Police Blotter: Feb. 18

Hal Jin, Reporter

Equipment stolen from warehouse

About $3,500 worth of equipment was stolen from a warehouse undergoing rehabilitation in the 200 block of Hartrey Avenue.

A Stihl concrete saw worth $1,500 and $2,000 worth of copper wire were stolen sometime between 4 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 7 a.m. on Feb. 16, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The construction foreman alleged that the burglars entered the property by cutting a padlock on a fence that surrounded the site and took the items from a toolshed by cutting another padlock, police said.

Driver charged for obstructing identification

A 40-year-old Evanston resident was arrested during a traffic stop in the 9400 block of McCormick Boulevard.

The man supplied a false name and date of birth to officers, police said. The arresting officer realized this when he looked up the driver’s license photo for the false name.

The man was charged with driving under a suspended license and with obstructing identification. He is scheduled to appear in a Skokie courthouse March 3.

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