Police Blotter: Jan. 14

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Man arrested in connection with retail theft, indecent exposure

A Schaumburg man was arrested near the Chicago-Evanston border in connection with retail theft and indecent exposure Sunday afternoon, police said.

Police received a call about a person exposing his genitals at Target, 2209 Howard St., around 1:55 p.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. On the way there, police found a man who matched the description in the 2100 block of Howard Street, intoxicated with his pants partially down, exposing his genitals, Dugan added.

Police found some bottles of cologne and lotion with price tags still intact and followed up with security in Target where the cameras showed the 54-year-old man leaving without paying for those items, Dugan said. The man also had three unopened bottles of vodka. Police checked with the cameras in the nearby Jewel Osco, 2485 Howard St., which showed a man taking the bottles off the shelf and leaving without paying for them, Dugan said.

The man had a previous conviction for retail theft, so he was charged with two counts of felony retail theft as well as a misdemeanor for public indecency.

Car stolen while owner warmed it up

A car was stolen Monday morning near the Chicago-Evanston border after it was left running to warm up outside the owner’s home, police said.

The car, a 1996 gray Volvo, which was parked in the 100 block of Ashland Avenue, was stolen from a 37-year-old man, Dugan said.

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