Blotter: March 2

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Burglar steals bikes from garage

A thief took two bikes after breaking into a 74-year-old Evanston man’s garage located in the 1300 block of Wesley Avenue on Wednesday morning, Evanston Police Department spokesman Jay Parrott said.

The man’s neighbor told him his overhead garage door was open Wednesday morning, Parrott said.

The man discovered two bikes inside the garage were missing and a door on the south side of the garage was pried open.

Parrott said nothing else was taken from the garage and there are no suspects at this time.

Flower pot set ablaze

A flower pot on the porch of an Evanston woman’s porch in the 1900 block of Emerson Street was set on fire Wednesday afternoon, Parrott said.

The 71-year-old homeowner noticed the pot on fire and extinguished it. Parrott said the fire department responded to make sure the fire was properly extinguished, and Evanston police filed a report.

It is believed someone set fire to the pot, Parrott said. However, he also said at this time there are no known suspects.

In addition, Parrott said how the fire started remains unknown. Although police think someone set fire to the pot, the fire may not have been started by anyone at all, he said.

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