Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Home break-in and burglary, stolen-car recovery and arrests

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


April 20

• Personal items reportedly were stolen from a resident’s bedroom in the 3100 block of Wilmette Avenue. Force reportedly was used to enter the home.

April 18

• A catalytic converter reportedly was stolen from a rental car parked at the Residence Inn, 3205 Old Glenview Road.

April 14

• Wilmette police arrested four juveniles who reportedly were in possession of a stolen car in the 300 block of Wilshire Drive. Allegedly, when the vehicle was approached by police, the car drove off and struck another car. The four minors the reportedly fled on foot, were apprehended and eventually released to their parents while facing theft charges.


April 11

• An unsecured bicycle reportedly was stolen from a bike rack at Hubbard Woods Elementary School, 1110 Chatfield Road, during the school day.

• Unauthorized charges in the amount of $1,168 reportedly were made to a resident’s credit card.

• A transaction over $5,000 reportedly was made from a resident’s bank account without the resident’s authorization.


April 14

• A resident reportedly was scammed by a text message asking them to purchase $600 worth of gift cards. The resident reportedly purchased the cards and then learned the text was fraudulent.


April 12

• A fraudulent credit card account reportedly was opened by using a resident’s personal information. More than $500 in transactions reportedly were made on the card.


April 14

• In separate incidents, two residents reported fraudulent accounts being opened in their names — one with Direct Express and the other with T-Mobile.

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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