Blotter: Oct. 22

Ina Yang, Reporter

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Man arrested for sneaking batteries from hardware store

A 59-year-old Evanston resident was charged Thursday for stealing a pack of batteries and a flashlight from Home Depot.

The resident was shopping at Home Depot, 2201 Oakton St., at 1:24 p.m. Thursday when he allegedly went to the garden area of the store to take the batteries and flashlight from his shopping cart and put them in his coat, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. He then proceeded to check out, where he was discovered and held by the security agents at the store until police officers arrived. The man was then arrested, Parrott said.

Evanston Police shoot, kill pit bull attacking another dog

A pit bull was shot and killed by an Evanston police officer Thursday afternoon when the loose animal attacked another dog and its owner.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. in the 1100 block of Oak Avenue. The owner of the attacked dog was trying to separate the two animals when she was also attacked.

EPD arrived and determined it was necessary to shoot the pit bull to prevent any further attack, Parrott said. The owner of the loose dog has been located and received citations for having a loose dog and not having a current dog license, Parrott said.


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— Ina Yang

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