jewelry reportedly was stolen from a locked residence in the 1300 block of Westmoor Trail.

Dec. 6

• More than $3,000 reportedly stolen when a mailed check was altered between Nov. 8-24.


Dec. 10

• A resident reported that a caller claiming to be from a subscription service got them to provide personal information and purchase gift cards.

Dec. 8

• A resident reported that more than $3,000 in unauthorized charges were made on their credit card, which was linked to online gaming.

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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