Police Blotter: April 13

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Handgun stolen from Evanston home

Someone stole a handgun from a home near the Chicago-Evanston border on April 2, police said.

The owner of the handgun, a 48-year-old man, said a juvenile friend of one of his relatives was at his home in the 800 block of Dobson Street, and he believes the friend took the handgun, Dugan said. The man did not notice the .380 caliber handgun was stolen until April 5 and did not call police until Thursday, Dugan added. The gun is worth about $500, police said.

There were no signs of forced entry into the house, Dugan said.

Attempted burglary near Ryan Field

Someone attempted to enter a window of an apartment near Ryan Field on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The owner of the home, a 59-year-old woman, told police she heard a crash in her kitchen, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

No one was seen at the apartment in the 2500 block of Jackson Avenue, but the woman discovered several platters and a picture frame that had been on the windowsill knocked to the ground, Dugan added. The window was slightly open for ventilation, but the screen appeared to have been lifted by someone other than the woman, he said.

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