Blotter: May 6

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

Nearly $2K worth of goods stolen from central Evanston apartment

Someone burglarized about $1,800 worth of items from an apartment in central Evanston overnight on Friday or early Saturday morning.

A pair of diamond earrings and a black leather wristwatch were taken from the residence of a 39-year-old, who returned home to find jewelry boxes out of place, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The Evanston resident said the doors and windows in the apartment in the 1400 block of Darrow Avenue were locked and police said they found no signs of forced entry.

No suspects have been identified in the incident, Parrott said.

Chicago resident arrested for Jewel-Osco theft

A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with retail theft at a supermarket near the Chicago border Thursday afternoon.

The man went into Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St., and took several packages of meat, Parrott said. He concealed the items, worth about $90, in his coat and pants, but was stopped by loss prevention officers before being detained by police.

The man, who is a Chicago resident, was charged with a felony due to having a previous conviction for retail theft in 2009, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court May 8.

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