Blotter: Wallet theft reported at NaKorn Urban Thai

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

Police were called to investigate a wallet theft Thursday that resulted in more than $2,000 in credit card charges.

A 50-year-old Evanston woman told police she was eating at NaKorn restaurant, located at 1622 Orrington Ave., around 1 p.m. Thursday when a couple entered and asked to be seated at the table behind her despite the restaurant being empty, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. She said the couple left the restaurant without ordering.

The woman later discovered there were charges for the amounts of $1,200, $90, $200 and $900 at Target that she did not authorize, Glew said.

The woman reported the theft the next day. There are currently no suspects.

Teen arrested in connection with air rifle possession, another in connection with DUI

Police arrested one teen in possession of an air rifle after arresting another in connection with driving under the influence.

Police pulled over a car on the 1200 block of Hull Terrace on Saturday around 2 a.m. for not displaying headlights or a registration light. The officer smelled alcohol during the traffic stop and asked the car’s 18-year-old driver to submit to a breathalyzer test, Glew said. The boy blew a .059, he said.

The officer also asked a passenger to step out of the car. When the 18-year-old Evanston woman did so, an air rifle fell from her lap, Glew said. He said the air rifle did not have an orange tip and therefore violated city ordinance.

There were three other teenagers in the car at the time who were not charged with a crime. Police charged the man with driving under the influence and the girl with possession of an air rifle.

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