Police Blotter: Oct. 17

Paige Leskin, City Editor

$3,000 TV taken from Evanston home

A resident of a home in the 1000 block of Foster Street reported Wednesday that his television was stolen, police said.

The 29-year-old man said his TV was taken sometime between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The man’s roommate had hosted a party of between 40 and 50 people the night before, during which the man went to bed. When he woke up, the TV was gone, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The TV is a Sony 52-inch LED flat screen worth around $3,000, police said. There were no signs of forced entry, but the rear door was unlocked, Parrott said.

Chicago man arrested in connection with retail theft

Police arrested a man Wednesday at a Jewel-Osco in Evanston in connection with retail theft, police said.

Officers responded to the report at Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St., after the store’s loss prevention officer had stopped a man for taking items without paying, Parrott said. Police arrested the man at the store around 8:15 p.m.

The Chicago man, 20, had tried to take two bottles of Grey Goose Vodka and a six pack of Pepsi out of the store without paying, Parrott said. The items were valued around $57.

The incident was recorded on security video, police said. The man was charged with misdemeanor retail theft.

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