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Wilmette, May 15-23: Trees spray painted with orange smiley faces, and more

The following incidents were taken from Wilmette Police Department reports on May 15-23. GARAGE BURGLARY A bicycle, worth $360, was reported stolen from a possibly … Read more ›

Kenilworth, May 14-20: Attempted home burglary, and more

The following incidents were taken from Kenilworth Police Department reports between May 14-20. ATTEMPTED RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY A resident in the 400 block of Abbotsford Road … Read more ›

Winnetka police released two composite sketches of a man, wearing a red lifeguard sweatshirt, who is believed to be involved in three armed robberies and one failed attempt along the North Shore in recent days. (Winnetka Police Department image)

UPDATE: ‘Polite’ man wearing lifeguard sweatshirt sought in three North Shore robberies, one attempted robbery

A man described by police as “polite” and wearing a red lifeguard sweatshirt has been involved in three recent armed robberies and one failed attempt … Read more ›

Wilmette, May 7-14: Jewelry stolen during house burglary, and more

The following incidents were taken from Wilmette Police Department reports on May 7-14. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY Jewelry valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from a home … Read more ›

Stationery store in Wilmette robbed by man who implied he had a knife

Wilmette police are searching for a man who implied he had a knife when he robbed a stationery store Wednesday morning. Police say a man … Read more ›

Kenilworth, May 6-13: Woman arrested for driving without license

The following incident was taken from Kenilworth Police Department reports between May 6-13. TRAFFIC A 25-year-old Chicago woman was arrested at 11:37 p.m. May 12 … Read more ›

Wilmette, May 1-6: Cashier at Bed, Bath and Beyond charged with theft, and more

The following incidents were taken from Wilmette Police Department reports on May 1-6. DOMESTIC BATTERY A 55-year-old Wilmette woman was arrested at 10:25 p.m. May … Read more ›

Wilmette, April 25-30: Several unlocked autos burglarized, and more

The following incidents were taken from Wilmette Police Department reports on April 25-30. AUTO BURGLARY An unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 900 … Read more ›

Wilmette Police Chief Brian King plans to revive a poster campaign from several years ago to remind residents to lock their car doors at night. (John P. Huston, Tribune reporter)

Burglaries to vehicles in Wilmette more than doubled last year

Burglaries to parked automobiles more than doubled in Wilmette last year, compared to 2010, and police are preparing a campaign to remind residents to lock … Read more ›

Kenilworth, April 23-29: Residents telephoned by scammer, and more

The following incidents were taken from Kenilworth Police Department reports between April 23-29. DECEPTIVE PRACTICE On April 23 and April 24, seven Kenilworth residents reported … Read more ›