Wilmette Blotter: Crystal Glasses Fight, Grass in Hot Tub, Butterfly Bush Stolen, Fraud

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.


Fight over Crystal Glasses

A resident in the 1600 block of Greenwood Ave., reported that she was pushed by a woman who had sold her crystal glasses at a garage sale about three weeks ago. The seller told the resident she had sold the 14 crystal glasses by mistake. The resident says the seller pushed her when the seller came to the victim’s house to get the crystal glasses back. 

Grass in Hot Tub

A large amount of grass clippings and small tree branches were found in a hot tub in the 600 block of Forest Avenue on July 16. The damage is estimated at $200. 

Butterfly Bush Stolen

A 7-foot Butterfly bush valued at $100 was reported missing July 22 from a home in the 1700 block of Elmwood Avenue. The homeowner says she last saw the bush on July 15. 


A resident in the 200 block of Laurel Avenue reported someone accessing her debit card to make $996 in unauthorized charges. The resident says she had difficulty with an ATM machine when she visited Italy recently. 

A resident in the 2300 block of Greenwood Avenue reported that someone used her son’s debit card to make five unauthorized transactions between May 14 and 17. The loss is estimated at $325. 

A resident in the 2900 block of Lake Avenue reported several unauthorized debit card purchases between May and July. The loss is estimated at $264. 

Slashed Tire

A tire was slashed while parked in the 700 block of Michigan Avenue. 

Driving Off with Gas Nozzle

An inattentive driver who was filling her vehicle with gas at BP Amoco, 901 Green Bay Rd., drove off with the nozzle still attached to her vehicle on July 23. 

Driving Violations

John III. Gately, 61, of 360 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, was charged July 22 with driving with a revoked license following a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Lake Avenue.

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