Wilmette–On 12/01/14 at 1:20PM, officers responded to a report of three M/W subjects attempting to gain entry to a locked display case. The subjects were gone on arrival and had successfully removed one of the two locks securing a glass display case. The case contained numerous silver and gold items of jewelry offered for sale. They fled the area in a silver/gray color SUV with Illinois license plates beginning with 566.
A resident reported on December 5th that he discovered that an unknown subject(s) charged over $2,400 to his Discover Card, over $6,000 to his PayPal account and opened a Verizon Wireless account in his name. It appears that all fraudulent transactions were completed via the Internet and ordered products were shipped to Portland, Oregon.
In the evening of December 5th, a resident at 1125 Forest Avenue reported seeing two males of unknown race, in their late teens with slender builds, next to his locked vehicle in the alley behind his house. He asked one of them what they were doing and he said “looking for my football”. The two subjects fled on foot and the resident gave chase believing that they may have been attempting to burglarize his vehicle. The subjects were not located.
Late in the evening of December 5th, officers searching the area for the two offenders in the attempted auto burglary stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of Lake. One of the passengers in that vehicle was wanted on a warrant for traffic-related offenses out of DuPage County. The subject, 20-year-old Brett Hegarty, was arrested, transported to the Wilmette Police Department, processed and released after posting bond.
Between midnight and 4am on the morning of December 8th, a CTA rail car was tagged with graffiti.
From the Wilmette Police blotter