Police Blotter: Woman charged with child endangerment

Nora Shelly, City Editor

Police arrested a 32-year-old Evanston woman in connection with child endangerment Tuesday morning.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Evanston Hospital at about 2:15 p.m. on Monday due to high levels of intoxication, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. At 9:15 p.m., the woman told officials she had left her two kids — ages 3 and 4 — at home alone. Officers went to her home in south Evanston to find that the 4-year-old boy had burnt his finger slightly while heating up food in the microwave for himself and his 3-year-old sister to eat.

The woman was charged with a misdemeanor count of child endangerment. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is involved with the case as well, Dugan said.

Sam’s Club employee charged with theft

An employee at Sam’s Club was arrested Thursday morning in connection with three instances of theft at the store.

A security guard at the store, 2450 Main St., alerted offices to the employee, who is suspected of stealing Bose headphones on three occasions from late October to mid-November, Dugan said. The stolen headphones are $179.99 each and total $539.64. The incidents were captured on store video.

The employee was charged with misdemeanor retail theft.

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