Blotter: Jan. 6

Grace Johnson

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Police thwart potential dispute between NU employee, wifeThe wife of a Northwestern employee made threats to her husband’s female co-worker Monday, police said.

The suspect, who has been diagnosed with psychological problems, falsely believed her husband and the woman to be in a romantic relationship, University Police Deputy Chief Daniel McAleer said.

When the suspect was on her way to confront the victim at Facilities Management, 2020 Ridge Ave., police called the suspect and told her not to come on campus and to make no further contact with the alleged victim.

The suspect did not arrive at the building, and confrontation was avoided, McAleer said.

Alcohol stolen from Wilmette Real Estate office basement

An unknown number of suspects broke into a real estate office and stole several bottles of alcohol, police said.

The incident took place between Thursday evening and Monday morning at the Wilmette Real Estate office, 636 Church St., said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.

The suspects used brute force to enter a basement storage room, where they allegedly took a variety of bottles of alcohol, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Student’s Schwinn stolen from Elder during Winter Break

An NU student noticed her bicycle was missing after she returned from Winter Break, police said.

The student secured the Schwinn bicycle the evening of Dec. 10 outside Elder Hall, 2400 Sheridan Road, but it was missing Sunday, McAleer said.

The student is trying to obtain a serial number to help police in the search, McAleer said.

-GRACE JOHNSON