Blotter: Jan. 9

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Truck hit by drunk driver, injuring city employee

A man was arrested Tuesday night after he drunkenly crashed his car into a city truck in central Evanston, police said. Street supervisor Don Cornelius was in the driver’s seat of the truck at the time of the crash and later went to the hospital. He was released with no serious injuries, Public Works Director Suzette Robinson said.

The truck was parked to protect workers who were clearing snow off of Central Street, Robinson said. The driver was going westbound on Central Street and did not see the truck, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The accident happened near the intersection of Central Street and Bennett Avenue. The driver claimed he didn’t see the truck because his windshield was fogged, Parrott said. The man driving the car was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Chicago man arrested in connection with the attempted theft of $9K in electronics

Police arrested a Chicago man Monday at the Best Buy in Evanston after he attempted to steal about $9,000 worth of electronics, police said.

The man tried to use a fraudulent Visa gift card to buy the electronics from the store, 2301 Howard St. He tried to purchase the items with the card after 8 p.m. Monday, police said. He was charged with attempted theft and is scheduled to appear in court March 4.

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