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Winnetka Police Blotter: Three Thefts in One Day, Plus Graffiti and Criminal Damage

The following information was supplied by the Winnetka Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

April 23

Theft by Deception: A man reported to at 6:15 p.m. that he had given a ride to two unknown people who came up to him in an Evanston grocery store. The two people asked for assistance with a business transaction that required the driver to withdraw cash from a Winnetka bank at 88 Green Bay Rd. When the two people left the car, the man realized they had taken the cash. The amount of loss is $5,000.

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Last week:

Theft: A person reported that someone took a locked bicycle and lock from a bike rack in the 100 block of Northwestern Drive between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Police note that the bike is a red men's Schwinn mountain bike with front wheel shocks, a red and black seat and a black water bottle holder. The bike's pedals show signs of use. The amount of loss is $225.

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Theft: Someone from the 1300 block of Hackberry Lane told police that someone removed tools from an unlocked trailer parked in the area between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Two Stihl cutoff saws, one laser level with a prism and two sledge hammers with fiberglass handles are missing. The amount of loss is $3,850.

April 24

Suspended Driver's License: A 36-year-old man from Winnetka was charged with driving with a suspended driver's license at 10:36 a.m. in the 700 block of Hibbard Road. Police also cited him for invalid proof of insurance and the use of a handheld cell phone while driving. His court date is June 4.

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Criminal Damage: A resident in the 700 block of Pine Street told police that someone damaged the tail light of her car, which was parked on her driveway, between 4 p.m. on April 23 and 12 p.m. on April 24. The cost of repair is not yet known.

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Criminal Defacement: An officer found someone painting graffiti at 11:18 a.m. on a utility door and on the walls of the Sunset Road pedestrian underpass. The repair costs are $100, and police let the Public Works Deparment know about it for removal.

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