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Glencoe Blotter: Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Jewelry Theft, Wild Teens and Wild Cat

Summary of police reports from Oct. 17 to Oct. 23.

The provided the following reports. 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.

Last week:

Oct. 17

Stolen Jewelry — Following the theft of $5,000 worth of jewelry from a Glencoe woman's home in the 100 block of Estate Drive, detectives tracked down and arrested an illegal immigrant Oct. 25 who was living in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.

The man, who police charged with felony theft after arresting him in his home in the 1800 block of 22nd Place, Chicago, pawned the jewelry at a nearby pawnshop, police said. 

The Glencoe woman reported her jewelry stolen from her closet dresser drawer on Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.

Soon after the arrest, the case was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The man's court date is set for Nov. 9.

Oct. 22

Well-Being Check — A Glencoe resident living in the 950 block of Forest Avenue requested that police check on his 89-year-old male neighbor, who the resident had not seen since before a tree fell on his home two days earlier. 

After phoning and visiting his home on Glencoe Drive, police found no one there. They'll contact his relatives soon, however, to find out if they've heard from him.

'A Vast Illegal Network' — A Glencoe woman, 71, living in the 150 block of Glenwood Avenue reported at 12:30 p.m. that a modest gathering of teenagers were congregating and holding illegal transactions of an unknown nature with people driving through the area.

They may be “involved in a vast illegal network,” the woman told Glencoe police. Alan Kebby, deputy chief for the department, said it's probably not as extensive as the woman said. Kids like to drink and build forts in the woods near her house, he added, not far from the Green Bay Trail.

Police will continue to monitor the area, however.

Oct. 23

Memory Clasp — A Glencoe woman told police she lost a gold bracelet valued at $5,000 in spring 2010 ... or was it spring 2011? 

Though she couldn't recall the exact month or year, the 59-year-old woman, who lives in the 100 block of Whitebridge Hill Lane, remembers losing the jewelry, which she said has immeasurable sentimental value though little monetary value in her opinion, after driving a friend home just northwest of the Glencoe business district.

This was the first time she reported the jewelry lost to Glencoe police.

Wildcat Near Sunset — A Glencoe resident living in the 550 block of Sunset Lane spotted what he described as a large, exotic cat, hunting a squirrel in his front yard at 10:27 a.m.

The man claimed it looked like a lynx or bobcat, animals capable of migrating unnoticed along riversides and through heavily wooded areas, according to Kebby.

In many instances, he added, wildcats are the offspring of domestic cats that up and left their owners and mated with wildcats.

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