Police Blotter: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting space in local church burglarized

Juliet Freudman, Reporter

An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting space housed on the second floor of the Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake St., was broken into this weekend.

An employee of North Shore Alano, the organization that holds the meetings, reported the burglary took place sometime between 8:25 p.m. on Saturday and 7:20 a.m. the next morning, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The 56-year-old male reported he had locked the office door Saturday night and discovered it forced open the next morning along with $100 in cash stolen, Dugan said.

There are no signs of forced entry or damage in the church, and there are no suspects at this time, Dugan added.

Jewel-Osco employee assaulted with pocket knife Saturday night

An employee was threatened with a knife at a local Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Ave., on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old male employee reported that another man, about 50 years old, had already been told on previous occasions he was not allowed on the property, Dugan said. When the younger man attempted to stop him from entering the store, the other pulled out a pocket knife and threatened the employee.

The employee called the police, but the older man rode off on his bicycle before police arrived, Dugan said. There are currently no suspects.

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