Two Mystery Sailboats Found in Harbor

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

Identity Theft

A victim on the 1600 block of Sheridan Rd. reported to police on April 15 that he received a notification from the IRS that they were conducting an accuracy view of his tax return, Wilmette Police reports state. The victim notified the IRS that he had not filed his 2012 taxes yet. The IRS requested that he file a police report. 

Identity Theft

A victim reported to police that their credit cards were being used by an unknown person in Texas, police reports state. The cards were cancelled and replaced. 

Identity Theft

A victim on the 400 block of Maple Rd. reported that her credit cards had been compromised multiple times, including in South Africa and Indiana, according to Wilmette Police reports. 

Non-Residential Burglary

A victim on the 1100 block of Forest Ave. reported that her unlocked vehicle was entered between April 11 and 12, police reports state. Several credit cards, an Illinois Drivers License and a CTA pass were taken. 

Non-Residential Burglary

A victim on the 700 block of Lake St. reported that a GPS unit was taken from her unlocked vehicle between April 11 and April 13, police reports state. 


A resident on the 1500 block of Maple Ave. reported that between April 12 and 14, a bicycle was stolen from the garage, police reports state. The theft occurred while the residents were gone. 


A Loyola Academy student reported that an unknown offender took her iPhone from her locked locker in the girls locker room, police reports state. The incident occurred on the morning of April 15. 

Fraud - Deception

A resident on the 700 block of 12th St. reported that she tried to file her tax return on April 15, but was denied because it had already been filed, police reports state. She contacted the IRS and needed to file a police report for documentation.

Criminal Damage to Property

An employee at Sheridan Shores Sailing School reported that he found two sailboats in the harbor on April 15. When they were retrieved, both boats were damaged, police reports state. The boats had been inside the locked gate next to the harbor. The employee believes that between April 14 and 15, an unknown offender(s) jumped the gate and threw the boats into the harbor over the fence. 

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