Blotter: Compost bin stolen from Evanston resident’s front porch

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

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Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of an Amazon package stolen from a front porch in downtown Evanston.

A 38-year-old Evanston resident ordered a black Minuteman International rotating compost bin. The bin was delivered to his house in the 1600 block of Ashland Ave. early Wednesday afternoon, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

Shortly after the package arrived, video footage shows a young woman approaching the front porch and taking the package, which was valued at around $116, Glew said.

“That’s a lot more interesting than somebody just stealing a garbage can,” he added.

Vape pods stolen from Walgreens

Officers responded to a report of retail theft from the Walgreens at 2102 Green Bay Rd. on Monday at 9:30 p.m.

The Walgreens employee who reported the theft told officers that a teenage boy — around 14- or 15-years-old — walked inside the store, took four boxes of vaping cartridges off the shelf and left without paying, Glew said.

Glew added that the total value of the pods was around $36.

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