Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with damage to multiple vehicles

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

An Evanston man was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with the damage of multiple vehicles and property in west Evanston.

A man called the police after he was rear-ended in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in the 1900 block of Dempster Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. After the man was rear-ended, Dugan said, two teenagers jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

Their vehicle, a 1998 Honda, rolled into the wall of the McDonald’s, Dugan said. The wall was not damaged.

Officers searching the area located a woman who said she was stopped at the intersection of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue when the same vehicle rear-ended her, Dugan said. This was prior to the McDonald’s incident.

Officers then located two individuals in the 1900 block of Dempster Street who matched the description the woman and man gave, Dugan said. One of the men was identified as the driver of the vehicle, which officers learned did not belong to him.

The woman who owned the vehicle was located and stated she did not give the man permission to use her vehicle, nor did she know how he had her keys.

The man was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle, failure to stop after traffic crash with property damage, driving without a valid license or insurance and two other charges.

Man arrested in connection with retail theft at Jewel-Osco

A Skokie man was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with retail theft at the Jewel-Osco in south Evanston.

A security agent at the store told officers he saw the man put food and toiletries in a cart, then leave with the items without paying for them, Dugan said. The total value of the items is $132.84.

The man was located and charged with misdemeanor retail theft.

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