Wilmette Police Blotter: Wilmette Man Charged with Fleeing Police, Fighting Officer

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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Domestic Dispute

David Sachs, 48, of the 400 block of 5th St., Wilmette, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, resisting arrest and several traffic violations after he lead Wilmette police officers on a brief car chase shortly before 11:46 p.m. on Oct. 16. According to a police report, a victim told police that Sachs had been harassing her and may have been parked near her home. Responding officers found Sachs driving in the area and attempted to stop him. However, Sachs allegedly drove off, running stop signs, extinguishing his headlights and pulling illegal U-turns.

Though there was no police field report available at the time of publication, a case narrative supplement document provided details on the police pursuit, and a Wilmette Police Department morning report stated that Sachs “fought with officer in the lock-up”.

Criminal Damage

Four Evanston teenagers were stopped by Wilmette Police on Oct. 20 and subsequently admitted to throwing eggs at random houses and cars while driving around town, police said. Police were dispatched to the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Isabella Street at approximately 10:09 p.m. in response to a report that four teens in a black jeep were throwing eggs at cars. The officer reported seeing the jeep shortly after arriving at the intersection and a victim, whose car had been "egged," confirmed that the vehicle was the one he had seen earlier. Police stopped the jeep and the four Evanston teens inside admitted to buying two dozen eggs and throwing them at cars and houses in the area. The victim walked to the location of the stop, stated that he did not know the offenders and that he did not want to sign complaints against the teenagers. The teens’ parents were called during the stop, and the offenders were allowed to drive home.

An 82-year-old man reportedly hit a parked vehicle while driving in the 700 block of Green Bay Road, shortly before 5:24 p.m. on Oct. 19. The news media report states the man told police that his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas pedal. The man was issued a moving violation and ordered to take a driving test “due to his poor driving”.

Unknown offenders caused an estimated $1,000 worth of damages when they spray-painted the words “TCM crew” and “ZsC crew” on two CTA cars parked in a Wilmette train yard sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 4:10 a.m. on Oct. 22. The yard leader reportedly pressure-cleaned the spray paint off the cars, but some lettering was still legible.


Two Bloomingdales gift cards worth a combined $200 were reported stolen from a residence in the 700 block of 11th Street sometime between early September and Oct. 15.  According to the police report, an elderly woman told police that she had employed four caretakers over the past six weeks, and she believes one of them took the cards from her desk drawer. The victim said she was being reimbursed for her loss by a healthcare company and did not want further police involvement.


$1,200 worth of construction materials were reported stolen from outside a warehouse located in the 3600 block of Lake Avenue sometime between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Oct. 20. According to the police report, the warehouse owner said that the missing items included six pieces of copper gutters valued at $200, 15 aluminum windows valued at $300, four eight-foot steel I-beams valued at $400 and four pumps valued at $300. The owner told police that he is a victim of theft and illegal dumping on a weekly basis, police said. The offenders may have gained access to the warehouse by using a heavy object to force open an exterior door handle.

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