Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Car stolen and recovered; mailed check stolen and cashed

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


Jan. 6

• A 2018 Jeep Compass reportedly was stolen from a driveway in the 200 block of Maple Avenue, and later that day, at 7 p.m., the vehicle reportedly was located by a Chicago police officer in the 6000 block of Sheridan Road in Chicago, where five subjects were taken into custody.

• A resident reported that a check they mailed inside the Wilmette Post Office was cashed for more than the amount originally intended. Wilmette police reportedly turned the case over to the U.S. postal inspector.

Jan. 5

• Retail items reportedly were stolen from the Jewel Foods, 1515 Sheridan Road.

• Six alcoholic beverages reportedly were stolen from a cooler on a back porch in the 800 block of Park Avenue.

• Graffiti reportedly was found at the old Treasure Island site, 911 Ridge Road. Similar graffiti was reportedly discovered on Dec. 31 in the 500 block of Green Bay Road.

Jan. 4

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

• Graffiti reportedly was spray-painted on three cars overnight in the 200 block of Ridge Road.

Dec. 31

• Wilmette police reportedly assisted the Niles Police Department in locating a reported stolen vehicle near 3135 Old Glenview Road.


Jan. 1

• A check between Dec. 26-31 reportedly was altered and fraudulently cashed in the amount of $5,000.

Dec. 29

• A mailed check reportedly was altered and fraudulently cashed in the amount of $1,500.


Jan. 3

• A bank account reportedly was fraudulently opened using a resident’s social security number.

Dec. 22

• A home in the 700 block of Elder Court reportedly was broken into; however, the home was vacant and all valuables had been removed, according to the report. An unlocked rear door reportedly was entered after failed attempts to pry open other doors

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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