Glencoe Blotter: Masked Gunman Break into Home; Burglars Steal Appliances from Vacant House

A summary of crimes reported in Glencoe from March 10 to March 16.

The following items are taken from 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.



March 16

Shots Fired — A woman reported hearing gun shots in the area of the 600 block of Longwood Avenue at 8:18 p.m.


March 15

Home Invasion — Two to three masked gunman came into a house in the 100 block of Crescent Drive before noon and stole cash, jewelry and cameras while a woman was home. For more on this story,


March 14

Burglary — Appliances were reported stolen from a foreclosed home in the 1200 block of Hohlfelder Drive between Jan. 15 and March 7. The theft was first noticed by a real estate agent showing the house, but was not reported till the owner saw the property a week later. Among the items stolen were a $1000 Kitchenaid Dishwasher, a $1000 GE gas stove, a $500 Maytag washer and a $500 Maytag dryer. There was no forced entry to the house, and police said the person who took the appliances probably knew the homeowner.

Criminal Damage to Property — A window was broken and a screen was damaged to the west side of a ground-floor classroom of the West School in the 1000 block of Forestway Drive between noon on March 13 and 8:25 a.m. on March 14. The window was worth about $500 and the damage was probably caused by a rock, though none was found.


March 13

Theft — About $450 worth of cardboard was stolen from the back of Grand Food Center in the 200 block of Hazel Avenue between Feb. 26 and 2 p.m. on March 13. Nine pallets of cardboard was waiting to be recycled for $50 a pallet. Police said cardboard had also been reported stolen at the Grand Food store in Winnetka.

Driving with a Suspended License — A 24-year-old Chicago woman was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license at 8:28 p.m. on March 13. She had been pulled over on Dundee Road at the Edens Expressway for speeding in her 2007 Ford Taurus. Police said she was driving 4o in the 25 mph zone on Dundee. Her court date is set for April 1.

Juvenile Nuisance — A white boy with short, curly hair was seen riding his skateboad on the tennis courts at the Central School in the 600 block of Greenwood Avenue, despite the signs that say no skateboarding. He was asked to leave by police.


March 12

Dog Bite — A man was walking his dog at 7:16 a.m. in the 600 block of Greenwood Avenue when his dog was attacked by a black Labrador across the street from Central School. The owner of the black Lab was ordered to go to court on April 29 for two citations. The Lab apparently ran through a radio electric fence.

Juvenile Nuisance — Some youth were seen throwing eggs at a house in the 200 block of Harbor Street before running east at 10:14 p.m.


March 11

Suspicious Persons — A woman was visited by a man dressed in a postal outfit delivering non-postal items and then a white woman with black hair and dark clothing who was handing out yellow fliers at 4:08 p.m. on the 1200 block of Fairfield Road.


March 10

Driving without License — A 34-year-old Chicago man was arrested on charges of driving without a license. He had been stopped at 7:55 p.m. for not having proper lighting on the license plates of his 1995 GMC Safari van at Green Bay Road and Dundee Road. His court date is set for April 1.

Fraud — Credit cards were improperly used to the tune of $686 between Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 of last year. The incident was not reported till 4:10 p.m. on March 10 to the Glencoe Public Safety Department. The fraud was likely committed by someone the victim knew.


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