Blotter: May 8

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

Two teenagers attempt to steal from another teenager

Two teenagers attempted to steal a phone from a 16-year-old in west Evanston on Monday morning.

The high school student was in the front yard of his residence in the 2000 block of Grey Avenue at about 10:40 a.m. when two teenagers approached him, including one the 16-year-old knew by name, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The two young men asked if they could use the student’s phone to make a call, and the 16-year-old refused to give it to them. The two teenagers then tried to snatch the phone from his hand, police said.

Parrott said there was no indication of any threat of force by the two teenagers.

Graffiti sprayed onto public property

A vandal sprayed graffiti in a parking garage in downtown Evanston sometime between Friday and Monday.

Black lettering was sprayed onto a column in the garage of the main branch of the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., sometime between Friday and Monday nights, police said.

The writing does not appear to be gang-related but is likely an instance of tagging, Parrott said.

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