Police Blotter: Tires slashed in south Evanston

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

Evanston police are investigating an act of damage to a vehicle in the 800 block of Hinman Avenue that occurred at some point between 7:30 p.m. on Monday and 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The owner of a black 2009 Honda got into an argument with two bicyclists on Monday before the car’s tires were punctured, Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The damage was not discovered until Tuesday at noon.

The cost of the damage is unknown.

Evanston street sign vandalized in south Evanston

Evanston police are investigating the vandalism of an Evanston street sign at the southwest corner of Main Street and Ridge Avenue.

A witness found the graffiti letters at about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dugan said. When the vandalism occurred is still not known. The rear of the traffic sign had black letters on it, but it is unknown if the graffiti is tagging, a gang name or a statement, he said.

The crime is likely a misdemeanor, Dugan said.

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