Police Blotter: April 17

Julian Gerez, Reporter

More than $500 worth of tools burglarized from Evanston home

Someone stole more than $500 worth of tools from a south Evanston home overnight Tuesday, police said.

The person pried open the door to the home sometime between Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. and stole five small tool bags containing various hand tools, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The owner of the home in the 700 block of Madison Street, a 42-year-old man, said the home is currently being remodeled, Dugan added.

Police said an air compressor worth about $100 was stolen in addition to the $500 worth of tools.

Objects defaced by graffiti in Evanston park

The wall of a park house as well as street signs at a north Evanston park were defaced with graffiti overnight on Tuesday, police said.

The graffiti was reported by a 72-year-old female resident of the area who saw the markings.

The wall of a park house was defaced with black and green spray paint with the words “keep buffin” and “new canvas,” along with some illegible words, Dugan added. Additionally, a street sign had the letters “hebrr” written on it in black marker, police said.

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