Blotter: Evanston man arrested after fleeing police

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

Evanston Police said a car ignored a stop sign in west Evanston on Sunday evening and drove away when an officer turned on the squad car lights.

The officer did not follow the vehicle but continued driving around. The officer spotted two men and asked them about the vehicle, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Both men claimed they had not seen the vehicle.

The officer continued driving around and found the vehicle parked on private property behind a home, Dugan said. The homeowner said they did not own the vehicle.

One of the men, an 18-year-old Evanston resident, returned to the officer to confess that he drove away because he wanted to avoid getting a ticket, Dugan said.

He was charged with one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding of police, a felony; fleeing and eluding a police officer, a misdemeanor; and disobeying a traffic device.

Chicago woman arrested after stealing sump pump from Home Depot

A Chicago woman was arrested Monday evening in connection with stealing a PumpSpy sump pump from the Home Depot in south Evanston.

A man saw her take the pump and leave the store without paying for it, Dugan said. The pump is valued at $499.

She was charged with misdemeanor retail theft.

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