Police Blotter: Oct. 9

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

Car window broken overnight in Evanston

A woman found her car window broken Tuesday morning after parking it overnight, police said.

The 25-year-old woman parked her car in the 600 block of Custer Avenue on the night of Oct 6. She discovered the car window broken the next morning, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Nothing in the car, which is a 2011 Honda, was found moved or missing, Parrott said.

The woman believes the incident may be domestically related, Parrott said.

Man arrested in connection with retail theft of laptop

A man was arrested Sunday in connection with retail theft in a Best Buy in Evanston, police said.

Police were called to the Best Buy, 2301 Howard St., after the manager observed a suspicious person, Parrott said.

Police discovered a Hewlett-Packard Co. notebook laptop computer in a stroller the man was pushing, Parrott said. Police then found the packaging of the laptop in the men’s restroom. The laptop was worth $299, Parrott said.

The man is suspected of involvement in previous retail thefts, Parrott said. The man was charged with felony retail theft.

A 2-year-old child was in the company of the man during the incident. The child was released to the police’s Juvenile Bureau following the arrest, Parrott said.

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