Police Blotter: Three apartments burglarized in south Evanston complex

Juliet Freudman, Reporter

Three apartments in a south Evanston complex were broken into Friday, with their doors pried open and a laptop stolen from one.

A 36-year-old woman reported that the door to her residence in the 300 block of Ridge Avenue was forced open between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., although nothing seemed to have been stolen, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When officers arrived in response to the report, they found the door to another apartment in the same building pried open, Dugan said.

In a different building of the same complex, a 60-year-old woman also reported her door forced open some time between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Dugan said. She reported that her MacBook, valued at about $1,000, and some jewelry were stolen, he added.

Man who stole MacBook Pro from Evanston Public Library identified from camera footage

A man was arrested Thursday in connection with stealing a MacBook Pro at the Evanston Public Library in April.

A 21-year-old Evanston resident originally reported April 4 that his laptop was stolen in the library at about 3:45 p.m. when he left it unattended to make a phone call, Dugan said. The computer was valued at about $1,400.

Police and library personnel checked surveillance footage and recognized the man who stole the MacBook from previous encounters, Dugan said. However, officers did not track him down until Thursday, when he was arrested in the 800 block of Howard Street and charged with one count of felony theft, Dugan added.

A court date will not be assigned until there is a bond hearing, Dugan said.

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