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Marshall Cohen

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Gang graffiti found at Evanston park

An Evanston park supervisor discovered gang-related graffiti Sunday at Butler Park in the 2200 block of Foster Street, said Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott.

The graffiti was first reported Tuesday and included symbols that read “Loco 5” and “SGDK,” Parrott said. The symbols most likely originated from the Los Locos gang, which is a rival gang to the Spanish Gangster Disciples, Parrott added.

Park supervisors periodically check the public grounds for graffiti and to make sure everything is intact, Parrott said.

Tires slashed on 3 cars on Maple, Sherman

Someone slashed the tires of two cars on Maple Avenue and one on Sherman Avenue early Tuesday morning, according to the EPD daily crime bulletin.

A white Hyundai Elantra and a silver Toyota RAV4 were slashed on Maple Avenue, Parrott said. A blue Hyundai Elantra was slashed on Sherman Avenue.

All of the slashings were likely committed by the same person because they occurred in a small area and were similar types of incidents, Parrott said. He added that the cars were probably chosen at random.

– Marshall Cohen

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Marshall Cohen, Managing Editor

Marshall Cohen was a managing editor of The Daily. His other past positions include City editor and deputy City editor. He is from Livingston, N.J., and...