Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with stolen bike

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

A Chicago man was arrested Monday evening in connection with possession of stolen property in Chicago.

The day before at about 11:30 a.m., a woman went to the Evanston police station after she noticed her Trek FX bicycle had been stolen in the 1000 block of Davis Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The bike, valued at $700, had been secured with a U-Bolt lock.

Dugan said police were notified of an ad on Craigslist for the woman’s bike, and detectives from the tactical unit were dispatched to meet the poster. When they arrived, they saw the man with another male in the 3300 block of West Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, Dugan said.

The man who posted the ad also had a warrant for an unrelated battery in Cook County. He was charged with possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, Dugan said.

The other man was released without arrest, and the bike was returned to its owner.

Evanston man charged with driving under the influence

An Evanston man was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence after striking a curb in south Evanston.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer saw a northbound vehicle strike the curb while driving along the 300 block of Chicago Avenue, Dugan said. The officer pulled the driver over and stopped him in a nearby parking lot.

Dugan said the officer smelled alcohol and conducted a standard field sobriety test, which the man failed.

The driver, a 41-year-old Evanston resident, was then taken to the police station and charged with driving under the influence, Dugan said. He was also given citations for improper lane usage and use of expired license plates.

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