Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Park district vehicle taken, recovered; school broken into in Highland Park

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


May 16

• A utility vehicle reportedly was stolen from a park district maintenance shed overnight at Gillson Park, 700 Michigan Ave. A police officer found the vehicle parked, running and unoccupied near the beach.

May 15

• An individual was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and causing a car accident at the intersection of Linden Avenue and Poplar Drive. The driver of another vehicle in the crash reportedly was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening injury. The arrestee’s license reportedly was revoked because of a previous DUI.

May 14

• Two individuals were arrested for allegedly stealing more than $600 in items and alcohol from Jewel, 411 Green Bay Road. One arrestee was also charged with battery to a police officer and resisting arrest and the other with obstructing a peace officer.


May 12

• Multiple checks mailed between Jan. 21-May 12 reportedly were stolen, altered and cashed for a total of $4,083.17.

May 10

• A check mailed between April 30-May 9 reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for an amount exceeding $5,000.

• A check mailed between April 2-7 reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for $4,000.


May 11

• Two items reportedly were stolen from Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan Road.


May 16

• A fourth individual reportedly was arrested in connection with a residential burglary from Oct. 2022.

May 15

• A resident ordered an iPhone online and reportedly received an empty box.


May 12

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed.

May 10

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed.

May 8

• A home reportedly was burglarized sometime “in the past couple of months” in the 300 block of Regent Wood Drive.


No activity reported between May 12-19

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.

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