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Winnetka, May 14-20: Vandalism discovered, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between May 14-20. THEFT An unlocked boy’s bicycle, worth $300, was reported stolen from the … Read more ›

Jose A. Ponce (Northfield Police Department photo)

Chief nabs alleged member of country club burglary crew

Northfield police arrested a man who they say is involved in a crew that poses as golfers to steal credit cards from country club locker … 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 ›

Winnetka, May 8-13: Resident says pine trees were killed, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between May 8-13. ATTEMPTED HOME BURGLARY A second-floor window of home in the 1300 block … Read more ›

Employee’s bag with $11,450 reported stolen at Walgreens

A plastic bag with more than $11,000 was reported stolen from a Walgreens pharmacy in Northfield. The bag’s owner, a Walgreens cashier, said she keeps … Read more ›

Robert A. Montgomery (Northfield Police Department photo)

Man with beer glass allegedly attacked woman outside limo in Northfield

A Winnetka man was charged with battery after allegedly attacking a woman who complained that the limousine he had been riding in was blocking the … Read more ›

Winnetka, April 30-May 7: Five windows of home broken, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between April 30-May 7 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY Two bicycles were reported stolen from an open, attached … Read more ›

Theft charge filed in ‘pigeon drop’ scam

Winnetka police arrested one of two men they say swindled a man of $5,000 in what’s called a “pigeon drop scam.” Richard M. Clark, 62, … Read more ›

Winnetka, April 23-30: Man swindled of $5,000, and more

The following incidents were taken from Winnetka Police Department reports between April 23-30. THEFT A red Kettler Aero Air Tire Pedal Car, valued at $211, … Read more ›

Ryan Thomas Nitch (Wilmette police photo)

Police: Parks worker stole tennis racquet from pro

An eBay auction led Wilmette detectives to arrest a park district employee who allegedly stole a racquet from a tennis professional, authorities said. When the … Read more ›