Blotter: May 20

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

Someone knocked over menorah near NU

Someone knocked over the menorah of a Jewish center near Northwestern on Friday, damaging it.

An unknown person tipped over the large metal menorah at the front yard of the Tannenbaum Chabad House, 2014 Orrington Ave., Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. This occurred sometime early Friday morning, police said. A light bulb of the nine-branched candelabra was broken.

Parrott said the area is monitored by closed-circuit television, so police will continue to investigate the incident.

Bicycle worth about $800 stolen from storage shed

Someone burglarized a bike worth about $800 from a storage shed in northwestern Evanston earlier this month.

The black Trek Navigator bike was stolen from a storage shed in the yard of the home of a 45-year-old man in the 3600 block of Hillside Road sometime between May 7 and 11, Parrott said. It is possible that the shed was not locked, Parrott added. The Evanston resident possibly knows who the person who stole the bike is, police said.

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