Blotter: Oct. 1

Tanner Maxwell, Video Editor

Man hits Evanston resident in head with crowbar

Someone hit the head of an 18-year-old resident Saturday evening in west Evanston, according to police.

The resident was walking north on Dodge Avenue when someone hit him in the head with a crowbar from behind, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Police believe the incident was gang-related.

The resident received small cuts on his head and was bleeding, Parrott said. Paramedics took the resident to Evanston Hospital.

3 Hondas stolen within 12 hours

Three cars were stolen Saturday night and Sunday morning in south Evanston, according to police.

Parrott said police believe the incidents are related.

All cars stolen were Hondas made in the late 1990s, reported as stolen within 12 hours of one another and located in the same area, according to police. A 1997 red CR-V was stolen from the 1500 block of Madison Street, a 1999 cream CR-V from the corner of Sherman Avenue and Seward Street and a 1995 Odyssey from the 800 block of Elmwood Avenue.

“It wouldn’t be unreasonable to say these incidents were related because of the make, model and time frame,” Parrott said.

— Tanner Maxwell