SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: JEWELRY HEIST
Nearly $100,000 of jewelry was stolen between 12:45 and 4 p.m. March 4 from a home in the 4500 block of Lorraine Avenue while the homeowner was out. The jewelry was stolen from a dresser downstairs and an upstairs dressing room and included pieces such as a $20,000 platinum engagement ring with several diamonds; an $18,000 platinum cocktail watch with several diamonds; and a $10,000 gold pin with an opal setting with a center diamond. There were no signs of forced entry.
A pink wallet with $4 in cash and a single key was dropped off at the Highland Park Department of Public Safety by a “good samaritan” around 9 a.m. The wallet was originally found near the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Golf Avenue.
Around noon, the manager of Christian Louboutin at the Highland Park Village reported to police that sometime between 6 p.m. Feb. 22 and 9 a.m. Feb. 23 someone attempted to pry open the back door lock, causing $500 in damage.
Between 4:30 and 5 p.m., a white moving truck was spotted making a turn around in the front driveway of a home in the 4200 block of Lakeside Drive. The driver apparently got stuck and drove into the yard, overturning paver stones, leaving tire treads, and potentially damaging a sprinkler system. The driver and company information was exchanged, and the town water department was called to perform a sprinkler test free of charge.
Burglarized before 8:30 a.m.: a 2011 black Chevy Tahoe locked and parked overnight in the 4800 block of Edmondson Avenue. The in-car navigation system and radio had been removed and the glove box was left open.
The main mailbox at the Gables Residential Community in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive was broken into sometime overnight before 11:30 a.m. when the mail carrier noticed the offense. It is unknown if any mail had been stolen.
Burglarized before 2:05 a.m.: a 2017 silver GMC Sierra parked overnight in the 4500 block of Roland Avenue. The rear driver’s side window was smashed and mud was smeared on the truck below the window, and the sunglass compartment was left open, the glove box had been rifled through, and a $20 bill was missing.
Jumper cables, PX golf clubs, Nikon sunglasses, and a Nikon rangefinder, collectively valued at $7,390, were stolen from a 2010 black Ford F150 parked between 9 p.m. March 2 and 6:15 a.m. Saturday in the 4500 block of Beverly Drive.
Sometime between 1:30 and 7:30 a.m., an unlocked home in the 3400 block of Milton Avenue was broken into. Items such as a television, computer, cellphone, and several purses were stolen from inside. A 2011 silver Ford Escape, valued at $20,000, also was stolen.
A wallet with $35 in cash inside was stolen overnight before 11 a.m. from a blue Dodge Ram 2500 parked in the 3400 block of Purdue Street.
Sometime between 7 p.m. March 1 and 2:05 p.m. Friday, a 2008 silver Lexus was broken into and rifled through.
Around 4:12 p.m., a resident in the 4300 block of Bryn Mawr Drive told police that between December 18 and March 3 a former employee stole intellectual property from his computer.
A minor driving a 2013 white Toyota Rav4 was pulled over around midnight in the 6400 block of Golf Drive and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.