Police Blotter: Naperville man’s car reported stolen in Evanston

Marissa Page, City Editor

A 33-year-old Naperville, Illinois man reported his car had been stolen in the 1900 block of Howard Street on the border of Evanston and Chicago on Monday afternoon, police said.

Officers received a call from the man around 1:45 p.m. reporting that the car, a 2006 Honda, had been taken, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said. The Naperville resident told police he was in the company of two female acquaintances and he believed one of them took his keys and his car, Polinski said.

Polinski said the offense is technically considered driving without the owner’s consent, since the suspects were known acquaintances. However, he said people whose cars have been taken often report the case as vehicle theft to get the case into the police department’s system and have the car returned to them.

Shoplifting reported at pharmacy on Sherman Avenue

A 50-year-old male employee at CVS Pharmacy, 1711 Sherman Ave., reported shoplifting Monday around 3 p.m., Polinski said.

The employee observed a 49-year-old man attempting to steal a t-shirt and three magazines, worth about $22 total, from the pharmacy, Polinski said.

Police arrived when the suspect was still on the scene and the man turned over the items. CVS employees filed no official complaint against the man.

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