Police Blotter: Items stolen from house overnight

Nora Shelly, City Editor

An Evanston resident reported a computer and wallet stolen from her north Evanston home Friday morning, police said.

The 46-year-old woman was alerted by a neighbor who found a backpack containing papers bearing her name in their backyard at 7:30 a.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Afterwards, the woman realized a black leather computer bag containing a Chromebook laptop and a wallet with credit cards and identification was also missing. The bag also contained $200 in cash and keys to her house and car.

The woman had gone to bed at midnight on Jan. 19 with the front door unlocked.

Phone stolen at Hilton Orrington

A couple allegedly stole a phone from the lobby of the Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave., on Friday, police said.

A 48-year-old employee of the hotel had left his Samsung Galaxy S7 charging in the lobby of the hotel at 2:15 p.m., but it was missing when he returned to retrieve it, Dugan said. A man and woman — who police said appeared to be in their twenties — were seen on security footage sitting in the lobby at the same time, near where the phone charging.

The man allegedly took the phone out of the wall and put it in the woman’s bag, Dugan said. They then left the hotel and walked north on Orrington Avenue.

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