NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP, IL — The following information comes from the Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka police departments and court records as a record of police activity and incidents reported to the police. Criminal charges merely represent accusations by the state, and county prosecutors often choose to drop or reduce them. Updated information may be available from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Anyone arrested is innocent unless later proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
An Orchard Lane resident reported on April 28 that someone used their identity to apply for an unauthorized credit card account.
A Sheridan Road resident reported on May 5 that someone had used their bank account information to forge a check worth nearly $8,500.
TEXT MESSAGE SCAMS
- A Palos Road resident who fell victim to a text message scam was convinced to buy $800 worth of Google Play gift cards before realizing that the messages were fraudulent and reporting the incident to police on April 28.
- A Glade Road resident reported on May 5 that they had provided their Social Security number and bank account information in response to a text message from a suspected scammer. The resident later discovered a pair of unauthorized $500 transaction on their credit card statement.
Kristen Klein, 46, of the 900 block of Bluff Road, Glencoe, was arrested around 9:15 p.m. on May 7 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a valid driver’s license following an investigation into a traffic crash in the 700 block of Vernon Avenue. Officers also issued her citations for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
A resident in the 2200 block of Martin Lane reported on the evening of May 2 that a former colleague had recently been engaging in suspicious behavior, including unexpected visitations. The resident sought only to document the incidents, which police determined did not include any crime.
Around 10:15 a.m. on May 6, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Central Avenue fore a report of a suspected car burglary in progress. The caller, a Glenview resident, told police that he noticed an unidentified man inside his car. He confronted the suspected burglar, who apologized and fled in a nearby waiting vehicle, police were told.
A Hill Road resident reported on May 6 that someone altered a check that they had sent in the mail and cashed it at some point between April 21 and April 25 for a loss of more than $5,000.
- A Golf Lane resident reported on April 27 that they discovered someone had used their identity to make an unauthorized withdrawal of $2,300 from their Fidelity bank account on Feb. 23.
- An Elm Street resident reported on April 29 that they had discovered a week earlier that someone used their identity to open up two unauthorized credit card accounts.
- An Elm Street resident reported on May 3 that they had discovered a few days earlier that someone had used their identity to make an unauthorized transaction of as unknown size from their Chase bank account.
- A Foxdale Avenue resident reported on May 5 that someone had used their identity to add another authorized user to their Chase Bank account on April 15.
- A Glendale Avenue resident reported on May 6 that someone had used their identity to open up a Verizon Wireless account and accrue more than $123 in charges.
- Someone stole a laptop worth about $2,000 from an unlocked car in the 500 block of Chestnut Street between 11:30 a.m. on April 27 and 7 p.m. on April 28.
- Someone burglarized an a car parked in a driveway in the 500 block of Arbor Vitae Road between 3:50 and 4:15 a.m. on May 5, but nothing was reported stolen from within.
Jonathan C. Tito, 26, of the first block of North Long Avenue, Chicago, was arrested around 11 p.m. on April 27 and charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Willow Road in Northfield. He was also issued citations for speeding and disobeying a stop sign.
- A Park Drive resident reported on April 25 that someone had used their identity to open an unauthorized PayPal account.
- An Abingdon Avenue resident reported on May 4 that they received an email from someone asking about a $800 payment for an appliance. When the resident called a number provided to dispute the alleged claim, the person on the other demanded the resident’s personal information. At that point, the resident ended the call and contacted police.
STOLEN STREET SIGN
An officer noticed on April 23 that someone had removed the Mohawk Road street sign from the intersection of Mohawk and Iroquois roads.
A woman in her 40s with a blue jacket and black backpack stole unspecified items from the Walgreens at 3232 Lake Ave. at some point on April 29.
A man with face tattoos was given $89 change after used a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for pizza at an unspecified restaurant in the 3200 block of Lake Avenue between 7 and 7:30 p.m. on May 1. He left the scene in a red car before restaurant staff discovered that the bill he paid with was actually a washed and reprinted $10 bill.
Someone rummaged through an unlocked GMC SUV in the 3400 block of Wilmette AVenue at some point on or before May 2. Nothing was missing from inside.
A resident in the 800 block of Hibbard Road reported on May 5 that they requested an estimated cost for the replacement of a fence from what they believed to be a legitimate fencing contractor, proving a credit card number over the phone, allowing the contractor to charge $99 for the estimated on March 30. But since then, the resident has been unable to contact the company, Maverick Fence and Deck, which provided the non-existent address of 926 Ridge Road as its headquarters. Police described the suspected fraudster as a white man with dark hair who appeared to be in his late 20s and between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall.
- A Wilmette Avenue resident reported on April 29 that an unidentified male caller had been making unwanted phone calls.
- After a Ridge Road resident reported on May 3 that they had gotten numerous harassing phone calls since 2020, officers contacted the person the resident accused, who denied making the calls but who police advised to stop anyway.
Charles D. Ryan, 50, of the 11400 block of South Oakley Avenue, Chicago, was arrested shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Skokie Boulevard and charged with misdemeanor retail theft of an unspecified amount of items from the Walgreens, 3232 Lake Ave.
Thomas W. McNichols, 31, of the 500 block of South 2nd Street, Springfield, was arrested around 3 a.m. on April 30 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after officers reported they found him passed out behind the wheel of a Lexus station wagon in a parking lot of a strip mall in the 3500 block of Lake Avenue. Officers also issued him a citation for illegal transportation of an open container of alcohol by a driver.
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Note: Speeding tickets, driving license-related offenses and some non-criminal incidents have not been included.