Wilmette Police Blotter: Teen Crashes Truck Through School Fence

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.

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Reckless Driving

A 15-year-old Wilmette boy was arrested and charged with reckless driving, driving without a license and other violations after he crashed a truck through a fence and hit a bike rack near McKenzie School, by the intersection of Schiller Avenue and Harvard Street, at approximately 5:19 p.m. on Nov. 21. Police reported they responded to call of a pickup truck doing donuts in a vacant lot. When they arrived at the scene, officers saw the truck leave and followed the vehicle into an area of McKenzie School. After the truck hit the bike rack, a passenger reportedly fled the scene while the teenage driver was arrested and taken into police custody.


A Wilmette woman told police someone had stolen her wallet and approximately $500 in cash, possibly while she was at an eatery located in the 3200 block of Lake Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 23. The woman told police she was out having lunch with a friend, and that when she returned home, she received a call from her credit card company, inquiring whether she had made recent large purchases. When the woman checked her purse, she noticed her green leather wallet was missing.

Within an hour of going missing, one of the woman’s credit cards was reportedly used for a $3,000 purchase at a Glenview retailer and $1,000 at a Northbrook consumer electronics store. Additionally, a second credit card belonging to the woman was used to make a $933 purchase and a $1,460 transaction at another retailer during the same time frame.

Phone Call Complaint

A Wilmette woman told police on Nov. 21 that she had received two suspicious phone calls from a Kane County Jail inmate that month. The woman said the first call came in on Nov. 12 and the second on the morning of Nov. 21. The woman said she has not accepted or responded to any of the message prompts from the call, that she does not know any criminals and that she does not know how someone would have gotten her number.

Auto Burglary

$10 in loose change was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of 17th Street sometime between 6 p.m. on Nov. 22 and 10:40 a.m. the following day.

Criminal Damage

A Wilmette woman told police that someone had broken off the side mirror of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence located in the 3200 block of Central Avenue sometime between 10 p.m. on Nov. 23 and 8 a.m. the next day.

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