Blotter: Electronics stolen, car vandalized

Grace Johnson

Flatscreen TV, Mac computer stolen during daytime burglary

An Evanston resident reported a burglary Wednesday, police said.

The burglary, which occurred on the 1400 block of Dempster Street, occurred between 9 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.

The burglar stole an LG flatscreen television and a Mac desktop computer, Guenther said.

The suspect entered through an unsecured rear basement window and exited through a locked rear door, Guenther said.

The house owner discovered the burglary when he came home for the day, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate.Car window found smashed, no items missing from vehicle

A vehicle parked at 626 Sheridan Square was reported damaged Wednesday morning, police said.

The driver’s-side window of the vehicle was smashed, Guenther said.

Police checked the license plate and discovered the vehicle was registered in Oregon.

The vehicle was not ransacked and nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle, although a container full of coins was found in the car, as well as a sign that said, “No dogs without leashes,” Guenther said.

It is unclear whether the sign was placed in the car to send a message or if it was in the car to begin with, police said.