Crime Brief

Scott Gordon

3 juveniles sent to court in near-campus robbery

Three of the seven juveniles detained in an investigation of several attacks that occurred June 27 on and near campus will be sent to juvenile court on petitions alleging that they robbed a Northwestern student on that date, police said.

Police said they believe the three Evanston teenagers were involved in a June 27 robbery in the CTA parking lot at the southeast corner of Foster Street and Maple Avenue.

Four other robberies and a related battery took place in the area between 10:30 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. that same date. Bellino said the investigation into these other incidents is open and ongoing.

Man flashes gun, attempts to rob female NU student

A man with a gun tried to rob a female Northwestern student Monday night near her apartment, police said. At about 10 p.m., the man stopped her on the 900 block of Simpson Street, held up a handgun and tried to take her purse, said Cmdr. Joe Bellino of Evanston Police Department. The woman ran away and got to her apartment safely. The offender left via an alley on the 2100 block of Maple Avenue, police said.

3 held in playground battery of 13-year-old

Police have apprehended two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old who may have been involved in the beating of a 13-year-old at a south Evanston playground.

The boy was playing Saturday on the 900 block of Forest Avenue when three assailants came up and stole his lacrosse stick, Bellino said. When the victim tried to get it back, one of the offenders held him while another hit him. Police arrested three juveniles, whom the victim identified as his attackers.

Man charged with taking electric saw to car boot

A 64-year-old Wilmette man was arrested Friday night after a police officer found him using an electric saw to remove a “boot” from a car, according to an Evanston Police Department report.

Allen D. Gorman was charged with one count of criminal damage to property.

An officer reported the incident shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, he was on routine patrol on the 1400 block of Sherman Avenue. As he approached a white GMC truck parked on the block, he saw a man bent over near the front driver’s side tire of the car and could see sparks and hear the sound of the saw. When the officer stopped asked the man what he was doing, he replied, “I’m trying to get this off so I can get to work,” the report said.

The man said the car belonged to his roommate and that the roommate had racked up a bunch of tickets prior to the booting. The man cut the padlock from the boot but hadn’t damaged the boot itself.

Gorman is scheduled to appear July 27 in Circuit Court in Skokie.