Suspicious Man Tries to Use Flooding as Excuse to Get into Glenview Home

In a separate incident, someone stole a wedding ring from a patient in a rehab center.

The following information is from the Glenview Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt.


A resident reported that between April 26 and May 1, while they were at a rehabilitation center in the 1500 block of Greenwood Rd., someone stole their wedding ring. The estimated loss is $1,000.

Criminal Damage to Property

An employee of Redbox reported that a screen on one of their machines located in front of a business in the 2500 block of Waukegan Rd. was smashed.  The damage occurred on May 13 between 8:30-9:30 p.m. The estimated damage is $750.


A resident of the 1800 block of Tanglewood Dr. reported May 14 that someone stole a gas grill, propane tank, and table-top smoker from their storage unit located in a common area on the first floor of the building. The estimated loss is over $200.

Suspicious Incident

A resident of the 3800 block of Gregory Dr. reported that at 3 p.m. May 14 a white man, 40-45 years old, 5'-5", 210 pounds, with black hair wearing a blue baseball cap, gray T-shirt, dark pants holding a walkie talkie came to their front door stating he was drilling a hole close by due to the flooding and needed to turn off their water. The resident asked if he worked for the Village of Glenview and the male said yes. When the resident asked for the man’s identification the man tried to walk into the home. The resident pushed the man and called the police. The man was last seen in a white SUV driving toward Milwaukee Ave.

Burglary (motor vehicle)

A resident of the 1400 block of Hawthorne Ln. reported that someone burglarized their vehicle while it was parked on their driveway between May 10 and 12. The estimated loss is $250.

Illegal Dumping

An employee for a business in the 2400 block of Compass Rd. reported May 15 that someone dumped soil, clay, plant material and chunks of concrete on the brick parkway and roadway in front of the business. 

Unwanted Subjects

An employee of a business in the 1400 block of Milwaukee Ave. reported that at 2 p.m. May 15 a woman and her two kids were very loud and causing a disturbance. They left the business without incident.


A Wilmette resident reported someone stole their purse and contents, worth $122, from their shopping cart at a business in the 1400 block of Waukegan Rd. on May 15 between 5:30-6 p.m. The offender successfully used one of the debit cards at an unknown location.


A resident of the 900 block of Echo Ln. reported someone pushed a west side window out of their detached garage, entered and removed a snow blower worth $650 between 6:30 p.m. May 15 and 6:30 a.m. the next morning.

Deceptive Practices

A resident reported a female left a message on their voicemail on May 16 alleging the resident was in violation of an IRS code. The female directed the resident to go to Jewel, purchase credit gift cards and read off the numbers. The resident bought about $6,798 worth of gift cards and gave the numbers to the caller. Later the resident realized they were the victim of a scam. 

Attempt Burglary

A resident of the 1000 block of Indian Rd. reported hearing their car alarm go off and seeing two males at the driver’s door at midnight May 17. The males ran southbound and entered a four-door vehicle. It does not appear entry was made to the vehicle.

Deceptive Practices

A resident reported receiving emails from someone who offered the resident a job as a mystery shopper. On May 15, the resident deposited about five checks they received from the company totaling $5,000. The resident was to keep about $200 out of every $970 check they received and then send the remaining money to the company via mail gram.  The resident then found out the checks all bounced. The estimated loss is $5000.

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