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Wilmette Police Blotter: Man Suspects Delivery Men of Watch Theft

The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this blotter, contact: jordan.s.graham@gmail.com.

Theft

A Wilmette man living in the 800 block of Harvard Street told police on Dec. 10 that he thinks at least one of three men who delivered a bed to his home a week earlier stole a $300 Timex watch from the top drawer of his bedroom nightstand. Police said the man told them that three men delivered the bed at around noon on Dec. 4 and left approximately 45 minutes later. According to the police report, the man said that when he tried to locate the watch the following day, he could not find it. Police reported the man had no proof the watch was stolen.

Criminal Damage

Unknown offenders used a black permanent marker to write the words “the mob”, “the mob was here” and various obscenities, some of them holiday themed, on five Wilmette garage doors, one storm door and one vehicle sometime between the night of Friday, Dec. 8 and the following morning. All incidents occurred in the 900 block of Oakwood Avenue, and the 100 and 200 blocks of 9th Street. Police evidence technicians photographed the graffiti.

A woman living in the 1000 block of Linden Avenue told police on Dec. 8 that someone had cut Christmas lights decorating the outside of her home. Police said she suspected her neighbor was jealous of her holiday lighting and was responsible for causing the damage.

Someone used a key to dent and scratch a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Skokie Court sometime between 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 9:13 a.m. the following day.

Fraud

A Wilmette woman living in the 800 block of Harvard Lane told police on Dec. 4 that someone had opened a department store credit card in her name on Nov. 30 and charged $827 to the account.

Suspended Driver’s License

Lorenzo D. Mars, 53, of the 1500 block of South Kildare Avenue, Chicago was arrested for driving on a suspended license after he was stopped for a traffic offense in the 500 block of Laramie Avenue at 12:54 a.m. on Dec. 8.

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