These reports were pulled from the latest police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe).
• At least three cars reportedly were broken into overnight. Cash reportedly was stolen from a vehicle in the 1300 block of Elmwood and also a car in the 1500 block of Forest Avenue.
• Packages reportedly were stolen from homes in the 1000 block of Lake Avenue and 1900 block of Wilmette Avenue.
• Cash reportedly was stolen from a car left unlocked when the driver reportedly went to the bathroom at a Shell gas station, 399 Ridge Road.
• Fraudulent charges reportedly were made on a resident’s credit card.
• Five bank accounts reportedly were opened with Chase Bank using a resident’s personal information without their knowledge.
• Five accounts (credit card and bank) reportedly were opened in a resident’s name using the resident’s personal information without their permission.
• More than $5,000 reportedly was taken from a resident’s bank account using the resident’s personal information. A separate bank account was also opened in the resident’s name, according to the report.
• Two cars reportedly were entered in the morning hours. Hockey equipment reportedly was stolen from an unlocked car at 8:13 a.m. in the 500 block of Woodlawn Avenue, and a garage door opener and bowling equipment allegedly were taken from an unlocked car at 9:12 a.m. in the 400 block of Drexel Lane.
• A resident reportedly lost $250 in an email scam in which the sender purported to be a friend of the resident and requested the resident purchase gift cards.
• A fraudulent check for $7,600 reportedly was given to a business at 1 Northfield Plaza on Jan. 29.
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.