Police Reports: Break-in at Wilmette business, more mail fraud and indictment from 2021 home invasion
These reports were pulled from the latest police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe).
• Electronics reportedly were stolen in the morning hours from Wilmette Massage Center, 417 4th St.
• A teenager was arrested in the 700 block of Ridge Road for allegedly being in possession of a stolen car.
• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for an amount exceeding $5,000 between March 3-14.
• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for $969 between Nov. 5-Feb. 22.
• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for $1,427.
• A car reportedly was illegally entered in the 800 block of Pine Street.
• A car reportedly was stolen from a driveway in the 400 block of Vernon Avenue. The keys reportedly in the vehicle, which was later recovered by the Chicago Police Department.
• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed.
• Multiple mailed checks reportedly were stolen and cashed.
• Multiple mailed checks reportedly were stolen and at least one was altered and cashed.
• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed
• A Chicago man was indicted on home invasion charges after allegedly breaking into a home in the 200 block of S. Happ Road in December 2021. Charges include eight counts of home invasion and four counts of armed robbery, as well as crimes related to the possession and discharge of a firearm.
• Credit cards reportedly were stolen and used after an individual lost their wallet at the Shell gas station, 1855 Willow Road.
• A purse containing cash and gift cars reportedly was stolen between 5:30-9:15 p.m. from a car in the parking lot of The Happ Inn, 305 N. Happ Road.
No activity reported between March 31-April 7
• Nine thousand dollars reportedly was stolen from a resident during a scam in which the scammer purported to be assisting with a fraud alert and requested the resident purchase gift cards and provide access information for the cards.
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.