Wilmette Blotter: $70,000 Stolen in Identity Theft

The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


A resident on the 800 block of Linden Ave. made a delayed report that a workman had removed jewelry from her home on Nov. 21, Wilmette Police reports state. 


A victim reported that her wallet and credit cards were stolen during an event at Loyola Academy at 1100 Laramie Ave. on Feb. 1, according to Wilmette Police reports. Her credit cards were used in several unauthorized transactions after the theft, the report states. 

Identity Theft

A resident on the 700 block of Greenwood Ave. reported that approximately $70,000 was transferred from his credit union account without his permission, according to the Wilmette Police Department. The incident occurred between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. 

Criminal Damage

CTA employees reported to Wilmette Police that several trains parked in the yard were tagged over the weekend, according to police reports. The trains were parked at 349 Linden Ave. and the incident occurred between Feb. 1 and Feb. 4 between 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. 


Officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Wilmette St. for theft of silverware, according to Wilmette Police reports. The complainant stated that she keeps her silverware in a kitchen drawer, but only has a few pieces left of the silverware. She believes, the report states, that the building manager is responsible for the theft because he has entered her apartment without reason in the past and has a key. The incident occurred between the evening of Feb. 4 and the morning of Feb. 5.

Burglary to Auto

A resident on the 100 block of Maple Ave. reported a delayed burglary to motor vehicle to a detective during a follow-up call on an attempted burglary to a garage, Wilmette Police reports state. The burglary occurred approximately two weeks ago, and was reported on Feb. 7. 


A resident on the 3030 block of Iroquois Rd. reported that an unknown person(s) removed a package that was delivered by the postal service, Wilmette Police reports state. The incident occurred between Feb. 5 and Feb. 7. 


An officer on patrol discovered that the street sign at 20th St. and Washington Ave. had been taken by an unknown person(s), according to Wilmette Police reports. The incident was discovered on Feb. 7. 

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