Police Blotter: Feb. 10

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Holiday season burglary reported to police

More than $800 in assorted items were burglarized from an Evanston home during the holiday season, police said.

The burglary was not reported until recently.

A woman of the 2700 block of Sheridan Road said her residence was unoccupied between Dec. 26 and Dec. 30 while her family was on vacation, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Upon the family’s return, the woman, 50, noticed three Chicago Blackhawks jerseys valued at $300 total, three Blackhawks hats worth $75 total, a Polaroid camera valued at $140, a One Direction perfume bottle worth $75 and other items were missing, police said.

Dugan said it appeared the entry was made through an unlocked window.

Man arrested in connection with firing gun

A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with discharging his firearm in his south Evanston apartment Saturday night.

A man in a different unit of the same building, 415 Howard St., saw a bullet come into his residence, at which point the 22-year-old came over immediately to see if everything was okay, Dugan said. The 22-year-old said he was at the gun range earlier and as he was breaking the .40 caliber handgun down, it accidentally discharged into the other unit, he added. Police said the man had a valid firearms identification card.

The 22-year-old was charged with a misdemeanor and is scheduled to appear in court March 10.

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