Police Blotter: Oct. 3

Paige Leskin, City Editor

Evanston man arrested in connection with retail theft

A 49-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly took items from a Home Depot in Evanston without paying, police said.

More than $56 in merchandise was taken from the store, 2201 Oakton St., including an LED flashlight and a knife, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The entire incident was caught on video footage provided by the hardware store, Parrott said. Police responded and stopped the man in the parking lot.

The Evanston man was charged with felony retail theft because of a prior conviction, police said.

18-year-old charged with disorderly conduct

An Evanston man was arrested Wednesday in connection with disturbing the peace, police said.

Police responded around 11 a.m. on Wednesday to reports of a man, 18, throwing objects at a property in the 1500 block of Dobson Street, Parrott said. The man was arrested in the 300 block of Dodge Avenue, police said.

The incident resulted in a custodial arrest, not a ticket, Parrott said. The man faces a monetary fine for his actions, he said.

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