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Police Reports: E-bike thefts in Wilmette, Kenilworth; jewelry stolen from hospital

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


Sept. 28

• An unlocked electric bicycle valued at $3,200 reportedly was stolen from Metra station, 722 Green Bay Road.

• A locked electric bicycle valued at $8,000 reportedly was stolen from the 1200 block of Ashland Avenue.

Sept. 27

• An unlocked bicycle reportedly was stolen from the 800 block of Linden Avenue.

Sept. 25

• More than $20,000 in unauthorized payments reportedly were made from a resident’s bank account.

Sept. 24

• A window reportedly was broken and two empty cash drawers reportedly were taken from Walker Bros, 100 block of Green Bay Road, at 2:41 a.m.

Sept. 23

• A resident’s credit card reportedly was used to purchase $7,000 in gift cards.

• Jewelry reportedly was stolen from a home in the 200 block of Central Park Avenue.

Sept. 21

• Two Deerfield men were arrested for reportedly giving a fake business name and beginning home-repair work without a resident’s authorization.

• More than $5,000 reportedly was from a resident who was deceived into sending the funds via crypto currency to remedy bank fraud.

• An individual reportedly made gestures that they were fondling themselves at 2:20 p.m. at the Wilmette Public Library.


Sept. 25

• About $1,300 in snowboarding equipment reportedly was stolen between May 1-July 1 from an unlocked storage unit in the 900 block of Green Bay Road.


Oct. 3

• Two bicycles, each valued at $800, reportedly were stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. from the Metra station, 724 Old Green Bay Road.

Sept. 30

• A wallet with cash, credit cards and lottery tickets reportedly was stolen from an unlocked car between 2:30-3:15 p.m. at Lakefront Park, 38 Park Ave.

• A post office vehicle reportedly was struck between 6:30-6:45 a.m. at the Glencoe Post Office, 336 Hazel Ave.


Sept. 29

• A clutch purse valued at $3,500 reportedly was stolen from a home in the 700 block of Central Avenue.

Sept. 27

• A bag, wallet, cash and sunglasses reportedly were stolen from a car parked in the 500 block of Chicago Avenue.

• A package reportedly was stolen from the 1500 block of Sheridan Road.

• A gold bracelet and ring worth approximately $4,300 reportedly were stolen from Highland Park Hospital, 777 Park Ave.

Sept. 25

• Items worth about $200 reportedly were stolen from Target, 2099 Skokie Valley Road.


Oct. 1

• A car’s window reportedly was shattered while parked in a driveway in the 200 block of Dickens Street.

Sept. 29

• A vehicle reportedly fled a traffic stop at 7:07 a.m. near Willow road and Alice Place. The driver reportedly drove dangerously southbound on Hibbard Road and struck a car in Winnetka before continuing to flee.

Sept. 28

• Nearly $4,500 in fraudulent transactions reportedly were made to a resident’s online account.


Oct. 4

• A locked electric bicycle valued at $1,600 reportedly was stolen from the bike rack at the Metra station, 400 Richmond 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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