Blotter: Oct. 23

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

Rash of flattened tires across Evanston

Since Friday, more than 20 incidences of flattened car tires have been reported to the Evanston Police Department, said Cmdr. Jay Parrott.

Between 8 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 11 people reported flattened tires on their cars. The affected vehicles were parked on the street or in residential driveways. Three cars were damaged in the 2200 block of Sherman Avenue, four in 23oo block of Sherman Avenue, one in 700 block of Colfax Street, one in the 22oo block of Orrington Avenue and one in 2300 block of Orrington Avenue. Four tires were punctured, one had a screw in it, and the others were flattened through unknown means.

Parrott added that 11 more reports of flattened tires came in Monday morning. EPD is investigating the situation and looking at video surveillance from the affected areas.

Group attacks, robs Evanston teen

An Evanston boy was attacked and robbed in west Evanston on Thursday.

The 14-year-old was walking in the 1700 block of Hovland Court just after noon when approximately 20 youths approached him from behind, Parrott said. Five of the individuals allegedly attacked the boy from behind. He was punched in the face and knocked to the ground, and told police the group took the headphones from around his neck and fled the area on foot.

The 14-year-old suffered minor facial injuries and was treated on the scene by paramedics. The headphones were worth approximately $20.

— Ciara McCarthy

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