Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Diamond rings, gold chains and wedding bands were reported stolen.
Jewelry was stolen or targeted in four Wilmette home burglaries and thefts during mid November, one in which nearly $4,000 worth of precious metals and jewels was taken, police reported. The incidents all occurred between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, most during daylight hours. However, Wilmette police said it is unlikely that the incidents are connected. “At this time, there is nothing that links them,” said Wilmette Police Commander Patrick Collins. Collins said one incident, in which nearly $4,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home located in the 1100 block of Seneca Road sometime between 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, may not have been a burglary. Instead, the homeowners reported that the jewelry may have been stolen by a …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Auto, home and commercial burglaries were detailed.
In the first crime alert issued by Wilmette police since mid September, the department informed residents of several recent burglaries and burglary attempts. The alert, which was sent out Thursday afternoon, provided information on several recent auto, home and commercial burglaries, and asked residents with information concerning these crimes to contact the Wilmette Police Department. Want to stay up to date on Wilmette crime news? Like us on Facebook. Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch has previously reported on some of these incidents but not on others. The following crimes were included in the alert: Attempted Residential Burglaries An unknown offender cut a nine inch by six inch hole in a window screen at the rear of a residence located in the…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Wilmette garage and auto burglaries are up 67 percent this year. See where such crimes are being committed with our interactive map.
In late August, Patch reported that Wilmette garage and auto burglaries were up 67 percent in 2012. Above is a map detailing the locations and dates of these crimes. From Jan. 1 through August 24, 132 garage and auto burglaries were reported to the Wilmette Police Department. Only 79 such burglaires were reported during the same period in 2011. Nearly 80 percent of the burglaries occurred by alleys on Wilmette's east side, between Ridge and Sheridan Roads, and the Kenilworth and Evanston borders, police said. Some map points represent and list multiple burglaries. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Wilmette Police Department is starting a public safety/ crime prevention campaign to stem an increase in auto and garage burglaries occurring in the village.
Burglars have been targeting unlocked cars and auto garages more in Wilmette during 2012 than in 2011, according to Wilmette police. From Jan. 1 through August 24, 132 garage and auto burglaries were reported to the Wilmette Police Department, a 67 percent increase from last year when 79 such burglaries were reported to the Wilmette police during the same period. Wilmette police have made over a dozen arrests, and have identified and cleared 50 cases so far this year. But with the significant increase in such cases from last year, police are starting a campaign urging residents to lock their properties. “This campaign is focused on prevention, reducing the opportunity for those crimes to occur,” Police Chief Brian King said in a statement…
Friday, August 24, 2012
The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this blotter, contact: Chi-an.Chang@Patch.com.
These were the major crimes, thefts, burglaries reported by the Wilmette Police Department. Earlier: Wilmette Blotter: $95,000 Fake Check, $2,100 Tool Kit Stolen, Theft Burglary to Auto A Mac Book Pro and hard drive was stolen from the rear seat of a car parked in the lot at Millen’s Hardware, 1219 Wilmette Ave. The burglar gained entry by breaking out the rear passenger window. The loss was estimated at $2,300. About $1,000 in Canadian dollars were stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 200 block of Dupee Place between Aug. 13 and15. Burglary to Unlocked Garages Between Aug. 20 and 21 there were six burglaries to unlocked garages in Wilmette. Vehicles in these garages were also entered. In most cases bikes were stolen. Burglary to …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Police say two teens are suspected of stealing items from a Wilmette home by entering through an unlocked rear door.
Wilmette police arrested a 16-year-old Evanston resident Friday in connection with a burglary to a home in the 700 block of 8th Street. A Wilmette resident alerted police to suspicious people in the alleyway, which led to the arrest of one of two teens that police say burglarized a home on Friday at 9:30 p.m. The teens entered the home through an unlocked rear door and took two laptop computers, a purse, wallet, foreign and U.S. currency and various other electronic items, according to Wilmette Police Chief Brian King. A Wilmette officer chased the offenders who fled on foot near 9th Street and Central Avenue. The 16-year-old Evanston teen was captured half an hour later near Isabella Street and Woodbine Avenue. The teen had been …