Monday, February 18, 2013
The second of two men charged with a 2011 Wilmette burglary has been found guilty.
Christopher D. Boyd, 40, of Skokie was found guilty in a Dec. 2011 Wilmette residential burglary where he, along with Creed V. McGee, 46, broke into a residence and stole $7,000 in jewelry, according to the Chicago Tribune. Boyd is scheduled to be sentenced on March 8. Boyd and McGee were charged with residential burglary in Dec. 2011 after an 18-year-old resident of a home in the 900 block of Oakwood called the police, saying that he heard footsteps in the hallway, and saw the two men searching through a dresser, a previous Patch article states. Police arrested McGee at the scene, where they recovered $7,000 worth of jewelry including a pair of gold chains, a string of pearls and gold and silver pendants. Boyd allegedly fled the scene …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Non-residential, including garages, and auto burglaries in Wilmette are at a high.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Theft A resident on the 800 block of Linden Ave. made a delayed report that a workman had removed jewelry from her home on Nov. 21, Wilmette Police reports state. Theft A victim reported that her wallet and credit cards were stolen during an event at Loyola Academy at 1100 Laramie Ave. on Feb. 1, according to Wilmette Police reports. Her credit cards were used in several unauthorized transactions after the theft, the report states. Identity Theft A resident on the 700 block of Greenwood Ave. reported that approximately $70,000 was transferred from his credit union account without his permission, according to the Wilmette Police Department. The incident occurred between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Criminal Damage CTA employees reported to …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Read about a Winnetka robbery, a local celebrity's death and Gap closing its doors - as well as a variety of other stories.
1) Caregiver Sentenced to 4 Years for Stealing Jewelry from Clients: The 44-year-old woman from Arlington Heights stole $25,000 worth of jewelry from three mentally ill or physically impaired clients in the northern suburbs. The investigation began after a theft in Northfield Township. 2) Police: Craigslist Ad Leads to Wilmette Bust: A Vernon Hills man was caught with marijuana after police responded to a Craigslist ad. 3) Obituary: Mari D. Terman: A memorial service will be held at Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette. 4) Wilmette Man Arrested Twice in Two Days: He was charged with DUI, then with speeding more than 40 mph over the speed limit. 5) Obituary: Mary S. "Mimi" Ryan: Mimi Ryan was very involved with the Village of Wilmette, as…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Cars containing small electronic items have been targeted.
Wilmette has experience a high number of auto burglaries during the past week. In total, 18 cars were burglarized in the village from Nov. 8 through Nov. 15, with the majority of incidents taking place in two clusters last weekend. Between the night of Friday, Nov. 9 and the following morning, several vehicles were broken into on Wilmette’s east side. On Saturday night and Sunday morning, cars on the village’s west side were hit. Stay up to date on the latest crime news in Wilmette and Kenilworth! Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook! Wilmette Police Chief Brian King said cars with unlocked doors and those containing small, visible electronic items inside were targeted. “The common link here is unlocked vehicles” King said…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Services were held Monday for Northwestern University student Harsha Maddula, who drowned in Wilmette Harbor after he went missing from a party last week.
An inconsolable Dhanalakshmi Maddula wailed her son’s name as pallbearers placed the coffin of her 18-year old son, Harsha Maddula, into a hearse in Garden City Park, NY, Monday afternoon. A sophomore at Northwestern University, Maddula went missing after a party Saturday, Sept. 22. Classmates had told university police that he was en route to another party when they last saw him, but he never returned to his dorm room. Police recovered his body from the waters of Wilmette Harbor on the night of September 27. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has ruled the death an accidental drowning. “He was like the most responsible kid I even know,” said Sherwin Shaju, who shared every class with Maddula at his high school, New Hyde Park …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Catch up on news you may have missed, from business openings and closings to cougar sightings and inappropriate high school text messages.
1. C.J. Arthur’s to Close End of September C.J. Arthur’s, one of Wilmette’s few live music spots, announced it would be closing its doors after serving the North Shore for 23 years. 2. Winnetka Police Probe Inappropriate Emails, Texts Involving New Trier Students Winnetka police investigated inappropriate text and emails involving New Trier High School students. 3. Wilmette Park District Won’t Pursue Harbor Lease After much public outcry, the Wilmette Park District announced that it would not submit a bid to manage Wilmette Harbor. 4. Wilmette Teen Charged with Selling Pot An 18-year-old Wilmette resident was charged with a felony delivery of cannabis after Wilmette police reported they arrested him for selling marijuana from the driveway …
Monday, April 9, 2012
One driver was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The Wilmette Police and Fire Department are currently responding to a head-on collision that sent one driver to Evanston Hospital. Police Chief Brian King said the two-car accident at Sheridan and Ashland Avenue was called in at 2:55 p.m. Monday. The fire department treated one driver for minor injuries at the scene and transported another with non-life threatening injuries. Both vehicles will need to be towed. Sheridan Road is currently closed between Westerfield Drive and Greenwood Avenue, though King said he expects the road to be open by 3:45 p.m. As of 3:30 p.m. the cause of the accident was not known and no charges or arrests had been made, King said.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Motorists reported seeing the car driving the wrong direction on the highway at 3:30 a.m. Monday.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Police say money, credit cards and other items were taken from unlocked cars.
Evanston resident Fernando Heredia was arrested Friday and charged with burglary after he allegedly admitted to stealing from 15 cars in Wilmette and Kenilworth. The villages have been hit by a rash of burglaries from vehicles, with 46 reported since the beginning of 2012. Detective Sergeant Michael McGarry said Wilmette Police were patrolling for suspicious activity at 12:30 a.m., since evidence suggested that’s when most of the crimes were occurring, when they spotted Heredia and Skokie resident Deivonte D. Kelly, Jr. in the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue. Earlier: Wilmette Blotter: Two Cars Burglarized “We knew from the previous burglaries that credit cards taken from victims’ automobiles were being used at about 2 a.m. in Skokie, …