Wilmette Blotter: Face Spray Painted on Fence

The following information was supplied by the Wilmette police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.



Patrick Locke Walsh, 22, of Lake Forest was arrested for DUI at 2:23 a.m. March 21 in the 900 block of Green Bay Road. He was also charged with speeding and improper lane usage.

Barbara J. Rakley, 57, of Evanston was arrested for DUI drugs at 5:12 p.m. March 27 after she drove over a lane divider and struck another car. According to police, she said she had taken the narcotics Temazepam and Clonazaphan.

Kathleen A. Joyce, 20, of Wilmette was arrested for DUI at 3:52 a.m. March 29 at the intersection of 16th Street and Wilmette Avenue. She was also charged with possession of marijuana, making an improper turn, improper lane usage and disobeying a traffic signal.


A $250 Android phone was stolen from the checkout counter at Wilmette Food Mart between 9:50 and 10 p.m. March 29.

Attempted burglary

The side door of a home in the 500 block of Lake Avenue was partially pried open between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. March 31.

Criminal damage to property

A large stencil was used to spray paint a face on the fence of a home in the 1900 block of Lake Avenue. The homeowner said the picture reminded her of Che Guevara or the Shroud of Turin. The damage was estimated at $150.

Retail theft

Melanie Rose Casper, 23, was arrested for retail theft at 5 p.m. March 28 at Carson Pirie Scott. According to police, she put three dresses valued at $285 in her purse and attempted to leave the store.

Identity theft

Macy's, JCPenny and Victoria's Secret credit cards were opened using information belonging to a resident of the 200 block of Ninth Street between March 3 and 8.

A tax return was fraudulently filed using a Social Security number belonging to a resident of the 3500 block of Walnut Avenue between March 19 and 30.

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