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Police Reports: Battery on Purple Line, two home burglaries in Northfield

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


Oct. 13

• About $500 in alcohol reportedly was stolen from Jewel, 1517 Sheridan Road.

Oct. 12

• A 60-year-old woman reportedly was struck in the face while on a CTA train in Wilmette. Police say a CTA employee was spit on by the same attacker, who was arrested by Wilmette police. The attacker also reportedly kicked a police officer. The woman who was struck did not suffer “major injuries.”

• A locked bicycle reportedly was stolen from the Metra Station, 722 Green Bay Road.

Oct. 10

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen from Wilmette Junior HIgh, 620 Locust Road.

Oct. 9

• Two bottles of alcohol reportedly were stolen from Jewel on Green Bay Road.

Oct. 8

• Jewelry reportedly was stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Glenview Road. Entry reportedly was forced and several rooms reportedly were ransacked.

• A car reportedly stolen from Northbrook was located in the 100 block of Elmwood Avenue but was not recovered. The car’s driver reportedly was able to escape in the vehicle.

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen from St. Francis Xavier School, 808 Linden Ave.

• Numerous fraudulent charges reportedly were made on a resident’s Chase lost credit card.


Oct. 7

• A locked car reportedly was stolen from the corner of Oak and Chestnut streets.

• A fraudulent charge reportedly was made to a resident’s Chase credit card.

Oct. 6

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed in an amount that exceeds $5,000 sometime between Aug. 17 and Sept. 26.

• A vehicle reportedly was rented between Feb. 25-Sept. 27 using a resident’s personal information.

Oct. 4

• Items reportedly were stolen after a window was damaged and entered at 1300 block of Sunview Lane.


Oct. 10

• A home reportedly burglarized at 3:04 p.m. in the 500 block of Pinewood Drive. Police reportedly observed a broken glass door.

Oct. 8

• A resident told police that around 3 p.m. they observed two subjects looking into their home in the 600 block of Sheridan Road before the subjects fled.

Oct. 7

• Four individuals reportedly attempted to enter a home in the 1100 block of Oak Ridge Drive. The residents who were at home at the time reportedly activated the burglar alarm.

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen around 3:45 p.m. from the picnic table area at the Glencoe Youth Center, 680 Greenwood Ave.

Oct. 5

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen and altered but a bank stopped the transaction.


Oct. 7

• A home reportedly was burglarized around 9:50 p.m. in the 0-100 block of Meadowood Lane. An exterior glass door reportedly was broken.

• A home reportedly was burglarized in the 0-100 block of Garden Lane. A patio door reportedly was pried open.

Oct. 3

• A resident’s bank account reportedly was compromised at a value of more than $1,000.


Oct. 10

• A locked bicycle reportedly was stolen from the Metra station, 400 Richmond Road.

Oct. 9

• A T-mobile account reportedly was opened in a resident’s name without the resident’s permission.

Oct. 7

• An individual reportedly tried to remove funds from a resident’s bank account.

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 and named in in preliminary reports unless the incident is a matter of public safety or has significant 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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