Blotter: Sept. 27

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

Police: Chicago man took whiskey from Jewel Osco

A Chicago man is accused of stealing five bottles of whiskey from the Jewel-Osco near the Evanston border.

At about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, William Hitchcock, 39, put the alcohol in his backpack and tried to leave the grocery store, 2485 Howard St., Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Loss prevention agents stopped Hitchcock, of the 2400 block of West Berwyn Avenue.

Parrott said the bottles were worth nearly $145 in total.

Hitchcock was charged with retail theft. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 7.

Northwestern student’s bike taken from apartment building

Someone stole a bike from a Northwestern student’s apartment building Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

At about 4:17 p.m., someone took the bike from the basement of the building in the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue, Parrott said.

The 20-year-old student described the bike as black and made by Trek, Parrott said.

— Patrick Svitek