Blotter: Feb. 25

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Chicago women arrested in connection with theft of $12K in jewelry

Police arrested two Chicago women Friday after investigating the theft of an estimated $12,000 in jewelry from an Evanston woman.

A 43-year-old Evanston woman reported jewelry stolen from her home in the 2200 block of Madison Place, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. 

The thefts were reported between Jan. 12 and Feb. 6, police said. The Evanston resident said she had allowed at least one of the women access to her residence, although the relationship between the parties is unclear. Officers were able to recover some of the jewelry that was sold to multiple pawnshops in the Chicago area, Parrott said.

Police arrested the Chicago women at their home Friday afternoon. They are scheduled to appear in court March 31.

Evanston man threatened at gunpoint

An unknown driver pointed a gun at an Evanston man early Sunday morning after he passed the driver’s car, police said.

The resident was driving in south Evanston at about 2:45 a.m. when a black car stopped immediately in front of the resident’s car, Parrott said. The resident, 21, drove past the black car, at which point the black car began following the resident.

Near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Seward Street, the driver of the black car pulled up next to the Evanston resident and pointed a gun at his head. After briefly displaying the handgun, the driver of the black car left the scene.

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