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Police Reports: Stolen cars in Winnetka and Kenilworth and more activity from the week

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 (Updated at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5)

Feb. 3

• A Northfield man was arrested for allegedly fleeing multiple traffic stops and violating several traffic laws. The driver reportedly was eventually detained by the Northfield Police Department.

Jan. 29

• Change and two keys reportedly were stolen from a car in the 1700 block of Elmwood Avenue.

• An unlocked car with the keys inside reportedly was stolen the 2200 block of Thornwood Avenue.


Jan. 25

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for $1,350.

Jan. 22

• A car reportedly was stolen overnight from a driveway in the 1200 block of Cherry Street. The vehicle reportedly was later recovered in Chicago.

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed in an amount exceeding $5,000.


Jan. 29

• An employee of a business in the 600 block of Vernon Avenue reportedly was scammed out of $400 after receiving an email from a sender purporting to be the principal of the high school and asking for money in Amazon gift cards.


Jan. 28

• A backpack and textbooks reportedly were stolen from a car overnight in the 110 block of Kent Avenue.

Jan. 24

• A package reportedly was stolen from a home in the 600 block of Homewood Avenue.


Jan. 27

• Police reportedly broke up a physical altercation at the Illinois Department of Transportation facility at 2 S. Happ Road. No charges were filed, according to the report.


Jan. 27

• A locked car reportedly was stolen overnight from a driveway in the 200 block of Raleigh Road. The vehicle, which was reportedly heavily damaged, was found in Chicago on Jan. 31, the report says.

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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