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Winnetka Blotter: Non-Profit Embezzler and a Vandalized Kitchen

From someone stealing checks from a Winnetka non-profit since 2009 to an intruder spray-painting the walls in a local resident's kitchen, these are the most interesting police reports.

Winnetka Blotter: Non-Profit Embezzler and a Vandalized Kitchen Winnetka Blotter: Non-Profit Embezzler and a Vandalized Kitchen

Traffic Stop Discovery

Monday, Aug. 27 at 8:19 p.m.
Police arrested 24-year-old Robert R. Kenyon III on Monday after they said they discovered some unlawful materials in his possession during a routine traffic stop. The Glenview man was pulled over near the corner of Green Bay Road and Pine Street and was found to have drug paraphernalia in his car, police said. He makes his first appearance in court on Oct. 10.

Double Bike Theft

Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 8:35 a.m.
A homeowner on the 1000 block of Asbury Court called police Tuesday morning to report two bicycles stolen from his garage. According to the report, the victim said the burglary could have happened anytime between Aug. 16 and Aug. 27. One bicycle is described as a blue boy’s Trek MT220, 24 inch, seven-speed bike. The second bike is also a blue boy’s Trek, however, no other identifiers are available. They’re valued at a total of $400.

Domestic Battery

Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 3:14 p.m.
Police were called to the 1100 block of Haptondale Avenue Wednesday afternoon after someone in the home dialed 911 to report a domestic battery. Officers arrived at the home and arrested a 19-year-old man, who was then taken into custody. His first appearance in court is on Sept. 24.

Stolen Wedding Band

Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 9:46 p.m.
Winnetka police responded to a home on the 1000 block of Fisher Lane Wednesday night after the homeowner called to report a burglar. According to the report, the victim said it happened between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Aug. 15. The burglar stole a 14-karat gold wedding band and a Cartier watch from a bedroom dresser, totaling $350.

Locks Not Deterring Bike Thieves

Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 4:02 p.m.
An unknown thief stole a $500 bike from sometime between 7:15 a.m. Tuesday and the start of school on Wednesday. According to the report, the bike was secured to the bike rack with a white cable bike lock, which the thief also stole. The bicycle is described as a blue and black boy’s Marin Pioneer trail bike.

New Trier iPod Thief

Thursday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m.
Police were called to Thursday after a student notified administrators his white 32GB iPod was stolen from an unlocked locker in the boy’s locker room on Aug. 28. The iPod was in a multi-colored plastic case when it was stolen, and it’s valued at $301. A similar Apple product was stolen from a boy’s locker room .

Want more juicy police reports like these? Check out Winnetka's blotter from last week: .

Three Years of Stolen Checks

Friday, Aug. 31 at 8:34 a.m.
The North Shore Art League, located at 620 Lincoln Avenue within the , discovered that someone has been stealing and cashing checks at the League since 2009. According to the report, five checks have been forged and cashed since Aug. 1, 2009 and was first discovered when the fifth check was cashed on Aug. 30 this year. The amount of money the person swindled from the organization is still unknown, but police are still investigating.

Editor's Note: Reports of an embezzler were changed when Patch learned there are multiple tenant organizations operating within the Winnetka Community House.

Forced Burglary

Friday, Aug. 31 at 12:26 p.m.
Police were called to the retail spaces at 950 Green Bay Road on Friday when an employee discovered a intruder stole a 42-inch Vizio television. According to the report, the burglar entered the business via force to steal the $450 TV from a storage area. The report doesn't specify which business in the multi-unit building was burglarized.

Kitchen Vandalized

Saturday, Sept. 1 at 2:00 p.m.
A resident living on the 900 block of Tower Road returned home to a shocking scene in his kitchen. According to the report, sometime between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, an unknown intruder entered the home and spray-painted a wall in the kitchen. Nothing appears to be missing at this time, but the damage totals roughly $200.

Locked Cars Not Deterring Thieves, Either

Sunday, Sept. 2 at 12:51 p.m.
Police were called to a home on the 100 block of Woodland Avenue Sunday after a homeowner discovered someone entered his locked van overnight and stole an electric air compressor and flue amp meter. The two items totaled $550.

Unlocked Car Targeted

Monday, Sept. 3 at 9:27 p.m.
A homeowner on the 1300 block of Scott Avenue called police after noticing a few missing items from his unlocked car. According to the report, a thief entered the vehicle overnight and stole a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, a pair of Revo sunglasses, a black Tom Tom GPS XL356, a silver auxiliary converter and a daily planner. The planner was later recovered and returned, but the amount lost totals $660.

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