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Police Reports: Homes burglarized in Wilmette and Glencoe; Golf clubs taken from clubhouse and more

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


May 26

• Graffiti reportedly was found on the back of parking signs in the Metra parking lot near Oakwood and Poplar avenues.

May 24

• Unauthorized charges reportedly were made to a resident’s credit card. The resident also reported receiving harassing text messages from an unknown individual who threatened to use the resident’s personal information.

May 22

• Bottles of alcohol reportedly were stolen from the Jewel at 411 Green Bay Road.

• A bicycle locked to a pole reportedly was stolen from the 400 block of Ridge Road.

May 20

• Personal items reportedly were stolen from a home in the 500 block of Koerper Court between 10 a.m. and 1 a.m. May 21. The residence reportedly was entered through an unlocked sliding door and then ransacked, “targeting jewelry and cash.”

• Personal items reportedly were stolen from a home in the 700 block of Lacrosse Avenue between 1-9:41 p.m.. The residence reportedly was entered by force and ransacked. According to an alert from Wilmette police, a witness heard loud booms around 3 p.m. and saw individuals running from the home.

May 15

• Fraudulent Western Union transactions totaling $9,120 reportedly were made at the Walgreens at 3232 Lake Ave.


May 20

• Gift cards worth $1,125 reportedly were removed between 3 a.m. and noon from a package on the front porch of a home in the 1100 block of Merrill St.

• Bins containing household items reportedly were taken between 9:30-11:30 a.m. from the front lawn of a home in the 1300 block of Scott Avenue. The items were reportedly valued at $1,000.

May 19

• Golf clubs reported at $1,250 reportedly were stolen between 8 p.m. and 6:49 a.m. May 20 from the Winnetka Golf Club, 1300 Oak St.

May 16

• An unlocked car reportedly was stolen from a driveway in the 100 block of Fuller Lane. The car was later recovered in Kenilworth.

• A street sign reportedly was removed from the corner of Vine Street and Laurel Avenue.


May 23

• Graffiti reportedly was found on the back of a speed limit sign.

May 20

• A glass window reportedly was shattered around 9:15 p.m. to gain entry into a home in the 100 block of Timber Lane.

• A lawn mower valued at $400 reportedly was stolen around 11:56 a.m. from the front yard of a home in the 100 block of Euclid Avenue

May 19

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen around 5:17 p.m. from an open garage in the 300 block of Keystone Court


May 22

• More than $150 in alcohol reportedly was taken from the Mariano’s at 1822 Willow Road.

May 20

• Jewelry and cash reportedly were taken between 2:30-5 p.m. from a home in the 100 block of Frontage Road. According to the report, the front door was forced open.


May 16

• An unlocked bicycle reportedly was taken from a bike rack at Sears School, 542 Abbotsford Road.

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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