Blotter: Northwestern student arrested, charged with retail theft

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

A 21-year-old female Northwestern student was arrested at roughly 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the corner of Church Street and Orrington Avenue after stealing three items from the Whole Foods on the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue.

Police were dispatched to Whole Foods at 5 p.m. after a 30-year-old employee witnessed a student putting a large container of soup, a slice of cake and a meatless burger into her black bag without paying, and attempted to stop the student from leaving the store, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The student refused and left.

Police positively identified the student with the employee after stopping her at the corner of Church Street and Orrington Avenue. She was transported to the police station and charged with retail theft, a misdemeanor.

Two tools stolen from construction site in Evanston

Two tools were reported stolen Friday from a construction site on the 1500 block of Maple Avenue after being left unattended.

A construction worker left his toolbox at the site at noon on Friday and returned three days later to find a Milwaukee band saw and a Milwaukee SAWZALL reciprocating saw missing, Dugan said.

The band saw is valued at $350 and the SAWZALL is valued at $250, Dugan said.

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