Police Blotter: Nov. 24

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

Northwestern student’s apartment burglarized

An apartment in Evanston where a Northwestern student resides was burglarized Thursday night, police said.

A 21-year-old student living in the 800 block of Hamlin Street reported that the burglary occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. when no one was home, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The exterior door to the apartment building as well as the interior door to the unit were both unlocked, Parrott said.

A 13-inch MacBook laptop, a PlayStation 4 gaming system and a silver backpack with an NU logo were all reported stolen, police said.

The laptop reportedly had several stickers on it, including one with the words “Big Mak” and one with the word “Threads” on them, Parrott said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, Parrott said.

Chicago man arrested in connection with retail theft

A 37-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the retail theft of a Jewel-Osco in Evanston, police said.

Police responded to an incident at Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St., located in the strip mall, at about 9:42 p.m. after a man was stopped by security, Parrott said.

The Chicago resident was observed placing multiple bottles of liquor in his jacket pockets and then passed the last point of purchase without making an attempt to pay, police said.

The total value of the liquor was about $135, Parrott said.

The 37-year-old man was charged with misdemeanor retail theft, Parrott said.

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