Wilmette Blotter: Cellphone, iPod, Stolen, Graffiti Found on Village Signs

From fraud to the theft of a bike on Isabella Road, here are the latest reports from Wilmette Police Department.

The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this blotter, contact: Chi-an.Chang@Patch.com. 



A cell phone was reported taken from the bathroom area of the women’s locker room at Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Rd., between 3:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 20. The loss was estimated at $650, police said. 

A village stop sign, pole and anchor was reported stolen from the 2700 block of Iroquois on Dec. 23. The public works department was notified and a temporary sign has been placed. The loss was estimated at  $450, police said. 

A resident told police he used the automated check out at the Jewl Food store, 411 Green bay Rd, on Dec. 22 and had the machine dispense $40. He was in a hurry and returned a few minutes later to find the money gone. The store told police the video recorded another person remove the money from the check out lane. 

A resident in the 400 block of Pine Manor Drive reported that someone took a UPS delivered item from her front port between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24. The loss was estimated at $60.


About $150 was reported taken from a cash register at J P McCarthy’s Pizza, 509 4th St., between Dec. 22 and 23. The business was entered through an unsecured window at the front of the store, according to the police report. 

Burglary to Auto

An iPod Touch was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Sheridan road between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 29. The loss was estimated at $200, police said.  

Bike Theft

An unsecured bike valued at $100 was stolen while parked in the alley way of a home in the 1000 block of Isabella Road on Dec. 23. 


A resident in the 2000 block of Beech wood reported unauthorized charges on her debit card at three ATM stations in Chicago between Dec. 22 and 23. The transactions totaled $1,771, police said. 

Criminal Damage

Christmas decorations were reported damaged at a home in the 100 block of 9th Street on Dec. 21. The garage had also been damaged with the writing “the mob was here,” police said. The total damage was estimated at $110. 

Outdoor Christmas lights were reported cut at a home in the 1500 block of Highland Avenue between Dec. 18 and 19. The resident had previously reported the same type of incident, police said. The loss was estimated at $20. 

Graffiti with an anarchy symbol and the words, “No Freedom” were found on the walls and fence of McKenzie School, 649 Prairie, police said. The incident took place between Dec. 17 and 18, police said. 

The outside spotlight bulbs at the Wilmette Woman’s Club, 930 Green leaf Ave., were reported damaged between Dec. 18 and 19. The loss was estimated at $15, police said. 

Five stop signs and the roadway crosswalk at 15th Street and Highland Avenue were spray painted with the words such as  “worrying” and “blood” between 12 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Dec. 18. Police said the loss was estimated at $300.


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