Blotter: Oct. 31

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

Eyewear package taken from apartment building

A postal package containing about $45 worth of eyewear was stolen this month from an apartment building in downtown Evanston, according to police.

UPS had delivered the box for a 60-year-old man who lives at the building in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Between Oct. 17 and Tuesday, the package went missing.

Two pairs of tinted sunglasses and a pair of chrome goggles were in the box, Parrott said.

A building worker may be responsible for the theft, Parrott said. Police are reviewing surveillance video.

More than $4K in jewelry stolen from apartment

Someone stole more than $4,200 worth of jewelry Monday from an apartment in south Evanston, according to police.

Parrott said the resident, a 44-year-old woman, told police that a family member entered the apartment between 11:15 a.m.  and 3:30 p.m. and took a jewelry box. The box contained five gold necklaces, a wedding band and an another ring.

Parrott said there were no signs of forced entry in the apartment in the 600 block of Oakton Street.

— Patrick Svitek