Blotter: Oct. 27

Susan Du

Bike stolen from residential property on Hinman Avenue

An eight-speed, bright green bike was stolen from residential property Monday.

Evanston Police Department officers received a report of theft that occurred 4 p.m. on the 1700 block of Hinman Avenue, Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.

The stolen bike was worth $85 and was unsecured when it was taken from the backyard. There are currently no suspects, but police are still investigating the issue.

Evanston woman confronts man ransacking her unlocked car

An Evanston woman confronted a man who entered her vehicle illegally Monday.

Evanston police were dispatched to a residence on the 1800 block of Grey Avenue at approximately 2:39 p.m. in reference to a burglary, Guenther said.

Once they arrived on the scene, they spoke to the resident, who explained she had been looking out the window of her house when she noticed an unknown man ransacking her 1995 yellow Ford vehicle. The car, which was parked on the driveway, had been unlocked when the man entered it.

The owner of the vehicle exited the house and confronted the man inside her car. She alleged that at that time, another man intervened on her part and tried to detain the burglar. The burglar then brandished a knife and fled down an alley on Grey Avenue.

He took approximately $20 in change.

– Susan Du

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