Police Blotter: April 20

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

Man arrested in connection with giving fake checks to bank

Police charged a Chicago man Wednesday with three felonies after he deposited fake checks at an Evanston bank that totaled more than $10,000, officials said.

A representative from U.S. Bank, 1325 Howard St., reported in March that the 28-year-old man had many “fraudulent transactions” on his personal account, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man had given the bank 102 false checks that totaled $10,951.50 between Oct. 13 and Jan. 6, Dugan said.

The Chicago man was charged with felony theft, felony forgery and felony financial institution fraud, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court May 19.

Snow plow damaged at Evanston hospital

A snow plow stored at an Evanston hospital was damaged Thursday, police said.

A security supervisor at Presence Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., told police someone threw a trash can over the side of a parking garage around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, hitting a snow plow, Dugan said. The light bar on top of the plow shattered when it was hit, Dugan said.

There are no suspects, police said.

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