Wilmette Police Blotter: $4,000 in Purses Stolen, Teens Skip Cab Fare
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These were the major crimes, thefts, burglaries reported by the Wilmette Police Department.
Two purses worth a total of $4,000, an expensive pen and a $1,300 watch were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 700 block of LaCrosse Avenue sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 2:58 p.m. on Sept. 14. According to the police report, the victim told police that when she arrived home, she found several rooms ransacked and the rear patio doors broken. The home had previously been broken into on Aug. 13. The victim reportedly stated that she believed the same offender had committed both burglaries, because the second time, the offenders searched only the rooms that had not been disturbed during the previous incident.
Four teenagers reportedly fled from a taxi without paying the $27 fare after the driver picked up the teens from the 800 block of Elmwood Avenue sometime between midnight and 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 15. According to the police report, the driver told police that the teens ordered him to take them “in all different directions”. He eventually dropped off two teens at an area between Elmwood and Forrest avenues, stopped briefly with the remaining two at the Winnetka 7-11 convenience store and was told to stop again the intersection of Ridge Road and Rodger Avenue in Kenilworth. The driver said the teens then told him they were going to get money to pay the fare, but instead ran from the cab without paying.
An unlocked mountain bike was stolen from the side of a residence in the 400 block of 15th St. sometime between 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 16. No valuation estimate of the bike was provided.