Police Blotter: April 23

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Evanston home burglarized

Someone burglarized an Evanston home of more than $800 worth of tools between April 11 and Saturday, police said.

There were pry marks on the garage door of the house in the 1500 block of Davis Street, from which the tools were taken, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Various Milwaukee and Craftsman tools were stolen from the home, including a combination wrench set, a drill and a cordless saw, worth a total of about $821, police said.

The homeowner, a 62-year-old man, also told police that his car, a 2000 BMW that was left unlocked, was rummaged through, but nothing was taken, Dugan said.

Leahy Park building wall graffitied

Someone defaced the wall of a park building with graffiti between Friday and Tuesday, police said.

A public works employee reported the graffiti in Leahy Park, which is on the corner of Ridge Avenue and Lincoln Street, Dugan said. The wall was spray painted with the word “webs,” he said.

This is the third time graffiti has been found in the park this month. Previously incidents occurred on April 8 and overnight on April 14, police said.

Dugan said the incidents are related and police have placed a special watch on the park.

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