Blotter: Feb. 23

Grace Johnson

Teen steals cigars after ID questioned

A female teenager left a Shell gas station without paying for two cigars, police said.

The suspect entered the station, 2494 Oakton St., early Friday morning to buy two lime-flavored cigars, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.

The station clerk said the picture on the ID didn’t resemble the suspect, police said. The suspect then grabbed the cigars and the ID and fled the store in a a gray Honda without paying.

Police have a license plate number to track the vehicle, Guenther said.

Toothpick puncture injures child in Tech

A 9-year-old boy punctured his pinkie finger with a toothpick during a class on campus Saturday afternoon, police said.

The incident took place at Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road, where the boy was helping a fellow classmate clean up when he noticed a toothpick stuck in his pinkie finger, said University Deputy Police Chief Daniel McAleer.

The child’s father immediately began to drive the child to the hospital, but had to flag down University Police to direct him to Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave., police said.

-GRACE JOHNSON