Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Car crash following business break-in, concert-ticket scam, dealership car theft

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 Tuesday, Feb. 13)

Feb. 12

• An unlocked car reportedly was stolen from the 1900 block of Thornwood Avenue. The vehicle’s keys reportedly were inside the vehicle.

Feb. 10

• An individual was arrested for allegedly stealing an unlocked bicycle from the 800 block of Green Bay Road.

Feb. 6

• Three individuals reportedly broke into Wilmette Auto Care in the 800 block of Green Bay Road. According to police, in an attempt to flee the scene, the individuals crashed their car into a parked car before exiting and running toward another car at the scene. The car with the individuals reportedly fled the area and were not located and reportedly was involved in crimes in other communities on Feb. 7. The car reportedly was later recovered in Chicago. Multiple car keys were missing from the auto shop, police said.


Feb. 2

• Two Chicago men were arrested for reportedly stealing items from Lakeside Foods, 800 Elm St.

Jan. 31

• A resident reportedly was scammed out of $1,300 after attempting to buy concert tickets from an individual online.


Feb. 6

• A resident paid $8,900 for home-repair work that reportedly was never completed.


Feb. 2

• Packages reportedly were stolen from outside a home in the 2400 block of St. Johns Avenue.

• Multiple items reportedly were stolen from a car in the 700 block of Deercreek Parkway.

Jan. 30

• A car reportedly was stolen from a dealership at 490 Skokie Valley Road. The car reportedly was later recovered in Chicago.

• A credit card reportedly was taken from a car in the 400 block of Moraine Road.

• Three Dyson vacuum cleaners and a coffee machine with a total value of $3,400 reportedly were stolen from Target, 2099 Skokie Valley Road.


No reports that met The Record’s standards of publication.


No reported activity between Feb. 2-9

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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