Police Blotter: Jan. 12

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Police field shots fired call Thursday morning

Officers responded to a shots fired call in southwest Evanston on Thursday morning.

A call came in of one shot fired in the 900 block of Grey Avenue near the Robert Crown Center at around 6:04 a.m., police said. Police responded but did not locate any evidence, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

“We can’t confirm that it was shots fired,” he said. “The call came in that way but it could have been something else.”

Evanston resident arrested in connection with retail theft

A 29-year-old Evanston woman was arrested in connection with retail theft Thursday.

The assistant manager at an Evanston Walgreens observed the woman enter the store and put items in her purse, then go to the cashier and pay for other items in her cart, Parrott said.

The stolen items had a value of about $33 and included juice boxes, hair dye, Oreo cookies and miscellaneous groceries.

The 29-year-old was charged with misdemeanor retail theft and will appear in court Feb. 5.

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