Blotter: Oct. 30

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

Northwestern student arrested after busted party

A Northwestern student was arrested at his residence Friday evening in connection with possession of an alcoholic beverage as a minor and possession of a fraudulent ID card.

Police responded to reports of a loud party in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue at 11:30 p.m. and found the student, 20, in possession of an alcoholic beverage, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Several people at the party were in possession of alcoholic beverages, police said. EPD charged the student with two class A misdemeanors under state law, instead of under Evanston city ordinances. Parrott said this might be due to the student’s demeanor.

The student is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 17.

Skokie resident arrested in connection with Whole Foods vitamin theft

Evanston police arrested a Skokie resident Friday evening in connection with the retail theft of several items from Whole Foods, 1111 Chicago Ave.

An employee of Whole Foods allegedly saw the man, Rodney Harvey Jr., with the items past the last point of sale. Harvey, 31, had four items with him, including various vitamins, totaling about $83, Parrott said. The incident was captured on video and police arrested Harvey and charged him with one count of retail theft at 8:30 p.m. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 5.

— Ciara McCarthy

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