Police Blotter: Feb. 23

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Skokie woman arrested in connection with retail theft

A 37-year-old Skokie resident was charged with misdemeanor retail theft Wednesday evening, police said.

The woman was seen by an employee of Target, 2209 Howard St., placing nine bedding and linen items with a value of about $205 into her shopping cart, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. She left the store without paying for the items, police said.

The woman is scheduled to appear in court March 13.

Police conduct regular tobacco compliance checks

Evanston police conducted regular tobacco compliance checks Wednesday to ensure that retailers are not selling tobacco to any individual under the age of 21, police said.

A total of 34 retailers are licensed to sell tobacco in the city, Dugan said. Only 7-Eleven, 817 Emerson St., did not pass the check.

The checks are performed by juvenile bureau detectives under the age of 21 who enter the stores supervised by police and attempt to buy tobacco products, according to a news release. If the products are sold without an identification check, the retailer and the cashier who sold the products are cited in violation of the ordinance.

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