Police Blotter: Woman breaks window to retrieve mail

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

Police investigated a case of criminal damage that occurred in a residence near campus Tuesday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Garnett Place at about 9:30 a.m. after a building engineer reported that a previous tenant of the building broke a front window in an attempt to gain entry and get her mail, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 32-year-old Evanston woman fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival, and detectives have been assigned to the case.

The charge depends on the cost of the damage done to the window, Dugan said.

Purse stolen from McDonald’s break room

Officers are investigating the theft of a purse containing two debit cards and a driver’s license from a McDonald’s break room Monday.

The victim, a 36-year-old woman who worked at the restaurant located in the 1100 block of Howard Street, reported the incident on Tuesday. She recalled placing her purse in the break room at about 9 a.m. and received a fraud alert email from her bank at about 3:15 p.m. before returning to the room to find her purse missing, Dugan said.

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