Glencoe Blotter: 4 Cars Have Mirrors Smashed; $150 Stolen From Locker

A summary of crimes reported in Glencoe from May 26 to June 1.

The following items are provided by the Glencoe Public Safety Department. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Please e-mail the editor with any questions or to provide proof of expungement.

June 1

Stolen Bike — An $1,100 GT mountain bike was reported stolen at 5:30 p.m. from the Glencoe Train Depot in the 700 block of Old Green Bay Road.

Swimming Deer – A deer was seen swimming at 2:01 p.m. in the lake at the Glencoe Beach by a U.S. Coast Guard patrol.

May 31

Illegal Solicitor — A door-to-door solicitor from Michigan City, IN, was cited for soliciting without a permit at 1:34 p.m. in the 200 block of Sheridan Road. 

Lost Plates — The front license plate was reported stolen at 8:17 p.m. from a car in the 1200 block of Fairfield Road.

May 30

Vandalism — A red 2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV was found with its driver's side mirror knocked off at 2:42 p.m. in the 100 block of Scott Avenue. The incident occurred between 9:30 p.m. May 29 and 2:30 p.m. May 30. Damage was put at $250.

Found Bike — A bicycle was found at 3:02 p.m. at Grand Foods store in the 300 block of Hazel Avenue.

May 29

Vandalism — The mirrors to a gray 2010 Jeep Patriot and a silver Dodge Charger were broken off between 7:30 p.m. and 11:42 p.m. in the 300 block of Grove Street. A bag of garbage was dumped in the middle of the street next to the cars. The damages were estimated at $200.

A third vehicle, a black 2005 Honda, was damaged between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m. in the 700 block of Bluff Street. An orange construction saw horse was placed on the hood and the driver's side mirror was ripped off. Police estimated the damage at $1,500.

May 28

Fake ID — A 20-year-old Glencoe man was cited after police said he tried to buy alcohol with someone else's driver's license at 9:55 p.m. at the 7-Eleven in the 100 block of Green Bay Road. He had left behind a Visa gift card and the identification, which was issued to a 21-year-old Highland Park man.


A 19-year-old Wilmette man tried to buy alcohol with a fake Indiana identification at 8:12 p.m. at the 7-Eleven. He walked out when the cashier refused to ring up the purchase. Police tracked the man down and cited him.

May 27

Theft — An employee's locker was broken into and $150 in cash was stolen at the Skokie Country Club in the 500 block of Washington Avenue. The report was filed at 11:01 p.m.

Trespassing — People were caught at the Glencoe Beach after-hours and their cars were ticketed at 10:19 p.m.

May 26

Found Plates — License plates were found around the village after flooding occurred at 2:55 p.m. in the 600 block of Village Court.

Carolina Hollingsworth June 09, 2011 at 11:30 PM
I would LOVE to see more reporting on the REAL crimes occurring in North Shore. While the North Shore has typically always been a "bubble" - the crime is increasing from Wilmette to Lake Forest at record speed. It doesn't take long for a "purse" snatching to turn into a "carjacking" into a "kidnapping" into a murder where ultimately your body is recovered in a far off field... The possible scenarios are endless but very realistic. That hasn't happened here, YET; but it does happen every single day in this country. We are living in an open graveyard. I give much props to Winnetka for at least keeping their residents more informed of the dangers that have been engulfing the North Shore. Especially, in the recent incident of the violent home invasion they did an excellent job by alerting their citizens by telephone, media assistance and having a sketch of the suspect drawn up. If local citizens are not more aware then tend to have a false sense of security and let their guard down. Today's criminals are using extremely sophisticated tactics to commit various crimes in different nature and most of today's society is blind to these modern day techniques. As a society as a whole, we have grown into technology, and as a whole, criminals have grown to a new level but the continuing education of civilian safety has not kept up with the curve.
Carolina Hollingsworth June 09, 2011 at 11:39 PM
Glencoe has done the public a disservice by not being more forthcoming on the scams, home invasions, purse snatching and area violence etc.. I recently received a bland newsletter stating: The Glencoe Department of Public Safety has received an increasing number of reports of burglaries to homes and vehicles in Glencoe. All incidents are currently being investigated. The Glencoe Department of Public Safety would like to remind all residents to: Store valuables out of sight or secure in a safe deposit box; Lock doors and windows; Turn on your alarm system; Record serial numbers of any electronics; and Try to park your vehicle in a well-lit area. Please immediately report any suspicious persons or vehicles to the Glencoe Department of Public Safety. If you would like an officer to review your home for any security risks, please contact the department at (847) 835-4112 I have yet to meet one person who knew about the hostage home invasion situation that occurred in town. While that particular situation may be situational, this type of thing can happen to anyone who has a worker in their home. A well reported incident is an education that citizens deserve and NEED, the excuse of protection of privacy; HOGWASH. For myself, a person who takes a special interest in such topics to not know about this; speaks volumes of how well it was swept under the carpet. Broken local news links and all!
Carolina Hollingsworth June 10, 2011 at 01:35 AM
I would like to add about my friend and I's incident today in Glencoe: I hope they took the incident that my friend and I reported in Glencoe TODAY (though I doubt that as the officer looked annoyed and constipated that we bothered him) I would be shocked if there was a report as he did not take our name or phone number, and Winnetka PD; having faith in them as they seem on the ball @ Walgreens parking lot today in Glencoe seriously! Man and accomplice inviting themselves to a woman's home to fix a scratch on her car!! It's a long story but ladies = DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS who approach you about false services in parking lots!! It is an opportunity of someone trying to rob you or harm you!! We observed all of this happening and kept an eye on this lady as we knew it was strange and not right - we later asked her if she knew the man and she did NO T and explained his story to us. EYES OPEN PEOPLE - CRIME IS INFILTRATING the Norshies!
Carolina Hollingsworth June 10, 2011 at 01:55 AM
I would also like to add there are many fine officers in Glencoe that I know for certain are beyond capable, responsible, caring and would go about these types of situations in a different manner for the best interest of it's residents. Though, I could imagine there is much bureaucratic garbage that must be sifted through and it stops with rank and authority. In fact, I KNOW there is; but I will save that comment for another day and time. My comment above in regards to the constipated looking, rude officer was directly related to today's incident... truly someone whip out the laxatives. Reminded me of those who are tired of their jobs or never really liked it to begin with. Keep brining in the youngsters who LOVE what they do.. and bravo to the veterans who truly do give it their all and still care.. Politics.. ruining this country. Take away the UNIONS and we now have to compete for job security by a job well done.


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