Police Blotter: Feb. 27

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

Metal stolen from Hartrey Avenue business

More than $1,500 worth of metal was stolen from the 200 block of Hartrey Avenue on Wednesday, police said.

Evanston police officers were dispatched around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to Autobarn, 222 Hartrey Ave., where the manager told them that unknown people had cut the lock and chain off the fence on the west side of the business, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. They then took about $1,500 of various metal parts from a red dumpster. The manager, 58, said this happened sometime between Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. and Feb. 25 at 7:30 a.m., Dugan said.

Dugan said he believed it could be scrappers who broke in to take and sell scrap metal.

The metal has not been recovered and no suspects have been identified, he said.

License plate stolen Wednesday 

A woman reported on Wednesday that she had discovered her front license plate was gone, Dugan said.

The 27-year old noticed her license plate was missing on Tuesday at about 6 p.m. She told police she usually parks her 2003 Dodge Ram on the street in the 100 block of Custer Avenue, Dugan said.

Suspects are unknown at this time, he said.

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