Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Battery at the beach in Wilmette, burglary and possession arrest in Kenilworth

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


June 29

• A scammer reportedly stole $750 from a resident who responded to an alert on their computer and was trying to unlock the device.

June 24

• An individual reportedly was slapped in the face after confronting a group of people harassing a girl at Gillson Beach, 700 Michigan Ave.

• About $50 in change reportedly was stolen from an unlocked car in the 800 block of Lake Avenue.

• A purse containing credit cards and cash reportedly was stolen from a car in the 200 block of 17th Street.

• About $4,000 worth of merchandise reportedly was illegally charged to a resident’s credit card. The resident’s wallet reportedly was taken from a fitness club.

• A swim bag containing a car key fob reportedly was stolen from Gillson Beach, 700 Michigan Ave.

June 23

• Police arrested an individual for allegedly filing multiple false police reports fo thefts, carjackings and robberies.

• Police arrested an individual for allegedly stealing a bicycle from Wilmette Bicycle and Sport Shop after the individual took a test ride on April 20.

• An unlocked vehicle reportedly was stolen from the 1300 block of Elmwood Avenue. The car reportedly was recovered in Evanston after it was identified by license-plate-reading cameras.

• Cash reportedly was stolen from a car in the 700 block of Central Avenue.


June 25

• A bag containing a key fob reportedly was stolen from a car in the 1100 block of Elm Street.

June 23

• Three mailed checks reportedly were stolen, altered and cashed — each for an amount exceeding $5,000.

June 22

• More than $3,900 in cosmetics reportedly were stolen between 6:26-6:38 p.m. from Walgreens, 925 Green Bay Road.

June 20

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


June 27

• Tools valued at up to $3,000 reportedly were stolen from a work truck in the 100 block of Pebblewood Lane.

June 26

• A package reportedly was stolen from the front porch of a home in the 200 block of Maple Hill Road.


June 30

• A backpack sprayer reportedly was stolen from a work truck (Mosquito Joe) at 3218 Skokie Valley Road.


June 17

• Thousands of dollars of cosmetics reportedly were stolen from Walgreens, 1825 Willow Road.


June 29

• A Chicago man was arrested for reportedly attempting to steal a bicycle from a bike rack at the Kenilworth train station, 400 Richmond Road. During the incident’s investigation, another individual was arrested for allegedly possessing methamphetamine.

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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