Police Reports: Guns, cash and more stolen from Northfield home; Car stolen while being serviced
These reports were pulled from the latest police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe).
• Cars reportedly were broken into overnight in the 2500 block of Illinois Road and 1000 block of Manor Drive.
• Wilmette police reportedly located a car stolen from Evanston with a man in a ski mask behind the wheel. After a pursuit, the car reportedly struck a curb and was disabled. Police say the driver fled and escaped police.
• Credit cards reportedly were stolen and used from a car at the 2600 of Wilmette Avenue.
• A resident reportedly lost $800 in a phone scam from a caller purporting to be from Comcast. The caller allegedly convinced the resident to purchase and turnover $800 in Target gift cards.
• A registered sex offender was charged with violating the sex registration act for attending a Loyola Academy football game on Aug. 28.
• A resident reportedly lost $14,500 in a text-message scam in which the messages alerted the resident to supposed issues with the resident’s bank account. The resident was asked to move funds to a “special account.”
• Lowe’s and Home Depot credit cards reportedly were opened fraudulently using a resident’s personal information.
• A street sign was reportedly damaged at Sunset Road and Birch Street for a reported loss of $135.
No reports between Sept. 7-14 that fit The Record’s standards for publication
• Guns, cash and other personal items valued at $15,000 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 200 block of Sunset Drive. The report says that a door was priest open at the home while the residents were out of town.
• A car reportedly was stolen while it was being serviced at Fields BMW, 700 W. Frontage Road. According to the report, three individuals drove into an open service bay and stole a customer’s vehicle before fleeing the scene.
No reported activity from Sept 9-16.
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