Blotter: Nov. 29

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

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Niles man arrested in connection with identity theft

Ricky Mitchell was arrested and charged with identity theft Sunday morning at his home in Niles.

In October, a 69-year-old Evanston resident reported a stolen purse, which included several credit cards, Evanston Police spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Police found Mitchell when he used one of the cards to purchase $14 worth of groceries at a Jewel-Osco in Niles. Officers used security footage from the store to identify Mitchell, who has a previous conviction for aggravated identify theft and is currently on parole. Mitchell is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 6.

Thief uses planter to break window, steal jewelry

An unknown person used a planter to break the window of an Evanston home Monday in the 2800 block of Sheridan Road.

The home belonged to a 64-year-old Evanston resident, Parrott said. The burglary occurred on Monday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The thief stole jewelry, although the total value is unknown.

Evanston Police execute second drug-related raid this week in Rogers Park

Evanston Police executed their second drug-related search warrant in Rogers Park on Tuesday, according to a news release.

Officers from the Special Operations Group obtained a search warrant for the residence of Marwan Rahim in the 2900 block of West Pratt Avenue in Chicago. According to the release, Evanston police became aware of illegal drug sales in Evanston, Skokie and Rogers Park, and their investigation lead them to Rahim. Officers recovered 215 grams of cannabis in addition to a .38 caliber handgun and more than $5,000 in cash, according to the release. Rahim was charged with several items, including the possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

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