Police Blotter: Four kids caught stealing candy at Valli Produce

Jeremy Margolis, Reporter

Four juveniles were caught stuffing candy into a backpack at a Valli Produce at 1910 Dempster St. on Wednesday afternoon, police said.  

When a store employee confronted them at approximately 4:50 p.m., the 13-year-old boy holding the backpack dropped it in the store and the four juveniles ran off, said Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski.

Police located the 13-year-old in the 1100 block of Darrow Avenue. They returned him home and he apologized to the store, Polinski said.  

The other three involved are in the process of being identified by police but the store has decided not to press charges because they recovered the candy, Polinski said.  

Police respond to shots fired call Wednesday afternoon

An Evanston resident reported hearing three shots fired at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Hamilton Street — about a mile south of Northwestern’s campus boundary — at approximately 7:40 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The caller also reported a car driving away shortly after hearing the shots, Polinski said.  

He added police searched the area but didn’t find anything.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @jeremyrmargolis