Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with forgery

Sophie Mann, Reporter

A man was arrested in connection with forgery in north Evanston on Thursday, though the crime was initially reported by an Evanston woman on Feb. 17.

A 62-year-old woman noticed that multiple personal checks were missing from her checkbook, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When she called her bank, she found that $5,900 worth of checks had been written.

Detectives identified that the checks were written at a loan store in Chicago by the man, Dugan said. The suspect is the woman’s dog walker, who had access to her residence.

He was charged with forgery, a felony.

Deerfield man arrested in connection with two misdemeanors and a citation

A Deerfield resident was arrested in connection with two misdemeanors and one citation after being pulled over in south Evanston on Thursday.

The man was pulled over on the 1300 block of Howard Street when an officer noticed him using a cell phone while driving, Dugan said. The officer then found that the man’s license was suspended.

The officer also found a glass pipe used to smoke cannabis on the floorboard of the vehicle, Dugan said.

The man was then arrested in connection with driving while using a handheld device, a citation, and driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

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