Police Blotter: Northwestern student charged with retail theft

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

A Northwestern student was caught stealing a hooded jacket from The North Face on Sherman Avenue on Wednesday.

The woman went into a dressing room with three items, but only came out with two, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. After checking the dressing room and realizing she had taken an item, the manager contacted the police.

The NU student left The North Face to go shopping at American Apparel where police found her and recovered the merchandise from her purse, Dugan said. She was charged with misdemeanor retail theft.

Man charged with domestic battery

A man was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery on Thursday after allegedly physically attacking his girlfriend.

The woman said she was visiting her boyfriend’s residence in downtown Evanston on Oct. 22 when they got in an argument, Dugan said. She said the man was drinking alcohol and became physical, shoving her against the wall and then choking her on the ground.

The woman bit her boyfriend’s finger to try to escape, but the man continued choking her and bit her on the right eye, Dugan said. After the altercation, she left and alerted police.

Man arrested in connection with stolen whiskey

A man was charged with felony retail theft, an upgrade from previous convictions for retail theft, after allegedly stealing two bottles of Jameson Whiskey from Jewel-Osco, 1763 Howard St., on Friday.

Police arrived at Jewel Osco at at about 7:45 p.m. after an employee said he observed a man conceal two bottles of Jameson Whiskey and leave the store without paying.

The employee stopped the unarmed man before he was able to exit. The man has previous convictions for retail theft and his charge was upgraded to a felony retail theft, Dugan said.

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