Wilmette, Kenilworth police blotter for week ending May 29, 2012
Updated: July 3, 2012 12:45PM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court, Skokie, unless indicated otherwise.
Matthew A. Luciano, 20, of 1627 Walnut, Wilmette, was arrested at 1:42 a.m. May 27 on the 1900 block of Lake and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol and obstructing police for attempting to flee. Luciano was released on an I-Bond.
Alex C. Cook, 18, of 1518 Central, Wilmette; and Sean D. Smith, 18, of 1123 Linden Ave., Wilmette, were cited for underage consumption of alcohol at 10:14 p.m. May 25 after police investigated an underage drinking party at Smith’s home. According to the police report, officers first responded to a fight at Linden and Green Bay Road. About 10 teens were reportedly fighting and throwing beer bottles, police stated, which lead officers to the location of the party. A third teen, a 17-year-old juvenile, also was cited for underage consumption. There also was damage to the home’s front door and screen door from someone throwing beer cans.
A 17-year-old minor was arrested at 3:12 a.m. May 25 on the 1700 block of Lake Street and cited for violation the zero tolerance ordinance after being pulled over in a traffic stop.
Police responded to a reported domestic battery at 4:45 p.m. May 24 on the 1000 block of Isabella Street. According to the police report, the victim told officers her boyfriend hit her during an argument. The subject was not there when police arrive and the victim did not sign a complaint.
Two bicycles were stolen from inside an unlocked, detached garage between 6 p.m. May 26 and 7:30 a.m. May 27 on the 600 block of Laurel Avenue. An unlocked vehicle in the garage was also entered and $20 in change was taken. The total loss was estimated at $820.
A bicycle and cash were stolen from a second unlocked, detached garage May 27 on the 600 block of Laurel Avenue. Between midnight and 6 a.m., the residents reported that the garage was entered through the unlocked service door. The total loss was estimated at $200.
A bicycle was stolen from an unlocked garaged between 4 p.m. May 17 and 8 a.m. May 22 on the 1700 block of Highland Ave. The garage’s service door was likely left unlocked. The total loss was estimated at $360.
Anita Miller, 62, of the 800 block of Ridge Avenue, Evanston, was arrested at 3:52 p.m. May 26 on the 100 block of Central Park and cited with driving off the roadway and damage to village property. According to the police report, Miller drove off the road and struck a fire hydrant, tree and wooden fence. She is scheduled in court at 9 a.m. July 11.
A basement window and door were damaged between 2 and 5 p.m. May 23 on the 100 block of Thelin Court. According to the police report, the glass in the rear door was shattered but entry was not gained into the home. The total loss was estimated at $200.
A bicycle locked to the bike rack outside Highcrest School was damaged between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. May 23 on the 500 block of Hunter. A cable to the bike’s odometer was reportedly cut. The total loss was estimated at $40.
A vehicle’s side mirror was smashed off between 8:15 and 11:30 p.m. May 22 while it was parked on the street on the 2000 block of Washington. According to the police report, there also were upwards of 100 flyers left littered on and around the car that allegedly ranked New Trier High School’s “50 hottest girls.”
Graffiti was written in chalk between 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. May 21 on a door of McKenzie School, 649 Prairie.
Officers responded to Gillson Park on the 700 block of Ridge Road at 9:24 p.m. May 27 after receiving a 911 call for a reported fight with baseball bats. The call was found to be fictitious.
A resident on the 1800 block of Forest Avenue was a target of a telephone scam May 24 after receiving a call that she needed wire money to Spain to help her son who was in an accident.
A resident filed a report of fraud May 23 after he paid for a cell phone off of Craigslist but never received the phone.
A caregiver for a resident on the 300 block of Beverly was reportedly scammed out of $745.75 May 23. According to the police report, the victim received a call from a person acting as a paralegal advising her to send money she owned. She later attempted to stop the transaction but it was too late.
A new lawn mower was stolen from in front of a home between 4:30 an 4:36 p.m. May 27 on the 500 block of Gregory. According to the police report, the mower was left in front of the garage for only a few minutes when the owner reportedly saw it taken in the back of a white pick-up track that looked like it was driven by a scrapper.
An iPhone was stolen around noon May 23 from Gillson Park, 700 Michigan. According to the police report, a resident left the phone by a water fountain during a run and it was gone when she returned. The total loss was estimated at $50.
A helmet was stolen from next to a locked bicycle between 8:45 a.m. May 21 and 3:30 p.m. May 23 outside of Highcrest School, 569 Hunter.
Brooke B. Stoltz, 40, of the 7600 block of Greenview, Chicago, was arrested at 8:26 p.m. May 22 at Ridge Road and Roger Avenue, Kenilworth, and charged with driving under the influence. According to the police report, she recorded a .268 blood alcohol content also was cited for other traffic violations.