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Police Reports: 2 Wilmette homes burglarized, car stolen from Edens Plaza, mailed checks stolen in Winnetka

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


Feb. 2

• Two homes on the west side of Wilmette reportedly were burglarized. Jewelry, silverware and cash reportedly were taken between 7-10 p.m. from a home in the 300 block of LeClaire Avenue after unknown individuals reportedly forced open a rear door. A rear door reportedly was also forced open between 7 a.m.-7:25 p.m at a home in the 100 block of Millbrook Lane.

Jan. 31

• A car reportedly was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 600 block of Prairie Avenue. The key fob reportedly was left inside the vehicle.

Jan. 27

• A car reportedly was stolen from Eden’s Plaza, 3232 Lake Ave, while the owner was shopping. The key fob reportedly was left inside the vehicle.


Jan. 29

• Two road signs (Oak Street and Sheridan Road) reportedly were removed overnight.

Jan. 26

• A resident reportedly was scammed out of $200 after they were contacted by an individual purporting to be the resident’s friend. The resident reportedly gave the individual a $200 gift card.

Jan. 24

• A check mailed Dec. 27 reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for $3,700.

Jan. 23

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed in an amount exceeding $5,000.


Feb. 1

• Two Amazon packages reportedly were stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Green Bay Road.


Jan. 27

• A fraudulent purchase for $1,100 reportedly was made to a resident’s credit card and a couple others reportedly were attempted.


No activity reported from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3

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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