Police Blotter: Man charged with theft after fight with ex-girlfriend

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

Officers were dispatched to a residence near downtown Evanston at about 4 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a domestic disturbance complaint, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

A 37-year-old Evanston man told officers he asked the woman to come to his residence to exchange personal items with his ex-girlfriend. However, the woman allegedly did not bring the man’s cell phone. The man then took her Ventra card and refused to give it back, eventually calling police.

When officers arrived on the scene, they asked the man to return the card, but he continued to refuse.

He was than arrested in connection with the incident and charged with theft. The police were able to return the Ventra card to the woman, Dugan said.

Theft at YMCA

A man, 57, had his personal belongings stolen at the McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St., Saturday afternoon, Dugan said.

The locker from which things were taken from had its lock cut off, Dugan said. A wallet containing $400 in cash and several credit cards were taken.

The credit cards had been used at various stores by the time the man reported the incident to police, Dugan said.

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