Police Blotter: Oct. 16

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

Two men arrested in connection with retail theft

Two Waukegan, Illinois, men were charged with the retail theft of a Home Depot on Tuesday, police said.

Police were called to the Home Depot in Evanston, 2201 Oakton St., after the two men were stopped by the store’s security, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Twenty items with a total value of about $600 were found in the men’s possession, Parrott said. The men were then arrested at about 1 p.m., police said.

The men, ages 58 and 60, were charged with misdemeanor retail theft, Parrott said.

Police respond to a disturbance between a driver and pedestrian

Police responded Sunday night to an altercation between a driver and a pedestrian, police said.

A 46-year-old man said he was standing in the street at Dewey Avenue and Emerson Street when a vehicle nearly hit him, Parrott said. The driver exited the vehicle after the pedestrian said something to him, Parrott said.

The driver then began to push and shove the pedestrian and then punched him in the face, police said.

After the driver left the scene, a 43-year-old woman called police to report the incident, Parrott said.

The vehicle was a 2007 black Mitsubishi, police said. The driver of the vehicle is unknown.

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