Blotter: May 23

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

West Evanston garage broken into, gardening equipment stolen

An 83-year-old man’s garage in west Evanston was broken into Monday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The resident woke up in the morning to find several tools missing from his garage in the 1000 block of Pitner Avenue, Parrott said. A set of power tools was left outside, likely for someone to take them later with a vehicle.

The man retrieved the power tools found outside, but it is not clear what exactly was stolen from the garage, Parrott said.

Burglars take gardening equipment from landscaping business

Two men took several items May 16 from the garage of R & G Landscaping, Parrott said.

Video cameras captured footage of two men breaking into the business at 1129 Fowler Ave., prying open the south entrance with an unknown tool, Parrott said.

Parrott said the business owner may know the two men. The burglars took three chainsaws, three cordless drills, one leaf blower and other gardening equipment.

— Tanner Maxwell

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