Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Presents stolen from car, golf course putting green damaged

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


Dec. 28

• A resident reportedly was scammed out of $8,000 by a person claiming that the resident’s grandson had been in a car accident and needed funds to post bond.

• Multiple packages reportedly were stolen between Dec. 22 and 28 from a front door in the 2200 block of Wilmette Avenue.

Dec. 27

• More than $1,000 reportedly was accrued on a fraudulent utility account in a resident’s name.

Dec. 26

• Four gift cards and an iPhone reportedly were stolen overnight from a car in the 600 block of Maple Avenue.

Dec. 22

• More than $29,000 in fraudulent transactions reportedly were made on a resident’s credit card.

• A package containing prescription medicine reportedly was stolen from the lobby of a building in the 1100 block of Greenleaf Avenue.

• A gold bracelet valued at $4,600 reportedly was stolen from a home in the 2100 block of Kenilworth Avenue.

Dec. 18

• A 49-year-old Hanover Park resident was arrested for allegedly burglarizing cars in Wilmette and surrounding areas.

• More than $800 in wrapped gifts and five bottles of alcohol reportedly were stolen from a car parked in the 600 block of Knox Avenue.

Dec. 15

• Two unlocked bicycles reportedly were stolen between 5:10-5:50 p.m. from downtown Wilmette.


Dec. 20

• Items reportedly were stolen from a home in the 200 block of Sheridan Road. A window reportedly was damaged to gain entry.

Dec. 18

• Watches valued at more than $5,000 reportedly were stolen between Nov. 1-Dec. 18 from a resident.


Dec. 22

• A motorist reportedly caused $2,000 in damage after driving on the putting green at Glencoe Golf Club, 621 Westley Road.

Dec. 21

• A resident reportedly paid for $3,500 in gutter work but never received the services.

Dec. 20

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed in the amount of $4,500.


Dec. 23

• Multiple calculators reportedly were stolen from Target in the 2000 block of Skokie Valley Road.

Dec. 21

• More than $4,500 in items reportedly were taken overnight from a trailer in the 2800 block of Skokie Valley Road.

• Multiple packages reportedly were stolen from a building in the 2000 block of St. Johns Avenue.


Dec. 20

• A motorist reportedly struck a parked car in the lot of Fields BMW, 700 W. Frontage Road, before fleeing the scene.


No reported activity between Dec. 22-29

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 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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