Wilmette, News

Police Reports: Parking-space dispute, Bitcoin theft, commercial leaf blowers 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).


April 13

• An individual was arrested for alleged battery following a parking space dispute in the 1100 block of Laramie Avenue.

April 11

• Diamond earrings valued at $3,000 and headphones valued at $200 reportedly were stolen from a home in the 1300 block of Sheridan Road.

• An unlocked bicycle valued at $700 reportedly was stolen from Michigan Shores Club in the 900 block of Michigan Avenue.

April 10

• An individual was arrested about 19 months after the person allegedly fondled themselves in the Wilmette Public Library while sitting next to and staring at a library employee. Library employees reportedly alerted local police to the individual’s presence in the library on April 10. Police responded and subdued the subject, who police say resisted arrest. The individual was charged with public indecency and resisting a police officer.

• A resident reported that about $800,000 worth of Bitcoin was stolen from the resident’s virtual wallet.

• An individual was arrested for allegedly stealing an iPad from Wilmette Bicycle Shop and a tablet from Panera.

April 9

• Baby formula valued at $500 reportedly was stolen from Walgreens, 3232 Lake Ave.


April 13

• A locked bicycle reportedly was stolen from New Trier High School, 385 Winnetka Ave.

April 10

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for $3,119.

April 9

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for $4,151.


April 9

• Two gas-powered leaf blowers reportedly were stolen from a landscaping company’s trailer in the 1100 block of Fairfield Road.


April 12

• A baby stroller and car seat valued at $485 reportedly were taken from Target, 2099 Skokie Valley Road.

April 11

• A cellphone reportedly was taken from a bench at LA Fitness, 115 Skokie Valley Road.

April 9

• Nearly $90 in merchandise reportedly was stolen from Target, 2099 Skokie Valley Road.


No reports between April 8-14 that fit The Record’s standards for publication


No incidents reported between April 5-12

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.

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