Blotter: April 15

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

Car window damaged after gang dispute

Two alleged gang members damaged an Evanston man’s car during a dispute on the south end last week, police said.

The men yelled at two other Evanston residents during an argument occurring in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street. After a brief back-and-forth, the alleged gang members broke the rear window of a 1992 Buick belonging to one of the two other residents and fled.

Parrott said the incident is related to an ongoing conflict between two gangs that also resulted in a spike in gang graffiti in February.

“There are no victims of physical violence (in these incidents),” he said. “But we have increased patrol with the gang narcotics squad.”

Laptop stolen during burglary at 507 Cleaners

A laptop was stolen during a burglary at 507 Cleaners last week, Parrott said.

The owner of the business at 507 Main St. said an attempt to access the cash register was recorded around 11:30 p.m., Parrott said. Nothing else was disturbed.

Whoever committed the crime entered through the back door, which had been locked earlier, Parrott said.

— Tanner Maxwell

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