Police Blotter: Sept. 25

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

Man arrested in connection with drug and theft charges

A man was detained Monday after failing to pay for about $80 worth of laundry detergent, police said.

The man was charged with retail theft, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor criminal trespass to property after attempting to steal Tide laundry detergent from Jewel-Osco, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The man was also found with a pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine, he said.

The retail theft charge was upgraded to a felony due to a prior conviction. The man had also received warnings to stay out of the store, resulting in the misdemeanor criminal trespass charge, police said.

Evanston woman arrested in connection with retail theft

An Evanston woman was arrested in connection with a theft from The Home Depot on Tuesday.

The woman concealed eight tiles in a shopping cart and failed to pay for them before leaving the store, Parrott said. The incident was caught on video.

The total value of the items amounted to more than $167, police said.

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