Police Blotter: May 11

Julian Gerez, Reporter

$1.5k worth of camera equipment stolen from car

Someone took $1,500 worth of camera equipment last week from a car parked near Northwestern, police said.

The owner of the vehicle, a 31-year-old Evanston resident, left his car Thursday parked in an alley in the 2000 block of Sherman Avenue, police said. When he returned at 1:50 a.m. Friday, his Canon camera and equipment, including several lenses, were missing, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The car, a 2007 Toyota, had no signs of forced entry and the 31-year-old said he was unsure if he locked the vehicle, Dugan said.

Evanston woman repeatedly punched acquaintance

A woman repeatedly punched another woman she knew Thursday after a hit-and-run near Evanston Township High School, police said.

The woman who was hit, a 21-year-old Chicago resident, said she was driving on Dodge Avenue when her vehicle was intentionally struck by the 32-year-old Evanston woman, who was her acquaintance, Dugan said. When the 21-year-old pulled over at the intersection of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue, the Evanston woman got out of her vehicle and walked up to the driver’s side of the car, police said. The 32-year-old woman then punched the Chicago woman multiple times and grabbed her hair, Dugan said.

The 21-year-old woman had cuts and a bloody nose, Dugan said.

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