Police Blotter

Katie Glueck

June 29: Cell phone stolen from security desk

A security guard working in the 1800 Sherman Ave. building told police that his Nokia cell phone and charger were stolen from the security desk in the lobby, University Police Assistant Chief Dan McAleer said. The phone disappeared sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., he said.

The victim said he always left his phone there while conducting security checks in the building, and that members of the cleaning crew were the only other individuals there at the time, according to McAleer.

McAleer said there are no leads.

June 30: Picnic table stolen from Center for Talent Development

While responding to another call in reference to a theft, police learned that a picnic table had been stolen from the Center for Talent Development, 625 Noyes St., McAleer said.

“We met with a Northwestern staff member who said a round, steel mesh picnic table had been removed from the yard without consent,” he said.

The staff member told police that the table, which was green and had four seats attached, disappeared sometime between June 1 and June 14, but she couldn’t remember the last time she saw it.

The table had been attached to a tree in the yard by a metal chain. McAleer said police observed no break in the chain.

He went on to say that the case will not be investigated further.

“There’s nothing to go on,” McAleer said.

July 7: Evanston minor attacked outside restaurant

A 13-year-old male Evanston resident was assaulted outside a restaurant at the intersection of Emerson Street and Dodge Avenue while his friends were inside buying soda at around 2:43 p.m., Evanston Police Cmdr. Thomas Guenther said.

“The subject choked him and slammed him against the fence and scratched the right side of his face,” Guenther said.

When the victim’s friends came outside, they fought the subject back. Three more subjects then emerged from the restaurant to join the fray, he said. The subjects left and returned with golf clubs but were dispersed by people in the area, Guenther said.

He added that police are looking into the situation and plan to investigate further.