Wilmette Police Blotter: Romney Signs Stolen and Car 'Keyed'

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.

Criminal Damage

A woman living in the 600 block of Central Avenue reported on Sept. 24 that during the past month, two ‘Elect Mitt Romney’ signs had been stolen from her property, her lawn had been damaged and someone had “keyed” the passenger side door of her car. The victim said she believed that she was being targeted because she was supporting a candidate whom someone else disliked.


Chun Ho Park, 37, of 3300 Carriageway Dr., Arlington Heights was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, driving in the wrong lane, disobeying a “do not enter” sign, improper lane usage and damage to village property after his vehicle struck a street sign in the 1100 block of Michigan Avenue sometime shortly before 12:39 a.m. on Sept. 26. Park was issued an Oct. 22 court date in Skokie.


An aluminum folding ladder valued at $150 was stolen from the garage of a residence located in the 1500 block of Isabella Street sometime between Sept. 6 and Sept. 20.


A 95-year-old Wilmette man told police that an unknown offender had made at least four fraudulent ATM withdrawals from his bank account, totaling at least $380, spanning from Aug. 13 through Sept. 16. According to the report, the account has had a series of withdrawals and even one deposit that were inconsistent with the victim’s spending and which the victim said he had not made.

An unknown person reportedly made $300 worth of electronic withdrawals from a Wilmette man’s bank account on Sept. 10 and unsuccessfully attempted to transfer $957 from the same account on Sept. 17. In both cases, the offender attempted to transfer funds to a PayPal account.

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