Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Home burglaries, package thefts and more

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


July 16

• An unlocked bicycle reportedly was stolen between 2-4:15 p.m. from the Elmwood Dune Preserve.

July 14

• A wallet reportedly was stolen between noon and 2 p.m. while its owner was dining and shopping in downtown Wilmette. Credit cards from the wallet reportedly were used to make $8,700 in fraudulent purchases.

July 13

• A mountain bike reportedly was stolen overnight from an unlocked, detached garage in the 200 block of Park Avenue.

• A driveway gate reportedly was damaged and an unlocked garage entered overnight in the 400 block of Park Avenue.

July 12

• Items reportedly were stolen overnight from a glovebox of a car parked in the 200 block of Catalpa Place.


July 12

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for $3,900.

July 11

• A purse with credit cards and cash reportedly was stolen from an unlocked home in the 1100 block of Elm Street.

• Nearly $2,000 in fraudulent purchases reportedly were made to a resident’s credit card.

• More than $300 in fraudulent purchases reportedly were made to a resident’s credit card.

July 10

• A resident reportedly was scammed out of $1,000 from an individual purporting to be an employer.


July 17

• A resident reportedly was scammed out of $450 after contracting a job online and never hearing back from the contractor.


July 15

• A metal object reportedly was broken off in the ignition of a car in the 1600 block of Green Bay Road.

• Multiple packages reportedly were stolen from a residential complex in the 700 block of St. John’s Avenue.

• A car with the keys inside reportedly was stolen from a parking lot in the 800 block of Old Elm Road. The car was later recovered by the Hobart, Indiana, Police Department.

July 12

• Multiple pieces of jewelry reportedly were stolen between July 4-6 in a home in the 700 block of Marion Avenue.

July 10

• Blocks and rope reportedly were stolen from a trailer on Park Avenue.

• A leaf blower reportedly was stolen between 1-1:30 p.m. on July 7 at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Simonds Way.

• The rear window of a Jeep reportedly was shattered between 2:30-3:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Park Avenue.


July 11

• Several bottles of alcohol reportedly were stolen from Mariano’s, 1822 Willow Road.

July 7

• Graffiti reportedly was found underneath the Bosworth pedestrian bridge.


July 14

• Patio chairs reportedly were damaged in back-to-back nights at a home in the 400 block of Sheridan Road.

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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