Disorderly Conduct by a Minor, Theft of a Garden Yeti

The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. When an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Identity Theft

A resident on the 1600 block of Wilmette Ave. was notified by the IRS that another person had filed a tax return using the resident's social security number, police reports state. The incident occurred on April 5.

Identity Theft

On April 11, the concerned son of a 92-year-old man on the 2000 block of Highalnd Ave. that sometime between August 1 and April 2, the resident, who suffers from dementia, had been the victim of identity theft. There had been an attempt to open a charge account and he had received notice from the IRS that a tax return had been filed. 

Deceptive Practice

A victim at Skokie Valley Materials — located at 3640 Lake Ave. — reported that between August 24 and April 9, a lawn care company purchased materials from the business totaling $13,931.86, according to Wilmette Police. The transactions were paid off by four different checks, which were placed on an 'uncollected hold' by the issuing bank, police reports state. 


A resident on the 3100 block of Central Ave. reported that between Nov. 1 and Nov 30, an unknown person(s) removed a garden statue from the rear yard, Wilmette Police reports state. The statue is a Garden Yeti that is approximately 28.5 inches tall and weighs about 12 pounds. 

Driving With a Suspended License

Mary Hanks, 27, of Memphis TN is being charged with driving with a suspended license, according to Wilmette Police. The incident occurred on the 1600 block of Lake Ave. on April 9. The officer conducted a traffic stop for a minor moving violation and determined the driver was suspended. Hanks was transported to the station, processed, issued a citation and released on bond. 

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, Interfering with Village Official, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of a Fraudulent ID

A 17 year old male from Wilmette and Ryan Bowers, 18, of Wilmette are being charged with a variety of local ordinance violations, according to Wilmette Police reports. The juvenile is being charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of fraudulent identification and disorderly conduct. Bowers is being charged with interfering with a village official, consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of a fraudulent identification and disorderly conduct, according to police reports. 

The incident occurred on April 9, when officers responded to a report of screaming and garbage cans being thrown around in the alley behind a house on the 400 block of Lake St. One subject was apprehended on the scene, while two others fled on foot. A second subject was apprehended in the 900 block of 5th St. following a short foot pursuit. The third subject was not apprehended. The second subject was transported to Evanston Hospital to his level of intoxication and treatment of possible injuries. 

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