Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Car chase and crash; skimming device found; and packages stolen

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

WILMETTE (Reports from previous week, Nov. 18-24; Most recent reports not available by press time.)

Nov. 24

• Police arrested a Chicago woman who allegedly was in possession of a stolen car out of Lake Bluff and attempted to flee a traffic stop, crashing into a police vehicle and then crashing again on the North Side. The driver was arrested while two passengers reportedly fled on foot.

Nov. 21

• A resident reportedly was scammed out of $3,500 by a call purporting to be a bank representative and requesting electronic transactions to reverse an unauthorized charge.

Nov. 20

• A package reportedly was stolen from outside a home in the 2100 block of Thornwood Avenue.


Nov. 21

• Two locked bicycles reportedly were stolen from a yard in the 900 block of Chatfield Road.

• A skimming device, which is a fraudulent card reader meant to look like a regular part of a machine, reportedly was found on an ATM at Bank of America, 1010 Green Bay Road.


Nov. 26

• Three packages reportedly were stolen from the front porch of a home in the 600 block of Orchard Lane.

Nov. 22

• Residential windows reportedly were cracked by rocks in the 300 block of Green Bay Road.


Nov. 26

• Two cellphones reportedly were stolen from a car in the 1300 block of Half Day Road.

• Documents and gift cards reportedly were tolen from a car in the 1400 block of Deerfield Place.

• A pet carrier reportedly was stolen from PetSmart in the 1600 block of Deerfield Road.

Nov. 25

• A package reportedly was stolen from a front porch in the 1600 block of Ravine Terrace.


Nov. 25

• Skin-care products valued at $1,200 reportedly were stolen from Walgreens, 1825 Willow Road.


Nov. 20

• Airline miles valued at $1,180 reportedly were fraudulently used from a resident’s account.

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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