The Wilmette Police Department has issued a Crime Alert due to an increase in burglaries in the village. If you have any information concerning these crimes, please contact the Wilmette Police Department. The non-emergency number is 847-256-1200. And of course for emergencies dial 9-1-1.
For past alerts, visit the Wilmette Police Department website.
On Tuesday, December 16th at 12:15 PM, a resident left her home in the 1000 block of Romona Rd. Within 6 minutes of leaving, she was notified of an alarm activation. The resident and responding officers discovered the rear door forced open and broken from the frame. At this time it does not appear that anything was stolen from the residence. It is possible that the audible burglar alarm caused the offender(s) to flee.
Between 9:00 PM on Saturday, December 6th and 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 7th, unknown offender(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the unsecured detached garage in the 800 block of Lake Ave. The offenders targeted the center console and glove box taking IPod and $10.00 in US coins.
Overnight Burglaries to Autos
During the overnight hours between Saturday, November 29th and Thursday, December 12th, Wilmette Police Officers have taken burglary reports on numerous unlocked vehicles. The offenders are mainly targeting money but have taken purses, bags and other items left in the passenger compartment. The cars have been parked in driveways, on streets or in the alley. The burglaries have occurred in the following locations:
- 2100 block of Wilmette Avenue
- 3200 block of Illinois Road
- 200 block of 4th Street
- 100 block of Dupee Place
- 500 block of Gregory Avenue
- 100 block of Central Park Avenue
- 200 block of Maple Avenue
- 300 block of 3rd Street
- Between Wednesday, December 3rd and Thursday, December 4th, an unknown offender took a package from Amazon that was delivered by UPS in the 3400 block of Riverside Dr. On December 6th, the resident contacted Amazon and discovered the package was delivered at 6:47 PM on December 3rd.
- On Monday, December 8th between 2:50 PM and 3:30 PM, an unknown subject stole a USPS package from the front doorstep of the residence in the 1100 block of Isabella St.
- On Friday, December 5th at 1:23 PM, a resident in the 1000 block of Pontiac Rd observed a woman approaching her front door where she had a package waiting. The woman claimed to be dropping off phone books. The subject was not located, but left the area in a red vehicle, possibly a sport utility vehicle.
If you are expecting a package while you are away (even just for the day), the Wilmette Police Department recommends that you make arrangements with a neighbor or friend to pick it up or receive it or have the delivery held for pick up.