Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Several retail thefts and a stolen car

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


Dec. 20

• More than $500 in alcohol reportedly was taken at 10:13 a.m. from Walgreens, 3232 Lake Ave., and police believe the same offenders burglarized a store in Bannockburn at 12:40 p.m. Three individuals reportedly were arrested by Deerfield police and processed by the Wilmette Police Department.

Dec. 19

• An caller purporting to be with a cable/internet provider reportedly scammed a resident out of $360 by telling the resident to purchase gift cards and provide the cards’ details in exchange for a year’s worth of service

Dec. 16

• About $1,500 in over-the-counter medication reportedly was stolen at 1:58 p.m. from Walgreens, 3232 Lake Ave.

Dec. 14

• About $1,500 in alcohol reportedly was stolen at 4:13 p.m. from Jewel, 1517 Sheridan Road.


Dec. 16

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for a sum exceeding $5,000.


Dec. 20

• A package reportedly was taken from the 100 block of Lapier Street.

Dec. 15

• More than $11,000 reportedly was stolen from a resident’s bank account by someone using the resident’s personal information to execute a wire transfer.


Dec. 17

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen and altered but an attempt to cash the check was denied.

• Food and wine reportedly were stolen from Mariano’s, 1822 Willow Road.

Dec. 16

• An unsecured car reportedly was stolen from a parking lot in the 300 block of S. Happ Road while the car’s owner was inside of a store.


No activity reported from Dec. 16-22

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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