Blotter: Feb. 24

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Des Plaines man arrested in connection with retail theft

Evanston police arrested a Des Plaines man on Thursday in connection with a 2013 retail theft.

The theft occurred in July at Home Depot, 2201 Oakton St., where a rotary hammer valued at about $589 was stolen, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.  Police used video surveillance from the store to identify the car the thief used to drive away. The car was registered to an individual who was linked to the Des Plaines man. The man was in custody on an unrelated charge at the Cook County jail when detectives linked him to the theft, Parrott said.

Shots fired reported near the lakefront

A citizen reported shots fired Thursday near the lakefront, police said.

Police received the report at 8 p.m. Officers checked the area near the intersection of Greenleaf Street and Lake Shore Boulevard but did not find anything. Police cannot confirm that shots were actually fired, Parrott said.

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