Police Blotter: Properties in Evanston defaced by graffiti

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

Police are investigating two instances of criminal defacement to property that occurred Thursday.

A 73-year-old Evanston woman reported that an unknown person visited her residence in west Evanston between 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. and spray painted a pink symbol on her garage door, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The symbol resembled a pyramid with a halo on top of it.

A separate act of defacement was reported by a 50-year-old woman living in the 400 block of Custer Avenue. She reported that an unknown subject painted a red “W” on a planter in front of her condominium at approximately 5 p.m., Dugan said.

Bike stolen from parking garage

A bicycle was stolen from a parking garage in downtown Evanston on Thursday.

A 64-year-old Evanston resident reported that he locked his bike in the garage in the 800 block of Davis Street in the morning and returned in the afternoon to find the lock broken and the bike missing. A security officer reviewed footage and found an unknown man wearing a green-striped coat leaving the garage with the bike at about 1:30 p.m., Dugan said.

The bike is worth about $1,350. Security footage has been given to detectives who will follow up on the crime, Dugan said.

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