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Police Reports: License-plate cameras aid in arrest following construction-site burglary; jewelry taken in home burglary

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


March 23

• Scrap metal reportedly was stolen at approximately 3:50 a.m. from the Wayfair construction site in Edens Plaza, 3232 Lake Ave. Police say a surveillance camera recorded an individual loading the metal into a vehicle, and police reportedly used newly installed license-plate readers to identify the vehicle and make an arrest of a Chicago man.

March 26

• A car reportedly was stolen on March 17 from a repair shop in the 800 block of Green Bay Road. The key fob reportedly was inside the shop on March 16 and the next day the car was fob were missing.


March 18

• Jewelry and handbags worth more than $5,000 reportedly were stolen between March 17-18 from a home in the 00 block of Indian Hill Road

• More than $5,000 reportedly was stolen in a scam in which the scammer purported to be an Amazon driver and requested the funds in a Bitcoin account.

March 14

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed on Jan. 19 in the amount of $2,295.38.

• More than $5,000 reportedly was stolen from a resident in a scam in which the scammer purported to be an employer who requested the funds from the resident’s checking account.


No reports between March 15-22 that fit The Record’s standards for publication


March 22

• A resident’s information reportedly was used to open a bank account and achieve a loan in the amount of $9,500.

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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