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Police Reports: Musical instruments and more stolen from church; thousands of dollars of electronics taken from car

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


(Updated on Tuesday, Nov. 22, with Wilmette’s weekly reports)

Nov. 16

• An unlocked car reportedly was stolen from the 1700 block of Elmwood Avenue.

Nov. 15

• A utility account reportedly was fraudulently created using a resident’s personal information and racked up a balance of $1,078.

Nov. 14

• Authorities filed charges related to two bomb threats made against the Wilmette Public Library in August. Jacob Spiro, 23, of Skokie, who was arrested on Oct. 11 for allegedly making other threats in the region, was charged with two additional counts of disorderly conduct related to the library threats.

• Cash and sunglasses reportedly were stolen from an unlocked car in the 500 block of Maple Avenue.

Nov. 10

• An unlocked car with the keys inside reportedly was stolen from the 600 block of Hunter Road. Illinois State Police stopped the allegedly stolen vehicle and arrested two individuals inside.

Oct. 28

• Four pairs of sunglasses and cash reportedly were stolen from an unlocked car in the 700 block of Sheridan Road.


Nov. 9

• A check reportedly was fraudulently endorsed and cashed in an amount exceeding $5,000.


Nov. 14

• A viola, guitars and other items reportedly were stolen overnight from Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave. According to the incident report, a window was broken to gain entry and “several” offices were burglarized at a loss of $1,300.


Weekly incident reports not delivered by press time (Monday, Nov. 21)


Nov. 10

• More than $8,000 worth of electronics reportedly were stolen between 8:15-9:35 p.m. from a vehicle parked at The Happ Inn, 305 S. Happ Road.

Nov. 7

• Approximately $7,500 reportedly was withdrawn from a local business’s bank account using forged checks over multiple months.


No activity reported between Nov. 10-17

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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