Police Blotter: Jan. 20

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Mercedes-Benz hood ornament stolen

Someone stole the hood ornament of a car in Evanston on Wednesday night, police said.

A 42-year-old man reported the emblem of his 1998 Mercedes-Benz was stolen as it was parked in the 1400 block of Oak Avenue, Evanston Deputy Police Chief Jay Parrott said.

The ornament is valued at about $50 and no other damage was done to the vehicle, police said.

Chicago resident arrested in connection with retail theft

A young man was arrested in connection with misdemeanor retail theft in south Evanston on Thursday evening.

The 18-year-old Chicago resident was observed taking a 750 mL bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey whiskey as well as a 750 mL bottle of champagne and was stopped by a store security guard at Jewel Osco, 2485 Howard St., Parrott said. The total value of the items was about $68.63.

The young man was charged with misdemeanor retail theft and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 23.

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