Blotter: Feb. 28

Tanner Maxwell, Design Editor

Burglar allegedly takes electronics, piggy bank containing more than $10,000

Someone broke into a 38-year-old Evanston man’s home in the 1700 block of Leland Avenue on Tuesday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. 

Police responded to a call made by the resident. Someone broke the window, and police noticed the side door upon arrival, Parrott said.

The burglar took a Nintendo Wii, SNES, Xbox, $200 in cash and a piggy bank that the resident said contained more than $10,000, Parrott said.

After vacation, man discovers theft in apartment

Someone took an Evanston man’s PlayStation 3 from his apartment in the 500 block of Sherman Avenue while he was on vacation, Parrott said.

The man was away from home Feb. 15 unti Tuesday  and discovered the missing game console when he arrived back home, Parrott said.

The man said his neighbors had access to the apartment while he was gone, but the case is still being investigated, Parrott said.

More gang graffiti found on Dodge Avenue

An employee at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge Ave., discovered gang graffiti on an electrical unit outside the building Thursday, Parrott said.

Additionally, someone reported on the same day that another gang symbol appeared across the street at 320 Dodge Ave., Parrott said. The two instances, he said, appear to be related.

The two signs follow a trend of increased gang graffiti in Evanston. However, Parrott said it is unknown whether or not these instances are related to other graffiti found earlier this week.

— Tanner Maxwell


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