Police reports: stolen work equipment, altered and cashed postal check

These reports have been taken from the latest policy summaries provided by the services in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe).


April 7

• Landscaping equipment was allegedly stolen from a construction trailer in the 100 block of Linden Avenue. Force would have been used to enter the trailer.

April 5

• A package was reportedly taken to the porch of a house in the 2100 block of Greenwood Avenue.

• Graffiti, which included a five-pointed star, was reportedly left on the former Imperial Motors building in the 700 block of Green Bay Road.

April 3

• A catalytic converter was allegedly stolen from a car in the 3200 block of Old Glenview Road.

• A stranger allegedly took retail items without paying for them at Walgreen’s, 3232 Lake Ave.

March 28

• A catalytic converter was allegedly stolen from a truck in the 3600 block of Lake Avenue.


April 1

• A utility box at Green Bay Road and Oak Street was reportedly vandalized with spray paint. The declared loss is $250.

March 30

• A mailed check was allegedly stolen, altered and cashed for an amount greater than $5,000.


April 5

• A resident was allegedly scammed by a caller claiming to work for Comcast. According to the report, the caller coerced the victim into purchasing $2,000 in gift cards and then providing the gift card information to the caller.


Nothing reported between March 28 and April 3 that meets The Record’s editorial guidelines for publication.


April 5

• An unlocked bicycle was allegedly stolen from the Joseph Sears School bicycle rack located at 542 Abbotsford Road. The declared loss is $300.

April 4

• A fraudulent T-mobile account was allegedly opened using a resident’s personal information.

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 those arrested for nonviolent crimes in preliminary reports, unless the incident is a matter of public safety or has broad community implications. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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