Police Blotter: May 18

Julian Gerez, Reporter

South Evanston street sign stolen

Someone stole part of a street sign last week in south Evanston, police said.

The electronic crosswalk sign and solar panel used to power it were taken from the intersection of Main Street and Ashland Avenue between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, police said.

After a car accident happened May 8 that knocked down the pole that held up the sign, the pole was left on the ground as the city prepared to repair the sign, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Woman charged with retail theft at Jewel-Osco

Police arrested a 39-year old Evanston woman Thursday evening in connection with misdemeanor retail theft, police said.

The woman was in Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St., when a loss prevention agent observed her walking out of the store with four bottles of liquor — two bottles of tequila and two bottles of whiskey — Dugan said. The value of the goods totaled more than $110, Dugan said.

The 39-year-old is scheduled to appear in court June 10.

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