Blotter: Oct. 4

Ina Yang, Reporter

Evanston resident’s house ransacked 

A 42-year-old Evanston resident reported that his house was broken into sometime between 5 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Evanston Police spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

When he returned home, the man discovered that his house had been accessed through the locked back door adjacent to the kitchen, he said.

The resident’s house is located in the 1400 block of Noyes Street. Items taken include a laptop valued roughly at $1,500, a bike and $200 in cash, Parrott said.

Locker room break-in at LA Fitness

A 16-year-old Evanston resident returned to the locker room of LA Fitness at about 8 p.m. Monday after exercising to find his lock gone and the majority of the locker contents missing.

The victim’s wallet, including credit cards and approximately $50 in cash, was taken. The iPhone also kept inside the locker, however, remained untouched.

LA Fitness, 1618 Sherman Ave., has been experiencing excessive theft recently, Parrott said, and EPD has been “getting up to combat” with this situation and working with the fitness studio to reduce thefts. The studio has implemented changes, but they do not seem to have had large effects on the problem, Parrott added.

— Ina Yang

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