Blotter: Tree stolen, iPod robbery, student seizure

Katie Park

Tree stolen outside Sherman Ave. building

An unknown person stole a tree from outside a building on the 1900 block of Sherman Avenue earlier this week, police said.

An Evanston resident called police at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday to report the theft of a ginkgo tree, Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said. The tree disappeared from the parkway in front of the building at 1926 Sherman Ave., he said.

The victim last saw the tree Sunday, Guenther said. After calling the city’s Forestry Division, the victim confirmed it had not been removed by the city.

Teenager asks to look at iPod, then steals it

An unknown teenager stole a man’s iPod after asking to see it Monday afternoon, police said.A teenager in black coat and dark pants approached the victim around 4 p.m. at the corner of Maple Avenue and Greenleaf Street and asked to see his iPod nano, Guenther said. After the victim handed him the iPod, he fled east on Greenleaf Street.

The victim told police he might be able to identify the thief.

Police are still investigating.

Chi Omega resident has seizure in kitchen

A student with flu-like symptoms had a seizure at the Chi Omega sorority house Tuesday, police said.

Police responded to a call from a resident of Chi Omega, 1870 Orrington Ave., that another resident had a seizure while sitting in the kitchen area, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. The student having the seizure had been ill all day, police said.

The student was taken to the hospital.

– Katie Park