Police Blotter: Jan. 15

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Car stolen, recovered from Evanston pizza delivery driver

A car was stolen from a pizza delivery driver as he stopped to make a delivery Tuesday night in Evanston. It was recovered soon afterward.

The 32-year-old pizza driver, an Evanston resident, left his car running on the corner of Darrow Avenue and Crain Street when he saw someone get in the car and drive away around 11 p.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Minutes later, police found the car, a 1998 Toyota, empty after it had been involved in an accident, Dugan said. The car lost control and went through a yard, hitting a fence in the 1600 block of Greenleaf Street, he added. Police returned the car to its owner.

Man arrested in connection with more than $500 of stolen cosmetics

A Chicago resident was arrested in connection with the retail theft of more than $500 worth of cosmetics near the Chicago-Evanston border Monday afternoon, police said.

A store security guard observed the 50-year-old man leaving Jewel Osco, 2485 Howard St., without paying for several items. The man tried to run away, but the security guard stopped him until police arrived, Dugan said.

The Chicago resident was charged with felony retail theft and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 27.

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