Police Blotter: April 15

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Playstation 3 stolen from Evanston apartment

Someone broke into an apartment near the Evanston-Chicago border and stole a Sony PlayStation 3 on Monday afternoon, police said.

The owner of the residence, a 52-year-old man, said he left his home in the 800 block of Dobson Avenue at 9 a.m. on Monday and upon his return at 2:30 p.m. found his apartment in disarray, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

A PlayStation 3 worth about $400 was taken from the apartment, police said. Some of the 52-year-old resident’s possessions, including a DVD player and sunglasses, were found in the common area of the apartment complex but were later returned to him, Dugan said.

A chair was placed underneath one of the unlocked windows of the unit which was probably how the person entered the apartment, Dugan said.

Section of fence cut down

Someone cut down a section of a fence outside a home near the Evanston-Skokie border Monday morning, police said.

A section of the chain-link fence at the home of a 62-year-old resident was cut down in the 2300 block of Foster Street at about 10 a.m., police said.

There were no witnesses to the incident, but the owner of the property said a landscaper is doing work next door and may have done it to gain better access, Dugan said.

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