Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The following incidents were reported between Sept. 13 and 20, according to Wilmette police.
ARREST A 42-year-old Chicago man was arrested and charged with driving without a license on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. The man had been in an accident at the intersection of Skokie Boulevard and Glenview Road when police discovered the violation. --- A 19-year-old Glenview resident was stopped for traffic violations in the 1000 block of Hunter Road on Sept. 18 at 4:45 a.m. Further investigation revealed the man was driving drunk. He failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol content level of .065. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and underage drinking. --- A 47-year-old Glenview resident was stopped at 3000 Glenview Rd., near the Wilmette Recreation Center, for traffic violations on Sept. 19 at 1:46 a.m. …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Late-night program yielded three arrests, 130 tickets.
Kenilworth police put an extra emphasis on catching impaired drivers and seat belt violators on Labor Day as part of a federal program to make the roadways safer during late-night hours. Two people were arrested for impaired driving and one was arrested for drugs, while 130 tickets were issued between Aug. 19 and Sept. 5, police said. Citations were written for speeding and other moving violations, equipment infringements as well as failing to wear a seatbelt, Sgt. David Miller said. Earlier: Report a DUI Labor Day Weekend, Earn $100 This effort ends the department’s first year of involvement in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Over six major holidays, one officer, who would not normally be off, gets overtime to watch out for impaired …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The following incidents were taken from Kenilworth police reports.
THEFT A bicycle was stolen from the Kenilworth Metra station, 400 Richmond Rd., between Aug. 8 and Aug. 10. The incident was reported on Sept. 2 at 1:15 p.m. DRIVING VIOLATIONS A Wheeling man was stopped in the 500 block of Green Bay Road at 2:45 a.m. Sept. 3 for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the 48-year-old motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol and on a revoked license. He was subsequently charged.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Tips that lead to a Labor Day weekend arrest will earn $100 rewards.
Wilmette and Kenilworth residents can earn cash this weekend by reporting possible drunk drivers. If you observe a car being driven erratically, swerving across lane dividers or over the shoulder and nearly colliding with other vehicles, call the Wilmette or Kenilworth Police at (847) 256-1200 and (847)-251-2141, respectively. Helpful details include reporting on the vehicles behavior, its description, direction of travel and license plate number. Dispatch can then notify police officers to be on the lookout for the reported vehicles. Earlier: Check out more of Patch's coverage on DUI busts. If your call leads to a DUI arrest, The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists will send you $100. Since 1990 the organization’s Drunkbusters program …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The following incidents occurred Aug. 20 and 21.
DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE A 27-year-old Virginia man was stopped in the 200 block of Kenilworth Avenue for a traffic violation. Subsequent investigation revealed that the man was driving with a suspended license. DUI A 32-year-old Chicago man was stopped in the 1600 block of 10th Street for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the man was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The following incidents were reported between Aug. 4 and Aug. 8
CRIMINAL DAMAGE A tiger was graffitied with black spray paint on a wall of Re Defined Fitness, 1200 block of Washington Avenue, between Aug. 6 and 8. --- A robot was graffitied with white spray paint on the east side of Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road, on Aug. 8 between 12:45 a.m. and 5:41 a.m. The painting also said "we come in peace." --- A penguin was graffitied on a wall at the north end of McKenzie Elementary School, 615 Locust Road, between 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 6 and 5:45 a.m. on Aug. 7. The phrase "please don't erase me" was also sprayed near the penguin. THEFT A beige Schwinn Mesa Mountain bike was taken from a bike rack at 4th Street and Linden Avenue between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on July 8. The bicycle, originally …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The following incident occurred on Aug. 7, according to Kenilworth police.
DUI Arrest A 41-year-old Chicago man was stopped in the 400 block of Sherdian Road at 1:37 a.m. Aug. 7 for illegal lane usage. Further investigation revealed the man had been driving while intoxicated and without a valid license. He was subsequently charged.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The following incidents were reported to the Wilmette Police between July 27 and Aug. 1.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE Two side mirrors to a black, 2010 Nissan Altima were pulled off on Aug. 1 at 11:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Michigan Avenue. A man, who had parked his car and taken a walk with his girlfriend through Gillson Park, flagged down police when he discovered the damage. --- Several symbols were graffitied on Wilmette Junior High School buildings, 620 Locust Road, between July 28 and July 29. One wall was tagged with several symbols and phrases including, "my burning pizza your toppings are delicious dripping down my thighs," which was painted in black and green. Another main wall had blue symbols and the phrase "boomshakalaka." A wall south of WJHS' main entrance had an x in blue, as well as a blue figure and three white figures …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Kenilworth Police released their July 4 crackdown numbers Thursday.
Kenilworth Police ended a three-week crackdown program Monday that resulted in 120 traffic citations and four arrests, according to a statement released Thursday. Between June 17 and July 4 authorities participated in "a statewide effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off our roads and more motorists buckled up during late-night hours," the release states. The effort was funded by IDOT's Division of Traffic Safety, and included involvement from state enforcement. A breakdown of the arrests included three for impaired driving, one for drug posession and 120 traffic violations.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The following incidents were reported between June 27 and July 3, according to Wilmette police.
THEFT A Wilmette resident's bicycle was stolen from Langdon Park, 1400 Sheridan Rd., between 5 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. July 2. According to the owner, it is a black Sedona mountain bike with a light on the front. --- An envelope containing $2,500 was taken from a home in the 700 block of 11th Street between June 7 and June 11. The money belonged to the homeowner's son, who had left the money in the ceiling tiles of a room. The parents had hired a contractor to repair some damaged pipes and tiles in the room. The contractor said he noticed the envelope but could not say if it contained any money. He said the envelope was thrown out among the trash. --- A bicycle was stolen from the Wilmette Metra station, 700 Green Bay Rd., between 9:55 a.m. and…