Police Blotter: Vintage jewelry stolen from west Evanston home

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor

Jewelry was stolen from a 93-year-old woman’s home in west Evanston on Thursday, police said.

The woman said she left her house at about 10 a.m. on Thursday before returning at noon to find the jewelry missing, Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. She told police she did not lock her door before she left.

A locked door to a closet containing the jewelry was found forced open in the upstairs bedroom, Dugan said. A ring with eight diamonds, an emerald ring with a gold band and a vintage watch from World War I were stolen. Police were not able to attribute monetary value to the items, Dugan said.

Taxi driver steals gasoline from station

A taxi driver allegedly stole gasoline Thursday from a Mobil gas station in south Evanston, police said.

A clerk noticed a taxi driver pull up to the station, at 140 Chicago Ave., pump gas and drive away without paying, Dugan said. The taxi driver was described as a man between about 40 and 50 years old.

He stole $18.03 worth of gasoline, Dugan said.

The incident was not caught on video, Dugan said, but police are contacting the cab company who employs the driver for more information.

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