Blotter: April 19

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

Evanston man seen in stolen vehicle, arrested by police

An Evanston man was arrested Sunday night after Evanston Police saw him in a stolen car on Emerson Street.

Several people were in the car when officers ran the license plate numbers, after which they learned the car had been reported stolen out of Chicago, Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The car was in a mechanic’s shop when it was taken without permission, Parrott said.

The man was arrested at about 10 p.m. near 2125 Emerson St. The man, 22, was charged with trespassing in the vehicle. The Cook County State’s Attorney did not approve charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, Parrott said. The man is scheduled to appear in court May 31.

Chicago man caught allegedly stealing gloves, knife from Target

A Chicago man reportedly tried to steal gardening gloves and a utility knife from Target in south Evanston last week.

A loss prevention officer at Target, 2209 W. Howard St., observed the man taking the gloves and the knife, valued at about $40, and concealing them on his person, Parrott said. The employee recovered the items and called police. Target declined to prosecute the man, Parrott said, although the man is no longer allowed on Target’s premises.

— Ciara McCarthy

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