Blotter: Oct. 16

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

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Chicago woman arrested in connection with forgery

Chicago resident Lillian Taylor turned herself into the Evanston Police Department for forgery Wednesday, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

In May, EPD issued a warrant for Taylor’s arrest but was unable to locate her. The 28-year-old turned herself in 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Taylor was charged with forgery after police say she cashed a $978 check made payable to herself at First Bank and Trust, 820 Church St. She attempted to cash a second check at a later date but was unsuccessful, Parrott said. Taylor is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 7.

Arrest made in Walgreens burglaries

EPD arrested a 27-year-old man on Saturday in connection with two recent burglaries at Walgreens, according to an Oct. 15 news release. Matthew Long was charged with two counts of burglary.

Police say Long forced entry into Walgreens, 635 Chicago Ave., on Thursday and Friday. On both occasions, the burglar used a hammer to force entry into the store and, once inside, took cigarettes, Parrott said.

Detectives used video footage in their investigation to locate Long. Long admitted to the burglaries after he was arrested, and police recovered a hammer he may have used to break the Walgreens windows. Long is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 7.

— Ciara McCarthy

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