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Winnetka, Dec. 12-18: Public fields damaged by off-roading motorist, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between Dec. 12-18. THEFT Several pieces of jewelry, worth an estimated $11,000, were reported stolen … Read more ›

Report recommends consolidated police dispatch center

A plan to consolidate the police dispatch operations in Winnetka, Northfield and Kenilworth is gaining traction. While a central location wouldn’t provide an immediate financial … Read more ›

Winnetka, Dec. 5-11: Briefcase with Apple products stolen, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between Dec. 5-11. THEFT A man’s cell phone was reported stolen from his coat pocket … Read more ›

Witness describes Dec. 6 fatal accident in Northfield

A regional police task force continues to investigate an accident in which a pedestrian was killed on a dark stretch of road in Northfield on … Read more ›

Winnetka, Nov. 28-Dec. 4: Two homes report stolen packages from porch, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between Nov. 28-Dec. 4. THEFT Two packages were reported stolen from the front porch of … Read more ›

Police chief warns of holiday burglars and thieves

The holiday season typically arrives hand-in-hand with the burglary season, according to Northfield Police Chief Bill Lustig. Three home burglaries were reported over the Nov. … Read more ›

Winnetka blotter: Three home burglaries, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between Nov. 21-27. BURGLARY The glass window of a door to a home in the … Read more ›

Winnetka police investigate report of gunshots in forest preserve

Winnetka police this week said they have found no evidence related to a report on Nov. 22 by village worker who heard gunshots in a … Read more ›

Winnetka blotter: Criminal damage, DUI and more

CRIMINAL DAMAGE On Nov. 14 a resident in the 400 block of Provident Avenue discovered a damaged door frame to the side door of their … Read more ›

Blotter: Drugs, intimidation and more

DRUG ARRESTS A 16-year-old male from the New Trier Township area was cited for possession of cannabis on Oct. 31. Two males, 16 and 17, … Read more ›