Thieves Target American Flags; Stolen Car Found 2 Weeks Later: Blotter

NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP, IL — The following information comes from the Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka police departments and court records as a record of police activity and incidents reported to the police. Criminal charges merely represent accusations by the state, and county prosecutors often choose to drop or reduce them. Updated information may be available from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Anyone arrested is innocent unless later proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


A Vernon Avenue resident reported that they had received an email notifying them that their computer had been hacked and demanding a $4,000 payment for assistance. The resident realized it was a scam and cut off contact with the scammer.

Someone stole a $90 bottle of liquor from the Binny’s Beverage Depot, 85 Old Green Bay Road, on July 18, management informed police on July 26.

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  • Someone stole American flag from three homes in the 700 block of Sycamore Lane on or before July 28. One of the residents valued their flag at $100.
  • A resident in the 1000 block of Elm Ridge Drive reported on Aug. 2 that someone had stolen a $35 American flag and pole from their property during the previous week. The resident reported social media posts indicated that similar flag thefts have taken place in other nearby communities.


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