Blotter: Feb. 14

Tanner Maxwell, Design Editor

Burglar takes more than $10,000 worth of items

Someone allegedly broke into a 37-year-old woman’s home in the 1900 block of Brummel Street on Monday.

The woman’s neighbor contacted the police after noticing the the back door of the residence was open, Evanston Police spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Upon returning home the woman said the door was forced open. Parrott said the burglar either pried or kicked the door open and it is not clear which happened.

The burglar took many items, including a Dell laptop, a Wii, a Nintendo D, several video games and a 61-inch flat screen television, Parrott said.

The woman reported several small jewelry boxes were also taken, which contained a wedding ring, a men’s watch and other valuables.

Parrott said the total value of the items, including jewelry, is about $14,000.

Items stolen from fenced yard

A thief reportedly took items from a 34-year-old man’s lawn in the 1500 block of Monroe Street.

The thief took a lawn mower and four lawn chairs from the Evanston home. Parrott said the items were not secured, but a fence surrounds the residence.

The lawn mower is valued at $100, and the four lawn chairs are worth $200 total, Parrott said.

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